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What are Charter Schools?
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Inside NYC Charter Schools
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2018-19 Charter Stats
235 charter schools are serving 123,000 students in all five boroughs.
Nearly 52,700 children are on charter school wait lists.
Charters significantly outperform the district in both ELA and math.
By law, NYC charters must be given a facility or facilities funding.
Learn about the process
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.
Charter schools admit students through random lotteries.
How lotteries work
English Language Learners
ELLs in charter schools score proficient in Math and ELA at higher rates than citywide averages.
Students with Disabilities
Charter schools are more likely to declassify students with IEPs than traditional district schools.