Posted September 23, 2018 11:33:48After nearly two years of declining enrollment, a new study shows that New York state’s public schools are on track to return to their pre-recession levels this fall.
According to the report, which was released by the New York Public Library, which serves a large portion of the state’s urban core, the state is on track for a 7.7 percent decline in the number of students enrolled.
The results are significant, given that the state lost nearly one million students during the Great Recession and has seen a large number of people leave school for the first time.
The report estimates that the New Yorkers will lose another 765,000 students, or roughly one third of the total enrollment.
This is the first study of its kind to track New York’s declining enrollment and, with its report, the Library says it will help provide a better understanding of why New Yorkers are losing the school spirit and the resources they need to get through the school year.
The New York City Public Library also published a report on the state of the city’s public education system last week, which showed that enrollment in the city schools is projected to decline by 3.2 percent from this fall through the end of 2019.
The library’s report also found that the number, percent and percentage of students attending each grade level is projected at 5.3 percent, down from a peak of 8.1 percent in 2017.
While the report does not look at individual schools, it does offer an overview of how the state has changed.
The library estimates that public school enrollment fell by nearly 2 million students, and is now down by about 1 million students.
The fall in enrollment has been driven largely by the decline in enrollment for students from poor and minority communities.
In a typical school year, approximately 75 percent of the students in a school district are students of color.
While there are some gains, many students are leaving school without a full scholarship or with families unable to afford the costs.
The report also says that students from families with incomes below 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines are the most likely to leave school without scholarships.
As of August, the number was down by more than 400,000, or 10 percent, from the previous year.
While New York continues to see large enrollment drops in schools across the state, the report highlights how some schools are doing well.
The average public school class size in New Jersey is 1,569, the lowest in the country, and the average number of full-time students is 7.1.
In addition, students in low-income districts have the highest average number in the state.
New York State’s graduation rate, which measures graduation rates for students in high school and beyond, is nearly 75 percent.
According to the library’s findings, graduation rates in the State of New York are higher than anywhere else in the nation.