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Brooklyn, NY
Students enrolled: 964
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1171 65th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

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(718) 236-3394
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November 02, 2014
I am a student in the Academy for Scientific Research. My school is the best school ever. The teachers are very nice. I heard they give a lot of homework, but in reality, they don't. I didn't have the best Elementary School Experience, but this changed my life completely. Everyone is smart and creative. The classes are full of fun. Beware, there are 2 gyms but as far as I know one is for only 7th and 8th graders. PE is in groups of 3 classes. All your gym classes will be outside unless it rains.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2014
It's a great school! it's probably the best education you can get at the public system. Both kids and teachers are smart, creative, eager to learn and want to have fun while learning. Nice surprise is that a lot of teachers think outside the box. Both, our kid and us are very happy with this school. Very small gym though, but they are building a bigger one.)

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2014
its a perfect school and the teachers are nice! i love the school so much

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2014
I'm a senior in is 187 right now, and it is by far the awesomest middle school you can go to. We're also the third best middle school in the whole NY state. (ps, i will be attending stuyvesant hs in september)

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2014
I'm in the Business and Law Academy of Christa McAuliffe School, and I have to say the environment is positively indescribable! Everyone is so nice, teachers make learning fun and I actually get a lot out of it. Even though a lot of prep for the OLSAT was involved in order to be accepted into this school, it was worth it!

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
I am going to 6th grade next year and I am looking forward to which middle school i will attend.But mostly I want to go to IS.187 because its learning situtation was very good.According to my friend's grandmother, the school's teachers was fun and make the lesson intresting.IS.187 is one of the best school in district 20.According to my friend his favorite part is the principle because he was very nice.In my old school PS.105k I still have a good times.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2013
This school is very upbeat and the teachers are excellent at their job. This school also has a special ed. for disabled children, teaching them important job skills.

- submitted by a community member
July 11, 2013
I'm going to 6th grade in the scientific research program !!!!!!!!so excited :) i know imma love the school

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2012
I am a sixth grader here in the Scientific Research Acadamy at McAuliffe and have no words to describe it here. The principle is the best man I ever knew. He makes the enviroment of learning spectacular, and I couldn't imagine McAuliffe without him. The teachers are wonderful and understand each child an individual, and treat them as equals. The students are beyond amazing, they are helpful, kind, and encouraging. It is the best place to make a friend. Overall, there are only 4 words to describe McAuliffe: Best of the BEST!

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2012
This school is a fun learning place.I have my children going to this school and they have the teachers I used to have.I give this school 5 stars!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
I am a seventh grader in the Arts and Humanities Academy in IS 187. When I first started middle school, it was fantastic. The teachers and staff members really do care a lot about the students and they try their best to encourage them to do their best. All the rumors about this school giving tons of homework is all false. The teachers give a fair amount of homework to do each night and there are not that many tests unlike what many other people think. The school is also one of the cleanest school that I've ever been too. Once a week, the school has to clean out the garbage but, that isn't too much of a problem. After all, no one wants a school that stinks!! The trips are also fun and enjoyable and they are also very educational. Every year, each academy goes on an overnight trip to either Boston, Washington DC, or Philadelphia. On these trips, students learn a lot about American History. There is also a large variety of extra curricular activities to do such as learning Korean of playing ping pong. Students are also respectful too each other and their are hardly any fights at all. Overall, IS 187 is a great school with the best principals, students, teachers and staff!!

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2012
I graduated from this school in 2006, from the Academy for Scientific Research. Out of all my educational experience, I have to say that I.S 187 was the best. We were able to go on educational field trips, the teachers were extremely nice and helpful. I felt very secure and welcomed at this school. Recognition was a big thing, with the announcements of Student of the Month from each class. Some of the things I learned in junior high were repeated in high school, so I felt extremely prepared.

