Life Sciences Secondary School

  • Life Sciences Secondary School serves 623 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 60-64% (which is higher than the New York state average of 50%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the New York state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Life Sciences Secondary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the New York state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New York state average of 56%.

School Overview

  • Life Sciences Secondary School's student population of 623 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students623 students
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Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Life Sciences Secondary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Life Sciences Secondary School is 0.55, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall School Rank#1335 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
50%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
59%
26%
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Black
32%
17%
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White
3%
44%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Life Sciences Secondary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NY.
Diversity Score0.550.71
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Graduation Rate60-64%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
68%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 2 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.75 out of 5  (4 reviews)
2  
Here at Life Sciences Secondary School, there are numerous factors that benefit students presently and in the long run. The teachers of the school are one of the things that stood out to me the most. The teachers actually care about the students. And I am not just talking about accepting late work, I am talking about pushing back due dates and taking time out of their day to help students with numerous problems. Furthermore, the teachers try their best to get to know the students in their classes. To learn about who the student is, what they like to do, and how they like to learn. With that knowledge, teachers are able to change and adapt to a teaching style best for the students. Another thing that stood out to me from this school was the internship opportunities. Participating in an internship comes with many benefits. These benefits include but are not limited to Experience in what your doing at the internship, having records of internships looks good on your resume, and stands out to colleges. In conclusion, LSSS is a phenomenal school and I don''t regret coming here.
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3  
The school provides many opportunities to further your future career with clubs, competitions, and trips. This school is very liberal and open, which I like very much. There is no discrimination between students. Students are open to everyone and everything and it allow students to get a diffferent prospective of what your future is going to look like. In classrooms there are intellectual debates and focus creates an active learning environment. Coming to LSSS was the right decision because you will have a lot of decisions what you will want to do in the future. For example, when I came to this school I was not comfortable talking to people, and now that I am graduating early I am focus and communicating with other students and teachers.
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5  
Hey, I'm a 10th grader here at Life Sciences. I would like to speak about my experience here so far. To begin, I would like to say that Life Sciences is a school that will change your perspective on high school forever. We have all types of clubs and teams for our students to join. Our mission here is to keep our students happy and educated at all times. LS3 is unique because of this. One thing that is great about us is teachers care about you and they want you to do good. You may even make a great connection with our teachers. I''ll tell you an example of this because I''m a living example of this. One teacher that has helped me is Mr. Broman. He teaches Global and he pulled me aside to talk to me. He told it''s cool to be a jokester in class but getting work done is important. Simple but so profound to me because I really need the reminder to stay engaged and do the work. Let''s talk about the safety of the school. Overall, the school is very safe. We rarely have fought and we have a strong dean to resolve problems before they become violent. I honestly hanged around the right people so that makes me supported and safe here. But as I said, everyone here is family and everyone here is friendly. I learned a lot here but one thing really stood out to me here. I''ve never been on a sports team for my school before. I got on the boys basketball this year. We lost in the playoffs but I learned that we are a big family. There wasn''t a day I went to the train alone and we had a groupchat to contact each other. We also worked hard to be better players and gave each other tips and tricks to be better. And the ride home after we lost the playoff game, I saw the real meaning of the dream of being on a sports team. Everyone joked around and we forgot about it in seconds. It was also a good way to get noticed and get friends because I''m actually pretty shy and I usually don''t make first contacts with people. Everyone accepted and we had a great season. I don''t think you can find that at any other school.
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5  
This school offers excellent education and excellent help from teachers. - 10th Grader
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