Visualization is a great way of putting numbers into context. On this page,
you will find a broad array of statistics about Scholars' Academy,
with each variable plotted on a chart showing how the school compares to
others in the city.

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Above Average

1

9

Secondary School Performance Summary

Combined performance on state tests, SATs and graduation rates. This is SchoolBook's summary score for performance for schools that span elementary and secondary grades, calculated by combining scores on state English and Mathematics exams in grades 3 to 8; Regents exams; SAT scores; and the school's Progress Report weighted diploma rate.

Above Average

896

2090

SAT Scores

The average combined score on math, verbal and writing sections for college-bound seniors.

Source: DOE SAT report, September, 2011

Above Average

< 1%

100%

Regents English

The percentage of students scoring 65 or higher on the English exam.

Above Average

< 1%

100%

Regents Mathematics

The percentage of students scoring 65 or higher on various math exams.

Above Average

< 1%

100%

Regents Science

The percentage of students scoring 65 or higher on various science exams.

Above Average

< 1%

100%

Regents History

The percentage of students scoring 65 or higher on U.S. History and Global History exams.

Above Average

235

361

Above Average

253

372

Above Average

246

364

Above Average

254

369

Above Average

245

351

Above Average

244

363

Above Average

2.4

20.0

Performance Score

High Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Performance"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

6.5

54.1

Progress Score

High Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Progress"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

1.0

14.6

Learning Environment Score

High Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Learning Environment"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

3.4

24.3

Performance Score

Middle Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Performance"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

1.3

56.5

Progress Score

Middle Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Progress"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

2.9

14.7

Learning Environment Score

Middle Schools This is SchoolBook's translation of the city's ""Learning Environment"" score on the progress reports. The Department of Education assigns an overall score to schools based on the annual survey combined with the attendance rate, weights the results heavily based on demographic peer comparisons, and converts the score to an A-F letter grade. SchoolBook strips away the peer comparison, and translates the data onto our 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

< 1%

100%

Regents Rate

The percentage of students earning a Regents diploma in four years. Percentage of Class of 2011 who scored well enough on Regents exam to be awarded a Regents diploma in four years.

Above Average

< 1%

100%

10-Credit Rate

The percentage of students who complete full course load in their first year of high school. This measures the percentage of first-year students at a high school that successfully complete a full course load, an important milestone that can be a predictor of graduation. It is a component of the city's ""progress"" score on the annual progress reports.

Above Average

5.3

296.1

Weighted Diploma Rate

City score based on what level of diploma graduates earn. This is an alternative graduation rate developed by the city for the annual progress reports. It awards a different value to each of the six different types of diplomas a student can earn, based on the academic standard needed to achieve them. This helps distinguish between schools with similar graduation rates by crediting schools for graduates with advanced diplomas.

Above Average

2.8

100.0

Regents Completion

The percentage of required Regents exams students completed. This is a measure from the city progress reports of how well high schools are moving students towards graduation. It summarizes how many Regents tests were completed by students at the school in a given year as a percentage of the total of Regents tests required to be passed by those students. It is part of the ""progress"" component of the city scoring system.

Above Average

6.3

100.0

College Enrollment Rate

Percentage of Students Enrolling in College This new measure in the DOE progress reports shows the percentage of students who enroll in a two or four-year college after four years of high school.

0.0

100.0

College Prep Index

Percentage of students taking college preparatory courses. This new measure in the DOE progress reports shows the percentage of students taking college preparatory courses. Because the scores among schools are not normally distributed, a New York Times index score has not been calculated.

Above Average

1

9

Satisfaction Level

Results of a city survey of parents, teachers and students. This is SchoolBook's summary score based on results of the city's annual survey of parents, teachers and students. The city awards points in four categories: Academic Expectations, Communications, Engagement, and Safety. We combined these into an overall score and translated the results onto a 1 to 9 scale.

Above Average

5.8

9.2

Academic Expectations

Response to city survey regarding the school's academic environment. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, the survey questions in this category addressed whether "the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Above Average

5.5

9.5

Safety

City survey responses regarding the school's safety. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether parents, teachers and students feel ""the school creates a physically and emotionally secure environment in which everyone can focus on student learning.""

