P.S. 229 Dyker

1400 Benson Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11228
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
P.S. 229 Dyker serves 1,249 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
P.S. 229 Dyker placed in the top 30% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher 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 67% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

School Overview

P.S. 229 Dyker's student population of 1,249 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 73 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students1,249 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of P.S. 229 Dyker
Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of P.S. 229 Dyker by grade.

School Comparison

P.S. 229 Dyker is ranked within the top 30% 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 P.S. 229 Dyker is 0.58, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1194 out of 4239 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
59%
9%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
26%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.580.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in P.S. 229 Dyker and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New York by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
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 P.S. 229 Dyker is New Utrecht High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is P.S. 163 Bath Beach (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn P.S. 163 Bath Beach Math: 55% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 626 students
    0.4 miles
    109 Bay 14th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 236-9003
    0.4 K-8 626
  • Brooklyn P.S. 204 Vince Lombardi Math: 78% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,178 student
    0.4 miles
    8101 15th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 236-2906
    0.4 PK-5 1,178
  • Brooklyn P.S. 748 Brooklyn School For Global Scholars Math: 78% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 546 students
    0.4 miles
    1664 Benson Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 382-3130
    0.4 K-5 546
  • Brooklyn New Utrecht High School Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 3,560 students
    0.5 miles
    1601 80th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11214
    (718) 232-2500
    0.5 9-12 3,560
  • Brooklyn Junior High School 201 Dyker Heights Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,584 student
    0.6 miles
    8010 12th Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11228
    (718) 833-9363
    0.6 6-8 1,584

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