The Department of Education produces several reports to help families understand the quality of their school. These reports draw from multiple sources, including formal school visits; feedback from students, teachers, and parents from
the NYC School Survey; and a variety of student achievement measures.
School Quality Snapshots
Every year, schools receive a School Quality Snapshot based on the learning environment and the performance of its students.
The NYC School Survey
Every year, we invite parents/guardians, teachers, and students in grades 6-12 take the NYC School Survey. The survey helps families understand what members of the community think about the learning environment. It also helps schools create plans for the future. Find out more about the NYC School Survey
The Quality Review
The Quality Review is a process that looks at how well schools are organized to support student learning and teacher practice. Experienced educators conduct a two-day school visit. They observe classrooms and speak with parents, students, teachers, and school leaders. The Quality Review helps identify areas of celebration and areas of focus for the school. Find out more about the Quality Review.
More About School Quality
Short summary report ratings and information on:
- School environment
- Student achievement
- Find a School Quality Snapshot
- Learn more on our
Understanding the School Quality Snapshot page
For more detailed report and complete results from NYC School Survey Search for your school’s most recent School Quality Guide.