The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its annual report today and ranks districts where charter schools command the greatest "market share" of students, according to 2009-2010 enrollment data.
Akron ranks 20th in a 12-way tie with 12 percent of the district's students attending charter schools.
New Orleans tops the list with charter schools enrolling 61 percent of the students in the district.
Dayton comes in 5th in a 2-way tie with 29 percent enrolled in charter schools.
Toledo was 11th in a 2-way tie with 22 percent.
Cleveland was 12th in a 2-way tie with 21 percent.
Columbus was 14th in a 4-way tie with 18 percent.
Cincinnati was 15th in an 8-way tie with 17 percent.
Youngstown enrollment has declined so much that it wasn't included.
Check out this footnote:
The Youngstown City Schools district made the Top 10 Communities by Market Share in previous years. In the 2008-2009 school year, Youngstown was ranked sixth with a market share of 26 percent and 2,764 charter school students out of a total of 10,618 public school students. However, in the 2009-2010 school year, the district did not reach our threshold of 10,000 total enrollment; the school district enrolled a total of 9,615 public school students.