IS 183 The Paul Robeson School


339 Morris Avenue
Bronx NY 10451
(District 7)



Our Review

IS 183, The Paul Robeson School, has been closed because of poor performance. Three new schools - MS 203, MS 224 and Bronx Academy of Letters - are now housed in the IS 183 building.

According to a 2002 Youth Beat article, "In 2001, a knife fight broke out in the schoolyard and an assistant principal quit after several students beat him up and placed a trash can over his head.... In 1999, when the school had its lowest test scores, only 3 percent of the students met city and state standards in math, as compared to 25 percent throughout the city. In reading, 7 percent of I.S. 183 students met the standards, compared to a citywide rate of 31 percent." (Vanessa Witenko, August 2007


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