Two northeast Queens high schools received an ‘A’ rating, while another earned a ‘B’ in Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s annual progress report for the city’s 500 high schools, which was released on Monday.
The reports award letter grades to schools based on student progress toward graduation, performance on standardized tests and coursework and student attendance as well as surveys of parents, students and teachers about their schools.
“Our high schools play an important role in student outcomes beyond K-12,” Walcott said. “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.”
So how did the public high schools in northeast Queens fare? Take a look at the grades for the three high schools attended by students from Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck.
Bayside High School: 32-24 Corporal Kennedy St., Bayside. Principal: Michael Athy. Grade: A.
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School: 57-00 223rd St., Bayside. Principal: Gerald Martori. Grade: B
Francis Lewis High School: 58-20 Utopia Parkway, Fresh Meadows: Principal: Musa Ali Shama. Grade: A
Each school's "peer group" index, which can be found in each individual report, should also be taken into consideration when looking at a school's grade. A peer group is a group of schools with similar student populations that are determined based on a comparison of student performance on ELA and Math test scores as well as special education status and age upon entry in high school that serve approximately the same grade levels.
To see each school's full report card, visit the DOE's website here.