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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.


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

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.

Lottery Process

Charter schools admit students through random lotteries.