Comparing Student Attrition Rates at Charter Schools and Nearby Traditional Public Schools

Reports
New York City Independent Budget Office
02 Feb, 2015

This report on New York City emphasizes that:

  • On average, students at charter schools stay at their schools at a higher rate than students at nearby traditional public schools.
  • Students at charter schools left the city’s public school system at the same rate as students in nearby traditional public schools.
  • When we consider any student identified as having a disability in kindergarten as a special needs student, these students remained at their charter schools through the 2012-2013 school year at a higher rate than similar students at nearby traditional public schools.