People can usually find their school's report card on the department of education website for their state or on their school district's website. Some of these websites include report cards from both current and previous years, and users can sometimes search by school name, school level and report card type. A school report card differs from a student report card in that it describes the performance of a school as a whole rather than the performance of one student.
Some areas included on a school report card may include student math and reading achievement and improvement, student post-secondary readiness, student dropout rate and other school quality indicators. The school may also be ranked in comparison with others in the district.