About Us

About Our Schools

The New York City Department of Education is the largest system of public schools in the United States, serving about 1.1 million students in over 1,700 schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are committed to providing useful information to parents and families and offering them multiple opportunities to participate in our City’s public school programs and initiatives.

Funding Our Schools

New York City's public schools use an innovative funding system to create equitable learning environments for all students.

Data About Schools

So that we can be transparent to taxpayers and the public can hold us accountable for the quality of the City's public schools, we collect and distribute a great deal of data about our schools and operations.

Chancellor and the Leadership Team

Chancellor Carmen Fariña   leads the Department in conjunction with the leadership team , the Panel for Educational Policy , and the Community & Citywide Education Councils .

News About NYC Schools


MOUs with City Agencies

Local Law 40 of 2011 requires City Agencies to post certain memoranda of understanding and similar agreements (“MOUs”) entered into by City Agencies with other governmental agencies.  In compliance, City Agencies have posted their MOUs and other agreements with the New York City Department of Education.  Links to these postings are below. 

New York City Department of Health and Mental Health
Human Resources Administration