School Details

Central Park East I

1573 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10029
(212) 860-5821
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 191 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

53%
21%
31%
59%
25%
34%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District # 4 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
26%
30%
61%
28%
36%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District # 4 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
20%
30%
35%
22%
30%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • NYC Geog District # 4 - Manhattan average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Park East I is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Central Park East I is Lindy Uehling, who can be contacted at luehling@schools.nyc.gov. 191 students go to Central Park East I and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Hispanic. 2% of the Central Park East I students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 191 students here have subsidized lunches. The Lexington Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 5%
Asian 5% %
Hispanic 34% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 32% 30%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 2%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 80%
Limited English proficiency 2% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    fantastic! Hands on learning motivated and engaged students devoted and strong teachers. Teachers who go the extra steps your child needs. A caring community of parents and teachers. My kids are getting an excellent education there.

  • (3 years ago)

    CPE1 is truly a progressive education school. It is a place where children are part of a cohesive and nurturing community where they learn academics within a curriculum of arts working together finding individual interests and passions and valuing others. The emphasis is on helping children learn to think and problem solve and create and make choices. Our children love it there they love going to school. Between attending Metropolitan Opera visiting the zoo week after week to intensively study animal behavior becoming strong and reflective writers and finding their voice deeply understanding math concepts ice skating weekly what more could we ask for?

  • (5 years ago)

    Creates independent life long learners! Fantastic Art Music Movement Opus 118 opportunity with a fantastically diverse and caring staff and parent community!

  • (5 years ago)

    After four years at another school in a G&T program my son couldn't be happier in school. He has dedicated smart caring and innovative teachers. The principal is welcoming involved and understands how kids really grow into responsible thoughtful scholarly citizens. The parent coordinator is very friendly responsible and seriously great at her job! You really couldn't ask for more in a public school. Some say it's lacking in academic rigor but I disagree. I don't think burning kids out with test prep and busy-work homework is how you raise outstanding students. It's how you burn kids out quickly!

  • (6 years ago)

    it is great everyone should look at it!!! it has a great curriculum for a public school. it is an awesome school a lot of people would enjoy the way the schools goes.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has attend this school since kindergarten and our entire family is ever so pleased. The school has wonderful facilities including a fantastic art room a movement room and a fantastic new play yard. Just as important is its amazing team of teachers and paraprofessionals its highly active parent association and a wonderful staff including highly involved and accessible parent coordinator and principal. Home-school communication is top-notch. It seems likely that a gifted program could have been attainable given my child's highly accelerated learning but such children can thrive in this school which treats kids as individuals and continues to move them rapidly ahead even as they learn about the real world and interact with diverse classmates from many different backgrounds and with many different styles and paces of learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes there and this school could not be better.

  • (6 years ago)

    Every morning when I wake up and see my son getting ready for school with a smile in his face I know I made a right decision choosing this school. He is learning faster than I never could imagine before he is not 5 yet and he knows to write his name painting with definition he sings and dances he knows about animals and time he is listening better he cleans his room without me asking him to do it he loves cooking with me at home and he tells me about what he cooks at class he has less fear with new people and play wonderful with his partners his evolution in only one year is really amazing...

  • (6 years ago)

    It took months of tours research and discussions with other parents for us to decide that CPE1 is the place we want our children to go for their elementary education. We have two children at the school (PK & 1) and we all love it. CPE1 is a breath of fresh air with its deemphasis on standardized testing and its focus on really teaching children to think. My 1st grader is reading independently has no problem with addition is tackling subtraction and knows enough about science and nature to 'rock' the Trivail Pursuit orange category (am I dating myself?). My PK child writes independently and in two short months has developed sufficient word recognition skills to where she 'reads' to me at night. This is a great school for all the right reasons and hopefully the seriously flawed schoolwide grading system will not detract from what CPE1 does so well.

  • (6 years ago)

    I cannot think of another school where I would like to have my two children attend. The teachers truly see each child as an individual and work extremely hard to foster their growth. Children really have the opportunity to make choices during the school day which has made my children mature and centered. They have the chance to be children and enjoy their childhood. Both my children love to read and are competent in math and they both love going to school! Parents and families are a welcome presence at CPEl and there are many community events which brings families closer together. If it takes a village to raise a child this is one of those villages! Families who go to CPE know that a good education cannot be measured simply by test scores. We don't want our children taught to the test-we want our children to be learning.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter started Kindergarten 2 months ago and we are so glad we chose this school! She loves her teachers Marilyn & Donny & Alveda including music movement and art teachers! The hands on learning is great and she is so excited to choose what she does for work group each day! It's great to have parent involvement as much as you can even if it's a little-it is appreciated! The open class room concept works and I can see that my daughter who turns 5yrs in Dec 07 is sounding out words on the bus or wherever we are and telling me things she is learning about 'seeds' or whatever the topic is that week!

  • (7 years ago)

    CPE1 is a very unique public school. The teachers and principal involve themselves in the children's lives like I have never seen. It is amazing to find teachers that have insight into your children because they seriously care about teaching them. It is a holistic environment that teaches the 'basics' while integrating it into social physical and artistic activities. There is room for and encouragement of diversity within the school because creativity freedom and friendship are fostered. There is no urgency it seems to compare one child to the next academically because they all seem to learn anyway. Teachers assist those that need extra help and motivate those that are moving ahead. The environment is not rigidly structured and therefore not for everyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    CPE1 Elementary is an amazing school- an unusual place that does not believe tests are what help children learn and succeed. Children are educated in a close and nurturing community the environment is warm and caring. With less than 200 kids teachers get to know all the kids. There is an incredible arts program- music visual arts drama incorporated into the daily curriculum. Children learn by doing they make discoveries and really get to pursue their interests. Children can work on projects over time- days or weeks. There is an emphasis on building community respecting others and learning to problem solve and resolve conflict in acceptable ways. From pre-k on up children are supported to make their own choices and take responsibility for their work and their behavior. Teachers are great. Kids learn science in Central Park visit museums use the city. Plus they ice skate in Central Park!

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