School Details

Life Sciences Secondary School

Test Scores by grade

7%
54%
30%
8%
61%
31%

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 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

7%
52%
31%
4%
53%
28%

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 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

3%
56%
34%
3%
55%
27%

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 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
57%
64%
43%
57%
64%
47%
68%
78%
64%
55%
73%
71%
79%
82%
60%
68%
75%
46%
65%
71%
67%
64%
72%
78%
76%
78%
33%
82%
79%
74%
73%
79%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District # 2 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Life Sciences Secondary School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Life Sciences Secondary School is MS. GENEVIEVE STANISLAUS and can be contacted at gstanis@schools.nyc.gov. 717 children attend Life Sciences Secondary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Asian. 8% of the Life Sciences Secondary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 76% of the 717 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Life Sciences Secondary School is 15:1. Richard R Green High School of Teaching is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 22%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 57%
Limited English proficiency 8% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is absolutely great! I love going to school everyday. The teachers are extremely helpful and will give you one-on-one attention if you need it. Everyone knows everyone so it's very easy to make friends since it's a small school. The school offers many things as well as after school clubs and activities. They also help you prepare for college and lead you down the right path. The work challenges you and it's good for our developing brains. This is school is really good and I highly recommend it to anyone. (Currently a student)

  • (1 year ago)

    Freshmen at the school and I really like it. Different classes and very helpful teachers. Very happy I picked it.

  • (1 year ago)

    We the teachers work hand in hand with students who need the extra boost or the motivation to finish a given task. Being a teacher is a hard job but working at LSSS makes it less of a job and more of a fun experience.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is great. I love it the teachers and staff are very supportive and very friendly. It's small and the people you meet there are people you really just want to stay friends with after high school. The only down side fore as a high schooler (and I may be being a little bias) is the middle schoolers they are so annoying and so rude. But other then that I love everything about it. It's summer right now and I just can't wait to go back to school. (Currently a Student)

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a student currently going to this school and I enjoy this school it has improved a lot during the years the teachers are helpful I love my a.p classes I would recommend applying to this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attend this school and I cannsay that its horrible I couldn't feel more sorry for the teachers.Teachers feel uneasy with their boss. The principal barely in school she doesnt really care about the students. Her image comes before any students problems. However the teachers well some are very nice funny and fun although their creativeness is restricted to a limit. The principal doesn't know what creativeness is. There are barely any after school programs to go to. The school lacks serious order and by that I mean it is time to change the principal to a real creative caring honest and helpful one.*hint * choose one of the teachers. Another thing that drives me crazy is the current guidance counselor whose last name starts with a C and ends with a s. She is very unhelpful rude a definite kiss up to her bosses and should retire. Every time we go to ask her a question we must have our guidance folder or she will close the door on us. If its not in order we have to stay there putting it in order. If we ask a question she asks it back at you and never answers and she gets into ur business looking for problems when there aren't any. DON'T ATTEND THIS SCHOOL YOU WILL REGRET IT!

  • (3 years ago)

    I graduated from here in 2009. Amazing teachers but horrible principal and assistant principal so therefore the school is a mess and teachers can not exercise there full potential. The principal has no interest in the student so the students are not interested In school. I had enough credits to graduate a year early I only needed to take 2 more classes which she refused to allow me to do. I later learned she didn't let me graduate early because her graduation percentage for that year would have been lower since I wasnt graduating with my year. What a shame all she cares about is her image. Not to mention lunch periods are horrible packed hot and wild but they refuse to let students out for lunch. Also there uniform policy is ridiculous if you are not wearing there school logo shirt you will miss an entire day of school. On the last day before school was out for the summer everyone came out of uniform and they had about 60 students (everyone who showed up for the last HALF DAY) and kept us all in one small class room packed together with not enough seats while they called our parents to come pick us up. the administration has no idea how to run a school properly and it's a shame.

  • (3 years ago)

    I guess Im not the only one who feels this school is not providing the proper education to the students. Leadership in this school is lacking and many of the students do what they want. There are no rules students use cell phones in the school (look in Facebook) use foul language in front of teachers (ask your children) cut classes in the bathrooms and for some reason students are seen around the neighborhood before school ends(ask the people who live there). Its sad to know that no one who works in the school has taken any kind of responsibility to notice these things.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a lot of potential however there is no moral among the students and the parents. The teaching staff is dedicated and are of the highest caliber with a few exceptions who are allowed to continue to teach. Some members of the guidance staff are not fulfilling their roles putting the burden on the students and their parents. Too often the students schedules are created lacking lunch periods. The lunchroom is inadequate and the students are not allowed to go out to eat more adequate meals and there is no gym. Too many times I had to take off from work to make sure my child was not slipping through the cracks.School correspondence is often mailed after the event has taken place or not at all. With corrective measures this could be a really good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is ridiculous over uniform they keep you out of class or send you home...it's not right at all . I do not believe that uniform is more important then the education of a student also to be calling parents out of work for nonsense. I would not recommend anyone to come to this school unless you want problems. Also the staff inside the school are rude people they talk to the students in a rude way when asking for something.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am currently a senior at life sciences secondary school i currently have a 92 gpa. during my time at this school Ive achieved many things that Ive never would've if i were at another school. unfortunately the school has gotten worse over the years and and this years graduating class is probably the last remaining class to get a good reputation. after wards the school will go down the drain. i have to admit this school have one of the best teachers around NYC but the students is what are going to lower this school reputation for years to come. if your looking for a great education Ive would've recommended it my first two years but not anymore. lucky im leaving this school just in the nick of time with the last remaining top graduating classes of 09 baby!!! p.s don't come to this school there are better options

  • (6 years ago)

    this schol has gotten worse over the years and the principal and assistant principal dont really care about the students they just care about how the school's reputation reflects on them. The principal tells the teachers when they are going to be inspected and when the school has open houses so the students can be on their 'best behavior'. They only do there jobs when people come every other time they dont really enforce anything. I would not reccomned this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My school has a very small amount of after schools activities and they are not participated in. Also if you do not wear the school logo shirt you will be held out of class for the entire day which is ridiculous! Also the principle and assistant principles are horrible they could not care less about the students all they care about is the 'look' of the school. Also they lunch room is very small and extremly hot not any place to eat lunch but yet we can not go outside. We have no school dances or activities and no school sports I would not recommend anyone come to this school.!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    i like this school because i know im going to get a good education here.

  • (7 years ago)

    Life Sciences has the potential to become an excellent teaching institution. However a few of the educators as well as the lack of cleanliness needs to be addressed. The principal (Mrs. Stanislaus) & grade advisor (Mrs. Ryan) are excellent with the students.

  • (9 years ago)

    even though the school is small it has a great potential. Its pushes you to become a better student and person. the principal along with teachers make you feel safe.

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