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Roy H. Mann - I.S. 78

Grades: 6-8
1420 East 68 Street
Brooklyn NY 11234
Phone: 718-763-4701

Our Insights

What’s Special

Kitchen, science labs, dance studio, and an engineering program

The Downside

Low test scores

JHS 78 Roy H. Mann is an orderly supportive school, where members of the school community respect one another. Its building has been upgraded so it now features a dance studio, culinary arts kitchen, new science labs, and technology upgrades in computer labs and classrooms. 

The school is divided between a Center for Intellectually Gifted Program (CIG) and general admissions. CIG students may take three Regents exams, as well as an advanced English class, in 8th grade. They must maintain a 90 average in all their classes.

The school has an engineering program, which reflects principal Anthony Cusumano’s belief that students should “make things with their hands and create things.” It includes bridge building, robotics and rocket building. 

Under JHS 78’s Schoolwide Enrichment Model, every semester students select a non-academic class they take for two periods a week. Classes have included cooking, wood design, fitness and fine arts. All are linked to a charity, such as Habitat for Humanity or Ronald McDonald House.

In a Department of Education survey, students praised their teachers for being clear, supportive and helpful and their fellow students for being generally well-behaved. Teachers expressed good opinions of their students, reporting they were well-behaved, respectful and involved in class discussions.

Test scores are below average and in January 2019 the state named it a Targeted Support and Improvement School, a designation for low-performing schools. 

JHS 78 shares its building with Success Academy Bergen Beach, a charter elementary school. 

Although it is a district-wide school, JHS 78’s demographics are different from those of the district as a whole, with a far higher percentage of black students and a lower proportion of white and Asian children. 

Special education: JHS 278 has a large number of students with disabilities. Although it offers team teaching classes with a mix of general and special education students, a significant number of students with special needs are in self-contained classes.

Admissions: All District 22 students may apply. Applicants to the CIG program are selected on the basis of their 4th grade records, including test scores and grades. Students in the Roy Mann zone have priority for the general education program. That program does not fill all of its seats. (Gail Robinson, from web reports, May 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 2022-2023 NYC School Survey

How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
78% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
59% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
84% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
82% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
4% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2023 End-of-year Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism Report

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

How do students perform academically?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
51% Citywide Average

From the 2022-23 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
89% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2022-23 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
91% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
34% Citywide Average

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

How does this school serve special populations?

From the New York State 2022-2023 Assessment Database

How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
15% Citywide Average

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

Contact & Location


Bergen Beach (District 22)
Buses: B100, B3, B41, B46, B47, BM1


Anthony Cusumano
Parent Coordinator
Dorothy Daleo

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Success Academy Bergen Beach Charter School
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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

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