City Releases High School Letter Grades

Here's how Brooklyn fared in the NYC Department of Education's 2011-2012 "progress reports."


The NYC Department of Education realeased its annual progress reports for high schools Monday.

The grades were based on performance on standardized tests, but also how well students are doing on a day-to-day basis including progress toward graduation, coursework and attendance.

The scores also reflect morale, incorporating the results from surveys of parents, students and teachers about their schools. 

The DOE gave schools extra credit for progress made by students with disabilities and ESL students and for high graduation rates by black and Latino boys who entered high school struggling academically.

A change this year is that the reports also took into account how ready students are for college by looking at how many students are taking advanced courses (and how well they do in them) and how many enroll in a college or other postsecondary program.

Schools that get three C's in a row or a single year's grade of D or F could be closed. In Brooklyn, John Dewey High School was saved from the chopping block by earning a B after four straight years of C’s.

Citywide,  there was a small (7 percent) jump in schools earning As and Bs compared to last year.  In all, 142 schools received an A, 159 schools received a B, 88 schools received a C, 21 schools received a D, and 10 schools received an F. 

New schools, schools that did not yet have a graduating class, and schools that are being closed were not graded.

To look up a specific school, click here.


Here's how our area schools did:


Boerum/Cobble Hill/Carroll Gardens

School for International Studies (K497) A

Brooklyn Secondary School for Collaborative Studies (K448) A

Brooklyn High School of the Arts (K656) C

Brooklyn School for Global Studies (K429) B

Cobble Hill School of American Studies (K519) B


Clinton Hill/Fort Greene 

Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology (K498) A

Benjamin Banneker Academy (K670) B

Brooklyn Community High School of Communication, Arts and Media (K412) B

Gotham Professional Arts Academy (K594) B

Brooklyn Technical High School (K430) B

Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts (K265) B

Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School (K393) D


Ditmas Park/Flatbush

High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus (K539) A

High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus (K537) A

Science, Technology and Research Early College High School at Erasmus (K543) A

Midwood High School (K405) B

Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration (K382) B

Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (K408) C


Park Slope/Gowanus

Park Slope Collegiate (K464) C

John Jay Secondary School for Journalism (K463) C

John Jay Secondary School for Law (K462) C



Edward R. Murrow High School (K525) B


Prospect/Crown Heights 

International High School at Prospect Heights (K524) A

Medgar Evers College Preparatory School (K590) B

Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre (K548) B

ACORN Community High School (K499) B

Clara Barton High School (K600) C

Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment (K547) C

The High School for Global Citizenship (K528) C


Windsor Terrace

Brooklyn College Academy (K555) A


Manhattan and Bronx Schools of Note:

Hunter Science High School (M541) A

Bard High School Early College (M696) A

N.Y.C. Museum School (M414) A

N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies (M412) A

Stuyvesant High School (M475) A

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts (M485) A

Bronx High School of Science (X445) A

Art and Design High School (M630) B

Professional Performing Arts High School (M408) B


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