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Brooklyn School for Math and Research, The

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed
400 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11237
Phone: 718-381-7100

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)



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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?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 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 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% 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
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

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.


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


Bushwick (District 32)
Trains: L Line, M Line to Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs
Buses: B13, B20, B26, B38, B52, B54, B60, M Shuttle Bus, Q55, Q58


Perry Rainey
Parent Coordinator
Heyssa Martinez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Bushwick Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?

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