School Details

Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights

8010 12th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228
(718) 833-9363
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1519 students 18 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

47%
35%
29%
62%
51%
38%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
41%
29%
67%
48%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
39%
36%
48%
46%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 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. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • New York City Geographic District #20 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights is MS. MADELEINE D. BRENNAN, who can be contacted at mbrenna@schools.nyc.gov. 1,519 students attend Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 1,519 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jhs 201 The Dyker Heights is 18:1. St Bernadette School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 37%
Asian 45% %
White, non-Hispanic 37% 30%
Hispanic 16% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 75%
Limited English proficiency 10% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (1 year ago)

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

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (2 years ago)

    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?

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. My child has blossomed so much in this school. She has been exposed to so much...academically and socially.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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 ;)

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!!

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