New York City’s Education Department may step up its efforts to close schools after more than 150 of them posted a third straight year of mediocre results on their annual progress reports.
The reports, released Monday for elementary and middle schools, showed that about a quarter of schools received A’s and 9 percent received the lowest grades available, D’s or F’s. Education Department officials said that in addition to D and F schools, they will also scrutinize “triple-C” schools, or schools that received a C this year and a C or worse the previous two years. The number of such schools has swelled from 5 last year to 114 this year.
Over all, 304 schools received A’s, 421 received B’s, 365 received C’s, 80 received D’s and 23 received F’s, a distribution roughly equivalent to last year’s.