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2012
School is awesome. I read some of the reviews from parents. Some teachers I don't like but kids shouldn't come home crying. Theschool might be very hard and it might be a bit strict but thats good, it's preparing you for life. Parents cant baby their kids forever. Also all schools have garbage bag that leak. Consider yourself lucky if you live near this school. It's far more cleaner than ANY school.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2011
I am a 6th grade student at the Arts and Humanities academy, and I absolutely LOVE this school.The teachers are so nice,and they make learning fun. The programs are challenging, but if you got into the school, it's nothing you can't handle. The principal is so approachable unlike my other school. You can tell him anything. The yearly academy trip so fun. The kids there are so nice. It's like one huge family. My favorite part of the school is the Drama Club. I am a part of it, and the yearly play is coming along really well. We have so much fun,a dn we learn so much!

- submitted by a community member
November 23, 2011
This school is EXCEPTIONAL. I'm a 6th Grader in the Academy of Scientific Research, and I LOVE this school. The teachers are exceptional and the 7th and 8th Graders are really nice. In the first few weeks of school, I learned TONS. I don't get why people are complaining about the sanitation in this school. Cleanest school I've ever been too. The academic programs can be challenging, but like one of my teachers said, "We do challenge you, but it's nothing you can't handle. You're all very Gifted." And about the lack of trips, there is a three day, two night, overnight trip for each academy. Destinations to Boston, Philly, and D.C. The 7th and 8th Graders tell me that they're SUPER. I have yet to go on mine in December. Can't wait. The teachers care about you very much, you feel comfortable around them after your first lesson. You can tell them anything. The dean is the BEST. He's really nice, funny, and attends to your problem as soon as he can. Unlike some of my friend's school, the older kids are awesome. They help you out with any problems, and are funny and kind. There may be the occasional "6th Graders!" in the halls, but you laugh. XD I LOVE this school. It really is #1!

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2011
Nothing against Mark Twain; my son scored in the 99th percentile on their Science Admissions exam and was easily accepted, but I.S. 187 is the clear favorite if academics are your primary concern for your child. Principal Berman is a great leader, educator and understands the importance of civic duty and general welfare. Your child will not be indoctrinated with politically correct feel good nonsense as a substitute for the lessons of hard work and personal responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
I'm a alumni of 187. I'm currently attending Brooklyn Technical High School and am entering sophmore year this coming September. This school is great and has prepared me for the hard work and stress of High School. It has been consistently rated as the best gifted and talented school in the state. It was hard at first, and the teachers can get a bit grouchy, but this is all in prepartion for the SHSAT and high school. Honestly, I had many great experiences here and made many friends, 99% of which are attending a specialized high school. As for the sanitary conditions, I found it to be very clean and I actually used to live 2 houses away in which the school never violated my integrity.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2011
Both my son and my daughter have attended this school. This is the last year that my children will be at this school. The education that they have received, and the preparation that has been provided to them for high school has been exceptional. As a result, both my kids were accepted into the high scools of their choice. They have continually done very well on their state tests, and IS 187 is consistently one of the top schools in the city. The teachers care about the kids and always try and help them if they encounter problems in their work. It has been a great experience for us to be part of the IS 187 community and I would like to thank the principal and the teachers for laying the groundwork for my children to go to the next stage in their school career with confidence.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
I am an 8th grader in Arts & Humanities here, and I can say that this school is great. I can also counter all the negative reviews. 1.Unclean Condition- Doesn't everyone put out their garbage when it's time? This school does not control the Department of Sanitation. Don't expect us to be able to. 2.Crying kid on the 1st day- Because of what? Please. This is life, people get used to it eventually. It's probably not even that bad. 3. Too much stress- Although some teachers yell, a majority of them do not. The rules are not strict at all. There isn't a lot of homework. 4-5 quizzes in a day is an exaggeration. You should expect them, you were taught the material already. Don't boohoo about it now. This school is one of the top in the state for gifted and talented students, not for kids who cry about hw in 4 subjects and a quiz. It is expected. High school is much harder. Honestly, if you/your child cannot handle this school, transfer out.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2011
The school is great! I'm a 6th grader in the science academy. All the reviews about the teachers being strict are lies. They are really nice! But it's true that there were bedbugs in the school, but it was only 1. No one yells at you on the first day of school. There are many tests though, and there is a lot of homework. But the fact that there are 4-5 tests a day is exaggerated. There's about 2 tests a week. My facility advisor is awesome. My only complaint is that they teach too much from the textbook.

