This is a district 21 school. This district is the 18th most diverse school district in New York, according to Niche. It also ranks at number 270 on Niche’s list of the districts with the best teachers in New York. And 62% of their student population is proficient in reading, and 63% is proficient in math.
I.S. 228 David A. Boody school uses the acrostic “rockstar” to reveal the characteristics that they want to develop in their students: respectful, optimistic, caring, kind, safe, thoughtful, accountable, and responsible.
They offer many different programs, like Magnet, STOMP, and After School programs. They also have different sports and dance teams. And, of course, they have the Heritage Dual Language Programs, for Russian, Spanish and Mandarin languages.
Students of the Heritage Language program will take social studies in their home language. And literacy classes will be instructed in both the home language and English. A great resource for kids that are new immigrants, and are not very familiarized with the English language, is that the school will help them with ESL classes. They also have free ESL lessons for adults, in case the parents don’t know English either.
In order to enroll your kid in the Heritage Dual Language program you must first go to an open house. Then, you have to complete a screening process. After your kid has been accepted, you’ll have to sign a commitment letter. Be aware that this is a three-year commitment program. You’ll also have to go to a parent orientation before the start of the classes. You can check more about the application steps on their website.
The school is the 191st best New York middle school, according to U.S. News & World Report. It also is the 104th best public middle school in NYC. With 57% of their students being proficient in math, and 58% being proficient in reading.
The school is rated 4.8/5 on GreatSchools, 3.6/5 on Niche, 4.5/5 on Facebook, and 4.1/5 on Google.