J.H.S. 151 Lou Gehrig
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Flamenco dance lessons
Low academic performance
IS 151 is a small middle school that shares a building with PS/IS 31 and the well-regarded KIPP Academy Charter School. Students come from Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Honduras, Gambia, Nigeria and Yemen. Languages spoken include Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, Ibo, and Malay.
The school takes part in Flamenco Vivo, which offers dance and movement lessons especially for children with disabilities and children who are still learning English, according to according to the Comprehensive Education Plan. Students take part in trips to see theatrical productions.
In some respects, IS 151 represents the downside of school choice: successful charter schools and higher performing district schools have attracted the most motivated and successful students, and IS 151 has disproportionate numbers of kids who struggle both academically and socially.
Special education: The school offers self-contained classes and team-taught classes.
Admissions: District 7 choice. (Clara Hemphill, February 2019)Read more