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Charter School Resources

Responses to frequently asked questions, information regarding how to find charter schools, and internal and external resources pertaining to charter schools.

General Information

Charter Schools - CalEdFacts
Part of the California Department of Education's information and media guide about education in the State of California.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Charter Schools
Responses to the most commonly asked questions regarding charter schools, organized by topic.

Find a Charter School

California School Directory
A listing of all schools in California. To narrow your search to only charter schools, click "Advanced Search," and in the "Charter" section, select the drop-down list and change "All Schools" to "Only Charter Schools." By default, only charter schools that have not closed are listed; in order to search for a closed charter school, use the drop-down list in the "Status" section and change it from "Active or Pending" to "Closed." After narrowing down your search criteria, click "Search" to display the search results. You can create a spreadsheet of the results by clicking the "Export" button on the search results page.

Charter School Locator
Links to searchable directories including an interactive map of charter schools in California counties, the Charter School Database, and California Public Schools and Districts Data Files.

Other Resources

External Resources
A list of external resources related to charter schools.

Internal Resources
A list of resources related to charter schools developed by the California Department of Education.

Charter Schools Listserv
Instructions for subscribing to the charter-schools listserv and FAQs regarding the listserv.

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Questions: Charter Schools Division | charters@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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