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8010 12th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

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(718) 833-9363
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October 24, 2013
Dyker is really awesome!! A really fun school with nice helpful teachers! Dyker made my three years there fun and educational!

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
When first coming into this school, I felt upset that i didn't get into a "better" school. But the amazing teachers and friends that I made; I was glad to have gone to Dyker. Sure there was one or two teachers which I didn't like, but that's with every school. Dyker gave me a good foundation for my education and I will never forget my times there.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2013
Class of 2013! Dyker is amazing because of all the wonderful teachers and friends that are always there to help you.

- submitted by a community member
May 19, 2013
Super Intendant program here is mediocre, I thought my child would have an advantage being in a specialized program but that was not the case, the classes are taught by incompetent teachers who dont really care if your child is not preforming to the high standards that a specialized program should have. No parental involvement , you have to investigate yourself if you want to be informed about their education. School full of disrespectful kids where their education is not their main priority but who curse and do inappropriate things. i have complained so many times but it falls on deaf ears. Lack of choices for enrichment classes, you are assigned to them depending on what class you are in and committed to stay in the same class for your entire stay there.Very frustrating environment if you are a parent who cares about your child's education & child's performance. Going to Private school to get away from the bad elements and get a better education

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2012
I think it's extremely important to feel safe in the school you attend. If you do not feel safe it would be difficult for you to learn and enjoy school. Unfortunately, the school environment is not the best it could be. I've heard from children who attends the school that during interchange of classes and in the lunch room there is inappropriate language, etc... Where are the teachers and administrators and are they listening and noticing what is happening within their school? Do they need to step it up to create a happy community of learners?

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
I am a 2006 graduate of Dyker Heights, an alumni of Stuyvesant High, and a rising junior at Cornell University. In retrospect, I had a great experience at Dyker-- great teachers and wonderful classmates. However, on the whole, the vast majority of the teachers there were unqualified and many of its students, delinquents. I am amazed that I survived the pre-specialized high school school system. It abhors me every time I think about my middle school education. A plethora of unqualified and just plain bad teachers, a lackluster sentiment amongst the vast majority of its students, and an environment non-conducive to an educational environment. Don't get me wrong-- there were some great teachers there and some highly motivated students, but on the whole, I would not send my kids to Dyker. If I have a recommendation, I would send kids to private school if money is not an issue.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
In response to the May 21, 2012, posting, I have to say that an outdated website is not the only outdated aspect about this school. My child is about to graduate from an uninspiring, technologically backwards school. During her three years at I.S.201, her group has used computers about half a dozen times, and she was denied any computer instruction. During one of the years, against all DOE requirements, her class did not have ANY type of arts instruction. Foreign language classes are reserved for SP (gifted and talented) students. Opportunities to participate in after school activities or special events have been offered in an erratic manner. One would expect a middle school to offer some enrichment programs, but in our case, we have had to take our child elsewhere and pay for private lessons. We are happy that she is finally leaving this school and hopefully for an institution that regards students as individuals with special talents and interests.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2011
Went to dyker heights, then brooklyn tech and now I'm at cornell studying engineering. Great school that made me who I am today *if you're in the SM program.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2011
I graduated Dyker heights this year, 2011. I really love this school and really wish i've never graduated. The teachers are so nice there and are willing to help! The truth is that at first when i graduated 5th grade, i've never knew about the junior high school test, and i failed it. I split-ed up from my best friends and i made my new friends in dyker. Also, my best friend! This is an amazing school!

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2011
This is a wonderful school. My child has blossomed so much in this school. She has been exposed to so much...academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
Two of my children attended Dyker Heights Intermediate School 201. It has one of the best advanced programs in Brooklyn. A faculty of well qualified teachers provide high quality education. After this program children are very well positioned to apply for specialized New York City high schools. The school has been led by a remarkable long-term principle Ms. Brennan.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2011
Two of my children attended Dyker Heights Intermediate School 201. It has one of the best advanced programs in Brooklyn. A faculty of well qualified teachers provide high quality education. After this program children are very well positioned to apply for specialized New York City high schools. The school has been led by a remarkable long-term principle Ms. Brennan.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2010
love this school simple and can get get a good grade in eney thing so if you got to be in this school join it it is awnsom

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2010
im an 8th grade student in dyker, so far these past years in Dyker have been a blast! lots of teachers and students are nice

- submitted by a student
no rating April 27, 2010
This is such a great school with a great staff, administration and principal who are dedicated to our children. The principal has been a part of the school for over forty five years. That is dedication. I'm very happy with this school and all that it offers my child.

