2020-21

89
25
93
54
6

267

Number of charter schools in NYC

93 Brooklyn, 89 Bronx, 55 Manhattan, 25 Queens, 6 Staten Island

9

Number of new charter schools opening this year

1 Brooklyn, 7 Bronx,
1 Queens

135,902

Students enrolled in NYC charter schools

(Projections based on SED preliminary enrollment for 2019-20)

81,300

Student Applicants

33,000

Available Seats

13%

of NYC public school students attend charter schools

(Projections based on SED preliminary enrollment for 2019-20)

CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2019-20)*

*Source NYSED Preliminary Enrollment Data

NYC’S CHARTER SECTOR SERVES MORE STUDENTS THAN NY’S BIG 4 DISTRICTS COMBINED (2019-20)*

*Source NYSED Preliminary Enrollment Data

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

HISPANIC STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

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

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

$16,123

Per pupil funding

(As per SED)

NYC Charter Schools by Authorizer:

SUNY167
Board of Regents61
NYC DOE40

Charter school programs (2010-21):

  • 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.
  • 21 schools are offering pre-K.
  • 9 schools serve high school students at risk of dropping out.
  • 0 schools serve single-sex student populations.

NYC charter operating status:

  • 115 schools operating for 10+ years.
  • 74 schools still in their initial 5-year charter term.
  • 22 schools have been closed.

Charter School affiliation:

  • 86 independent
  • 54 replicators1
  • 124 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.
  • 128 charter schools are in private (non-DOE) space.
  • 20 charter schools have some students in NYC DOE space and some in private space.

Collective bargaining agreements:

  • 16 NYC charter schools (6%) have collective bargaining agreements with the United Federation of Teachers.
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