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Ps 175 City Island

Public | K-8 | 340 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

This is our last year at 175. The last 9 yrs have been great. I feel my children were educated, safe and loved by the staff there. We have made many friends there. The staff of 175 were always warm and loving. It was a warm and loving environment. The entire staff, from the Administration, Teachers, Secretaries, School Safety Officers, right down to the Custodians, treated us wonderful. ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. We will not get that kind of care and concen in High School. Great to be a part of PS 175. A very nice experience for our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2014

PS 175 City Island, Bronx, NY 10464 This school enjoys a wonderful and well deserved reputation. You know it is good when parents will give a false address just so their child can attend. Teachers are strong.


Posted May 16, 2014

The teachers are very good. Problem is middle school lacks sports, a real art program and there is no foreign language taught. I like the small family like feel of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2014

Horrible Leadership- There are a few teachers that are decent but over all the leadership from the high ups is unacceptable. There quality is lacking greatly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great school! Friendly office staff and very nice teachers. Teachers always make themselves available to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

I have two sons, one a recent graduate and the other still attends PS 175. I feel they both have recieved a great education from PS 175. My son in HS is now in amny AP classes and entered High School with a strong foundation. PS 175 is a very strong school community were children develope strong friendships and the parents are very involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

I would have to say that overall PS 175 is an exceptional school. The quality of eductaion is more like a private then public school. It has an 'A' rating by the Department of Education and the Principal is very pro active and approachable. The Level of communication between the school and the home is excellent and the PTA is very involved and their input in the school is very obvious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2009

This school is a fantastic school and all three of my children are in a healthy learning area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

While PS 175 is very pro-active in terms of events and community activities. I find myself turned off to the academical imbalance to their structure. The Principal in my opinion is terrific! She knows all the students by name and even recognizes the parents - she is easily accessible. The teachers however, are not. They do not keep the parents updated(unless you are in the notorious gang ...the Parents Association...hehehe) while the working moms not only cannot get in touch with them - they have been un-responsive to letters and telephoned requests. Oh how I hate the grading system of the kindergarten classes. I need to know where my child needs assistance - I will be putting my child in tutoring as I do not want to fall below grade level or not develop a passion for learning - she's to young to be a drop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I once believed in PS 175. I believed the information Old Time Residence had. I once looked forward to having children and having them attend the City Island Public School. Well I had children and they went to PS 175. Two graduated and went to Fordham Prep and Iona Prep.. Both had to have remidiation in ELA and Math. Shocking to me considering they scored well in the CO OP's and in the State Man Dated Tests. But yes they had to have remediation work to succeed in High School. One tuitor asked me how he did in the 7th & 8th grade, because foundation was missing.... They had to have remediation in the 9th grade. Well, my opinion of NY City Schools in general to say the least is NEGSTIVE> Hence PS 175 was missing something...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

as a parent who lives a fair distance from ps175(SUFFOLK COUNTY long island),i find my son not only enjoys your school, but gains a tremendous amount of self confidence from his learnings in class. not only there but outside of the classroom as well. clearly there is a stuctured but not overbearing overtone from the faculty. they listen when he talks and let him earn the respect all children deserve from thier teachers and elders. we definitley need more extra curricular activities such as music, art, and sports. if i were to have a choice..... id choose more art than sports. allthough i truly understand the lack of funding for these things, somehow these other activities are seem just as important as schoolwork. in closing i would just like to thank all the faculty at ps 175 for helping my son make his way though the journey that is school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

When I attended PS 175 it was one of the best schools in the city! I will always remeber all the great teachers I had when there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 19, 2005

One of things that made me happy about moving to City Island was its Public School. P.S 175 has a great reputation as one of the best Public School in the Bronx. The Teachers are wonderful, caring towards their students and extremely professional. The academic programs are 'par excellance'. The PTA is very involved with the school and the best I have ever seen. The Principal, Mrs. Lopez is strict, but fair and only wants the best for her Students. My daughter is very happy there and I am thankful for all involved with P.S. 175's academic enviornment and success.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

35 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the elementary and middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 65% 48%
Hispanic 2 24% 23%
Black 2 6% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 141%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 48%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 279 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents13552%
Students12399%
Teachers2195%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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200 City Island Ave
Bronx, NY 10464
Phone: (718) 885-1093

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