State Policies on
School Choice

Click on a state below to view school choice policies in that state, or use the filter to compare state policies nationwide.

The visual components of this map are represented via textual information on the indivdual state pages.


Filter Key

  • Yes
  • No
  • Unclear*
  • Did Not Find**
  • Not Applicable***
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Filter Key Footnotes


Unclear indicates that we found a statute that may address the policy in question but further interpretation of the legal language is needed.


Did Not Find indicates that we did not find a statute associated with the policy in question.


Not Applicable indicates that the broader type of school choice (charter schools, virtual schools, private school choice, or interdistrict school choice) is not available in that state and therefore the more detailed questions about those forms of choice do not apply.

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The State Policy Map provides a snapshot of school choice policy found in laws passed by the legislative bodies, for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., based on information gathered from state statutes in fall 2019; data checks continued through December 2020. Information on this site may not include the most up-to-date policy information. The State Policy Map does not systematically reflect state Department of Education administrative policies, rules, or regulations. All content on this site is provided for informational purposes only. Links to third-party websites are for the user’s convenience; neither REACH nor any affiliated entities endorse the contents of third-party sites.

Note: On June 30, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Montana's exclusion of religious schools from the state's tax credit scholarship program was unconstitutional (Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue 591). The responses to the question "Can students use vouchers to attend religious schools?" were collected before this ruling and therefore do not reflect any changes resulting from the Espinoza decision.