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New York Education

A Profile on New York Education and Schools


New York Education

New York State Education Department

New York Commissioner of Education:

Dr. John B. King Jr.

District/School Information

Length of School Year: A minimum of 180 school days are required by New York state law.

Number of Public School Districts: There are 728 public school districts in New York.

Number of Public Schools: There are 4817 public schools in New York. ****

Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 2,704,718 public school students in New York. ****

Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 209,527 public school teachers in New York.****

Number of Charter Schools: There are 183 charter schools in New York.

Per Pupil Spending: New York spends $18,621 per pupil in public education. ****

Average Class Size: The average class size In New York is 12.9 students per 1 teacher. ****

% of Title I Schools: 98.0% of schools in New York are Title I Schools.****

% With Individualized Education Programs (IEP): 16.6% of students in New York are on IEP's. ****

% in Limited-English Proficiency Programs: 7.6% of students in New York are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****

% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 49.3% of students in New York schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****

Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****

White: 48.2%

Black: 18.4%

Hispanic: 23.3%

Asian: 8.3%

Pacific Islander: 0.1%

American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.5%

School Assessment Data

Graduation Rate: 76.0% of all students entering high school in New York graduate. **

ACT/SAT rank: 223.6 students per 1000 in New York had a score of 25+ on the ACT or a 1780+ on the SAT. ***

8th grade NAEP assessment scores:****

Math: 282 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New York. The U.S. average was 284.

Reading: 266 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New York. The U.S. average was 266.

% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 68.9% of students in New York go on to attend some level of college. ***

Private Schools

Number of Private Schools: There are 1989 private schools in New York.*

Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 460,867 private school students in New York.*

Teacher Pay

The average teacher pay for the state of New York was $66,760.00 in 2009.##

Each individual district in the state of New York negotiates teacher salaries and establishes their own teacher salary schedule.

The following is an example of a teacher salary schedule in New York provided by the New York United Federation of Teachers.


*Data courtesy of Education Bug .

**Data courtesy of ED.gov

***Data courtesy of the NCHEMS Information Center for Higher Education Policy Making and Analysis

****Data courtesy of the National Center for Education Statistics

##Average salary courtesy of Teacher Salary Info

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