- In grades K-3, only a fraction of NYC kids have the benefit of small classes (those with 17 or fewer). 13% of kindergarteners, 10% of 1st graders, 11% of 2nd graders, and 12% of 3rd graders are in small classes.
- 18% of kindergarten kids are in classes of 25 or more. The largest kindergarten class in the city is 31 students (PS 332 -Charles Houston in Brooklyn).
- 20% of 1st graders and 23% of 2nd graders are in classes of 25 or more.
- 22% of 3rd graders are in classes of 25 or more. The largest third grade class is 33 students (PS 189 - Lincoln Terrace in Brooklyn) .
Honestly, I don't know how anyone could put 31 five year olds in one room and expect anything but madness to ensue. Charming and adorable as they are, I would be running in the other direction. Or calling a network to suggest a new reality show.
I know this isn't news to anyone familiar with NYC schools - but wow. Also, check out edwize's post on NYC class size for more details. I'll take a closer look at other grades tomorrow.