Steady leadership with strong teacher support
The Brooklyn School for Math and Research offers a demanding academic program and good preparation for college. . All students must take four years of math, four years of science and Advanced Placement. Students also study Mandarin.
Founding Principal Dr. Perry Rainey encourages high-achievers to take part in programs outside school such as Urban Ambassadors, which provides mentors to to help young men get into top universities and colleges. About three-fifths of the students are male.
Dr. Rainey works with a loyal staff that mirrors the racial make-up of the school’s mostly black and Hispanic student population, as seen in a staff photo on the school website. He has a doctorate in education administration and was assistant principal at Fredrick Douglass Academy VII High School. Teachers praise the principal’s leadership, according to school surveys.
The school offers visual art and drama. Sports, including swimming, are shared with the other schools in the Bushwick Educational Campus building, which has a metal detector.
SPECIAL EDUCATION: Most students with disabilities graduate on time.
ADMISSIONS: In recent years the school has had room for all applicants. (Lydie Raschka, web reports and DOE data, August 2018)
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Faculty & Staff
CalculusNot offered in 2019-20
Advanced Foreign LanguageNot offered in 2019-20
AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science
AP/IB Math or Science
Programs & AdmissionsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Mathematics, Science & Humanities
Students can choose to focus on a mathematics and comprehensive science course sequence beginning with their first year or spend their first two years exploring both subject areas and then concentrating on one at the beginning of their third year. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits before graduation through AP courses. The projected four year science sequence is 9th grade: Physics; 10th grade: Chemistry; 11th grade: Living Environment; and 12th grade: AP Biology.
OfferingsFrom the 2021 High School Directory
Advanced Placement (AP) courses
AP Computer Science Principles, AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition, AP Research
Boys PSAL teams
Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Girls PSAL teams
Badminton, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Contact & Location
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
Trains: , to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58
This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools