Junior High School 62 Ditmas

4.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
700 Cortelyou Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11218
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Junior High School 62 Ditmas serves 1,200 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50% (which is lower than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Junior High School 62 Ditmas 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

Junior High School 62 Ditmas places among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Junior High School 62 Ditmas's student population of 1,200 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,200 students
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Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
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School Comparison

Junior High School 62 Ditmas is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Junior High School 62 Ditmas is 0.75, which is more 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#2709 out of 4239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
31%
9%
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Hispanic
33%
27%
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Black
20%
17%
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White
13%
43%
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Hawaiian
2%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.750.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #20 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Junior High School 62 Ditmas is Urban Assembly School For Criminal Justice (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Brooklyn Dreams Charter School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 179 Kensington (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This is a great school! My two children (twins :)) go to this school Andy a currently in 7th grade! The teachers are so kind and the security I say perfection! I used to also go there so I'm glad my kids are following my path! I definitely recommend this school. The kids don't bully or harass each other because they know it's wrong! What a great school!!!! Your kids would be very happy if they go here.
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5  
I don't really have any problem with this school but if you are going here then at least have some good friends. One of the reasons I didn't have a fun 3 years here is because I was bullied here and did not like it a lot of name-calling fights so my mentioning is don't come here if you get bullied at your elementary school. WORST THREE YEARS EVER!!!!!!
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2  
I believe the security guards should stay outside the 6th grade entrance until the very last 6th grader leaves the area or as a matter of fact, until even the 7th and 8th graders leave the area. Today I was late, and my niece came towards me to tell me that a man was creepily starring at her. And then she showed him to me. So I waited to see who he was picking up, if anybody. Then he got on his phone, walked into the school looking up and down and then walked out. NOw the funny thing about that, is that his child if that little girl is his, was already there. She was outside of the gate standing right there the whole time. So I'm wondering who was he waiting for if his kid was already there. He was standing inside the gate when I got there and she was outside the gate just standing there. My niece said after she saw me, she walked down the stairs a couple feet from him so when I came closer to the school I could see who he was that was starring at her and her 2 friends. I would really appreciate it if yall could have security outside the school from the time the kids come out until the very last one leaves the area. I don't believe he made a phone call, I believe he just wanted to record us. It was after 2:20 to 2:35.
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