Looking Closer with SchoolBook
SchoolBook is a website operated by several non-DOE organizations (mostly news organizations) that can give you more information about a school.
To see SchoolBook, go to the website http://www.wnyc.org/blogs/schoolbook/ and find the yellow SchoolBook “Search for New York City Schools” box to begin your search.
Task 1: What’s New? (1000+)
- Search for a school that’s already on your short list.
- Write a well-organized comparison that explains what new information SchoolBook provides that the DOE’s SchoolFinder does not?
Task 2: On the Borderline (750+)
- Search for a school that might be on your “safety” list.
- Does SchoolFinder make you more likely or less likely to put that school on your safety list?
Task 3: 99 Terrace View Avenue (1000+)
- Evaluate all of the high schools at 99 Terrace View Avenue or 2975 Tibbet Avenue using information from SchoolFinder and SchoolBook. Hint: Look quickly at the stats of all five before looking closely at the best…
- Which one would be most likely to add to your list and why? (Good answers will bring details from both sources).