School Details

Ps 175 City Island

200 City Island Avenue, Bronx, NY 10464
(718) 885-1093
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 325 students 14 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

43%
32%
61%
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

45%
33%
63%
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

20%
30%
36%
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

54%
29%
72%
38%

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

38%
29%
47%
33%

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

23%
36%
26%
22%

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

Ps 175 City Island is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Ps 175 City Island is PRINCIPAL - MS. AMY LIPSON, who can be contacted at alipson@schools.nyc.gov. 325 students go to Ps 175 City Island and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Ps 175 City Island students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 325 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Ps 175 City Island is 14:1. St Mary Star Of The Sea School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% %
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 24% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% None%
Limited English proficiency 0% None%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is our last year at 175. The last 9 yrs have been great. I feel my children were educated safe and loved by the staff there. We have made many friends there. The staff of 175 were always warm and loving. It was a warm and loving environment. The entire staff from the Administration Teachers Secretaries School Safety Officers right down to the Custodians treated us wonderful. ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. We will not get that kind of care and concen in High School. Great to be a part of PS 175. A very nice experience for our family.

  • (1 year ago)

    PS 175 City Island Bronx NY 10464 This school enjoys a wonderful and well deserved reputation. You know it is good when parents will give a false address just so their child can attend. Teachers are strong.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers are very good. Problem is middle school lacks sports a real art program and there is no foreign language taught. I like the small family like feel of it.

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible Leadership- There are a few teachers that are decent but over all the leadership from the high ups is unacceptable. There quality is lacking greatly.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school! Friendly office staff and very nice teachers. Teachers always make themselves available to parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would have to say that overall PS 175 is an exceptional school. The quality of eductaion is more like a private then public school. It has an 'A' rating by the Department of Education and the Principal is very pro active and approachable. The Level of communication between the school and the home is excellent and the PTA is very involved and their input in the school is very obvious.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two sons one a recent graduate and the other still attends PS 175. I feel they both have recieved a great education from PS 175. My son in HS is now in amny AP classes and entered High School with a strong foundation. PS 175 is a very strong school community were children develope strong friendships and the parents are very involved in the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a fantastic school and all three of my children are in a healthy learning area.

  • (6 years ago)

    While PS 175 is very pro-active in terms of events and community activities. I find myself turned off to the academical imbalance to their structure. The Principal in my opinion is terrific! She knows all the students by name and even recognizes the parents - she is easily accessible. The teachers however are not. They do not keep the parents updated(unless you are in the notorious gang ...the Parents Association...hehehe) while the working moms not only cannot get in touch with them - they have been un-responsive to letters and telephoned requests. Oh how I hate the grading system of the kindergarten classes. I need to know where my child needs assistance - I will be putting my child in tutoring as I do not want to fall below grade level or not develop a passion for learning - she's to young to be a drop.

  • (6 years ago)

    I once believed in PS 175. I believed the information Old Time Residence had. I once looked forward to having children and having them attend the City Island Public School. Well I had children and they went to PS 175. Two graduated and went to Fordham Prep and Iona Prep.. Both had to have remidiation in ELA and Math. Shocking to me considering they scored well in the CO OP's and in the State Man Dated Tests. But yes they had to have remediation work to succeed in High School. One tuitor asked me how he did in the 7th & 8th grade because foundation was missing.... They had to have remediation in the 9th grade. Well my opinion of NY City Schools in general to say the least is NEGSTIVE> Hence PS 175 was missing something...

  • (9 years ago)

    as a parent who lives a fair distance from ps175(SUFFOLK COUNTY long island) i find my son not only enjoys your school but gains a tremendous amount of self confidence from his learnings in class. not only there but outside of the classroom as well. clearly there is a stuctured but not overbearing overtone from the faculty. they listen when he talks and let him earn the respect all children deserve from thier teachers and elders. we definitley need more extra curricular activities such as music art and sports. if i were to have a choice..... id choose more art than sports. allthough i truly understand the lack of funding for these things somehow these other activities are seem just as important as schoolwork. in closing i would just like to thank all the faculty at ps 175 for helping my son make his way though the journey that is school.

  • (9 years ago)

    When I attended PS 175 it was one of the best schools in the city! I will always remeber all the great teachers I had when there.

  • (10 years ago)

    One of things that made me happy about moving to City Island was its Public School. P.S 175 has a great reputation as one of the best Public School in the Bronx. The Teachers are wonderful caring towards their students and extremely professional. The academic programs are 'par excellance'. The PTA is very involved with the school and the best I have ever seen. The Principal Mrs. Lopez is strict but fair and only wants the best for her Students. My daughter is very happy there and I am thankful for all involved with P.S. 175's academic enviornment and success.

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