The NYC DE grades just came out last week and provide a very nifty looking report card that everybody can view online. The report card illustrates how grades in three different categories (and one extra credit category) determine the Overall school grade, as well as how the category grades are determined.
Suffice to say, the report card provides a whole bunch of information.
What PS 282’s report card illustrates is possibly a little disappointing for Park Slope parents. Not that a B is bad exactly, it’s just not great. Which is actually quite fitting given the school’s logo (check the Panther on the upper right of the first page of the website, here).
PS 282 fell flatly in the middle of the pack (in terms of comparison schools) in School Environment and Student Progress. What really hurt the school’s grade is a C it received in Student Performance.
This means that PS 282 students are in the bottom third of comparison schools in “skill levels in English Language Arts and Math.”
Look a little closer and we see that only 50.3 percent of PS 282 students are “at proficiency” in English, and 58.2 % in Math. We imagine Park Slope parents were hoping for a little more.
Which is to say that the PS 282 Panthers definitely have some room from improvement.