Multilingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLLs) now comprise 7.03% of enrollment in NYC public charter schools (traditional district schools enroll 13.86%). Charter schools remain committed to recruiting and providing services to MLL students.
MLL enrollment in charter school kindergartens (a key entrance grade) has increased from 9.24% in SY 2015-16 to 11.81% in SY 2019-20 – an overall 28% increase.
charter schools featured a preference for MLLs in their 2020-21 admission lotteries
charter schools enroll a higher proportion of MLLs in their schools than the citywide average of 13.86%