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.
The programs for 'gifted' children we find lacking, but the music program is excellent.
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.
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.
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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