School Details

P.S. 109

1001 E 45th St, Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 693-3426
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 556 students 12 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

10%
32%
31%
2%
37%
34%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

8%
34%
30%
14%
42%
36%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

4%
35%
30%
4%
35%
30%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
29%
30%
17%
34%
31%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
29%
31%
7%
29%
28%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
28%
34%
8%
29%
27%

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 2013
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

P.S. 109 is a public middle school in New York. The principal of P.S. 109 is MR. DWIGHT CHASE, who can be contacted at dchase2@schools.nyc.gov. 556 children attend P.S. 109 and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 13% of the P.S. 109 students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 556 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at P.S. 109 is 12:1. St. Therese of Lisieux School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 76% 44%
Hispanic 21% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 16%
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 60%
Limited English proficiency 13% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am new to the community and the school. I think the teachers are doing a wonderful job especially the teachers in the gifted & talented program. Many of those teachers seem very committed to the kids that they teach. The new principal seems to have really turned that school around!!! Kudos to them. He has stated numerous times that he envisions 109 as a school that prepares their graduates to go on to extremely competitive high schools and beyond. Kudos to them!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    my first year was 1947. learned nothing. teachers could care less. i was bussed in from 3 miles. this was the post world war II era. but at 75 years old i did prosper and living in wonderful arzona.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is my son's first year in the public school system and they sent him to this school. His teacher is loud and lazy. She is absent almost every other week. The principal is more concerned about her lunch duty then answering parents concerns. I am afraid that this year has back tracked my sons education because the teacher has to spend so much time reprimanding troubled students. Don't send your kids here!

  • (7 years ago)

    Ive had nothing but problems since my child entered this school. we've had some major problems with bullies and nothing is done. this school is extremely slow in getting back to parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    They have a great honors program that does work a year ahead and the teachers in that program are great. Unfortunately my child has a lot of problems with bullies and I don't feel there is enough done about that. My child has been assaulted on several occasions even in front of school officials and they don't suspend the culprit. They just separate them which is ridiculous. I feel if you can go up to someone and kick them in the gut then you should be suspended without question. If a child is that violent they need a reality check. I have been teaching my child not to hit back and let the school officials handle it but it is getting out of hand they always say they will look into it and never get back to me. I am going to transfer my child to a new school next year.

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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