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James Madison High School

Overview written by the school: The mission of James Madison High School is to engage, challenge, and educate the minds of our students. Our classroom communities inspire and encourage our students to ask questions, seek answers, and taken an ownership role in their education. Our educators, staff, and students herald community connectedness within the walls of our school itself and strive to give back to the communities around us. In our efforts to continue our growth as individuals, all members of James Madison High School ask, "What's next?" Our collective responses continue to shape us as individuals and grow our academic, athletic, and creative communities.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 82% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 94% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 89% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 77% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 81% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Medical/Health Professions
Code: K25B
Program description: Explore the world of Science through a challenging and comprehensive sequence of courses, including focusing on careers in the medical/health professions. Courses of study will include: AP Biology, Living Environment Honors, AP Chemistry, Physics Honors, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Psychology, Forensics and AP Environmental Sciences.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 75
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 3502
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 47
Seats 9 SWD: 15
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 502
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 33
Eligibility: Open only to Brooklyn students or residents

Seats 10: Yes

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average (91-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.8-4.5), Math (2.8-4.5)


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Anime Club, Comic Book Club, Fidelitas, First Aide Club, Flag Squad, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Key Club, Law Journal, Letters to Heroes, Magic Club, Marching Band, Math Honor Society, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Multicultural, Science Honor Society, Senior Yearbook, SING, Spring Musical, Step Team, The Challenge, The MOUSE Squad, We The People
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Golf, Stunt
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 3797
Start time: 8:10am
End time: 2:48pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: French, Italian, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

Geoeligibility: Open only to Brooklyn students/residents
School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Madison
Neighborhood: Madison

School Number: K425

Community board: 315
Council district: 48
Census tract: 642
BIN: 3182721
BBL: 3067880001

About James Madison High School


Latitude: 40.609912
Longitude: -73.948512
Phone number: 718-758-7200
Fax number: 718-758-7341
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: B, Q to Kings Highway
Bus lines near the school: B100, B2, B31, B41, B44, B44-SBS, B49, B7, B82, BM3, BM4

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Our school offers an AP Capstone Program and 16 other AP courses.

iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

STEAM program; Extensive music and art program including: Jazz, Orchestra, Marching Band, Fashion, Digital Photography, Mural Painting, and Ceramics

Academy of Information Technology, Bio-Med, Law, International House, Academy of Finance, Math Academy, Art, Music and Literature House

Community service component: every student must complete 40 hours of community service to graduate. We encourage students to strive for over 100.

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