DPI Data: School Choice Enrollment Continues to Grow
WEST ALLIS — New data released today by the Department of Public Instruction shows that participation in Wisconsin’s parental school choice programs continues to grow. Nearly 55,000 students are enrolled in one of Wisconsin’s four parental choice programs — an increase of 2,760 from last year — attending one of 383 schools. Both marks represent record participation. This comes on the heels of Governor Tony Evers and Republican legislative leaders agreeing to an historic bipartisan funding increase as part of state budget negotiations earlier this year.
“School choice is growing because it works. All parents deserve the right to find the best education for their children, and students deserve the opportunity to attend a school where they are safe and will learn the tools needed to succeed in the classroom and in life,” School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly said. “The future is bright for school choice in Wisconsin, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen and improve the program for families and taxpayers.”
Detailed breakdowns of today’s report are below.