Baton Rouge charter schools continue strong growth
Charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish continue to show strong enrollment growth, educating a larger percentage of students in the parish. A trend that began prior to the pandemic, this continued growth now means that 20 percent of students in the parish attend a public charter school. Overall system enrollment stands at 40,588 students, with about 12,000 in charters and nearly 33,600 in traditional public schools.
New, innovative charters continue to open and receive support from local leaders. At a recent opening ceremony for a new charter elementary, Community School for Apprenticeship Learning, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broom told the crowd the schools “represent the best of Baton Rouge.”