Report Cards For New York City Public High Schools Show Mixed Results

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

While almost half of city students enroll in college, Shael Polakow-Suransky, the city's Chief Academic Officer, thinks schools can do more.

"We want our principals and our teachers and our guidance counselors helping kids make a plan," Polakow-Suransky said.

Just 29 percent of the city's high schoolers are considered ready for college four years after entering high school.

Those criteria now account for 10 percent of each high school's score, with the rest based on students' progress, their actual performance and how parents, teachers and students rate the school's environment.

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