School Quality Reports

Update (June 21,2016): The 2015 School Performance Dashboard is available here. This new dashboard combines multiple years of data from School Quality Reports into one tool that displays schools’ results and key comparisons, and utilizes data visualization to facilitate analysis. The dashboard also allows users to customize the reports by selecting different metrics and comparisons, and can be printed out as a 2-page report. The dashboard can be used to identify trends, patterns, strengths, areas for improvement, and areas for further investigation.

Update (May 16,2016):
The New York City Department of Education's Proposed Changes for the 2015-16 School Quality Reports are available here.

Please submit any feedback, comments, or suggestions to by June 28.

Overview of School Quality Reports

In November 2014, the New York City Department of Education released two new school quality reports, which present information about the school’s practices, learning environment, and performance results.

  • The School Quality Snapshot is designed specifically for families, and provides a concise summary of each school’s practices, environment, and performance.
  • The School Quality Guide is a more detailed report with additional information, including multiple years of data to show the school’s progress over time

This school year, we made several important improvements to the School Quality Reports to incorporate school community feedback and build off of last year’s changes to move beyond test scores and focus on multiple measures of school improvement. Most significantly, the reports are now aligned to the six essential elements of the Framework for Great Schools: Rigorous Instruction, Collaborative Teachers, Supportive Environment, Effective School Leadership, Strong Family-Community Ties, and Trust. The reports provide schools with a clear picture of their strengths and areas of growth across these elements, which research shows drive student achievement. 

Find a School’s School Quality Reports

You can find a school’s 2014-15 School Quality Snapshot, School Quality Guide, and NYC School Survey Report with the search tool below.

1. Select Type of Report

2. Select School Name

Type the school name or number, select an item from the resulting list, then click Find.

Previous years’ School Quality Reports and Progress Reports are also available by searching for the school in the main school search tool, then clicking on the “statistics and budget” page.

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