James P. Sinnott Magnet School for Health and Health Careers

Grades: 6-8
370 Fountain Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11208
Phone: 718-647-9050

Our Insights

What’s Special

Graphic design

The Downside

Poor attendance

IS 218 is a zoned middle school in East New York with a dual language program in Spanish and English. The school has a health theme as well as classes in the arts. Students may study graphic design (combining art and technology) and may also study theater and dance, according to the Annual Arts in Schools Report.  

The school faces many challenges. Attendance is poor and teachers and students complain of discipline problems. Most students arrive with weak academic skills.

The school shares a building with The School for Classics High School

Admissions: District 19 choice. (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 the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
39%
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
5%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
91%
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
8.0

How do students perform academically?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
6%
40% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
17%
44% Citywide Average

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
0%
34% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2021-22 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
306
Asian
11%
Black
44%
Hispanic
38%
White
2%
Other
4%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
27%
English language learners
19%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
88%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
43%
26% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From the 2019 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
1%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
5%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
1%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
4%
6% Citywide Average


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

Contact & Location

Location

East New York (District 19)
Trains: A Line, C Line to Euclid Ave
Buses: B13, B14, B15, B20, BM5, Q7, Q8

Contact

Principal
Lisa Ann Hermann
Parent Coordinator
Tameeka Singleton

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the building with Achievement First Linden Charter Middle School and School for Classics High School
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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