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J.H.S. 292 Margaret S. Douglas

Grades: 6-8
301 Vermont Street
Brooklyn NY 11207
Phone: 718-498-6562

Our Insights

What’s Special

Small honors program; better than average test scores for the district

The Downside

Enrollment dropping

JHS (MS) 292 is a zoned middle school in East New York that offers a districtwide honors program for gifted students. It is located in a low-income neighborhood and the school offers myriad supports for students as well as opportunities for them to give back to the community with fund-raising and other community service activities, according to its educational plan

JHS 292 is a host site for the Department of Educations DREAM Institute, a prep course for the specialized high school exam. The school offers its own prep course, beginning in 7th grade. Graduates have been admitted to Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant High School, according to the school's education plan.Some students take accelerated courses for high school credit in biology and algebra.

There are mentoring groups for girls and boys as well as a Student Council. In addition to general academic courses, students may choose from elective courses in technology, robotics, photography, graphic design, martial arts, visual arts, fitness, and chess. Dance, robotics, drumming and sports teams are offered in the after school program.

District 19 has seen a decline in enrollment in most of its schools over the past decade and enrollment at JHS 292 has dropped significantly. In 2017, student enrollment dipped below 600, from nearly 900 in 2007. Many new charter and other small schools have opened in the district, causing more competition for students.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: About one-quarter of the students have special needs, more than half of them are in self-contained classrooms, according to Department of Education statistics.

ADMISSIONS: Neighborhood school in District 19. Entrance to the honors program is based on an interview and entrance exam as well as a review of 4th grade report card, state exam results and attendance. (Pamela Wheaton, web reports, July 2017)

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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

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?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

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

What high schools do most graduates attend?
Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School, and W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
US History,Algebra I,Geometry,Earth Science,Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

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
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


East New York (District 19)
Trains: L Line to Sutter Ave; C Line, J Line, Z Line to Van Siclen Ave; 3 Line to Pennsylvania Ave
Buses: B12, B14, B20, B25, B83, Q24, Q56


Ahmed Edwards
Parent Coordinator
Juanita Jenkins

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the building with Achievement First East Brooklyn High School and Achievement First Apollo Charter Middle School
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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