Multi-criteria decision making techniques are extensively used in selecting the best one among alternatives. Sorting schools by measuring their quality of performance is also supposed as a decision-making problem. In this study, it is aimed to measure the performance of five secondary schools and two high schools with respect to achievement, non-attendance, social activities and projects criteria by using PROMETHEE outranking method in the scope of a local project. Study has been executed at the end of the 1st term of academic year 2014-2015. In consequence of the study, it is seen that secondary schools have better performance than high schools and town schools have better performance than village schools. Furthermore, it has been found out that there is a strong relationship between achievement and non-attendance criteria. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.