Citywide class size trends since 1998

Here is a summary of class size trends in NYC public schools, for all grade levels.  For district specific trends, please email us

In short, though the state’s highest court concluded in 2003 that smaller classes were needed for NYC students to receive their constitutional right to a sound basic education, class sizes are even larger now, particularly in the early grades.

Since 2007, average NYC class sizes have increased sharply and continue to be 13-30% larger than class sizes in the rest of the state.  This fall, there are more than 336,000 students in classes of thirty or more.


Categories Presentations, Reports & Memos, Uncategorized, Updates | Tags: | Posted on February 27, 2019

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