NYC Public School Enrollments Falling, But How About Roosevelt Island’s PS/IS 217?

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“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.

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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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