In collaboration with Pediacities.com, the Department of Education has made available a set of datasets that provide unique views into the schools, programs, and progress reports, to name a few. Some of the data is also available through Pediacities' API platform, with more expected to be API accessible in the coming weeks.
Some sample datasets include the following:
NYC High School Handbook
The Directory provides detailed descriptions of over 400 New York City public high schools, including information about programs, extracurricular activities, and eligibility. This is the information that appears in the printed directory. Data is from the Department of Education (DOE).
This data has been broken down into three main tables, a School Table, a Program Table, and a Review Table, each with an associated data dictionary.
Each school has a unique DBN number, which is present in all three tables.
NYC Public Schools Progress Report Data
Progress Reports help parents, teachers, principals, and school communities understand schools' strengths and weaknesses. Progress Reports grade each school with an A, B, C, D, or F and are based student progress (60%), student performance (25%), and school environment (15%). Scores are based on comparing results from one school to a peer group of up to 40 schools with the most similar student population and to all schools citywide.
2013 Demographic Snapshot
Demographic information on all NYC schools.
NYC School Survey
Every year, all parents, all 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.
Survey results provide insight into a school's learning environment and contribute a measure of diversification that goes beyond test scores on the Progress Report. NYC School Survey results contribute 10% - 15% of a school's Progress Report grade (the exact contribution to the Progress Report is dependent on school type). Survey questions assess the community's opinions on academic expectations, communication, engagement, and safety and respect. School leaders can use survey results to better understand their own school's strengths and target areas for improvement.