New York City Department of Education just released 2009-10 Progress Reports for public schools city wide last week, and PS 11 in Clinton Hill got a B.
An overall grade of B isn’t bad of course, but it is a little disappointing for PS 11 which is coming off of an A from last year which was an improvement over a B from the year before.
But interestingly, if we look at the grades in the subcategories that make up the overall grade, we see some quizzical trends.
First off, School environment has improved: two years ago graded a C, then last year and this year both B.
Student Progress: two years ago was a C, then last year was an A, and this year dropped to a B.
Here is the disturbing trend though: Student Performance was an A for the previous two years, but this year dropped to a C. The two measures which make up this grade reveal that the percentage of PS 11 students who test “At Proficiency” for English was 54.5 this year, while the percentage that tested at proficiency for Math was 60.2%.
Not great numbers, for sure. Especially considering the A for the previous two years. So why the drop? Unfortunately the report cannot answer that question, but will hopefully help address the issue by bringing attention to it.
The full report can be viewed online here.