Are there demographically similar schools that outperform my home school?

Step 1:

  • Search for school by typing its name into the text box. Click on name to select it.

Step 2:

  • If prompted, select your Desired outcome: for elementary/middle click ELA & Math; for secondary click Graduation.

Step 3:

  • A default list of similar schools will appear in declining order of performance. Scan this list to identify compelling benchmark schools. Tap or click on any school to go to the Comparison page. There, your school’s and the selected school’s performance and demographic data will be displayed side-by-side. Click on any indicator to view the annual data.

Step 4:

  • Tap or click Contact details at the bottom of the Comparison page for the contact info for this benchmark school.

Step 5:

  • You can increase the number of benchmarks by moving the blue Similarity Slider to the left or decrease it by moving the sliderto the right. This loosens or tightens the similarity constraint and presents a larger or smaller list of similar schools—always in declining order of performance. Note that each time you move the Similarity slider, SchoolBenchmarker™ generates an updated set of Potential benchmarks. In effect, moving the slider to the left adds less-similar schools that may be higher performing. Moving the slider to the right narrows the list to the most similar schools that may be higher performing.

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