The Grades Are In
November 12th, 2008

UPDATE: On its site, the education department now has a spreadsheet with results for high schools only. It’s still not exactly easy to use but might prove more user friendly than the single one for primary and secondary schools. Click here.

City high schools received their report cards today from the bosses at Tweed Courthouse and, as with elementary schools and middle schools, grades are up. According to the Department of Education press release, 57 percent of schools kept their A averages or move up by at least one least grade since the first report cards last month. One hundred twelve schools — or 39 percent — got As, including all the city’s so-called specialized schools (Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, LaGuardia, etc.). Only 2 percent, or a total of six, city high schools flunked.

The department advises parents and eighth graders now in the thick of the high school selection process to use the progress reports to help make their selections. But they expect parents to do a lot of clicking and downloading. The list of grades for all schools are available in a cumbersome Excel spreadsheet here that mixes up all grade levels and includes some information parents will find extraneous. Getting a report for an individual school requires going here, filling in the form, waiting for search results to come back and then clicking to download a PDF of the report card which, on my computer at least, was very slow.

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