Life Sciences Secondary School

2/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
27
Grades
6-12
Students
709
Type
Public
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Academics
1/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

Very concerning:

Test scores at this school fall far below the state average. This means that students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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NY State Common Core Regents Exam
Algebra I
7%
State avg: 31%
English
29%
State avg: 66%
Geometry
2%
State avg: 22%
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4/10
College readiness
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A worrisome sign:

This school is below the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

(Remember: high graduation rates don't mean much if students are graduating without the coursework and test scores they need to succeed.)


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Ask the schools what it’s doing to improve access to advanced classes and help prepare students for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
80%
State avg: 78%
AP course participation
12%
State avg: 17%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
10%
State avg: 67%
1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
62%
Black
29%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
3%
Two or more races
2%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 13 :1
Students per counselor
199 :1
State avg: 385 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
16%
State avg: 8%
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27 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
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4 2
3 1
2 4
1 10
Neighborhood
320 East 96th Street
New York, NY 10128
PRINCIPAL - MS. KIMBERLY SWANSON - Principal
(212) 348-4293
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Last modified: May 3, 2017
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