2023-24

94
27
90
55
8

274

Number of charter schools in NYC

90 Brooklyn, 94 Bronx, 55 Manhattan, 27 Queens, 8 Staten Island

6

Number of new charter schools opening this year

1 Queens, 4 Bronx, 1 Staten Island

146,200

Estimated students enrolled in NYC charter schools

(based on NYSED enrollment data)

15%

of NYC public school students attend charter schools

(estimated based on public enrollment data)

CHARTER SCHOOL STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS (2022-23)1

1 Source: Source: NYSED Preliminary Data, 2024
2 Source: Source: NYSED enrollment data, latest available from 2022-23 school year

NYC’S CHARTER SECTOR SERVES MORE STUDENTS THAN NY’S BIG 4 DISTRICTS COMBINED (2023-24)3

3Source: NYSED preliminary enrollment data for 2022-23 school year

Charter School State Assessment Proficiency Results (2023*

OVERALL STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

NYC Charter schoolsNYC District SchoolsAll Schools Statewide
Math62.8%49.9%52.0%
ELA59.0%51.7%48.0%

BLACK STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

NYC Charter SchoolsNYC District SchoolsAll Schools Statewide
Math61.2%34.3%37.3%
ELA58.6%40.3%39.5%

LATINO STUDENT PROFICIENCY:

NYC Charter ShoolsNYC District SchoolsAll Schools Statewide
Math60.5%35.7%37.5%
ELA55.2%39.4%38.2%

*NYSED Public School 3-8 Assessment Data, 2023

Charter School Specialized Programs:

51  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.

34  schools are offering pre-K.

9  schools serve high school students at risk of dropping out.

7  schools serve single-sex student populations.

NYC Charter Schools by Authorizer:

37  NYC DOE

62  Board of Regents

175  SUNY

Charter School Management Structures:

86  independent schools

59  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:

128  charter schools are in buildings owned or leased by the NYC DOE.

146  charter schools are in private (non-DOE) space.

Collective Bargaining Agreements:

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

$18,340

Per pupil funding

(Amount charter schools receive per pupil
for the 2023-24 school year)

Charter Years of Operation:​
Initial Charter Term45
6-10 Years63
11-15 Years92
15+ Years74
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