School Report Cards Just In

November 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm 2 comments

The good news is that Queens’s public schools are pretty much tops. The bad news is that it might not be saying much. NY Times money quote:

Of the five boroughs, Queens had the highest proportion of A schools, 28.85 percent, and the lowest share of F schools, 0.77 percent. On Staten Island, where many residents pride themselves on their local schools, the reverse was true; 5 percent of schools received A’s, while 8.33 percent received F’s.

Check out the report card for all of NYC’s schools–you can search by school name/number. I’m pretty surprised by 144’s score (C). What’s up with that?

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  • 1. Nancy  |  November 6, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Remember that P.S. 196 actively dissuades parents of special needs children from attending whereas P.S. 144 welcomes them with open arms.

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  • 2. karbeth  |  November 6, 2007 at 5:11 pm

    I consider that kind of diversity a plus in my child’s education. These “grades” all come down to standardized test scores, more precisely, the degree of improvement a school saw over the year. This kind of eval. misses the point that most parents get–scores are only one part of the educational experience they seek for their children. It’s like judging a high-school student entirely on his/her SAT scores, which alas many colleges do in their admissions processes.

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