Charter schools have been the fastest-growing alternative to the Wake school system this decade. Before the legislature lifted the state’s cap of 100 charter schools in 2011, 5,398 Wake County students were attending charter schools across the state, including at 13 schools in Wake County.
This school year, there are 9,726 Wake County students attending charter schools, with 19 open in the county. Four more charter schools in Wake County have gotten preliminary state approval to open in 2016. Read more here…