I. S. 381

Grades: 6-8
2500 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn NY 11210
Phone: 718-252-0058

Our Insights

What’s Special

Gifted program attracts students from across District 22

The Downside

Limited instruction in the arts

A tiny school housed in a large middle school building, MS 381 has a challenging curriculum, effective teachers, and a well-regarded principal. MS 381 has two programs—the Center for Intellectually Gifted (CIG) and the Center for Science, Math & Computer Science—open to children from across District 22.

Parents says teachers go the extra mile, calling home if children have forgotten their homework or staying after school to meet parents, according to the city’s evaluation of the school called the Quality Review. Lessons are engaging and student work reflects “high levels of student thinking, participation and ownership,” the evaluation said.

The school is part of a pilot designed to increase the number of black and Latino students at the city’s specialized high schools. Beginning in 7th grade, students may participate in a free after-school test prep class and may take the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT) at their school, during the school day (rather than on the weekend at one of the high schools).

The school’s small size allows teachers and administrators to get to know children well, a benefit compared to a larger school, one parent told InsideSchools. Teachers give principal Victoria Hippolyte Agard high marks on school surveys and unanimously recommend the school to parents.

One drawback to the size: the school has a full-time art teacher, but no music, drama or dance teachers, according to the Annual Arts in Schools report. However, a community organization called Sports and Arts in School Foundations offers free after-school programs to all students, according to the middle school directory.

MS 381 shares a building with Andres Hudde Middle School, also known as IS 240 Magnet School of STEM.

Admissions: District 22 school choice. Students are admitted to the CIG program based on their grades, test scores and attendance. Students are admitted at random to the Center for Math, Science & Computer Science. (Clara Hemphill, DOE data, March 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?
89% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
27% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
88% Citywide Average

From the 2019-20 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
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?
80% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

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

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

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

From the 2020 School Directories

Uniforms required?

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?
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


Midwood (District 22)
Trains: N/A
Buses: B11, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, B6, B7, B82, B9, BM1, BM3, BM4


Victoria Hippolyte Agard
Parent Coordinator
Michelle Turner

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with Andries Hudde
Uniforms required?
Metal detectors?

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