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Public | 6-12 | 489 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2010

ICE is a uniquely creative, inspiring, nurturing and challenging school. Exceptionally dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Great teachers. AMAZING Principal. Love the communauty sprirt... My kids are happy to get up in the morning to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

ICE is a small school where the staff care greatly about the kids' personal and intellectual development and encourage them to express themselves. There is no 'teaching to the test' - small classes and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The teachers are extraordinary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

I love ICE for its progressive attitude toward testing being a secondary concern to real education and the building of intellect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Teachers are really for the students and parents. No grades, no standards on test, Principle great energy. Beginning of the year, two weeks of getting to know you, each other built in each individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

This school nurtures the individual and praises a free thinker! Many different ways of learning and expressing ideas are what the school is saying to our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

The warmth of the teachers, parents and student body radiates immediately when you walk in to the school. The curriculum is child centered. The kids "own" their learning and are taught how it integrates in to the world around them and in their every day lives. The students LOVE their teachers. At the town meeting at the first week of school, the teachers were greeting like "rock stars".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

My granddaugher started the 8th grade at ICE this year. She says it's the best yr of her life because of ICE! It's academically challenging & fun..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

My son, Dylan Greenberg, is a 7th grader at I.C.E. These are his words: I'm voting for I.C.E. not just because it is my school, but for many other reasons as well. Compared to more traditional schools, I.C.E. is extremely unique. I.C.E. is not trying to fit me into a mold of basic learning that you get in every other school. It's classes are very interactive. In all my classes we get to do activities related to what we're learning. Our science class is great, because we get to do all of our science experiments ourselves. Our electives are excellent. All of my friends look forward to elective on every day that we have it. I do, as well. My elective is economics. The economics class gets to learn about advertising and marketing, as well as how our economy is worsening, and how it can get better. I really like filmmaking, and I volunteered to make a movie for economics and the teacher let me do that as my project. In humanities, we are reading Animal Farm. Instead of just reading it and taking notes, we're writing fictional propaganda for some of the characters. Town Meeting is fun. I get to see things other people made and it's interesting. I feel like I'm really included in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

An amazing school with small classes that gives to and asks of its students their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

Incredible, dedicated teachers; hands-on/meaningful learning; rigorous, interesting curriculum that fosters in-depth understanding; diverse, respectful community of learners, educators, and families
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

It's progressive and fun. The curriculum inspires creativity and the teachers and administrators are so dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Great teachers taht take the time to care about the kids they teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

All the schools I researched in NYC for my kids to attend,I.C.E. has the best representation preparing kids for future. Energetic, positive, dedicated teachers!! Teachers have great communication with kids. It is wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

The Teachers. ICE is a tiny school barely 400 kids in grades 6-12, but they have made a commitment to small class size. In order to keep classes small the teachers do double and triple duty not only teaching expert and interesting classes and tutoring, they head clubs and sports, and help with administrative tasks. Many leave school well into the evening. They are a truly dedicated bunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

It is a fantastic school with small classes, dedicated teachers, a diverse student body and an amazing principal. Go ICE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Because my son, who hated school, never hated to go to I.C.E. and learn, and because of the founder and principal, John Pettinato, who is a miracle worker!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

caring and attentive to the individual needs/capabilities of each student
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE is like no other public school. The teachers know each student academically, socially and emotionally. The support and caring for each other, and for the entire family, at the school is amazing.
—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.
English Language Arts

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

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
77%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

59 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

Algebra II/Trigonometry

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

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

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Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

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Global History and Geography

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

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Integrated Algebra

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

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

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Living Environment

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

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
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Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

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Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

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U.S. History and Government

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

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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

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Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English

All Students75%
Female86%
Male64%
African American31%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial70%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities25%
General population83%
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Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%

Geometry

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Global History and Geography

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Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
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Living Environment

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Proficient in English100%
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Non-migrant100%

Physics

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U.S. History and Government

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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

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the middle school level. The school received a grade of "B" for the high 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 1 55% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 2% 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 219%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 15%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 37%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 4%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Language learning

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

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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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.2
 

City average

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

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This school
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

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

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents11426%
Students42289%
Teachers2188%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. PETER KARP

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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

Resources

Transportation options
  • Busses - M1, M101, M103, M14AD, M15, M2, M23, M3, M34A-SBS, M8, M9. Subways - 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R to 14th St-Union Square; L to 1st Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
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