There are currently 8 charter schools serving more than 2,400 students operating on Staten Island. These charters have been thoughtfully designed to meet the unique needs of students in the community and provide families with choice. The Island features two dual language schools, a charter specifically for students with dyslexia or other language-based learning needs, and a transfer high school serving over-age and under-credited students.


Dual language schools


First NYC public school designed to serve students with dyslexia


Two SI charter schools have been in operation for over ten years

Unprecedented growth: Staten Island charter school enrollment has grown more than 40% in 3 years time.


Source: NYSED Preliminary Enrollment Data. U.S. Census Bureau (March 2022).

Staten Island charter schools serve more than twice the percentage of Black students than district schools. Charters are also serving a higher percentage of Hispanic students, students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.

 Charter  DOE

Source: NYSED Public School Assessment Data 2021-22.


Staten Island Charter School Students Pay Rent
There are nearly 800 Staten Island charter students who don’t have access to facilities funding. These students’ per-pupil funding, totaling over 4 million dollars, is being diverted from the classroom to pay for the buildings in which they are being educated. Students in these underfunded charter schools receive almost $5,000 less per-pupil than district students.

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