Out of the 198 New York City charter schools currently enrolling students for 2014-15, 179 (90%) responded to the NYC Charter School Center’s survey about their lottery application rates. Based on survey data, the Charter Center estimates that New York City charter schools received a total of 212,500 applications for 21,000 available seats. Discounting for students who apply to more than one school, this represents an estimated 70,700 applicants for 21,000 seats—creating a citywide charter school “waiting list” of an estimated 49,700.
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