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Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1519 students

 

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Posted October 24, 2013

Dyker is really awesome!! A really fun school with nice helpful teachers! Dyker made my three years there fun and educational!


Posted 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.


Posted October 8, 2013

Class of 2013! Dyker is amazing because of all the wonderful teachers and friends that are always there to help you.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted July 2, 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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!


Posted August 9, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 3, 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 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


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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

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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 1 47% 9%
White 2 37% 48%
Hispanic 2 16% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 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
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents75955%
Students144798%
Teachers7988%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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8010 12th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228
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