Cool School: Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science

Cool School: Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science (Image 1)

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science offers many opportunities for students. We're in North Charleston for our Cool School of the week.

Jerry Zucker Middle School of Science is a community school with 550 students in 6th through 8th grades The school has a strong core curriculum and a science focused flex period. Zucker has a 94-percent high school credit passing rate in English, 95-percent in biology. The arts curriculum includes art, band, music, computer applications, pre-engineering, and robotics.

The school is very proud of the outdoor classroom and garden, made possible through a partnership with the Greenhearts organization with funding from Boeing.

Students have an annual overnight camping trip, sponsored by the Coastal Community Foundation and hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, where they participate in science-related activities.

Principal Jacob Perlmutter says, “It's a place where kids really love coming in and you can see them smiling as they walk in the doors in the morning. It's a place where kids are respected both in their bodies, belongings, more importantly in their opinion in who they are.” Eighth grade student Jehu Martinez says, “We take classes that many middle schools don't take, like for example, biology, computer applications, business marketing, computer literacy, key boarding.” “I think my school is cool because we have the chance to have social matters to learn about social matters in Z period, not just about the school,” says sixth grade student Mary Brucato.  Career technology teacher Carolyn Anderson says, “The coolness about Zucker is the diversity, and the fact that we have very cool people that work here and love our children, and the programs that we have, the wonderful structure.”

Zucker Middle School of Science has an award winning band program, a wide selection of after school activities, clubs, and academic enrichment programs. The school's sports teams are undefeated for three years in basketball and football.

Coming up Wednesday on News 2 Today, we'll tell you how a special partnership with the Charleston Air Force Base is helping students.

We want to hear about the good things going on at your school. send an email to octavia at maybe your school will be the next cool school of the week.

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