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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.

Accountability + Oversight

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

2015 Changes to Charter Schools Act

In June 2015, new legislation was passed regarding charter cap restrictions, enrollment preference & more.

Students with Special Learning Needs

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

Lottery Process

Charter schools admit students through random lotteries.

Information for Parents

Learn how to find a charter school that meets your child’s needs.