C.I.S. 166 Roberto Clemente School
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A new administration eager to turn the school around.
Problems maintaining order.
IS 166 is closed, having graduated its last class of 8th graders in 2011. It struggled with low test scores, a chaotic learning environment, and a reputation as a dumping ground for unskilled teachers. Despite efforts by its last principal, Lauren Reiss, to turn the school around, in 2009 the Department of Education decided to phase out and close it.
In its final two years, as the population shrunk, there were improvements in safety and discipline at the school, according to the last Learning Environment Survey, But IS 166 was unable to overcome the problems of earlier years which included high rates of teacher vacancies and absenteeism and unruly students.Read more