Located on the Lower East Side, PS/MS 188 serves students in Pre-K to 8th grade. Many of its 415 students come from families living in poverty. Employing a “full-service community school model,” PS/MS 188 collaborates with local health centers, music schools, colleges, and other organizations. Designated as a “high needs” school in October 2007, PS/MS 188 has succeeded in increasing academic achievement and has developed technology and arts programs. 89.6% of students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.