New York State released scores for the 2014-2015 state tests last week, and Classical performed among the best in the city and state. 79% of Classical scholars demonstrated proficiency or advanced mastery in math, and 68% of Classical scholars passed the ELA tests. The overall proficiency rate of 74% is a small improvement from last year’s 71%. While the pass rates are significantly lower than the school’s goal, the scholars are performing very well compared to their peers throughout the city and state. Classical is ranked 8th in ELA proficiency and 17th in Math proficiency out of 150 charter schools in NYC. Classical’s proficiency rates are about twice that of New York City and New York State and about five times that of District 12, the school community district in which South Bronx Classical I is located.