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Public | 6-12 | 489 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2014

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D I am a student at ICE, and so far, it has been amazing. I had already been used to this sort of teaching style, but for some people who came from a more "organized" teaching style, the change could be difficult at first. 6TH GRADE IS IMPOSSIBLE. EXCEPT STRESS! the work is fair, but the change from 5th to 6th grade is very stressful. 7th grade work is much harder than 6th grade work, but it sure does not feel like it. 7th grade was easy, as long as you stay on top of your work. The middle school band wins many awards, and the teachers are amazing. Enough for me to not just become a student, but to have regular conversations with one as if they were a friend. So, if you can, this school is amazing. :D


Posted June 28, 2014

This is a great school. There is so much attention and guidence that is given from the staff and student body. My daugther was lucky enough to get transferred in 7th grade. The transition was tough on her but ICE took the time to work with her and provide the proper tutorials and motivation. I am proud to say the she is now entering 10th grade and has a good grasp on the work at hand. ICE makes learning interactive and fun.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

I am a parent of a ICE graduate. We moved across country to NYC as our son entered Junior year (not a fun time to transition). However ICE students from all levels welcomed our son. Teachers and advisers worked hard to guide him through the differences in the way ICE directs and guides students to complete and excel in their studies. Our son has made good strong friends at ICE in the Administration, Teaching teams and Students of various age groups.


Posted September 26, 2013

We just moved back to New York from Europe and we found I.C.E. after a long search. We consider ourselves lucky. The teachers are dedicated, knowledgable and energetic, the parents are involved and supportive, and the students have the chance to develop their individuality and critical thinking. The work is demanding, but the teachers really know how to engage their students and the atmosphere at this school is all around supportive and positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Having crash-landed in ICE from a far different world (New Eng. Preps), it takes some real concentration under a foreign lens and a selfless focus to portray this school as a "great" one. But I've managed. I came in with a fear of how misleading a public school other than the tops can be in my road to college and beyond. I felt that a temporarily satisfying blend with the kids here would eviscerate my prep school norms and values, throwing away everything from my ties to my intellectual taste. But by May of that year, it had hit me that the school stood strong . Its philosophical approach to a liberal style of learning doesn't stay too artsy and the environment is one where success isn't socially hindered. The kids, pieced by a rarely, significantly diverse body, have a positive approach to their lives (with a few exceptions). The teachers ARE there to help you, actually no kidding. There is potential in that aging 5th floor of the old Stuy building. Given more funding and resources, the school WILL thrive and its unorthodox system can prove to succeed. Many other lame, minority-become-majority dominated schools are trounced by ICE, which is fortified by a welcoming yet firm comm.


Posted April 26, 2012

The teachers are great and kind, it's advanced, but not too hard, the perfect school, but hard to get into. this school should be 1st place in a list of the best schools of Manhattan. Great place.


Posted April 30, 2011

ICE is a great school. All of the teachers are very loving to each and every single one of their students. Not a single student is left out. The principal is outstanding. Very loving,kind, sweet. gentle, and funny. Every morning he stands outside the school greeting students as they get to school. Being in ICE is being a part of a family. The classes are amazing. The staff offers after school tutoring for those who need it. Everyone feels welcome in ICE. ICE handles it's responsibilities very well. Everyone is equally treated and taken care of at ICE.


Posted April 17, 2011

Unfortunately, the 6th grade teachers, in particular the humanities and math teachers are lacking. The kids love them, but can they teach?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

Absolutely top notch teachers and curriculum. The school itself (on the top two floors of the old Stuyvesant High School) is a bit "dog-eared" and could use some sprucing up. The class assignments (most often collaborative projects, hence the name) are consistently sophisticated and challenging. The school is not interested in standardized testing and to its credit does not "teach to the test." They teach students to think, not to memorize and regurgitate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Top class teachers and working environment for kids. No teaching to the test, the children learn what they need to not what looks good on standardized tests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

This is a school that teaches kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

The school has an impressive curriculum, great teachers and an awesome principal but the best thing about it is: they teach our children to take on a difficult assignment and complete it- ON THEIR OWN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

The combination of bright, dedicated teachers, a caring principal (all of whom go above and beyond their call of duty) as well as small class sizes make for a great learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

Friendly-warm setting, teachers are great, school is different from other schools- they use different techniques to teach students in a way that is more interesting to them


Posted October 5, 2010

small class sizes, project-based assessments instead of tests, strong community -- great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

Great project-based learning, phenomenal teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

ICE gives students responsibility for their learning. Students complete meaningful homework that challenges their thinking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

I love ICE because the teachers are so dedicated. Teachers at ICE truly want their children to succeed and are there first thing in morning and stay way after the day ends. Communication between parents and teachers are helpful and prompt. John Pettinato, the principal, is wonderful and reachable. He loves his school and it shows in all ways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

This school makes thinkers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

A supportive, noncompetitive environment. Fosters creative thinking. Some outstanding teachers.
—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.

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

 
 
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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%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Geometry

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Global History and Geography

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Integrated Algebra

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Proficient in English100%
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Living Environment

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General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not 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 1 18% 23%
Black 1 14% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 11% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 2% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 119%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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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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
 
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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
 
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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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