Success Academy charter schools applications soar

Carl Campanile:

More parents than ever are trying to get their kids into Success Academy charter schools, according to figures released Monday.

With 10 days until the deadline, 19,000 applications have already been filed for 2,688 seats this fall — or about seven requests for every opening, the charter network reported. Last year, there were 14,400 students trying to snare 2,870 slots.

The number of applicants has soared 57 percent over two years ago as top-performing Success Academy expands its foothold.

“These numbers reveal the sad truth about the lack of educational options in New York City,” said Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz. “Parents are desperate for better schools. It’s heart-breaking that the wait lists just grow longer each year.”