Central Park East II

19 East 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
(212) 860-5992
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 262 students 9 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

48%
32%
75%
42%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
33%
38%
43%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
30%
42%
40%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

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 http://www.engageny.org/sites/default/files/resource/attachments/test_score_release_letter_to_parents.pdf 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 mee
  • This school in 2014
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Park East II is a public elementary school in New York. The principal of Central Park East II is PRINCIPAL - MS. NAOMI SMITH, whose e-mail is nsmith3@schools.nyc.gov. 262 students attend Central Park East II and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Central Park East II students have "limited English proficiency." 100% of the 262 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Central Park East II is 9:1. Harbor Science and Arts Charter School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 50% %
Hispanic 26% %
White, non-Hispanic 20% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100% None%
Limited English proficiency 2% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son is enrolled in the pre-K program at Central Park East II and we couldn't be happier with his teacher and the school! Every day he comes home so happy talking about what they did at school that day or his friends. The principal is passionate and engaged and his teacher is so fantastic and loving! We feel lucky that our son attends this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think the objective of diversity is of great concern to the principal. The principal has problems with people that she can't bully. This is a good environment for boys that are passive. Otherwise you will have problems with the principal and teacher. The principal is classic example of why I support teacher tenure.

  • (1 year ago)

    Principal enjoys harassing kids and yelling at parents. Very disrespectful ungrateful and uncooperative. School will call ACS on you for no reason and fabricate reports about your child. Stay away!

  • (2 years ago)

    We are also new to the school and have been so pleased with the methods in the classroom the diversity of the student body the quality of the educators and the caring and concern of the principal and general staff. I feel like I am in constant communication with my son's teacher and am thrilled that he will have this teacher next year as well. It is such a relief to leave my son there each day and know that he is being so well cared for. This school is a happy and strong community for children.

  • (2 years ago)

    We're new to the school and we're so impressed! I love that the student body is diverse. Finally a school that still values the arts and music. They have a dual-language after-school program. Their approach to teaching is fabulous. I love that they use Responsive Classroom as a way to build community and manage the classroom. The teachers are wonderful. I'm really pleased and would highly recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Children are educated here. They are able to be children and learn at the same time. There is so much support from the staff and so much family involvement to ensure great performance and great character from each student. CPE II is a jewel.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a great violin program they must not loose but the money is tight. Please help the school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Central Park East II is a very special place. It is as diverse as the city it serves providing inclusion programs and bridge classes for students in K-5th grade. Each week CPEII has a community meeting that serves to bring together the entire student body the faculty and staff for an hour of sharing stories singing songs talking about current events and ultimately getting involved in our community our city and our world. Children at CPEII feel connected to their clasmates their teachers the principal their neighborhood and their world. They take responsibility for their actions and try to effect change. From the Principal to the youngest Pre-K student everyone at CPEII is family. This atmosphere creates a learning environment that is both comfortable and challenging. Kids are encouraged to succeed and feel personal satisfaction on their achievements. Despite severe budget cuts CPEII manages through grants and the generosity of several corporate and individual sponsors to offer a wide variety of music arts and sports opportunities that open the minds of the kids and allow them to explore the range of their imagination and envision themselves with limitless possibility.

  • (5 years ago)

    CPE is a great school with dedicated staff. The teachers take the time to find the best teaching approach for each child. Parent involvement is welcomed and recruited by the teachers and staff. My child wants to go to school every day because the teachers make learning fun and exciting for her. There is definite strong sense of community that resonates throughout the school. Overall I am delighted with the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    CPE II has a genuine interest in really teaching kids not just teaching to pass a test. There is a great school spirit throughout the school. Also I absolutely love the healthy school policy it falls very much in line with my family values.

  • (7 years ago)

    Outstanding school with child centered philosophy and exceptional principal and faculty. My daughter gets to participate in art music movement and more on a weekly basis. The school also provides excellent enrichment activities regularly such as trips to the zoo ice skating dance class trips to museums and many others. At four years of age my daughter was already reading and writing as well as flourishing from an emotional/social perspective. I cannot recommend this school highly enough.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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