Charter School Office

Facts About Charter Schools in New York State

New York State 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. Since 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 2016-17 school year, New York has 267 operating charter schools serving approximately 125,000 students. 

Charter Schools as Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) PDF

CSO Liaisons to Board of Regents-Authorized Charter Schools PDF document


Last Updated: August 16, 2017