New York City’s charter school workforce continues to grow. There are an estimated 11,400 classroom teachers serving an estimated 145,000 charter school students. These educators are the driving force behind the success of NYC’s charter school students.


estimated number of teachers employed in NYC charter schools for the 2019-20 school year


of charter school teachers are educators of color2


of charter school teachers have been teaching for 6 years or longer


average teacher to student ratio in NYC charter schools


percent of charter school teachers hold a Master’s Degree or Doctorate


average base salary of a NYC charter school teacher3

1 Unless otherwise noted all data is derived from publicly available 2018-2019 NYSED reporting.

Based on 2016-17 NYSED classroom teacher demographic data.

3 New York City Charter School Center 2018-19 Charter School Compensation Survey.

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