|Table 1. Selected Variables of Profiled K-8 Charter School Sites a|
|School and Location||Year First Chartered & Authorizer||Grades||Enrollment||Student Population Ethnicity||Percentage English Language Learners||Percentage Special Education||Free or Reduced-Price Lunch||Annual Cost per Student||State Per-Pupil Funding||Distinctive Features|
|Alain Locke Charter Academy
|1999 Chicago Public Schools Board of Education||Pre-K–8||505||94% African-American
1% Hispanic b
|0||12%||89.0% b||$7,000||$6,500||Year-round schedule|
|Amigos Por Vida—Friends for Life Charter School
|1999 Texas State Board of Education||Pre-K–6||374||98.6% Hispanic||0.7% African-American
0.7% White b 95.4% b
|5%||99.7% b||$8,829||$6,436||Dual language program in Spanish and English|
New Haven, Conn.
|1999 State of Connecticut||K, 5–9||405||64% African-American
2% White b
|10.0% b||Less than 5%||84.0% b||$11,000||$8,250||Data-driven instruction: use of interim assessments|
|Carl C. Icahn Charter School Bronx, N.Y.||2001 SUNY Charter Schools Institute||K–7||278||59% African-American
41% Hispanic b
|NA||5%||89.0% b||$9,829||$9,084||Core Knowledge curriculum;e
professional development coaches for teachers
|Cesar Chavez Academy
|2001 Pueblo City District Colorado||K–8||1,100||75% Hispanic
1% Native American c
|62.0% c||12%||62.0% b||$8,696||$6,342||Core Knowledge
tutoring support programs
|The Intergenerational School
|2000 Lucas County Educational Service Center||K–7||114||86% African-American
1% Asian American
|NA||8%||59.0% b||$8,818 d||$7,616||Multiage classrooms; Intergenerational focus|
|Pan-American Elementary Charter School
|2001 Arizona State Board for Charter Schools||K–7||270||97% Hispanic
0.4% White c
|62.0%||Less than 5||98.0% c||$6,109||$6,080||Accelerated curriculum|
a Unless otherwise indicated, these data are reported by the school and are for the school year 2006–07.
b These data are drawn from school report cards for 2005–06 posted on state education agencies’ Web sites.
c These data are reported online for 2005–06 at http://www.schoolmatters.com.
d Includes aftercare, summer camp, summer school.
e Core Knowledge curriculum developed by E. D. Hirsch to focus on key concepts of western civilization in mathematics, language, and more.
f Core Knowledge curriculum hybrid means the school uses some Core Knowledge curriculum and augments it with additional resources and materials.