My dad loves to tell a joke (not so much a joke, actually, as a sobering reminder) which comes to mind while I write this: “What do they call the student who finishes last in their Med school class?”
This is not quite the case with NYC schools, however, as even a C is not considered to be “passing” exactly. It does not initiate substantial restricting, but it is not a grade that is going to keep the school off of the Department’s radar either.
Unfortunately, this is the situation that the High School for Global Citizenship in Prospect Heights finds itself in. For the second straight year, they received a C, and the year before that, a B.
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The overall letter grade is derived from the grade score in three sub categories, School Environment, Student Performance, and Student Progress. What really hurt HSGC this year was a D in School Environment.
While the D in School Environment is a drop from last year’s C in this category, the grades in the other two categories actually improved. Both were D last year and this year, the school got a B in Performance and a C in progress.
So that may be the good news for HSGC: that after quite a dip last year, relatively speaking, the students do seem to be doing better.
Although that D in School Environment should definitely raise some eye-brows.