The numbers are in: Choice is growing in Wisconsin

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Good news! Choice is growing in Wisconsin!

According to numbers released today by the state Department of Public Instruction:

• The state’s four private school parental choice programs reported a headcount of 52,189. This was an increase of 6.7 percent over 2021. 4K headcount in the private school parental choice programs increased by 8.5 percent, kindergarten increased by 5.1 percent and grades 1-12 were up by 6.8 percent.

• Independent charter schools reported a headcount of 11,150, an increase of 4.5 percent from September 2021. 

• Wisconsin’s total school district headcount was 807,657, a decline of 0.85 percent from September 2021. 4K and preschool special education headcounts declined 0.74 percent, and kindergarten headcount declined 1.87 percent.

“This shows that parents want options. We need to empower parents to make decisions for their families,” said School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly.

The numbers are based on enrollment counts done on Sept. 16, 2022.

The state’s four private school parental choice programs are the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP), Racine Parental Choice Program (RPCP) and Special Needs Scholarship Program (SNSP).


— School Choice Wisconsin

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