DOE Data at a Glance

 Children Concourse Village Elementary SchoolClick below to learn statistics about each respective topic, like the total number of students in the school system.


There are 1,126,501 students in the NYC school system, the largest school district in the United States. Of those students:

  • 13.2 percent of students are English Language Learners
  • 20.2 percent are students with disabilities
  • 72.8 percent are economically disadvantaged
  • Race or ethnicity:
    • 40.6 percent Hispanic
    • 25.5 percent black
    • 16.2 percent Asian
    • 15.1 percent white
  • 119,551 are in charter schools

Schools and Programs

There are 1,866 schools within the DOE as of September 2019, including 260 charter schools.

NY State Assessment Results

The 2018-2019 results for NYC students were:

  • In English, the overall percentage of New York City students meeting the State’s bar for proficiency increased by 0.7 percentage points, from 46.7 percent to 47.4 percent.
  • In Math, the overall percentage of proficient students in New York City increased by 2.9 percentage points, from 42.7 percent to 45.6 percent.

Graduation and Dropout Rates

  • The four-year graduation rate increased by 1.7 percentage points, from 74.3 percent in August 2017 to 75.9 percent in August 2018.
  • The dropout rate decreased by 0.3 percentage points, from 7.8 percent in August 2017 to 7.5 percent in August 2018.

SAT and Advanced Placement

  • A record-high 63,499 seniors took the SAT exam by the end of high school in 2018, an increase of 25 percent since the previous year. This is partially driven by SAT School Day, first offered in spring of 2017, when all high school juniors can take the SAT for free at school.
  • A record-high 55,001 students took at least one Advanced Placement exam in 2018, a rise of 11.4 percent since the previous year. Over the last five years, there has been a 55.3 percent increase

Test Results, Graduation Results, and Other Data

See the Information and Data page on the InfoHub for more detailed reports and other information about:

  • Test Results
    • English Language Arts & Math
    • Regents exams
    • National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
    • Advanced Placement exams
  • Graduation Results
  • Demographics
  • Survey Results
    • NYC School Survey
    • Principal Satisfaction Survey
  • School Quality
    • School Quality Reports
    • Quality Review Ratings
  • Doing research on New York City public schools
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