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Nyc Ischool

Public | 9-12 | 433 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 28, 2014

Hola la escuela de mi hijo es NYC ischool estoy muy orgullosa de esa escuela es una de las mejores en la ciudad con muy buenos profesores y los estudiantes son buenos y salen bien preparados para su futuro
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2014

The iSchool is a model for the 21st century student. It's hard to think of any part of the iSchool experience that I would change. i am currently a junior and i am completely in love with this school. From freshman year, students receive elite guidance from their instructors and advisers. Even though the environment isnt very competitive, each student finds it within themselves to push and strive to be better. All teachers must allow all students to redo what we call mastery assignments, which allows us to maximize our grade at all times during the quarter. The diversity of the student body speaks for itself. All races hang out with each other. And unlike most high schools, there are NO CLIQUES in the ischool. Because the grades are mixed together, freshman have the opportunity to meet upperclassmen. This may seem intimidating at first, but this really contributes to the iSchool experience. Since from a young age freshman mingle with older students, when that freshman gets to be an upperclassmen, they help create a safe environment for all students. This classroom system is part of the reason why we have NEVER had a fight in our schools history. Great School, Students, and Staff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter will be attending this school in the fall. We were very impressed with the tour, and we think that the admissions process asked very interesting and thought provoking questions. We are looking forward to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2014

Our family is really impressed by this wonderful school. My son made an easy and comfortable transition from middle school and we are impressed by the creativity and dedication of the faculty. The I-School has managed to combine traditional learning with topically important modules that are relevant to young people. I'm happy that my son is studying Nuclear Proliferation and developing knowledgable and responsible attitudes towards our planet and its people. Socially the school's atmosphere appears to have room for a diverse set of students- a tolerant and welcoming learning community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2012

This school is located in downtown Manhattan just outside of Soho. It is a truly amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2012

Although it took some time to adapt to the technology based learning, my child caught on, became comfortable and loved it. Teachers demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and a genuine interest in their students and students demonstrate an eagerness to learn. Each and every one of my daughter's classmates/friends are intelligent, mature and respectful kids. The principal, teachers & advisors really show they care about the students and have an open door policy to assist them with questions/needs. Parents are kept in the loop regarding everything that goes on; concerns have always been promptly dealt with. The size of the school allows for a personable and comfortable environment for students and teachers to interact more. Students are assigned a dedicated advisor to guide them, give advice and help track their academic performance with the ultimate goal of sending them off to college. No academic or behavior issue is allowed to slide. It's not perfect but the good definitely outweighs the small kinks that need to be ironed out. So far, this really is a gem of a school with staff that tries hard to do their job well and I hope they continue to grow and to perform well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2011

It is our child's 1st year at ischool. We were very impressed at the tour with the mission of the school, class choices, teachers and administration. It seems like they offer an amazing program and my child loves it. The only negative is the quality of the kids. Since it's a new school, many of the kids got dumped there after not getting into their other choices because of poor grades or being disciplinary problems. So as a result, there are many kids who seem to be more concerned about doing drugs or drinking before, during and after and school. My child is a very good student and loves school. I hope that as more families learn about ischool and how different and amazing it is compared to most nyc schools, they will get a better quality of child.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
25%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
n/a
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
99%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students92%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

Chemistry

All Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant48%

Earth Science

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%

English

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities75%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Geometry

All Students98%
Female97%
Male100%
African American100%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Global History and Geography

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
African American93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Integrated Algebra

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
African American92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%

Living Environment

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities63%
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
African American80%
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities63%
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

This school was not given a Progress Report Grade by the NYC Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 43% 23%
White 2 24% 48%
Black 1 21% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 12% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 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 238%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 19%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 35%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

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Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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This school
8.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

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
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17541%
Students30570%
Teachers29100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ISORA BAILEY

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M20, M21, M5. Subways - B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St; 1, 6, A, J, N, Q, R, Z to Canal St; N, R to Prince St; C, E to Spring St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
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131 Ave of the Americas
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