LOWER EAST SIDE — An elementary school that has previously struggled on the city's progress report cards jumped from a D to an A this year, according to results released Wednesday by the Department of Education.
The A grade for P.S. 110, the Florence Nightingale School on Delancey Street, comes after it received two D's and a C the previous three years under the DOE's grading system, which weighs performance on standardized tests, school attendance and learning environment.
Last year, P.S. 110 had an F in the student progress category and a C in the math and reading scores category, DOE records show. This year, the school scored an A in both categories after seeing its test scores rise.
Overall in District 1, which covers the East Village, Lower East Side and part of Chinatown, elementary and middle schools improved their scores by 5 points this year to average 60 points overall, with the majority receiving and A or a B. The average progress report grade for high schools in the district dropped slightly this year from 55.7 to 53.4 points, even though four of the district's six school scored an A.
P.S. 140, the Nathan Straus School, went from a C to an A, and the University Neighborhood High School, where the DOE has proposed a controversial school co-location for 2014, climbed from a B to an A.
However, Marta Valle High School on Stanton Street plummeted from a C to an F. The principal there did not immediately return a call for comment.
If a school receives a D or F grade or three consecutive C grades, the DOE could eye it for intervention, which could lead to closure.
Across the entire city, 442 schools received an A grade, 576 received a B, 459 received a C, 102 received a D and 45 received an F, according to the DOE.