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Get the Facts

The Charter Center sets the record straight on NYC charter schools. Learn more about charter school achievement, demographics, facilities and more.

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2014-15 State Test Score Analysis

Performance by African-American and Hispanic students in charter schools far exceeds that of their district counterparts.

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Charters Remain Underfunded!

A recent IBO report shows that charter schools receive significantly less public support than do traditional district schools.

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Positive Trends in NYC Charter Sector

Our data expert analyzes the Independent Budget Office’s new report, School Indicators for New York City Charter Schools: 2013-14 School Year.

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2015 Changes to CHARTER SCHOOLS ACT

Read our detailed memo on new legislation passed regarding New York City charter schools.

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The New York City Charter School Center

helps new charter schools get started, supports existing schools and builds community support so that highly effective schools can flourish.
207

charter schools in NYC

43000

students on charter school wait lists

77%

of charter school students are economically disadvantaged

  • Search current job listings at New York City charter schools and charter organizations.

  • "NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña Praises Charter on Visit" The Wall Street Journal, August 31, 2015

  • Discover what goes on inside NYC’s public charter schools. Our videos and pictures introduce you to school leaders and charter parents as well as provide insights on school culture and community engagement.

  • Our Online Resource Library offers exemplars, trainings, guides, templates and more to support best practices within public charter schools.

  • The Charter Center sets the record straight on NYC charter schools. Learn more about charter school achievement, demographics, facilities and more.

  • Opening a school is a complex process. Our programs and supports help guide you through the maze of operations requirements, including human resources, finances, student enrollment and more.

95,000

charter school students in all 5 boroughs