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J.H.S. 227 Edward B. Shallow

Grades: 6-8
6500 16 Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11204
Phone: 718-256-8218

Our Insights

What’s Special

Large, safe school with an orchestra and a band

The Downside

Not all teachers give students clear feedback on their work

JHS 227 is a large, safe, well-run school in Bensonhurst that boasts excellent attendance—especially given its large size. With 1500 students, it is large enough to host a band, an orchestra and a chorus. It has a small gifted program that receives some 1,000 applications for just 30 seats. 

More than one-quarter of all students at JHS 227 are learning to speak English. The school partners with the Arts Integration Project, which gives English language learners a chance to get involved in theater—a fun way to practice a new language. 

The school offers an unusual elective in aerospace and flight simulation, as well as graphic arts and computer programming. It holds yearly science and social studies fairs. 

Only half the students say teachers ask difficult questions, and about half report they’d like more challenge, according to school surveys. The Quality Review says some teachers need to work on giving better feedback indicating how a student should improve.

Parents and caregivers would like a chance to be more involved in school, surveys show. Efforts to improve include creation of a website, a monthly newsletter, and offering English as a Second Language classes to parents, according to the CEP.

Admissions: Zoned neighborhood school. The gifted program, open to students and residents of District 20, looks at grades, state exam results and attendance. (Lydie Raschka, web reports, February 2019)

 

 

 

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
91%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
79%
82% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
57%
52% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
82% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
96%
81% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
3% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
77%
75% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.9

How do students perform academically?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
46%
37% Citywide Average
How many middle school students scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
45%
42% Citywide Average

From 2018 Middle School Directory

What high schools do most graduates attend?
New Utrecht High School, Fort Hamilton High School, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
Accelerated courses offered for high school credit
Algebra I, Living Environment

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many 8th-graders earn high school credit?
35%
32% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1614
Asian
58%
Black
1%
Hispanic
30%
White
11%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
90%
Students with disabilities
15%
English language learners
28%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
96%
93% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
12%
23% Citywide Average

From 2018 School Directories

Uniforms required?
No

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018 State ELA+Math Results Summary

How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
7%
14% Citywide Average
How many students with disabilities scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
11%
15% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state math exam?
21%
14% Citywide Average
How many English language learners scored 3-4 on the state reading exam?
6%
6% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Bensonhurst (District 20)
Trains: D Line, N Line to 62nd St - New Utrecht Ave
Buses: B4, B64, B8, B9

Contact

Principal
Dr. Edwin Hernandez
Parent Coordinator
Linda Neve

Other Details

Shared campus?
No
This school is in its own building.
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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