WHY THE INITIATIVE
Across America charter schools are facing a crisis. These public schools are struggling to obtain affordable, adequate facilities for their students. Quality educational space is critical to ensuring student success. The Charter School Facilities Initiative will provide important research and data to drive solutions.

Charter School Facilities Initiative (CSFI)

The CSFI is a national initiative to research and quantify charter school access to adequate educational facilities space and funding.

Charter school laws across the country place the burden of obtaining and paying for facilities on the charter schools themselves.  As a result, charter schools often struggle to find suitable and affordable facilities, and charter leaders routinely identify facilities as one of their top challenges of running a school.

The Charter School Facilities Initiative (CSFI) will inform policy and practice by collecting and disseminating comprehensive data regarding the state of charter school access to quality facilities and using that data to help inform charter school facilities policies across the nation.

Charter School Facility Landscape Reports

Review the Current Findings

To date, charter school facility reports are available for multiple states. Click here to access the reports and current findings. 

Press Room

Most Charters Don't Have Sufficient Room to Grow

More than half of charter schools are located in facilities that will be too small to allow for their current rate of growth in five years

The CSFI Coalition

The CSFI is made possible by a coalition of partners, including the Colorado League of Charter Schools (the League), the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools (the Alliance), the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the U.S. Department of Education. 

  • Colorado League Of Charter Schools
  • National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation