From Neighborhood Schools to Charter Schools: The Spatial Consequences of Philadelphia’s Shifting Enrollments

Report by Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
February 28, 2012

(Inactive) Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project   (Philadelphia)

Rebuilding of the city's education system is one of Philadelphia's Mayor Michael Nutter's highest priorities in his second term. School enrollments have dropped across the city, creating growing inefficiencies in the district's operation. This policy brief explores why enrollment has fallen, how differences play out spatially across the city, and how it relates to the proliferation of charter schools.