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The Science And Medicine Middle School 366

Grades: 6-8
965 East 107th Street
Brooklyn NY 11236
Phone: 718-688-6400

Our Insights

What’s Special

Hands-on science

The Downside

Teachers don't get enough support

The Science and Medicine Middle School was founded in September 2009 with the mission of training students to become advocates for health in the Canarsie community, where asthma and diabetes are common and many families lack health insurance. The school received a grant from the Brooklyn borough president to convert a classroom into a hospital room for “hands-on, real world medical science,” according to the school’s yearly plan.

Many students are the children of immigrants from the Caribbean, including Guyana, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago, according to the school’s Facebook page.

Dennis Herring Jr., formerly assistant principal at IS 68 Isaac Bildersee, has been principal since 2014.

The school faces many challenges. An evaluation by the Department of Education called the Quality Review said the quality of teaching is uneven and new teachers don’t get enough support. Test scores have been declining in recent years and attendance is poor.   

Special education: The school has three self-contained classes for children with special needs, according to yearly plan.

Admission: Open to District 18. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, April 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?
47%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
74%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
70%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
71%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
71%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
3%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
94%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
4.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
23%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
37%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
John Dewey High School, Midwood High School, and Clara Barton High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
22%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
399
Asian
2%
Black
85%
Hispanic
10%
White
2%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
80%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
3%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
24%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
12%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
21%
15% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

Canarsie (District 18)
Trains: L Line to East 105th St
Buses: B103, B6, B60, B82, B83, BM2, BM5

Contact

Principal
Dennis Herring Jr
Parent Coordinator
Pamella Ferrari Easter

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

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