Columbia Secondary School

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425 W 123rd St

New York, NY 10027

(212) 666-1278

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Grades: 6 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 679

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for Columbia Secondary School

This school is good for children who thrive in highly competitive, stressful situations. It is not a good match for children who struggle with time management or need a certain amount of freedom to pursue their own interests. Even if your child tests well, think carefully before placing him or her in ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/01/14

teachers go above and beyond. After a rocky start - the new principal Miriam and her team have split their focus very effectively enriching the offerings for both middle and upper schools. 100% graduation rate for their first 12th grade and 100% going to college. Off to a great start!!!

Posted by a parent on 08/17/14

Columbia Secondary School for Math Science and Engineering has been a very supportive and engaging environment for my child who is new to the school as a sixth grader. We appreciate the diversity of the student body and the individual sincere attention faculty (professors) provide on a daily basis. In ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/17/14

Columbia Secondary offers a very dynamic and engaging curriculum.My 6th grader in one year has participated in a half year of moot court with high school students; studied engineering and philosophy; gardened and cooked in a program that emphasizes environmental awareness, progressed sophisticatedly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/16/13

This school isn't as overworking as everyone says it is. The so called 2-4 hours of homework every night is honestly only about 1-1.5 hours. It's a great, accelerated program that is hard to find anywhere else. With special classes like engineering and philosophy, this school is absolutely amazing! The ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/13/12

75% Hispanic and Black students, close to 100% 3/4 passing rate in middle school tests, over 85% passing regents tests in biology, earth science, math, spanish (for middle school students many of whom take 4 regests tests before they enter 9th grade. AP spanish tests taken by over 2 dozen 10th graders ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/07/12

although the amount of differing opinions on CSS fit into a wide spectrum, that shouldn't stop anyone from looking at this school. CSS has gone through a lot in the past few years, the new principal has made a considerable amount of beneficial changes (such as making the high school feel more like a ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/28/12

This school isn't as bad as some people say!Yes, if you're deciding whether or not to try and enroll in this school all these different opinions can be confusing. As a new student that entered this school, I hoped that there would be more options in electives and extracurricular activities, but even ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/15/12

If you are weighing whether to send your child to this school, make sure that you investigate the following questions: 1) why was the school on the 2nd round list of schools this year if the school was so "hot" and so "good"? 2) Find people in the school and ask whether they plan to keep their child ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/12

N.B. The information on this site is outdated. CSS has been a high school for two years. Love this school -- huge fan of the community of kids, teachers, parents and staff. We have a great new principal who's visionary and responsible. Amaaaaaazing teachers. You'll have your vocal detractors (3-star ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/05/12

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Test scores for Columbia Secondary School

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Test Year: 2012
Columbia Secondary School
New York City Public Schools
New York
* 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.

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New York schools — Columbia Secondary School is located at 425 W 123rd St, New York NY 10027. 425 W 123rd St is in the 10027 ZIP code in New York, NY The school district for Columbia Secondary School is the New York City Public Schools. Columbia Secondary School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 12.
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