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PS 209 Margaret Mead School

Public School | Grades PK-8 | New York City Geographic District #21
2609 East 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11235
(718) 743-1954

About This School

PS 209 Margaret Mead School is located in Brooklyn, NY and is one of 40 schools in New York City Geographic District #21. It is a public school that serves 758 students in grades PK-8. See PS 209 Margaret Mead School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, PS 209 Margaret Mead School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New York average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

49% 51%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)

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PS 209 Margaret Mead School Reviews

something is not right in that building

By a Parent on

My child received a decent education at PS 209 in Brooklyn. I do have some major issues with the school. First, the "holiday" show was extremely one sided. I have nothing against Christmas, but if a holiday show is being presented in a PUBLIC SCHOOL, it should represent all religions so that my child feel they are worth something and feels like they belong. Christmas was the ONLY topic of the show. Other religions were not even mention or celebrated in any way. We should be teaching our children to celebrate each other, not show favoritism and celebrate one religion. To top it off, my child received a reading package from the school, which was great but tucked inside was a child friendly religious pamphlet promoting Christianity! That I'm bringing up with the principal. That is completely unacceptable for a Public School to do!! There is something fishy going on in that school and they should definitely be sited.

This school is very good and the people are lying.

By a Current Student on

As to some comments, it states that the principal and teachers are very closed door. Well, it's not true because I asked the teacher if I could see the principal about something important and when she called, the principal and asst. principal let me in right away. In fact, I'm meeting the principal again tomorrow!

By , a Parent on

I've been to this school since I was in pre-school. Trust me, it's really bad. In 2012, only ONE student got accepted to a specialized high school which is really sad. If you compare this school to Bay Academy, Bay Academy is so much better. I would say that the teachers are not that good at 209... Teachers really try their best to teach students, but they are really slow at teaching. And this school is really poor. This year at 2012, they do not ALLOW kid's to write on their own workbooks so they have to copy the questions and answers down on the notebook... I would say that the all 8th grade students of 2012 had passed the regents exam except the ones that don't want to take the test. Good luck to those students who will have the strict science teacher in 8th grade, "Ms.Balsamo." Trust me, she's scary.... Everyone is scared of her...

By , a Former Student on

I went to PS 209 and graduated in 99' I loved this school. It has molded me into the person I have become as well as my fellow classmates. I was one out of 3 AA children in my class and never felt discriminated against. My name is on a plaque in the school and my heart will remain there forever.

By a Former Student on

it was the best school ever.i was really sad when i moved away in 2007.i wish i could go back and spend more than pre k through third grade there.:(

By a Former Student on

i spent 2004-2007 there.all i can say is that it is great.i was truly sad when i moved away from new york

Reviewed on

P.S.209 was the best middle school ever. The teachers really do try and help you the best that they can. I miss it

By , a Parent on

It's unfair to print an anonymous statement that is not truly reflective of P.S. 209. The principal maintains an "open door" policy. She welcomes all parents and is truly concerned that children and parents are treated fairly and respectfully. This parent should take the time to make an appointment to see the principal and raise any concerns, she will be pleasantly surprised.  The principal and teachers are true professionals who work hard to maintain high standards. The teachers have always communicated with parents to keep them informed and to engage them in the partnership of educations since it is school policy.
It's not true that teachers just want to get through the day. Their goal and purpose is to insure that the best education possible is provide to every student.
I have two daughters in PS 209 since they were in first and second grade and thoughuot all this years we had all the support and help from the teachers as well from every one else in the staff, my daughters are happy to be here and are not the only ones thinking that way, the comments made by this person against them are very unfare and not true, maybe after all she comes out and bring her concerns to our school, she'll find out how wrong she is in her concepts instead of hidding to make derogatory remarks about people she don't know.

By a Parent on

My children are in first grade at PS 209 and I am very unhappy with the general state of this school.  The principal is inaccessible and it's impossible to meet with her and raise concerns.  The teachers (some of them) rarely communicate with the parents and always seem to have an excuse as to why certain information is not relayed.  It seems that all they want to do is get through the day!!  

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