Enrollment data are collected using the New York State Education Department's Student Information Repository System (SIRS). Enrollment counts are available for various demographic groups for public schools, districts, charter schools, counties, and the State. Enrollment counts are as of Basic Educational Data System (BEDS) day, which is typically the first Wednesday of October of the school year.
Students who attend BOCES programs on a part-time basis are included in a school's and district's enrollment. Students who attend BOCES on a full-time basis or who are placed full time by the district in an out-of-district placement are not included in a school's or district's enrollment. The state public enrollment includes public school districts, charter schools, and NYSED-operated programs.
Enrollment counts by gender, ethnicity, limited English proficiency status, disability status, and poverty status and for K-12 Enrollment do NOT include prekindergarten students. Prekindergarten counts are shown in the enrollment by Grade section.
When the Total Students count equals the count in the English Language Learner Students, Students with Disabilities, and/or Economically Disadvantaged Students category, the data are suppressed. Additionally, when the count of students in either the English Language Learner Students, Students with Disabilities, and/or Economically Disadvantaged Students category is less than 5, the data are suppressed.
Data used to generate the Home Languages and the English Language Learners Breakdown tables differs from the rest of the report. Students included in the Home Languages and the English Language Learners Breakdown were those students who were identified as ELL during the school year. The rest of the report includes students who were ELL as of BEDS day.
In the case of a tie when determining the top 5 Home Languages, the use of a frequency table of home languages was used as a hierarchy to break a tie. If there was a tie in the frequency table the tie was broken by selecting the language based on alphabetical order.
Limited English Proficient (LEP) duration was used to determine English Language Learners Breakdown by Category. Newcomers had a LEP duration of less than or equal to 3 years. Developing ELL students had a LEP duration of 4 to 6 years. Long Term ELL students had a LEP duration of greater than or equal to 7 years.
SIFE category includes ELL students identified as having Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education.