WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — While the city's elementary and middle school students performed slightly better on this year’s English and math exams, many students uptown did not meet the standard for proficiency, according to the Department of Education.
About 35 percent of third- through eighth-grade students citywide met proficiency standards in math, compared to 34 percent last year. In English Language Arts (ELA), about 30 percent of students were proficient in English, as compared to 28 percent last year.
The numbers were even worse in District 6, which covers all of Washington Heights and Inwood, as well as a small portion of Harlem.
Fewer than a quarter of students were proficient in ELA at roughly 80 percent of uptown's elementary and middle schools, the data showed.
Students did somewhat better on the math test.
At 14 schools in the district, more than 25 percent or students tested proficient in math, the data showed.
Inwood's Muscota New School performed the best of any elementary or middle school, with 55.9 percent of students passing both the math and the ELA exams.