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Missouri Charter Schools

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The first public charter school opened in 1992, only one year after the enactment of the 1991 Omnibus K-12 Education Finance Bill.

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Missouri Charter Public School Association

St. Louis, MO

(314) 776-3551 | Website

Most of the nearly 2,300 public schools in Missouri are operated by one of the state’s 518 school districts. Charter schools account for 77 of the state’s public schools, which operate with more autonomy than district schools. In Missouri, charter schools operate under a contract with a sponsor, either the state’s public charter commission, a school district, or a university.

Schools chartered by a district have more autonomy than other district schools but are still part of their local district. Currently, any Missouri district can authorize charter schools. All state-chartered schools in Missouri are authorized by the state’s public education authority and serve as their own Local Education Agency (LEA).

*information up to date as of 2022

“We are a blended family with eight children in four different public schools; six attend charter schools. Meeting our children where they are at every moment of their school day is very important to us, and we have found this at the charter schools.”

Santesa Gentry, Kansas City, Missouri

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