2021-22

90
26
93
56
7

272

Number of charter schools in NYC

93 Brooklyn, 90 Bronx, 56 Manhattan, 26 Queens, 7 Staten Island

5

Number of new charter schools opening this year

1 Queens, 1 Bronx, 2 Manhattan,
1 Staten Island

145,000

Students enrolled in NYC charter schools

(Based on NYSED enrollment data)

14%

of NYC public school students attend charter schools

(Based on NYSED enrollment data)

CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2020-21)1

1 Source: NYSED Preliminary Enrollment Data for 2020-21 School Year
2 Source: NYSED enrollment data, latest available from 2019-20 School Year

NYC’S CHARTER SECTOR SERVES MORE STUDENTS THAN NY’S BIG 4 DISTRICTS COMBINED (2020-21)1

1 Source: NYSED Preliminary Enrollment Data for 2020-21 School Year

$16,844

Per pupil funding

(as per SED, for 2021-22 School Year)

Charter Years of Operation:

Initial Charter Term63
5-10 Years94
10-15 Years61
15+ Years54

Charter School Specialized Programs (2021-22):

  • 38  schools have programs for students with autism or have more than 25% of students with IEPs for Special Education.
  • 9  schools have dual language programs.
  • 31  schools are offering pre-K.
  • 9  schools serve high school students at risk of dropping out.
  • 8  schools serve single-sex student populations.

NYC charter schools by Authorizer:

  • 40  NYC DOE
  • 61  Board of Regents
  • 171  SUNY

Collective bargaining agreements:

  • 20  NYC charter schools (7%) have collective bargaining agreements with the United Federation of Teachers.

Charter School Management Structures:

  • 87  independent
  • 56  replicators1
  • 125  affiliated with non-profit Charter Management Organizations (CM0s)
  • 4  affiliated with for-profit Educational Management Organizations (EM0s)2

1 Not affiliated with a CMO

2 State law prohibits EMOs from operating new charters

Facilities:

  • 119  charter schools are in buildings owned or leased by the NYC DOE.
  • 143  charter schools are in private (non-DOE) space.
  • 10  charter schools have some students in NYC DOE space and some in private space.

NYC Charter School Students Continue to Close the Proficiency Gap (2018-19)*

OVERALL STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

ChartersDistrictStatewide
Math62.2%45.6%46.7%
ELA57.3%47.445.4

BLACK STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

ChartersDistrictStatewide
Math63.9%28.3%32.1%
ELA58.2%35.0%35.3%

HISPANIC STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

ChartersDistrictStatewide
Math59.9%33.2%34.6%
ELA53.1%36.5%35.6%

*NYSED Public School 3-8 Assessment Data - most recent data available

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