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March 16, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
I moved my child from another school because of many problems in that school program to I.S. 201. For the last 2 years my son is a successful happy student with excellent grades. I have to said that the whole school team of teachers, the staff and school shows a great level of professionalist and care for their students at all level. To this this day we are happy parents as well my child thanks us for moving him to their program. I hope more school could copy their level of teaching and school environment so important for our children.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2009
I am struggling with the policies of this school. It is very hard to get in contact with any member of the staff. I have sent emails and called about my child's progress and have yet to receive any communication back. I am very frustrated with what I see as a lack of connection between the school and home. My child does have a wonderful English teacher and for that I am very grateful.

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December 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 15, 2009
Its our son's first year at Dyker Heights. Since the first day we have noticed him really caring about his homework and completing it. I was told there is discipline and care that is taught very well and so far the staff is acheiving that with our son. Thanks ;)

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
I just started 6th grade yesterday 9-9-09 and i think school is really good. My homeroom teacher is Mr.Botti and he is really nice i sit all the way in the front and I can tell it is going to be a wonderful school year in Dyker. The school is good except for some mean 8th graders that call u dorks, or little kids the can get annoying but all the teachers r nice and u will make tons of friends. I Love Dyker.

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September 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2009
As a parent of a 2009 graduate and a 7th grader, I am fortunate that my children were accepted to Dyker via the Superintendent's Program and they have reaped the rewards of attaining an education administered by a spectacular principal and faculty. My children are known by their name and not by a number. CONGRATULATIONS DYKER!! Thanks to you our children are climbing the ladder of success towards a bright future!!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2009
i graduated in Dyker in 2009 and it was an awesome school!

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2009
I graduted Dyker in 2006. The best three years of my life were in Dyker. I made some amazing friends and had amazing times. Till this day I still miss that school. I am a Junior at Xaverian High School now, and although Xaverian is a good school, I feel, academically Dyker was better. For instense, below a 75% was failing on a test, while now its a 65% at my school. I wish everyday that dyker went to 12th grade, i would transfer in a heartbeat. I miss this school so much, its not even funny. I had a 90% or above in every class, so that's saying something. The teachers are hard workers and realte and interact with the students. I actually used my 8th grade notebook, to help write my U.S. History research paper. This is saying something. Dyker heights was an amazing learning experience for me.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 04, 2009
The school is very responsive to parent's suggestions and the needs of the students. It is an excellent school. My other child went to nearby McAuliffe JHS which is supposed to be better but turned out to be very elitist and there was a major disconnect between parents and school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2009
My child attends Dyker IS 201, and I am very pleased with the level of education that she is receiving along with the efforts everything that every staff tries to do to make it a better environment. However, I am very concerned with the constant bullying and fights that go on a daily basis that the staff may or may not be aware of. Also, when a teacher is a witness to something how long does it take for them to contact the parent or school officals. In a school of about 1800 students, I think there is a huge safety issue, and needs to be addressed immediately.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
I'm currently in dyker heights and hate it. There is so much bullying and fights. Im in 7th grade and planning on transferring to junior high school 259 william mckinley. There much better.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2009
It's a great place with a good structure in both students and faculty. The food isn't half bad. I like going there because it's both fun an challenging, and it finds a good class suited 4 u. They also have 2 large gyms separately for boys and girls. Ms. Brennan has been principal for 30 yrs the longest term 4 any principal in the city. So if you get accepted and can handle a mountain o homework u really should go to Dyker Heights, home of the Dyker Knights, n visit if ever get a chance. Thanks 4 reading this incredibly loong note.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2009
It's been the best three years so far at Dyker Heights, I.S.201. I love all of my classes & my teachers. I've changed a lot academically ever since I've enrolled there. I'm a senior at Dyker Heights now, and I'm actually quite reluctant to leave (= But definetly, I'm coming back to visit in the future, and hope that my siblings attend & get the experience from this school .

