J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin
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New no-nonsense principal; health clinic
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)Read more