The Guide, available online and in print, includes an interactive web tool that enables parents to search their neighborhood elementary schools to compare with others in each district, and across the city. The ranking is based on the percentage of 4th graders at each school who passed the English Language Arts (ELA) tests.
“Of all the decisions parents must make in New York City, none inspires more stress than where to send your child to school,” said Julie Shapiro, DNAinfo.com New York’s NYC Kids Editor. “We’ve highlighted the most popular, high-performing elementary schools alongside up-and-coming programs that are just beginning to attract buzz.”
The Guide also includes details on 2013 zoning changes, magnet and dual-language programs, schools with lengthy waiting lists and new kindergarten application procedures. Parents can also find specifics on special education, pre-Kindergarten and gifted and talented programs.
“Over the last several months, our reporters have talked to dozens of parents, teachers and principals about what makes their schools special in neighborhoods from Park Slope to Astoria. Our goal is to help parents navigate the overwhelming array of options no matter what part of the city they live in,” said Michael P. Ventura, managing editor of DNAinfo.com New York.
The full NYC Public Schools Guide is available here: DNAinfo.com/NYCSchoolsGuide.
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