NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City’s Department of Education has released progress reports for hundreds of its high schools.
The reports were tabulated based on criteria such as student progress toward graduation, performance on standardized tests, coursework and student attendance.
The letter grades were given to the more than 500 high schools, transfer high schools and Young Adult Borough Centers in New York City.
Here is a breakdown of the grades:
- 34 percent received an “A”
- 38 percent received a “B”
- 21 percent received a “C”
- 5 percent received a “D”
- 2 percent received an “F”
Officials also said that for the first time, college and career readiness was factored into scores and grades.
“Our high schools play an important role in student outcomes beyond K-12,” Chancellor Dennis Walcott said in a press release. “By measuring how well our schools prepare students for college and careers, the Progress Reports shine a light on the importance of increased rigor as a bridge to future success.”