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New York Charter Cap Status

June 13, 2014

Q1: How many charters are left under the cap for NYC?
Under the 2010 cap, NYC was granted a maximum of 114 charters, 57 for both Regents and SUNY, of which only 39 remain. However, under the 2007 cap, SUNY still has 6 charters remaining, which can go to either NYC or New York State. Therefore, up to 45 charters are left for NYC.

Q2: How many charters are left under the cap for areas outside of NYC?
139

Parent Demand for NYC Charter Schools: Survey-Based Estimates (Spring 2012)

Out of the 159 New York City charter schools currently enrolling students for 2012-13, 130 (82%) responded to the New York City 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 133,000 applications for 14,600 new seats.