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Above Average

5.3

9.1

Engagement

City survey responses regarding the engagement level of parents, teachers and students. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether people were ""engaged in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Above Average

5.1

8.6

Communications

City survey responses regarding the school's communications. This is one of four summary scores reported by the city as part of its annual survey of parents, middle- and high-school students, and teachers. According to the city's report, this category addressed whether the ""school provides information about the school’s educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student’s learning outcomes."

Source: DOE annual survey, July 2012

Above Average

1

9

Diversity Score

The likelihood that two students selected randomly would be of different races or ethnicities. A SchoolBook calculation, based on city enrollment data, that expresses the racial and ethnic mix of the student body on a 100-point scale. The formula determines the probability that two students selected at random will be of different backgrounds.

< 1%

100%

Asian

The percentage of students who are Asian.

< 1%

100%

Black

The percentage of students who are black.

< 1%

100%

Hispanic

The percentage of students who are Hispanic. Hispanic students as a percentage of the total enrollment. While some data sets treat Hispanic origin as a distinct category, allowing for dinstinct counts of Hispanic blacks, Hispanic whites, etc., in the DOE data, Hispanic is treated as a race, so each student is either Hispanic, Black, White or another race.

< 1%

100%

Native American

The percentage of students who are Native American.

< 1%

100%

White

The percentage of students who are white.

4 : 1

27 : 1

Student-Teacher Ratio

The number of students divided by the number on the teaching staff. The official student-teacher ratio calculation included in the class size report. Generally, there's a strong correlation between this ratio and the peer index — schools with more high-needs students have lower ratios.

Source: DOE Class Size Reports, 2/15/12

Below Average

11.0

34.2

Middle School Class Size

Average number of students per classroom, grades 6, 7 and 8. Average number of students per general education class in grades 6, 7 or 8. Core subject classes are combined. Because the city average class size varies by school type, separate calculations are made for elementary, middle and high school grades.

Source: DOE Class Size Reports, 2/15/12

Average

10.0

63.0

High School Class Size

Average number of students per classroom, grades 9 through 12. Average number of students in high school classes. All general education classes in all subjects are combined. Because the city average class size varies by school type, separate calculations are made for elementary, middle and high school grades.

Source: DOE Class Size Reports, 2/15/12

Average

15.4

247.4

School Crowding

Overcrowding in schools, measured by the ratio of enrollment to capacity.

Below Average

$52,197

$91,219

Average Teacher Pay

Average salary, general education teacher. This is the average salary of all general education teachers on the payroll as of October, 2010. Since teacher pay is based largely on years in the system, this variable is mostly a measure of experience -- the higher the average salary, the more seasoned the teaching staff. This value is calculated only when the payroll lists at least five teachers.

Source: Provided by DOE, March 2011

Below Average

< 1%

100%

Experienced Teachers

The percentage of teachers with five or more years of classroom experience.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

Average

< 1%

100%

Teachers With a Master's Degree

The percentage of teachers with master's degrees.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

Above Average

< 1%

100%

High School Attendance Rate

Annual daily student attendance rate.

Average

< 1%

100%

Elementary/Middle School Attendance Rate

Annual daily student attendance rate.

< 1%

100%

English Language Learners

The percentage of students for whom English is a second language.

< 1%

100%

Special Education

The percentage of students with Individualized Education Plans. This is the percentage of special education students -- those with ""Individualized Education Plans,"" known as I.E.P.s. This figure is reported in the city's annual school progress reports and is a component of its peer index.

< 1%

100%

Student Stability Rate

The percentage of students remaining in school from year to year. Percentage of student in school this year who also attended last year. This number is not included in the most current version of the Comprehensive Educational Plan Demographics Report.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

< 1%

100%

Temporary Housing Rate

The percentage of students without stable living situations.

Source: CEP Demographics Report, 2/18/11

< 1%

100%

Male

The percentage of students who are male.

< 1%

100%

Female

The percentage of students who are female.