214 Authorized Schools
104,000 Students
5th Largest U.S. Authorizer (from Nat. Assoc. of Charter School Authorizers)

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Throughout New York State

SUNY Charter Schools Institute is charged with evaluating initial applications for the opening of charter schools, ongoing monitoring of student academic performance and overall school operations, and for presenting findings and recommendations regarding the renewal of a school’s charter to the SUNY Trustees.

Outstanding Performers

91%

of SUNY charter schools outperformed their districts of location in mathematics

88%

 of SUNY charter schools outperformed their districts of location in reading and writing

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