New York State Information

Where New York Ranks
New York National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $10,002 $7,734 3
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 22.3 21.2 42
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $35,259 $29,564 4
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $53,017 $45,771 6
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 64 %71 % 40
  • Black
  • 42 %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • 36 %52 %
  • White
  • 81 %78 %
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    State Information
    Current headlines and data from each state.
    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Eliot Spitzer (R)
    Education Commissioner: Richard P. Mills
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 2,888,233
    No. of Districts: 703
    No. of Public Schools: 4,298
    No. of Public School Teachers: 210,926
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $32.2 billion
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 61.9
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 16.8%
    Students With Disabilities: 14.6%
    English-Language Learners: 6.2%

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