“The number of public school students has fallen sharply across New York City this year, declining 4%, or roughly 43,000,” says a report in Chalkbeat. There are multiple reasons, the pandemic being the one of many. But the losses vary widely from one school to the next.
Their report includes new data from New York City and the state, and there’s a handy, searchable chart at the end. How did your school do?
Here on Roosevelt Island, the results are better than most, but figuring out why is only guess work.
PS/IS 217 has 621 enrolled, a drop of only 10 students,. That works out to just 1.57%, less than half the city average.
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