Texas Charter Schools

834 Charter Schools
357,218 Students in Charter Schools
1995 Year Legislation Passed

State Resources

The Status of Charter Schools in Texas ReportsChildren At Risk27 Apr, 2015 Children languish in poor-performing charter schools, while the outstanding charters have waiting lists into the hundreds if not thousands. When all charters schools are analyzed… Read more
How to Start a Charter School in Texas ToolkitsTexas Charter School Association18 Feb, 2015 Every state has its own specific laws detailing how to open a charter school. To find out more about the process in Texas, click "view resource" above.
Charter School Facilities Initiative | Initial Findings from Twelve States ReportsCharter School Facilities Initiative28 Aug, 2014 Charter schools across the nation struggle with inadequate and costly facilities. Recognizing the need for accurate facilities-related data, the Colorado League of Charter… Read more
YES Prep Public Schools (Report on 2012 Broad Prize Winner) Reports06 Mar, 2013 This March 2013 report released by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation discusses the development and practices of YES Prep Public Schools of Houston, Texas, which was founded in… Read more
Injecting Successful Charter School Strategies Into Traditional Public Schools: Early Results From an Experiment in Houston ReportsRoland G. Fryer, Jr., Harvard University, EdLabs, and National Bureau of Economic Research21 Mar, 2012 This 2012 report covers the implementation and impact of  strategies from successful charter schools at nine low-performing traditional district schools in Houston, Texas, in the… Read more
Austin (Texas) District-Charter Compact 26 Jan, 2012 The Austin (Texas) District-Charter Compact involves the Austin Independent School District and partner charter schools. The document notes that the city has doubled in size in… Read more
Food Service Agreement, Odyssey Academy Inc. and Galveston (Texas) ISD, 2012 02 Jan, 2012 This 2012 agreement between the Odyssey Academy charter school in Galveston, Texas, and the Galveston Independent School District describes the terms and responsibilities for the… Read more
Alternative Strategies for Identifying High Performing Charter Schools in Texas Lori L. Taylor & Paige Perez01 Jan, 2012 How do you identify a high-performing charter school? It is a crucially important policy question because any evaluation strategy that incorrectly identifies charter school… Read more
Spring Branch, Texas, Charter-District School Collaboration Compact 12 Dec, 2011 This is the Spring Branch, Texas, Charter-District Collaboration Compact announced in December 2011 as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation project to encourage… Read more