New York Education
New York Commissioner of Education:Dr. John B. King Jr.
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 4768 public schools in New York. ****
Number of Students Served in Public Schools: There are 2,766,052 public school students in New York. ****
Number of Teachers in Public Schools: There are 214,804 public school teachers in New York.****
Number of Charter Schools: There are 140 charter schools in New York.
Per Pupil Spending: New York spends $17,5866,529 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: 88.5% 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: 7.3% of students in New York are in limited-English Proficient Programs.****
% of Student Eligible for Free/Reduced Lunches: 20.6% of students in New York schools are eligible for free/reduced lunches.****
Ethnic/Racial Student Breakdown****
Asian/Pacific Islander: 8.0%
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: 280 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New York. The U.S. average was 283.
Reading: 266 is the scaled score for 8th grade students in New York. The U.S. average was 264.
% of Students Who Attend College after High School: 74.2% of students in New York go on to attend some level of college. ***
Number of Private Schools: There are 1991 private schools in New York.*
Number of Students Served in Private Schools: There are 460,867 private school students in New York.*
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