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2008
i have been teaching at dyker for 7 years and we are a tight family that loves to teach. we look out for each other and do whatever we can for our students

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December 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2008
I love this school! I love everything about this school even through I'm just a sixth grader.

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
My child who went to this junior high school , Dyker Heights.I was surprise that my child had passed her test.I was really shocked.I had been proud of my child and this woNderful school. =]

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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2008
Dyker Heights J.H.S. is an example for all junior high schools to follow. The principal's leadership and the teachers in this school are extraordinary! My parent involvement is exceptional. It takes 2 to make it work...the teachers and the parents. This is not one sided. In this time where many households have both parents working, the parents also have a responsibilitiy in their children's education. As parents, we are the 2nd half of the education team. Dyker Heights J.H.S., it's fantastic principal and teachers are always there for all parents. Now it is up to the parents to get involved in their children's education. It is because of the exceptional principal and teachers, my responsibility as a parent and my child's drive, determination and support system that my child is a Principal's List Honor student at Dyker Heights J.H.S.

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May 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
My son goes to this school and I think it is a good school. He is in mostly gifted classes. The teachers stay on top of the kids. My son's teacher always calls me if there is an issue. They also call me if he is doing especially well which I think is a nice gesture. They have after school math and english three times a week and they have the 37 1/2 minutes which they can all attend which is very helpful to them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2008
I love this school! i am an 8th grader graduating and next year i am going to Stuyvesant. The teachers are all supportive and kind, and there are many superintendent classes (which i attend). There are many students that are on the honor roll and the principal's list every semester.

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2008
I think this school has many fights happening almost everyday while their test scores are as low as ever. However, this school got me into going to Brooklyn Tech and it could send your child to that school too.

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February 13, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
I love all of the teacher here!

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December 30, 2007
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December 18, 2007
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November 26, 2007
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November 23, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 01, 2007
I would say IS 201 is a great school for my child and even though they are overcrowded they keep control over the students.They also have many activities there. Teachers and staff are doing great! Pick this school its the best i have seen!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I think this school is exellent. My child goes there and got excepted into Hunter.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2007
i would like this school have more after school programs for the kid do well in school.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
My daughter attends this school which came highly recommended by her 5th grade teacher.Her grades are great and she is growing, her teachers are supportive and strict which I like very much. She gets lots of homework.My daughter does say the school is very crowded. Overall Im happy with the school and the staff. She is getting a good education. I give the school a 4 star rating.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
This is My child's first year and she is in the gifted program along with being in the Chorus and The Drama club. she is doing very well in this program but I understand the concerns from the comments below and agree.I wrote and faxed a letter twice to the principal about an issue I had and received no reponse.I thought since there was no response with my message left i would fax a letter over.Still nothing!

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December 07, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
My child feels this school is overcrowded. It is not safe in the hallways as the students change from class to class. The student ratio is much higher than the teacher ratio. The staff is unsupportive and does not resolve student issues right away. You can never get a straight answer from staff and each time you call you are told to leave a message and no one gets back to you. The response you receive is 'we have over 1700 students in this school and we can't get resolve your child's issues right now' Basically their saying 'we don't have enough staff to support all these students, we are overwelmed and we just can't do it' I say hire more staff that can deal with the school or admit less students.

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- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2006
The programs for 'gifted' children we find lacking, but the music program is excellent.

- submitted by a former student
February 03, 2006
My child john goes to 201 and he is treated with respect and the teachers are kind and understanding about his ability. I believe this school is very polite and considerate especially to my family.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Dyker Middle school has great resources for children who are having trouble with their Math & Reading, the Resource dept has been great. They make every effort assure that your child is getting the extra help they need. The Music Dept is good, The sports is great they have extra sports in the morning for students. The parent involvement could be better. Parents should get more involved to assure that all programs are working for their children.

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September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2004
I think the administrative staff at this school need to go back to school themselves. My child started attending this school since September 2002 and I have never had one productive phone call to this school. Every time I call I am never given a straight answer and no one can help it is always leave a message and someone will get back to you -- which they never do. I am totally disgusted and fed up of the staff in this school. Even the guidance counselor cannot help. Fustrated Parent

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October 12, 2003
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Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights
8010 12th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11228
(718) 833-9363
Last modified Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. Top