NYC School Survey

Survey Overview

Every year, all parents, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey ranks among the largest surveys of any kind ever conducted nationally.

The survey helps school leaders understand what key members of the school community say about the learning environment at each school. The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn.  

The 2015-2016 version of the NYC School Survey is aligned to the DOE’s Framework for Great Schools. The survey will collect vital information about a school’s capacity to improve student achievement by measuring the extent to which each school incorporates the six essential elements— rigorous instruction, supportive environment, collaborative teachers, effective school leadership, strong family and community ties, and trust—that drive school improvement and develop students to compete in the 21st century.  The survey will be one of multiple measures used to help the DOE assess the six essential elements.

For more information about the research behind the Framework for Great Schools, click here.

2016 NYC School Survey Materials for Survey Coordinators

Below are materials that schools can use to get acquainted with the background and administration of the 2016 NYC School Survey. 

2016 NYC School Surveys

View copies of the surveys taken in 2016 by parents and students.

  • View the 2016 Survey for Parents (PDF)
  • View the 2016 Survey for Students (PDF)
  • View the 2016 Survey for Teachers (PDF) 

2015 NYC School Survey Results

951,424 New York City parents, students, and teachers completed the 2015 NYC School Survey.  Feedback gathered by the survey is aggregated at the citywide level and also summarized and reported for each individual school.

Survey Archives

The NYC School Survey has been taken annually since its inception in 2007. Survey information from 2007 through 2014 is archived below.

2014 School Survey

2013 School Survey

2012 School Survey

2011 School Survey

2010 School Survey

2009 School Survey

2008 School Survey

2007 School Survey