Great District

New York City Department of Education

New York, New York

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). New York City Department of Education. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
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  • 1st

    largest school district
    in the country

  • $61k

    starting salary

  • $129k

    max salary

  • 4

    years to tenure

  • 922,935


  • 64,988


  • 72%

    free/reduced lunch

Labor context

  • District is operating under a current agreement.
  • State requires collective bargaining by school districts if a majority of teachers vote for union representation.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with AFT.

Student Demographics

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2018-2019 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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