Public Schools in New York

There are 5700 Public Schools in New York, serving a population of 19,798,228 people in an area of 47,113 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 3,473 people, and 1 Public School per 8 square miles.

The state of New York is ranked 48th in Public Schools per capita, and 11th in Public Schools per square mile.

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New York Public School Statistics

Find New York Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

New York Public School Enrollment
 New YorkUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment171,891 (57.2%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment193,322 (84.0%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)777,181 (86.2%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)788,643 (86.5%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)841,697 (86.4%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
New York Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 New YorkUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education857,177 (6.3%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)982,672 (7.2%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)3,556,251 (26.1%)59,265,308 (27.1%)