Charter School Facts
This page provides various charter school information for New York State.
New York more than doubled its charter cap from 200 schools to 460 schools on May 28, 2010, when Chapter 101 of the Laws of 2010 was enacted. From their inception in 1998, public charter schools in New York State have benefited from a quality authorizing environment, public demand, and a sophisticated network of support partners.
As of the 2011–12 school year, New York has 184 operating charter schools serving approximately 64,000 students. Thirty-four new charter schools have been approved to begin operating in 2012–13 or later.