2016-17 State Charter School Performance Summary

The SCSC annually assesses state charter school performance in the areas of academics, finance and operations through its accountability instrument, the Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF). Performance standards align with the core components of strong charter schools and reflect the SCSC organizational mission to provide students with better educational opportunities than they would otherwise receive in traditional district schools. Each area of the framework answers a fundamental question through a series of indicators. 

  1. Academic Performance: Is the school offering students a better educational opportunity than they would otherwise receive in the traditional district school? 
  2. Financial Performance: Is the school financially viable?
  3. Operational PerformanceIs the school as an organization effective, compliant and well-managed by the governing board? 

2016-17 Performance Highlights

  • Nearly half of state charter schools academically outperformed their attendance zones in the 2016-17 school year.
  • The majority of state charter schools met financial and operational standards. State charter schools as a whole demonstrated improvement in academics, finance and operations from previous years.
  • Four state charter schools, Atlanta Heights Charter School, International Charter School of Atlanta, Mountain Education Charter High School and Pataula Charter Academy, met SCSC standards in all areas of the CPF. 
  • Ivy Preparatory Academy at Kirkwood outperformed its attendance zone on all academic indicators of the CPF.

Additional information about 2016-17 state charter school performance:
SCSC 2016-17 CPF Presentation
2016-17 Comprehensive Performance Framework Report
School-Level Performance Results