Education: Training for Brains

In deepest Bronx stands a six-story accretion of bile-colored brick, too ugly to be a mental hospital or a tannery. It is the Bronx High School of Science, and it is a nationally famed rookery for genius. The median IQ of its students is about 135, but in some classes the average runs to 145 or more. If training brains is what high schools are for, the Bronx school may be the best in the country; in 1956 and 1957, students at "Science" won a total of eleven National Merit Scholarships, more than any...

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