PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Most Port Chester and Blind Brook schools scored above state averages in a series of report cards released by the New York Campaign for Achievement Now .
The report cards graded all 4,700 New York schools based on student performance, subgroup performance, achievement gaps and graduation rates. Grades were calculated using data from the 2010-11 New York State Assessments.
Port Chester Middle School earned a "D+" grade for student performance. The 49.5 percent of students who scored proficient or better on reading and math exams was below the state average of 53.5 percent. Port Chester High School scored a "B" for student performance. The 80 percent of students who scored proficient or above was one percent higher than the state average. The school earned a "C-" grade for graduation rates, with 78.8 percent of students graduating. This figure is 2 percentage points higher than the state average.
Port Chester's elementary schools received a "C+" grade for student performance, with 67.5 percent of students earning at or above proficient on reading and math tests. The state average was 59.5 percent. The schools were given a "B" grade for the performance of low-income, black and Latino students, and a "C" grade for their achievement gaps.
All three Blind Brook schools scored higher than state averages. Blind Brook High School received an "A" grade for student performance, with 99 percent of students performing proficient or better. It also received an "A" for its graduation rate. Blind Brook-Rye Middle School received an "A-" for student performance, with 91 percent of students scoring at or above proficient. Bruno M. Ponterio Ridge Street School received a "B+" grade for student performance, with 87 percent of students scoring proficient or better.
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