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Public | 6-12 | 489 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2009

It's an always galvanizing combination of Sesame St (PG-13 edition) and Welcome Back Kotter. It's run on well placed rubberbands, salvaged batteries, the mighty, mighty efforts of a small, amazing staff, the harnessed energy of 400 some NYC public school kids, and occasional pennies offered up by cash-strapped parents. My seventh grader is reading Hobbes and Rosseau...my husband didn't read them 'til college...I'm not sure I read them at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE has many wonderful attributes. One is that both my children LOVE to go to school. That could not be said for their elementary school. The humanities and science program are strong, as is the music department. Creativity is cherished in all subject areas and the school does do not teach to the test. Therefore, my children are learning how to learn and enjoying the process. They are learning a lot about whatever subject they tackle. And I should not forget to mention the wonderful, dedicated teachers who inspire them to reach their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

amazingly dedicated and energetic teachers do a great job of harnessing student energy (and there is a lot of it). despite the small student body, each child seems able to find their niche and to find acceptance and support from all the others - a message of compassion that comes from the top down. my daughter and i are both excited about the curriculum, which promotes critical thinking every step of the way. and she continues to flourish in math and science!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The principle and the teachers really love our kids! My son has never loved a school or teachers as much as he does at ICE. He has blossomed since we moved here from australia and is taking school and learning much more seriously now. The teachers at ICE create a fun and exciting learning environment for the children. But not only do the teachers enjoy what they are doing (and it shows) but they are there to provide support for the kids after school every single day and evening. Thank you ICE! We think you are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE prepares kids for real work both college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It is a smart, creative, interesting and challenging environment. The project work makes learning active and engaging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Innovation, creative thinking and independence are on top of the school's priorities. Great school!


Posted November 4, 2009

Small classes, enthusiastic teachers who know how to instill a love for learning. The kids show improvement in self esteem, confidence and maturity directly related to how they are treated and respected by their teachers. My son is flourishing in this environment and showing a renewed sense of self and joy I haven't seen in him since the schools started teaching to tests. At ICE they teach learning and life lessons that are vital to his future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

All the kids are part of a great community. They are very committed staff and the kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE is the place where each and every student has the opportunity to become a great thinker and a great person, and the teachers are amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE is an amazing school that nurtures a kids creativity while building heaps of confidence through experiential learning, lots of support from smart, caring teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

great educators, unusual curriculum, small class-size!! LOVE FOR TEENAGERS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I.C.E. teachers are amazing! My son is thriving at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers dedication and the way they challenge the students on every level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers are inspirational. They manage to build up the students in a very positive way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

Rich in community spirit and a tremendous respect for the individual made possible by small class sizes and extremely dedicated teachers. My daughter is in her 7th year at ICE. It is her home away from home--a rigorously academic and nurturing place where she has transformed from a child to a young adult ready for college and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The school urges students to be independent thinkers. Lots of creative challenges in every subject. The great sense of community urges students to take risks and express freely. At the same time they are supportive of others who may have differences. My son loves to go to school everyday! The teachers are so caring and passionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I think the education our children receive prepares them for the real world, not just passing tests
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

ICE has the most dedicated teachers in all of NYC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers are very caring and my child has been learning so much.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

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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.

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

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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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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Proficient in English100%
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Non-migrant100%

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 2 55% 48%
Hispanic 1 18% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 11% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 2 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 119%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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Based on 557 responses

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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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345 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003
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Phone: (212) 475-7972

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