By the Numbers: The Gender Breakdown of Past Stuyvesant Leaders

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Issue 17, Volume 110

By Maddy Andersen, Karen Zhang 

According to a survey done by the New York State Education Department in October 2018, 43 percent of Stuyvesant students identify as female, while 57 percent identify as male. While the genders of an organization’s leaders may not accurately reflect the gender breakdown of its members, The Spectator analyzed the gender distribution of five major organizations’ leaders at Stuyvesant—the ARISTA Executive Council, the Big Sib Chairs, the SING! Coordinators (in years where this position did not exist, we used the Executive Producer instead), The Spectator Editors-in-Chief, and the Student Union President and Vice President—over the last decade.

Here’s what we found: