Behind the RYH Numbers on Charter Spaces in 2013-2014

RYH used the Apples 2 Apples database to produce the list of charter and contract schools that have open seats. We used the A2A database because it linked information about school status (open/closed/phase-out) with 2013-14 enrollment and ideal capacity figures.1 These are CPS-created figures, unadjusted by A2A or RYH. Using the fields "2013-14 School Status" and "2013-14 School Type," we filtered for schools that were coded as "open" or "new" and schools that were "charters" or "contract" schools. Then we subtracted the "2013-14 enrollment" column from the "ideal capacity" column; the difference is the number of open seats. We then filtered to produce the schools that had one or more open seats (column AN). One school, ChiArts, was removed because we knew that CPS was relocating the school, but the CPS had not updated the datafile A2A used to reflect that change. The resulting list is attached below, with 10,905 open seats.

RYH used the Apples 2 Apples database to produce the list of charter and contract schools that have open seats. We used the A2A database because it linked information about school status (open/closed/phase-out) with 2013-14 enrollment and ideal capacity figures.1 These are CPS-created figures, unadjusted by A2A or RYH. Using the fields "2013-14 School Status" and "2013-14 School Type," we filtered for schools that were coded as "open" or "new" and schools that were "charters" or "contract" schools. Then we subtracted the "2013-14 enrollment" column from the "ideal capacity" column; the difference is the number of open seats. We then filtered to produce the schools that had one or more open seats (column AN). One school, ChiArts, was removed because we knew that CPS was relocating the school, but the CPS had not updated the datafile A2A used to reflect that change. The resulting list is attached below, with 10,905 open seats.

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