Homeschool Numbers Grow Again

8 Jul 2015

The NC Division of Non-Public Education (DNPE) just announced that there were 67,804 NC homeschools at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. This is an 11% growth over last year. DNPE estimates that there are about 1.6 students per homeschool for a total of 106,853 students ages 6 through 17. NCHE believes that a more realistic estimate is that there are 2.5 students per homeschool for a total student population of almost 170,000. Also, since most homeschools with students only below the age of 7 do not officially open a school (because the law does not require it), there are actually more homeschools than this number represents. 

When NCHE convinced the NC General Assembly to pass a good homeschool law in 1988, there were only 381 homeschools in North Carolina. In 1991 the number of NC homeschools had jumped to 4,127. Many authorities said that home education was just a passing fad, and they predicted that in a few years the interest in homeschooling would dwindle. Those authorities were wrong. Twenty-seven years later, growth in the number of NC homeschools continues at a unparalleled rate. 

This map above and the list below show the number of homeschools in each county.
Here is the link to an article with more details: 
http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=12187

67,804 North Carolina Homeschools by County after 2014-2015 school year
                     
Alamance   983            Cumberland  1855            Johnston   1,575   Randolph   1,309
Alexander   337   Currituck   223   Jones   98   Richmond   196
Alleghany   64   Dare   251   Lee   337   Robeson   734
Anson   134   Davidson   1,380   Lenoir   263   Rockingham   723
Ashe   288   Davie   354   Lincoln   558   Rowan   1,242
Avery   159   Duplin   226   Macon   414   Rutherford   513
Beaufort   295   Durham   1,098   Madison   335   Sampson   283
Bertie   84   Edgecombe   236   Martin   133   Scotland   130
Bladen   214   Forsyth   2,149   McDowell   475   Stanly   520
Brunswick   808   Franklin   692   Mecklenburg   5,101   Stokes   483
Buncombe   2,499   Gaston   1,427   Mitchell   136   Surry   667
Burke   674   Gates   99   Montgomery  188   Swain   128
Cabarrus   1,641   Graham   126   Moore   665   Transylvania   402
Caldwell   603   Granville   461   Nash   659   Tyrell   28
Camden   72   Greene  85   New Hanover   1,131   Union   2,403
Carteret   620   Guilford  2,513   Northampton   90   Vance   311
Caswell   182   Halifax   256   Onslow   1,271   Wake   6,359
Catawba   1032   Harnett   1,222   Orange   611   Warren   112
Chatham   444   Haywood   608   Pamlico   88   Washington   90
Cherokee   249   Henderson   1186   Pasquotank   380   Watauga   363
Chowan   90   Hertford   73   Pender   477   Wayne   664
Clay  75   Hoke   445   Perquimans   93   Wilkes   729
Cleveland   770   Hyde   48   Person   317   Wilson   441
Columbus   341   Iredell   1,381   Pitt   831   Yadkin   284
Craven   716   Jackson   260   Polk   216   Yancey  220