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Home school enrollment up 8 percent to 127,847 students

According to the Division of Non-Public Education, North Carolina home schools educated an estimated 127,847 students during the 2016-17 school year.  The number of home school students increased by 8 percent, and the year-to-year increase was over 9,500 students.

Wake County still leads the pack with nearly 12,000 home school students.  Mecklenburg County was a distant second with nearly 9,400 students.

Over the last ten school years, North Carolina’s home school enrollment increased by 79 percent.  Wow!

Terry Stoops / Director of the Center for Effective Education | John Locke Foundation

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...