C.I.S. 166 Roberto Clemente School

250 East 164th Street
Bronx NY 10456

Our Insights

What’s Special

A new administration eager to turn the school around.

The Downside

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.

The building is now occupied by the Science and Technology Academy, Grant Avenue Elementary School and Bronx Early College Academy. (March 2012)

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Contact & Location


Concourse (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line, B Line, D Line to 161st St-Yankee Stadium
Buses: Bx6, Bx6-SBS, Bx13, Bx32


Lauren Reiss

Other Details

Shared campus?
Metal detectors?

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