New York Public Schools

The New York Public School System is the largest school district in the United States, with over 1 million students enrolled. It has been ranked as one of the best public school systems in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek magazine.

The New York State Board of Regents oversees all state-run educational institutions in New York State. These include community colleges, vocational technical schools, junior colleges, four-year universities, and specialized high schools.

New York School Funding

Funding for education in New York is allocated through a combination of local property tax levies, federal grants, and state appropriations. Local funding comes from both the city and county levels. In addition to this, there are also several other sources of revenue that support education in New York City.

In 2009, the average per pupil expenditure was $11,934. This figure includes expenditures on instruction, administration, transportation, special services,

New York School Accountability

To measure the quality of education in New York, the state board of regents uses several methods: student achievement tests, graduation rates, dropout rates, teacher evaluations, and standardized test scores.

Education in New York is divided into three types of schools: elementary schools (grades K–5), middle schools (grades 6–8), and high schools (grades 9–12). There are more than 2,000 elementary schools, about 4,500 middle schools, and nearly 3,000 high schools.

Students in New York public schools are required to take courses in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and health. They may choose electives such as art, music, physical education, foreign languages, computer technology, and career and technical education. Students who do not pass their classes have the option of repeating them or taking an alternative course.

Schools in New York are graded according to two different sets of criteria. One set measures how well students perform on statewide tests, while another evaluates teachers based on student performance. Teachers are evaluated every year using these standards.

Schools in New York are classified as either "high performing" or "low performing." High performing schools receive extra resources and assistance to improve academic performance. Low performing schools are given additional funds to help improve their programs.

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