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Statistics

2013 - 2014 Maryland Statistics

 

Number of Charter Schools in Operation: 46 serving over 17,000 students

  • Baltimore City - 30 charter schools
  • Baltimore County - 1 charter school
  • Anne Arundel County - 2 charter schools
  • Frederick County - 3 charter schools
  • Montgomery County - 1 charter school
  • Prince Georges - 8 charter schools
  • St. Mary's County - 1 charter school

Number of Approved Charter Schools opening in 2014 & 15:

  • Anne Arundel - 1 in 2015
  • Baltimore City - 2 in 2014, 2 in 2015
  • Dorchester- on appeal
  • Garrett - on appeal

Number of Enrolled Students: 16,708 (as of 2013)

  • Baltimore City -  approx 11,000
  • Baltimore County - approx 600
  • Anne Arundel County - approx 1,500
  • Frederick County - approx 700
  • Montgomery County - approx 100
  • Prince Georges - approx 3,100
  • St. Mary's - approx 300

Number of Students on Waiting lists (2013): 12,000

Population by Gender *

  • Female - 49%
  • Male - 50%

Population by Ethnicity*

  • African American - 79%
  • White - 15%
  • Hispanic - 5%
  • American Indian - 1%
  • Asian - 1%

Population by Free and Reduced Meal (FARM) *

  • Elementary FARM - 64%
  • Middle School FARM -- 78%

* 2010 Maryland Report Card data- data no longer reported by MSDE in subgroups

Year of Charter School Law: During the 2003 General Assembly session, the Maryland Public Charter School Act, SB 75, was passed and Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. signed the measure into law on May 22, 2003.  The law, Title 9 of the Education Article, authorizes the establishment of high quality public charter schools in Maryland.