Selected readings on US charter schools
The network of 24 schools received 14,485 applications for only 2,870 spots this fall, Success Academy announced Friday. The application rate was especially high at Bronx and Harlem charter schools.
Kids have a better shot at being admitted to NYU than landing a coveted seat in the city’s most popular charter school network.
Success Academy Charter Schools was inundated with 14,485 applications for only 2,870 spots this fall, meaning kids have only a 20% chance of being admitted.
To put that in perspective, the admission rate at New York University last year was 30%.
In 2013, 12,200 applicants applied for 2,266 spots.
The 24-school network made the announcement Friday, noting there were 17 applications for every open seat at its Bronx schools, and 21 applications per open seat for Success Academy Harlem 4.
“On the one hand, it’s incredibly gratifying to see the demand, but it’s also heartbreaking that we can’t make a dent in the wait list,” said CEO Eva Moskowitz.
Source: New York Daily News – by Ben Chapman and Stephen Rex Brown
View more articles on New York charter schools
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:
You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change )
You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )
Connecting to %s
Notify me of new comments via email.
Notify me of new posts via email.
Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 730 other followers
RSS - Posts
Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.