Below are all of the reports that have been produced via the Charter School Facilities Initiative to date.

Findings and Reports


To date, the CSFI project has performed research and published findings from 14 states. In comparing each state's findings, many common trends and themes have been discovered. In fact, it appears that charters in the 14 states studied thus far often face similar facilities challenges.

The following are some examples of common findings that have arisen so far. 

  • Charter schools are forced to spend significant operating dollars on buildings.
  • Fewer than half of charter schools have kitchen facilities compliant with National School Lunch Program NSLP guidelines.
  • Local and state capital funding programs are not a significant source of funding for charter school facilities.
  • Charter school access to empty or underutilized public school land or buildings is sporadic.
  • Common amenities such as libraries, sports fields, gymnasiums, lunch rooms, etc. are limited for charter school students.
  • Charter school facilities and classrooms are too small compared to industry standards.

NATIONAL REPORTS

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Charter School Facilities Initiative: Initial Findings from 12 States
November 2013 pdf Download the PDF
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CSFI: Is the Quality of Charter School Facilities Related to Student Performance?
November 2013 pdf Download the PDF
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CSFI: Is Charter School Facilities Spending Related to Student Performance?
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Charter School Facilities Initiative: Initial Findings from 10 States
April 2013 pdf Download the PDF

STATE REPORTS

CSFI_Albuquerque_web.pdf
ALBUQUERQUE
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Albuquerque October 2017
pdf Download the PDF
csfi_arkansas_report_fnl.pdf
ARKANSAS
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Arkansas
pdf Download the PDF
csfi_calfornia.pdf
CALIFORNIA
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in California
pdf Download the PDF
ShortchangedCharters_Colorado.pdf
COLORADO
Shortchanged Charters Colorado
pdf Download the PDF
ShortchangedCharters_Georgia.pdf
GEORGIA
Shortchanged Charters Georgia
pdf Download the PDF
Idaho-ReportFNLweb.pdf
IDAHO
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Idaho
pdf Download the PDF
ShortchangedCharters_Indiana.pdf
INDIANA
Shortchanged Charters Indiana
pdf Download the PDF
csfi-massachusettsrev_020413_.pdf
MASSACHUSETTS
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Massachusetts
pdf Download the PDF
csfi-michigan-revfnl_020513_.pdf
MICHIGAN
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Michigan
pdf Download the PDF
facilities-newjerseyfnl_121012_.pdf
NEW JERSEY
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in New Jersey
pdf Download the PDF
buildinginequality.pdf
NEW YORK
Building Inequality: How the lack of facility funding hurts New York's public charter school students
pdf Download the PDF
CSFI_Ohio_Analysis.pdf
OHIO
An Analysis of the Charter School Landscape in Ohio
pdf Download the PDF
csfi_rhodeisland-reportfnl.pdf
RHODE ISLAND
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in Rhode Island
pdf Download the PDF
csfi_southcarolina-reportfnl.pdf
SOUTH CAROLINA
An Analysis of the Charter School Facility Landscape in South Carolina
pdf Download the PDF
ShortchangedCharters_Tennessee.pdf
TENNESSEE
Shortchanged Charters Tennessee
pdf Download the PDF
shortchanged-texasfnl_060111_.pdf
TEXAS
Shortchanged Charters Texas
pdf Download the PDF

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