- submitted by a community member
January 12, 2011
i send my child to this school over mark twain due to good reviews. the first day my child went there he came home crying. then on the 2 week, i get a letter saying they have bedbugs. the teachers are extremely strict and put alot of pressure on you, and your child will not have a good time. 2010-2011

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2010
This school is horrible. On the first day of school, they all yell at you in order to make you scared of them. The rules are extremely strict, and the amount of homework is countless. This school puts enormous stress on me and all of my classmates. Along with the large amount of homework, they give us 4-5 tests and quizzes in a day. This school is very hard and bad for your child. IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO HAVE A FUN 3 YEAR IN JHS, DO NOT SEND HIM/HER TO THIS SCHOOL. IT IS A LOT OF STRESS.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2010
I'm about to be in 8th grade in the Arts academy. I LOVE this school! The teachers are helpful, the extra curricular classes are fun, and my facility adviser, Mr. Catasus, is a great teacher who schools us in art, culture, and is just awesome :)

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
as the parent of an 8th grader at I.S. 187, I feel my child has received the best of everything a school can offer. I cannot even begin to say how I feel from the Principal down to each person working in the school, my son has received the best education, the best setting for a school.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2010
School is great Only cons are a lack of trips and strict rules, this is usually for the good of the students it is very good and it is highly recommended by me

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2010
This school has barely any trips. So far it is February 25, and so fare there has been only 2 trips: bowling and the overnight trip. Both of which they have done the previous year. There is 1 upcoming trip, but I feel all the kids do is go to school and come back saying they haven't learned anything interesting.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2010
This is the school you should send your child to, not even a private school can compare with. Dedicated and wonderful teachers over there. My two children and my niece love this middle school.

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February 06, 2010
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February 03, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 31, 2010
Not good unfair rules no fun not much teaching alot of homework for student to teach themselve

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2010
This school is absolutely great! The first day is always humorous and fun; all teachers are kind and very enjoyable. Please come visit!

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2009
At first the school was very nice and made a good immpresion but then everything changed. the discipline is very strict and teacher quality is not good.

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2009
i love it i have only been here for a few months. best teachers. a safe school. parents are involed principal is a great leader

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2009
If there were an MVP for schools, IS 187 would get it. The education is second to none, in a healthy nourishing, environment, which is hard to accomplish in a public school. The students are being prepared for High School and life, not just for taking exams.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 09, 2009
this school is amazing because the teachers are great, they give individual attention as well as to the whole class. Also, there is a lot of groupwork, hands on learning, while teachers also give individualized work. Furthermore, there is a wide range of teachers for tutoring, as well as student tutoring. Also, there is a wide range of extracurricular activities,and teachers take the students on a lot of educational trips.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
I have met many new friends and teachers there. The community is very friendly and very easy to get there from my house. The arts academy is awesome c: .

- submitted by a student
no rating November 05, 2009
I.S. 187 also known as Christa McAuliffe is amazing. The teachers are friendly and fun to be with. As hard as it is to believe, they try their best to make school fun. The overnight trips we have are extremely fun. I would have to say that the Arts and Humanities academy is the best. Mr. Catasus would go around the hallway playing his music. That man is amazingg.

