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There are 1,094,138 students in the NYC school system, the largest school district in the United States. Of those students:
- 13.3 percent of students are English Language Learners
- 20.8 percent are students with disabilities
- 73.0 percent are economically disadvantaged
- Race or ethnicity:
- 40.8 percent Hispanic
- 24.7 percent black
- 16.5 percent Asian
- 14.8 percent white
- 138,648 are in charter schools
Schools and Programs
There are 1,876 schools within the DOE as of Fall 2020, including 268 charter schools.
NY State Assessment Results
The 2018-2019 results for NYC students were:
- In English, the overall percentage of New York City students meeting the State’s bar for proficiency increased by 0.7 percentage points, from 46.7 percent to 47.4 percent.
- In Math, the overall percentage of proficient students in New York City increased by 2.9 percentage points, from 42.7 percent to 45.6 percent.
Graduation and Dropout Rates
- The four-year graduation rate increased by 1.5 percentage points, from 77.3 percent in August 2019 to 78.8 percent in August 2020.
- The dropout rate decreased by 2.0 percentage points, from 7.8 percent in August 2019 to 5.8 percent in August 2020.
SAT and Advanced Placement
- A record-high 61,117 seniors took the SAT exam by the end of high school in 2018, an increase of 20.4 percent since the start of SAT School Day in 2017. SAT School Day provides all high school juniors an opportunity to take the SAT for free at school.
- A record-high 60,756 students took at least one Advanced Placement exam in 2019, a rise of 10.4 percent since the previous year. Over the last five years, there has been a 71.5 percent increase.
Test Results, Graduation Results, and Other Data
See the Information and Data page on the InfoHub for more detailed reports and other information about:
- Test Results
- English Language Arts & Math
- Regents exams
- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
- Advanced Placement exams
- Graduation Results
- Survey Results
- NYC School Survey
- Principal Satisfaction Survey
- School Quality
- School Quality Reports
- Quality Review Ratings
- Doing research on New York City public schools