ERIC Number: ED471989
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
New York City's Public High School Students Review Their Schools' Performance: A Report of a Survey of 1,001 Students.
This study examined New York City public high school students' views and experiences on issues ranging from academics to safety to social services. Two-thirds believed their schools had either stayed the same or worsened over time, while one-third believed they had improved. Two-thirds were confident they would graduate. Students were fairly satisfied with skills they were taught. One-quarter felt they did not have enough access to computers at school, and 40 percent felt there was inadequate access to current books and other materials. Students gave their schools lower marks on how they helped them handle personal growth and school life. Students felt their schools' greatest strengths were the teachers and the training in academic skills and materials. They noted relative weakness in the ability to provide a safe, disciplined, and orderly learning environment. There were widely varying perspectives among students who expected to follow different post-high school paths, with the school system treating college-bound students in a considerably better manner than other students. School size made a significant difference in how students perceived their education. Three appendices present an annotated questionnaire, definitions of cross tab variables, and sample characteristics compared to New York high school population figures. (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, Educational Quality, High School Students, High Schools, Public Schools, School Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Urban Schools
Citizens Committee for Children of New York, 105 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010. Tel: 212-673-1800; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.kfny.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Citizens' Committee for Children of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)