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October 27, 2009
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October 21, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2009
IS 187 has the best teachers in the world! We always excel in every subject!!!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2009
Best parent enrollment, and good law enforcement.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
I don't know why anyone would say this is a bad school. I'm an eighth grader right now and I love this school so much. I don't want to leave. My grades, since I first started going here improved very much. My average now is higher than a 95. The teachers here are wonderful. They not only have great teaching skills but they also give you so much love. They care about you all the time.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2009
I am currently in the seventh grade. I really like this school. The teachers are nice and care about you. There are so many activities in this school. It has 3 academies. I am in the Academy of Scientific Research. We have architecture which sounds interesting. Other academies, like Business & Law, have international banking and law.

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August 27, 2009
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June 15, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2009
My daughter is a student in the `global academy. I love it here she is in drama and the builders club. She has amazing teachers who are extremely dedicated to their work and if I had sent her to any other school she would be miserable. She is friends with people in every academy and grade and she has so much fun and learns so much. This is the perfect school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2009
The school attracts the best students from the district. If this is your child and your child maintains an average over 90 for the next three years, it is a good school. My child dropped below 90 and then 85. The school damaged his self-esteem. The Guidance Department was useless. It is very easy to teach to the brightest students, but the teachers seemed lost or disinterested when a student(s) has difficulty keeping up with the rest of the class.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2009
I am a sixth grader in the Academy of Scientific Research, and learning in this school is much easier than what I've heard from the other schools. I have a great learning experience and my grades increased each semester! It's all thanks to my great teachers, who taught me a great deal of learning, and this made my goals of being a scientist even higher! Keep up the good work, I.S. 187!

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April 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 19, 2009
I am a 6 grader, in the Academy of Scientific Research, and I love this school! The teachers are really fun and caring. They help you, when you fall back in something, and I love this school a lot.

- submitted by a student
February 22, 2009
I am currently in the 8th grade and go to this school. I don't think I could have had had a better experience at a junior high school. This school is filled with wonderful teachers and loving students and classmates. I learned so much from this school and made so many friends. I got into Stuyvesant high school this year and a lot of other students got into the high schools of their choice. This school has a wonderful learning environment and it is a great school filled with warmth and love for their students and parents.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
My daughter went to this school and by eight grade she was improving in grades and was smarter than me. Shes now a sergeant and this school helped her so much.(She was in Academy for Scientific Researches. )

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
I'm currently a student of this school. It's separated into three academies - Arts & Humanities, Scientific Research, and Global. I love this school! The teachers make the classes fun, and encourages you. The people are nice, too. So far, I never saw any bullying. I recommend it to all those parents out there!

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2009
I'm a student at this school. I love it, the people are nice, the teachers are patient. The principal isn't a dictator and the assistant principals aren't hall monitors gone bad. It's a really good school to go to, you can get into schools like Stuy and Hunter here. I recently took the test to enrol of Hunter and I believe I have a pretty good chance of getting in. I love it here!

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
Do not believe the words! Everybody talks nice at this school, but nobody cares. If you want your child to be a soldier, it may be a good school for you. I'm very disappointed with teachers. They just do not care about kids, they are looking at the clock in order to get out and go home.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2008
This school is perfect, I love it

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November 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2008
I am a 6 grader in this school, and I have to say I love it! The teachers are really patient and fun which makes learning easier and exciting. The afterschool activities are amazing. The school's gym has a workout room, with machines! The school is divided into three academies: art, science, and global. I am in science, whih is really fun. We actually get to do lab experiments with equipment which is really cool. The kids at this school are really nice and never ever ever make fun of you. I was so nervous going to this school, but I made a friend and she is so great! I became friends with the whole class as well. So if you're wondering which school to send your child to: send them to this one, you won't regret it.

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2008
I graduated as part of Class '07 in Christa McAuliffe. The school has a perfect environment to simulate learning. The school's broken up into academies, therefore everyone knows everyone in their academy (as well as people from other academies). Having academies allow the teachers to really get know each individual and help with academic problems the child might be struggling with. I absolutely love this school. I highly recommend parents to send their children here. It's because of the rich experiences the child get in this middle school, which allows them to get into high schools such as Brooklyn Tech & Stuyvesant.

