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MS 915

Grades: 6-8
105 Johnson Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Our Insights

What’s Special

Offshoot of a respected school with a solid record of achievement

The Downside

Students must pass through metal detectors

Founded in 2012 as the middle school grades of PS 8, MS 915 opened as a separate middle school and under separate leadership in September 2019.  MS 915 continues with the same teaching staff it had at PS 8 and in its longtime location inside the Westinghouse High School Campus building.

The last time we visited MS 915,  when it was part of PS 8, we found it to be a bright, welcoming and filled with artistic student work, such as “identity maps,” peace signs and collages. The identity maps are a starting point for a study of American history. Our 8th grade tour guide got excited as he led a group of parents into a 7th grade social studies class. “Everything we did in this class was memorable,” he said, describing how it opened his eyes to the African slave trade, Native Americans, European settlers and their impact on “America as we know it.”

Several times a year, students do explorations, dropping all of their other studies for two weeks, to look into questions such as "What is courage?" They invite speakers and develop projects about courageous people such as Martin Luther King, Jr. All 8th-graders take algebra and living environment Regents classes. 

The school has several sports teams and offers a range of free after-school activiites such as art, dance, music, photography, sports, creative writing, fashion and more.

MS 915 students must pass through metal detectors to be consistent with the practice of the other schools in the high school building.

ADMISSIONS: Open to District 13 students with priority to 5th-graders at PS 8. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, October 2019)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

How do students perform academically?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
42% Citywide Average

From 2021 Middle School Directory

Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I,Living Environment

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
15% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Brooklyn Heights (District 13)


Danielle Scott
Parent Coordinator
Sergio Borrero

Other Details

Shared campus?
Westinghouse High School Campus
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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