Profile

The iSchool opened its doors in September 2008 with 100 ninth grade students on part of the fifth floor of a 100-plus-year-old school building in the SoHo area of Manhattan.  The iSchool shares its space with another DOE high school and operates within the same policies and regulations of any NYC public high school.   Each year since its opening, the school has added approximately 100 new ninth graders; the school will be at capacity at around 450 students and will ultimately occupy the fourth and fifth floors of its current building.

Our Students:
Despite the challenge of acceptance to the school (the school receives about 1500 applications each year for 100 spots), the iSchool has attracted and admitted a remarkably diverse student body, with students coming to the school from all five boroughs of the City, some traveling over an hour and a half to attend the school each day.   The diversity is academic, racial, and socioeconomic.

Student Demographic Data

Year 1

Phase-In

2008-2009

100 students

Year 2

Phase-In

2009-2010

208 students

Year 3

Phase-In

2010-2011

320 students

Year 4

Full Capacity

2011-2012

% Free/reduced lunch

50

50

45

 

% Black/African American

28

23

20

 

% Hispanic/Latino

41

40

45

 

% Asian/Pacific Islander

10

10

12

 

% White

21

24

23

 

# Special Education

1

9

31

 

# Limited English Proficient

1

0

0

 


Our Success:

  • iSchool students complete the required, content-based NY State Regents exams at an accelerated rate:
  • 25% of students complete required NY State Regent Exams after 5 months of instruction (US, Global and Living Environment); 94% in 10 months (dramatic when compared to Citywide average)
  • 45%* of students in the first two classes completed all five required NY State Regent Exams in 2 years
    *the school expects this number to rise even more
  • iSchool students experience a higher pass rate on Regents examinations
  • 95+% pass rates on all NY State Regents exams
  • iSchool students earn higher scores on Regents examinations
  • iSchool students earn credits at an accelerated rate: over 92% of students earn more than 10 credits each year
  • iSchool students want to be in school: over 95% daily attendance
  • NYC students want to attend the iSchool: over 1500 applications each year for about 100 spots
  • iSchool parents, teachers, and students are "highly satisfied," as indicated through City's Learning Environmental Survey (http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2009-10/Survey_2010_M376.pdf)
  • The NYC Department of Education rated the iSchool "Well-Developed" in its comprehensive school review process (http://schools.nyc.gov/OA/SchoolReports/2009-10/Quality_Review_2010_M376.pdf)

For more data and statistical information about the iSchool, visit our profile at http://schools.nyc.gov/SchoolPortals/02/M376/default.htm