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May 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 29, 2008
I graduated in the Class of 2006 and I miss McAuliffe! It was the perfect size for a school, not too big and not too small, just right to be able to socialize and make friends. It had a very warm and cozy feeling. Gotta love the staff too!

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2008
I love this school. I don't know about other schools, but if there's someone who's really smart, we respect them and even ask for their help. They won't get bullied or anything. I'm currently in the 8th grade at this school and I'll definately miss it!

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March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 24, 2008
It's a great school. It's going to be my last year there. It's welcoming and there's rarely any trouble going on. It's much more different from the other schools you hear about.

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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
October 17, 2007
I'm a student for this school. the teachers are very encouraging. there are three academies, the scientific., the arts and humanities and the global communications. I am in the scientific academy, the superintendents one. I am currently in class 6c which in this case the c stands for chorus.

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October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 10, 2007
This really is the best JHS in Brooklyn. Best teachers, class rooms, education, and activities. Especiually the best technology!!

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May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2006
encouragingI love this school. The teachers are excellent- very caring and encouraging. The kids are motivated to learn. I don't think it is overly competitive. I haven't heard about bullies or gang fights,

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
IS 187 is a great school.My daughter is finishing the 6th grade in the science academy.She loves the math and computer classes.I think the teacher quality is good.Enrichment classes at the end of the day have been added for students too.

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June 04, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
April 17, 2006
Good academic programs. One of the few good IS school in brooklyn

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
I'ma student in this school. Teachers quality was better and i was proud that i went to this school.

- submitted by a student
October 05, 2005
Hi I'm not a parent, but I graduated from this school last year, and I really miss it, I absolutely loved this school, there are three academies, and each academy feels like its ur home away from home. I was in the arts and Humanities Academy the teachers were so supportive and nice and were really good at teaching, I promise that by the time 8th grade rolls around for your child they are not gonna even notice it, the students there are really smart I know alot of students that got into Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech and Bronx Science including me. I got into Bronx science, there are so many programs you can attend such as the Kiwanis club, the drama club which puts on a production a year, the years I attended the school they did ' Guys and Dolls', ' Footloose' and 'Anything goes' this is a great school!

- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2005
My son will be entering the 8th grade. He's in the Global Studies Academy. I'm impressed on the teaching techniques that are used.They go on trips to bring the lesson up close and personal.The debate class, also law class lets them view, respond and respect others opinions. Speaking from my experience the teachers practiced open door policies they were always available to update me on my childs progress or downfalls. It takes a tribe to help raise a child. Though open school night is a nightmare. They need to get a bit more organized on that.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2005
IS 187 is a terrific school. My daughter is in the 6th grade in the Academy for Scientific Research. The Math, Language Arts and Technology Classes are very well mananged and she learns a great deal. We are happy with our choice of academy.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
Excellent school. My daughter is in 6th grade, and, foremost, comes home happy every day. Teaching styles are structured as well as fun; curriculum is comprehensive. Technology is also emphasized with HTML class beginning in 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2005
I think this school is very good and most of the teacher are very nice.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2004
Pressure placed on 6th graders to do well, there are 13 subjects 11 year old children take for the duration of the year. If a child falls below 90%, a child is made to feel inadequate. The main goal/objective is to increase city wide and state scores for the school. Compare scores, your child with all other classmates, if your child is with +/- 5-10 points lower, get additional tutoring. Ask the teachers to write down the areas in that subject that need to be strengthened, if they don't come up with an answer, use the city wide/state exam as your method of discovery!

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September 09, 2003
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August 25, 2003
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Is 187 The Christa Mcauliffe School
1171 65th Street, Brooklyn, NY  11219
(718) 236-3394
Last modified Is 187 The Christa Mcauliffe School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Is 187 The Christa Mcauliffe School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 85 reviews. Top