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About This School

P.S. 229 Dyker is a public middle school. The principal of P.S. 229 Dyker is MR. ROBERT ZAPPULLA and can be contacted at rzappul@schools.nyc.gov. 1,018 students attend P.S. 229 Dyker and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the P.S. 229 Dyker students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 1,018 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at P.S. 229 Dyker is 18:1. St. Bernadette School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • Italian
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 37%
Asian 44% %
White, non-Hispanic 43% 30%
Hispanic 11% 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 50% 66%
Limited English proficiency 8% 24%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    P.s. 229 dyker is a great school. They have wonderful teachers and I am very happy that my kids go to school there.

  • (2 years ago)

    Been in this School with my kids for over 12yrs. Every school has it ups & downs but I have to say this school has been over all a great School!! The things that my kids home and learn is all from this school. Also If I had a ask for any one person to watch over these kids in school it would be Mr. Rodgers!! He has been there for over 20 yrs and knows the school in & out. Great person !!

  • (2 years ago)

    Unfortunate many of their staff members in the office are extremely difficult to work with. No transparency... agrees with previous review by other parents "no parent involvement in the process and no talks toward solutions" Also watch out for the security guard "Roger' - not friendly at all.

  • (2 years ago)

    Don't be fooled by these reviews. They are seriously out of date. Principal Harrigan is long gone the middle school transition was a disaster and the new principal is in over his head. Had to pull my children out and we were not alone. There are some bright spots such as the wonderful lower school teachers and the excellent security team (Mr. Rodgers is the best). The upper grades leave much to be desired. If you have options you should carefully consider them.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from PS 229 in 1959 so if you do the math you'll know that I am now a 63 year old lawyer who is very grateful for the education I obtained there. It enabled me to go on to Brooklyn Tech and then Queens College Stony Brook University and then University of Miami Law School. I am a former teacher so I know how challenging it is to try to educate today's kids who are so radically different from how we were back then. Bravo for being a 9 out of 10 school despite all the obstacles. I'll give you 5 stars for still going strong after all these years. I remember all of my teachers and how dedicated they were even though they earned practically nothing at the time. Keep up the good work. Education is everything.

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this because here teacher teach so well that my child is able to understand correctly

  • (3 years ago)

    P.S. 229 is the epitome of what a public school should be. Its is run under the extraordinary leadership of Robert Zappulla and staffed with teachers who are nothing short of excellent. The education that the children receive is above and beyond what I expected. I am very fortunate that my children are enrolled in such a fine institution.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy with the education my son is receiving. He is happy! The expanded facility is beautiful. And last but certainly not least the security is top notch. Mr. Rodgers deserves an award!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this schoo....This is the best school..I am so happy i live next to the school.My child as got the best support from this school i am happy i put my child in that school for all her years and i hope she picks the best thing and go to the extention of ps229 next year.....Thank you ps229 for all your help!

  • (5 years ago)

    P.S. 229 is the best school in the neighborhood. My children are getting a wonderful education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree the parent coordinator is not very helpful borderline rude. And yes some of the teachers can be a little harsh but most of the teachers are great.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's unfortunate that the parent teacher coordinator is extremely difficult to work with. Also I've noticed some harsh tones coming from the teachers there.

  • (6 years ago)

    very educated school and well-behaved students. there may be some trouble once in a while. but great teaching there.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best school you can ever send your child too. I just graduated last year from the 5th grade. The teacher's are so nice. The PTA does such great things for the school including a Halloween Party a dance a BBG for the graduating 5th grade class a talent show and many other things. The school also offers a band and orchastra taought by a really nice teacher. I have not one bad thing to say about this school you get a great education and the people are so nice there. I am upset though that I had to leave this wonderful school but in about two years there will be a Junior High. Sign your kids up now and you can have three extra years to enjoy this great school! I wish I was able too. Go to P.S. 229!

  • (6 years ago)

    High standards. They need more music programs. Learning instruments and a school chior!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school though academically good has issues with dealing with parents. The school disicplines without any parent involvement in the process and no talks torward solutions.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school! One of the smallest schools in NYC with great teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    it's a good school about 9/11 of the kids in my house went/going to that school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm not actually a parent in fact I'm an alumnus of PS 229 now attending the University of Maryland. I was a participant in the Delta program which helped me vastly when the time came for junior high and later for high school. I am so pleased to learn that the school is still going strong.

  • (10 years ago)

    Both my children have graduated from this adorable elementary school. It is considered the 'country club' of public elementary schools in the area. It has a strong PTA. The principal is an assett.

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