Mar 20, 2024 - News

Chart du jour: Triangle public school attendance

Change in North Carolina public school enrollment, select districts
Data: N.C. Department of Public Instruction; Table: Axios Visuals

Enrollment at North Carolina's public schools has declined in recent years, while staying flat within the Wake County Public School System.

Why it matters: Public school enrollment helps determine how much funding the state allocates to districts.

What's happening: Enrollment numbers have been influenced by many factors, from pandemic disruption to a growing interest in charter schools, private schools and homeschooling, EducationNC reported.

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