6500 16th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11204
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow serves 1,499 students in grades 6-8.
Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the New York state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

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School Overview

Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow's student population of 1,499 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 90 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,499 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
90 teachers
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School Rankings

Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,228 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Junior High School 227 Edward B Shallow is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2714 out of 4228 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
54%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
60%
9%
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Hispanic
26%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
13%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.56
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Eligible for Free Lunch
87%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
The school is pretty good. The deans care about the students. They yell at students, but only to keep them safe. If someone bullies anyone, the staff would know what to do. The staff just want to keep everyone safe and happy. Shallow has a pretty bad reputation, but that's only because of the bad students there. There are as many good kids as there are bad kids.
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5  
This school has changed alot from reading the comments. The school is now a safe community and staffs take bullying and any uninvited activity very seriously. The curriculums has also improved greatly and being here for 3 years now, we are taking the algebra 1, us history and living enviornments regents. The teachers are all extremely caring and do their jobs. They respect all the students and treat each other the same. There are yearly science and social studies fairs. Many clubs also exist to hold the interest of students. 02,05,06,08,10 are regents classes so you get more difficult curriculums and if you do well in a regular class you can get moved to one of those classes. I was moved from an regular class to the superintendent class. 609 to 702 and now 802. Extremely proud school and proud of being in this school. The principal is extremely caring and so are the assistant principals, deans and guidance counselors. Safe and clean environment and just keep doing your best and you'll do well. I'm also allowed to participate in the ny state science and engineering fair. Let's go shallow!
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2  
This school is terrible. The administration is clueless, the teachers couldn't care less and a lot of the students are unruly and undisciplined. Threats, cursing (at teachers), physical violence, the list goes on and on. The teachers rely on textbooks to do their job, and the principal shrugs everything off. Reading isn't a priority, which is why only 24% of last years 6th grade class could read. This school needs to be revamped, otherwise we will putting out another generation of kids who cannot function in today's society.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,499 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.56 (Top 30%)

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