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Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1519 students

 

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Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

The programs for 'gifted' children we find lacking, but the music program is excellent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 3, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

446 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

447 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

449 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

520 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

503 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "A" for the middle school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 47% 9%
White 2 37% 48%
Hispanic 1 16% 23%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 210%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 178%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 65%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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Based on 2285 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents75955%
Students144798%
Teachers7988%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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8010 12th Ave
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