2020-21

Charter schools are committed to serving all students, including those with disabilities. NYC charter schools now enroll students with disabilities in numbers comparable to the district.

102

charter schools enroll a higher proportion of students with disabilities than the city wide average

18.6%

of students enrolled in charter schools have IEPs

28

charter schools featured a preference for students with disabilities in their 2020-21 admission lotteries

SWD enrollment in charter schools increased from 16.9% in 2015 to 18.6% in 2021 – an overall

10%

increase

 ¹ Excluding two schools for students on the Autism spectrum.

PERCENT OF ENROLLED STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, 2013-21

 Charter    District    Statewide (Including Charters)

Percent of students with disabilities by grade, 2020-21

 Charter    District    Statewide (Including Charters)

Source: NYSED IRS Public School Enrollment 2020-21. (Excluding D75. Pre-K not included in Elementary data)

2018-19 Math and ELA PROFICIENCY, students with disabilities

 Charter    District    Statewide (Including Charters)

Source: NYSED Public School 3-8 Assessment Data, the last available data.

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