The Brooklyn School for Math and Research

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed

Our Insights

What’s Special

Steady leadership with strong teacher support

The Downside

Metal detectors

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)



School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
624 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Mathematics, Science & Humanities

Admissions Method: Open

Program Description:

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.


From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Mandarin, Spanish

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

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237

Trains: L Line, M Line to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs

Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58


Principal: Perry Rainey

Parent Coordinator: Heyssa Martinez


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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