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Education, 1996-97State Profiles of Public Elementary and Secondary Education, 1996-97
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New York
New York
New York Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue,
Albany, NY 12234
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Superintendent of Education
Commissioner Richard P. Mills, (518) 474-5844
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Ronald W. Danforth, (518) 474-7965
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Ronald W. Danforth, (518) 474-7965

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
2,594,070 2,843,131 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
3,971 4,172 Public schools
170,236 185,104 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
49,576 49,576 Land area in square miles
52.3 57.3 Public school students per square mile
8.0 8.4 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
17,869 18,134 State population (in thousands)
$3,193 $5,262 State revenue per capita
$2,811 $4,590 State expenditure per capita
$425 $562 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$148,720 $190,946 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 763 100% 744 Total public education agencies
94.6% 722 94.9% 706 Regular school districts
5.4% 41 5.1% 38 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 State-operated agencies
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.1% 1 0.1% 1 100 or more schools
0.5% 4 0.5% 4 25 to 99 schools
5.4% 41 5.4% 40 10 to 24 schools
23.2% 177 25.4% 189 5 to 9 schools
70.4% 537 68.5% 510 1 to 4 schools
0.4% 3 0.0% 0 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 3,971 100% 4,172 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
97.1% 3,856 95.6% 3,988 Regular schools
2.1% 85 2.1% 88 Special education schools
0.7 % 28 0.6% 25 Vocational schools
0.1 % 2 1.7% 71 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
52.0% 2,064 47.9% 2,000 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
1.5% 61 1.9% 81 PK, K, 1 to 8
8.5% 336 12.9% 540 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
6.3% 251 3.0% 124 7 to 8, 9
5.9% 234 4.7% 194 7, 8 to 12
12.1% 481 13.3% 555 9, 10, 11 to 12
11.5% 455 13.8% 577 Other grades
2.2% 89 2.3% 95 Ungraded
0.0% 0 0.1% 6 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
20,821 31,566 Prekindergarten
183,910 210,795 Kindergarten
207,689 235,237 First
192,401 223,231 Second
183,326 214,604 Third
181,309 205,572 Fourth
174,289 200,936 Fifth
172,021 200,565 Sixth
180,815 200,259 Seventh
171,808 196,724 Eighth
207,361 241,927 Ninth
203,499 206,802 Tenth
201,482 173,915 Eleventh
172,904 146,738 Twelfth
140,435 154,260 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  

12.9%

Students in special education with IEPs
38.4% School membership eligible for free lunch
24.4% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
100%

163,765 

91.2%

134,401

Regular diploma
  2.5%  3,687 Other diploma
6.1% 9,030 High school equivalency
  0.1% 175 Other completers
    3.7% Dropouts
      55.9% Dropouts who were male
     

64.7%

Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state (symbol) and nation (symbol) and the 25th (symbol) and 75th (symbol) percentiles


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
222.6 270.2 Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
35.6% 38.8% Students below basic level
64.4% 61.2% Students at or above basic level
19.7% 22.0% Students at or above proficient level
1.7% 3.1% Students at advanced level
145.7 Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
  43.4% Students below basic level
  56.6% Students at or above basic level
  26.9% Students at or above proficient level
  2.5% Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 327,428 100% 363,586 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
52.0% 170,236 50.9% 185,104 Teachers
7.3% 23,825 8.1% 29,467 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.5% 5,028 1.5% 5,467 Guidance counselors/directors
1.5% 4,810 1.3% 4,734 Librarians/library support
9.0% 29,306 8.2% 29,867 Administrative support
25.4% 83,252 27.0% 98,049 Other support services
        Administrators
2.1% 6,885 1.9% 6,851 School-based
1.2% 4,086 1.1% 4,047 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.1 1.0 Teacher to all other staff ratio
15.5 17.0 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$21,181 $28,749 Average beginning teacher salary
$23,958 $48,000 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.1% 0.1% Public school teachers with no degree
32.3% 25.0% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
57.5% 68.1% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
10.1% 6.8% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$207,405 $405,963 National school lunch
$37,773 $85,022 National school breakfast
$440,869 $597,255 Title I
$1,486 $216,880 Education for the handicapped
$63,120 $60,835 Vocational and adult education
$55,817 $151,039 School improvement
$14,546 $13,321 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$22,069 $28,782 Bilingual education
$1,166 $24 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$17,094,990 $26,564,743 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$6,590 $9,343 Revenue per pupil in membership
$16,073,392 $24,237,291 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$6,196 $8,525 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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