Automate the Schools

Automate The Schools (ATS) is the school-based administrative system used by all New York City public schools since 1988. It has many functions, including recording biographical data for all students, handling admissions, discharges, and transfers to other schools, and recording other student-specific data, such as exam scores, grade levels, attendance, and immunization records. It also provides aggregate student and human resources data to school administrators.[2]

Automate The Schools
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The main (signon) screen
Initial release1988[1]
Written inModel 204[1]
TypeSchool administration software

Access to the ATS system is strictly limited to school system personnel; however, much of the non-personally identifiable information is available online at the New York City Department of Education website.

Technical detailsEdit

The software was written in under six months using the Computer Corporation of America's Model 204 database management software.


  1. ^ a b Kumar, Kamal S. (2000-03-01). "Higher Education: A Lesson in Mainframe Server Automation". Archived from the original on November 11, 2006. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  2. ^ "ATS - Automate The Schools". NYC Department of Education. Archived from the original on 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2008-02-01.

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