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2016-17 Charter Stats

216 charter schools are serving 106,600 students in all five boroughs.

Demand + Growth

Nearly 48,000 children are on charter school wait lists.

Achievement

Charters significantly outperform the district in both ELA and math.

Charter Cap Status

The arbitrary cap on the number of charter schools that can open in New York continues to prohibit growth.

Accountability + Oversight

Charters are authorized for 3-5 year terms and can be closed for under-performing.

Lottery Process

Charter schools admit students through random lotteries.

English Language Learners

ELLs in charter schools score proficient in Math and ELA at higher rates than citywide averages.

Students with Special Learning Needs

Charter schools are more likely to declassify students with IEPs than traditional district schools.