NEW YORK—Skyline High Schools will reopen after nearly a year of closure, marking the school’s first year in the nation’s largest charter school system.
Skyline will re-open in early December after being closed since February 2017.
The school was once the largest school district in the state and a pioneer of charter schools, with more than 1,400 charter schools.
Its graduation rate was the highest in the country.
Skyline’s graduation rate also was the second-highest in the district.
In a release Thursday, the New York State Department of Education praised the school for its dedication to education, but cautioned that Skyline had not been able to keep up with the changing demands of the economy.
Skylisa was founded in 2017, but it has been operating under a “voluntary charter” status, and the district will be allowed to continue operating it as a charter school for another year.
The New York Times noted that Skylisa had closed its doors in December, but not until late February 2017, two months after the district opened.
The district said that Skylines graduation rate in 2018 was second only to the city of New York.
The average graduation rate for public charter schools was 77 percent.
In a statement, the district said it was pleased to see Skyline reopen, but would need to work with the district to make sure that it continued to meet its mission.
The New York Post reported that in 2018, the school earned a total of $6 million in grants and loans from the New Markets Fund, which was created to fund school improvement projects.
The district had been funding the school since 2012.
The fund has provided about $11 million in loans to Skylises schools in the last three years, according to the New Statesman.