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About Charter Schools
What are Charter Schools?
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Inside NYC Charter Schools
Get to Know Charter Schools
Find a Charter School
Apply to a Charter School
Applying for a Charter
Starting Up a School
Special Education Collaborative
Policy + Research
Growth + Demand
Laws + Regulations
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2015-16 Charter Stats
205 charter schools are serving 95,000 students in all five boroughs.
Demand + Growth
Nearly 43,000 children are on charter school wait lists.
Charter Cap Status
The arbitrary cap on the number of charter schools that can open in New York continues to prohibit growth.
By law, NYC charters must be given a facility or facilities funding.
Learn about the process
Accountability + Oversight
Charters are authorized for 3-5 year terms and can be closed for under-performing.
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.
Charter schools admit students through random lotteries.
How lotteries work
Information for Parents
Learn how to find a charter school that meets your child’s needs.
Tips for Parents