Enrollment in NYC Public Schools continues to trend downward

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Enrollment in New York City Public Schools is dropping and that could lead to the loss of millions of dollars in funding.

The number of enrolled students is down nearly 4% from the 2020-2021 school year, which was down from the year before.

That year included the first several months of the pandemic.

Over the past five years, Schools Chancellor David Banks says 120,000 students have left the nation's biggest public school system.

That's a dip in enrollment of 8%.

The trend appears to be continuing, based on the following statistics.

--Middle schools: 61,771 students applied for and were offered seats, down from 66,516 last year.
--High schools: 73,696 students applied for and were offered seats, down from 77,627 last year.
--3K offers are up from last year as the program expands.

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