School Details

Jhs 62 Ditmas

700 Cortelyou Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11218
(718) 941-5450
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1280 students 13 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

22%
35%
29%
29%
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

25%
41%
29%
20%
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

26%
39%
36%
21%
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 62 Ditmas is a public middle school in New York. The principal of Jhs 62 Ditmas is MR. BARRY KEVORKIAN, who can be contacted at bkevork@schools.nyc.gov. 1,280 students attend Jhs 62 Ditmas and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the Jhs 62 Ditmas students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 1,280 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Jhs 62 Ditmas is 13:1. Yeshiva Torah Vodaath is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 32% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 37%
Asian 24% %
White, non-Hispanic 11% 30%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 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 85% 75%
Limited English proficiency 26% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best. I was nervous to send my child here knowing how bad it used to be. But let me tell you the teachers are out help the students a lot the kids always have fun stuff to do there is no fight that go on. I am glad I sent my child here. Mr. K is always walking around to make sure he knows what's going on in his school.

  • (1 year ago)

    people out there this si not my school and i heard rumors about how bad it is like anyone else did and i dont agree. my friend goes there and i really love that school i wanted to go but the last few years for my sister are not good so i couldnt go instead im at cunningham its a awesome school people say tis better i agree but still ditmas is still good so everyone behave and youll difineltely get into a good class in there. and another thing they have awesome classes which help in future the most thing i like in my school si that they give 8th graders a high school test which gives them credit for high school. so yeah bye i would give a three but in some ways its a 4 stars

  • (1 year ago)

    i am a 6th grade student at ditmas and loving every moment of it. when i first stared dimas i thought is would be horrible but going to 7th grade makes me just happier know that the teacher are so nice a and the pricnple is the best there hes so nice to every body there

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a very good school I am a student going to graduate in June. This school has very caring teachers and the other students are very nice. They really challenge you to do the best.

  • (2 years ago)

    You know what just like any other person in the neighbour hood I heard bad stuff about this school too and the only reason I went there was because it was close.But really my experience there was phenomenal. The thing is if you're a good student then you wont be missing out on any opportunity . I wont lie though there are a few bad kids there ...just like any other school would have . But if you're a really outstanding student they will put you in a class of your standard you'll be surrounded by nice students too..So yeah Good luck to all future students.

  • (2 years ago)

    ive heard great things about this school and im planning 2 go there its gaoing to be soooo fun i cant wait

  • (3 years ago)

    BEST SCHOOL EVE! Best teachers and every on cares about you. The techers teach good and support us.

  • (3 years ago)

    Well Ditmas is a good school. It is pretty good despite some of the bad students. But they're mostly the ones who are bad and almost impossible to reason with. The teachers are good. I have nothing but good things to say about the school . To new students do good help your teachers and don't get mixed up with the wrong people. Trust me if they go down they'll make sure you do too whether you're with them or not.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a senior about to graduate in June. When i first went to Ditmas the education was great. But the only thing was the students did not want to take the education seriously. When i first came the kids where bad did not care about anyone but there self's they would curse teachers out and have fights with another students. They would bully the 6th graders. But over the time when all the bad kids left the school. Everything started to get peaceful less fighting. Now we just go to the guidance consular and she help solve the students problems. The teachers and staff are great at ditmas. The 3 years a spent at was crazy exciting and amazing.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm the parent of a nice Irish kid with dyed blue hair!!! Erin has her own style and is encouraged at Ditmas in both her studies and personal expression. The teachers are really dedicated and the principal is a gift from God. Definitely worth checking out. Go anytime and look in on a class you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that Ditmas has changed. Right know I am a current student and it is awesome. The teacher are good the school principal and everything is good enough to get an education that is well.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am senior at this school and i am very satisfyed with my three years attending this school. The teachers are extremely helpful and exciting. The students are friendly and welcoming. I have many unforgettable memories from this school. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Im a senior @ ditmas and i had a great time for these three years that i have spent/

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school who is downgraded often! I enjoy attending this school for many reasons. Most of the teachers are very Humorous and caring..They teach like no other... Ive attended this school for three years and have many enjoying memories from this school .. I honestly dont want to leave but i have to move on Lol... Ditmas is one of the BEST!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ditmas is an amazing school that is told that it is bad but that is 100% a lie. I cannot have asked for a better three years!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at Ditmas IS62 and I LOVE ditmas i don't get how they say it's so 'BAD' thats a LIE! it's a great school i would know I'm a SENIOR at Ditmas IS 62 I've spent 3 years here at ditmas and it's AUSOME! it's not bad it's unless u start a problem that u have a problem at Ditmas if you just mind your business and do what you have to do it's no problem!The teachers are SO nice and FUNNY!! I'm going to miss ditmas!

  • (7 years ago)

    This is one of the best JHS. The principal assistant principals deans guidance counselors and teacher are terrific. They care very much about the students. Could not ask for more.

  • (7 years ago)

    Hello I am a parent of a se lcs student 6 grader. Jonah likes the oppurtunties at the school.There are many tocome. This is the most important age 11 12 13.The 3 different majors are great. The ses afterschool is reinforcement to hands on learning with less pressure. The pta meetings are grounded and wellplanned. Everyone should feel welcomed.The staff been here a long time.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is a great school my son started his first year.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. My daughter is in her second year. The staffs is great and they work hard to help the students.

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