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J.H.S. 151 Lou Gehrig

Grades: 6-8
250 East 156th Street
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-292-0260

Our Insights

What’s Special

Flamenco dance lessons

The Downside

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)

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Contact & Location

Location

Concourse (District 7)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 161st St-Yankee Stadium; 2 Line, 5 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse
Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, BxM4

Contact

Principal
Diedra Thomas
Parent Coordinator
Carmen Rosario

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with KIPP Academy Charter Middle School and PS/MS 31
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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