Homeschooling numbers are up again in North Carolina.
The number has jumped by 11,415 more students than the previous year and represents the largest number of students homeschooling in the state history. That’s a 10.7% increase over the previous 2014-15 school year.
For point of reference, the 2012-2013 school year was when Common Core was implemented in NC. Since then, the number of homeschooling students in NC has increased by 30,290 or 34.43%.
The number of homeschools rose as well, from 67,804 in 2014-15 to 74,653 in 2015-16. That’s an increase of 6,849 students or 10.1%.
The latest figures have been published for the 2015-16 school year by the Department of Non-Public Education.
Here are the last five years:
|School Year||Number of Schools||Number of Students||Student Inc. / Dec. From Year Prior||Percentage Student Inc./Dec. From Prior year|
Wake County by far has had the largest number of homeschool students in the state for at least the last ten years. In 2011-12, Wake had 7,600 homeschool students. By 2015-16, that number jumped to 11,356. That’s an increase of 3,756 students or 49.42%.