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K-12 Education in New York
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Education facts
State Superintendent: John King (New York)
Number of students: 2,704,718[1]
Number of teachers: 209,527
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:12.9
Number of school districts: 923
Number of schools: 4,752
Graduation rate: 77%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $19,076[3]
See also
New York Department of EducationList of school districts in New YorkNew YorkSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in New York
Glossary of education terms
Note: The statistics on this page are mainly from government sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Figures given are the most recent as of June 2014, with school years noted in the text or footnotes.

New York is home to 923 school districts, 4,752 schools and 2,704,718 K-12 students.[4][5][6]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Commissioner of Education: Dr. John B. King, Jr.[7]
  • New York State Board of Regents:[8]
    • Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor
    • Anthony S. Bottar, Vice Chancellor
    • Dr. James C. Dawson
    • Dr. Geraldine D. Chapey
    • Harry Phillips, III
    • James R. Tallon, Jr.
    • Roger Tilles
    • Charles R. Bendit
    • Dr. Betty A. Rosa
    • Dr. Lester W. Young, Jr.
    • Christine D. Cea
    • Wade S. Norwood
    • Dr. James O. Jackson
    • Dr. Kathleen M. Cashin
    • Dr. James E. Cottrell
    • T. Andrew Brown

Enrollment and spending

The following table displays the top ten New York school districts by total student enrollment and per-pupil spending.[9][10]

Student enrollment Per-pupil spending
1.) New York City Department of Education 1.) Kiryas Joel
2.) Buffalo 2.) Bridgehampton Union Free
3.) Rochester City 3.) Long Lake Central
4.) Yonkers 4.) Fishers Island Union Free
5.) Syracuse City 5.) Amagansett Union Free
6.) Brentwood Union Free 6.) Newcomb Central
7.) Sachem Central 7.) Pocantico Hills Central
8.) Wappingers Central 8.) Southampton Union Free
9.) Greece Central 9.) Minerva Central
10.) Newburgh Enlarged City 10.) Shelter Island Union Free


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in New York.[5]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
White 1,290,209 48%
Hispanic 620,624 23%
African American 496,118 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 227,709 9%
Two or More Races 21,736 1%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 14,152 1%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: New York school board elections, 2014

A total of 16 New York school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 47 seats. Each district held its elections in May 2014.

Here are several quick facts about New York's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 202,612 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[11] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 New York School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Buffalo Public Schools 5/6/2014 3 9 33,543
Arlington Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 9,724
Brentwood Union Free School District 5/20/2014 2 7 16,833
Greece Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 12,220
Half Hollow Hills Central School District 5/20/2014 3 7 9,882
Middle County Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 10,806
New Rochelle School District 5/20/2014 2 9 10,889
Newburgh Enlarged City School District 5/20/2014 4 9 11,623
North Syracuse Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 9,661
Sachem Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 14,668
Schenectady City School District 5/20/2014 3 7 9,918
Shenendehowa Central School District 5/20/2014 3 7 9,839
Smothtown Central School District 5/20/2014 3 7 10,810
Utica City School District 5/20/2014 1 7 9,481
Wappingers Central School District 5/20/2014 5 9 12,314
Williamsville Central School District 5/20/2014 3 9 10,401

See also

External links

Suggest a link


  1. National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
  2. ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
  3. United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
  4. Information and Reporting Services, "Table 2: Number Of Public School Districts By Type," accessed August 9, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 New York State Education Department, "The New York State Report Card 2011–12," accessed August 9, 2013
  6. Information and Reporting Services, "Directory of Public and Non-Public Schools and Administrators in New York State," accessed August 9, 2013
  7. New York State Education Department, "Commissioner King," accessed August 9, 2013
  8. New York State Education Department, "Current Members of the Board of Regents," accessed August 9, 2013
  9. Information and Reporting Services, "Education Statistics for New York State," accessed August 9, 2013
  10. Fiscal Analysis & Research Unit, "The Fiscal Profile Reporting System," accessed August 9, 2013
  11. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014