2009-11-20 / School News

Mixed Report Card Results For Local High Schools

By Howard Schwach

The city's Department of Education released high school report cards on Monday, and it is apparent from looking at the results that the DOE has gone to school on the brouhaha that took place when elementary and middle school report cards were issued earlier this year showing that the great majority of those schools earned either an A or a B.

"We have absolutely raised the bar," said a DOE spokesperson. "Our goal continues to be to create stretch targets for our schools."

The report cards for Rockaway schools were mixed at best.

The high school component of The Channel View School for Research at Beach Channel High School received a report card grade of A from the DOE, with a total of 78.2 points out of 100.

The Frederick Douglass Academy at the Far Rockaway Educational Cam - pus got a B, with a total of 58.8 points out of 100.

Beach Channel High School earned a D grade, with only 38.1 points out of 100.

Neither Far Rockaway High School nor its component school, the Queens High School for Information and Technology, was rated.

Far Rockaway High School was not rated because this is its last year of operation and it will officially close in June.

The Queens High School for Infor - mation and Technology is too new to be rated.

This year, a high school needed at least 70 points to earn an A, up from 64.2 points last year.

High school grades are based mostly on the progress that a school makes in raising graduation rates, improving pass rates on Regents tests and how many students are passing their classes.

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