Do public charter schools enroll children from underserved families?

Yes. In North Carolina, public charter schools enroll a higher percentage of African American students than traditional public schools. The percentage of students from low-income families is not accurate because many public charter schools do not request this information as they serve all children equally. According to Center for Education Workforce (2016), nationwide, public charter schools serve a higher percentage of students of color and low-income children than their district-run counterparts.