Challenges confronting New York City schools, all schools vs. schools slated for closure
|Characteristic||All schools||Schools slated for closure|
|English language learner||12.2%||13.7%|
Note: Over-age refers to students who are older than the expected age for that grade; normally this indicates that the student has been retained in grade one or more times. Poor students are those who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
Source: Independent Budget Office (2012b)