Teachers College Community School

3.67 5 1 (3 reviews)
168 Morningside Ave
New York, NY 10027
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Teachers College Community School serves 285 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Teachers College Community School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

Teachers College Community School's student population of 285 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 18% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students285 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

Teachers College Community School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Teachers College Community School is 0.69, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2206 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
9%
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Hispanic
40%
27%
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Black
36%
17%
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White
15%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.690.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
44%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District # 5 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Teachers College Community School is Harlem Renaissance High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy II Charter School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 133 Fred R Moore (0.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

  3.67 out of 5  (3 reviews)
4  
After a rocky start, this school is moving up! great teachers.
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5  
TCCS is improving every year and keep moving forward.We are happy family to be in this great community.
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2  
There is a lot of hyperbole among the community and parents at TCCS. Because the school is allied with Teachers College, and consequently being touted as a superior public school, everyone involved seems to think it's fantastic. In my strong opinion, the truth is far from that. First and most importantly, the teachers - My kindergartner had a few good teachers, one great teacher, and a couple of mediocre ones. Unfortunately the mediocre ones were the ones whom which he spent the most time with. I'm basing this on my direct observation of classes, as well as my son's track record. He went to a spectacularly great pre-school, has always been a stellar and hyper-focussed student in classes and private instruction, and has always loved and continues to love every educational experience he's presented with; EXCEPT for his main classes at TCCS. He liked his after-school classes presented by Teachers College graduate students, but he was bored and un-challenged with the DOE curriculum and teachers. On more than one occasion I was told by those teachers that he needed to be "slowed down". WHAT?!?!?!?!? To be fair, I have spoken to parents of students that had different TCCS teachers and it sounded like a completely different story. Maybe we just drew a not-so-good card. Next, the administrative/organizational part of TCCS - the school secretary Ms H. is really great, going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the train from skidding off the rails. Almost everything else is a mess, from the after-school finances and implementation, to the field-trip notifications, to the school-lunch money collection. Sending home daily printed notifications of school events is archaic in the era of email, texting, websites, etc etc. In conclusion, TCCS could possibly be a good choice if you get lucky enough to get some of the better teachers, but are you willing to gamble on your child's education? If your child is precocious, driven, advanced, an independent thinker, or any of the other things you WANT them to be, it's a long-shot that TCCS will challenge them, in my opinion. it's probably better than the average DOE school, but most-likely not nearly as good as the vast majority if independent schools in the city. As they are a relatively new school, I hope they can raise the bar. We can't take the chance, so we'll be moving on for next year.
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