Charter School Office

Facts About Charter Schools in New York State

As of the 2020-21 school year, New York has 326 operating charter schools serving over 150,000 students. Since May 28, 2010, when Chapter 101 of the Laws of 2010 was enacted, the cap on the number of charter schools in New York State has been 460. Since their inception in 1998, public charter schools in New York State have benefited from a quality authorizing environment and rigorous  monitoring, and oversight. The following resources provide additional information on charter schools in New York State. 

Charter Schools as Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) PDF

Last Updated: March 10, 2021