J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin

800 Van Siclen Ave
Brooklyn NY 11207

Our Insights

What’s Special

New no-nonsense principal; health clinic

The Downside

Closing because of poor performance

IS 166 closed in 2015 after years of poor performance and a reputation as an unruly place. In 2014 it landed on the state's list of persistently dangerous schools. Despite being named after the composer George Gershwin, the school never had a strong music program.

The Van Siclen Community Middle School opened in 2013 to replace IS 166.(Pamela Wheaton, web reports, 2015)

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Contact & Location


East New York (District 19)
Trains: 3 Line to Van Siclen Ave
Buses: B20, B83


Victor Esannason

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