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Institute For Collaborative Education

Public | 6-12 | 489 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2009

The teachers and principal of this school really care and understand each student. They go that extra mile for the benefit of the students. Best school environment!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

It is awesome! The teachers and kids are all awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

We're a huge family here! My students and colleagues always make me smile and work together to make all sorts of wonderful things happen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The school is a member for The Coalition of Essential Schools. It is community of students, parents, teachers, administrators and partners in the community working together to provide a truly 'collaborative' education for NYC students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I love this school. It always keeps me connected to my childs work. The teachers are amazing and are easy to get ahold of when you need them, especially Imani Matthews. My child loves this school and its curriculum and this is one of the best schools shes gone to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

the teachers and crew really care, its a great school.!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

I am so happy my child gets to go to this school. It is a small community with dedicated and inspired teachers who really do what they can for each
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Thoughtful, creative education, not just rote learning. Individual attention from nurrturing teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

An innovative and creative school. Small class sizes and teachers and administration that are dedicated to the educating the whole student. Students learn through project work, not being drilled to take tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Dedicated & creative staff invest in our children's success. They take interest in each individual and help them demonstrate their knowledge and talents through far more meaningful endeavors than test-taking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

A quirky, supportive atmosphere with quirky, supportive, overly intelligent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

It brings the best in the children in a non-competitive way. The teachers are creative and original and the kids develop the same way. They are all very proud of their school and helpful of their schoolmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

passionate teachers and staff dedicated to bringing the most and best out of all their students and to making them great thinkers while respecting their personalities and individualities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Unlike many schools, ICE is run for the children,not for the staff or administration. My son, who hated his traditional elementary school, now loves to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Great, dedicated, supportive teachers and administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

There is a collegiate atmosphere at the school that is hard to come by. The teachers make their classes interesting and relevant. The students work hard but have fun too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2009

when we were looking for a middle school for my son, we went on a tour at ICE. i met an 11th grader who was working at school, after the school day. i asked him what he thought of ICE and he said it was the best school he had ever been to and he wished he had had all his school years there. (he had transfered from another school in 10th grade) that was it for me... my son had the most wonderful teachers. the principal, John is a wonderful caring guy, who greets all his students each morning. its like being part of a big family. terrific school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

ICE is the best school around the Lower East Side. The teachers are friendly and the environment is clean and nice. If you are just going to the school you will feel right at home and make some friends right away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2003

ICE has the most committed group of teachers I have ever seen. It offers a challenging, project-based curriculum -- the literture and social studies curricula are organized around broad themes. Instead of 'getting through' material by reading chapters in a textbook filled with facts, students take a question and study it deeply from various angles. ICE does not give standard A,B,C,D,F grades. Itstead, teachers report on whether students 'met standards' or not. The school year is divided into four cycles, at the end of which students are assessed. Each cycle culminates in a project which is designed to pull together everything that the student has learned during that cycle. The end-of-year project in each subject area is extensive and quite a challenge. Class size is low; the tradeoff is that there are few extras and the school often runs out of basic supplies like paper. 100% of ICE's graduates go to college.
—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.

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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.

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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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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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Integrated Algebra

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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 2 55% 48%
Hispanic 2 18% 23%
Black 2 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 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 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

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 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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