Their primary focus from the beginning has been students at risk of falling behind in traditional public schools. And so far, that promise has been kept. Seventy-five percent of charter students in Western Washington are kids of color, 63 percent come from low-income families and 16 percent are learning-disabled.
“Seattle has more private schools (119) than public schools (98). It also has one of the highest private school attendance rates in the country (30 percent).”