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John Adams High School

Overview written by the school: The new and improved John Adams High School is proud to offer several nationally renowned programs. John Adams believes for students to perform successfully, they need both a rigorous academic curriculum and safe environment. John Adams High School offers a world renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program, screened STEM, Future Educator and Pre-med programs. Thirty-one sports teams, over twenty Advanced Placement (AP) and College Now classes, partnership with SUNY Farmingdale and York college. John Adams has developed a new court room for the law academy, Zspace, Virtual/Augmented reality hardware & software for our STEM/Premed Academy. John Adams also offers JROTC, Robotics, life guard certification, Mock Trial and Virtual Enterprise.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 72% (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: 86% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 85% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 46% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 73% 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: STEM and International Baccalaureate Academy
Code: Q10A
Program description: STEM and International Baccalaureate Academy is a rigorous program of study for highly motivated students. The goal of the STEM-IB Program is to develop well-rounded students who are ready to take advanced courses in preparation for college. Students who successfully complete the IB coursework/requirements will receive the globally recognized IB Diploma. Students studying in the STEM academy will learn from teachers who are passionate about their subjects and their students' future. Students will immerse themselves in engineering, robotics, Virtual Reality/ Augmented reality and computer science courses with the opportunity to earn industry credit and opportunities to exercise their skills in real-world experiences. In the STEM Academy, students are able to take, IB, AP, SUNY Farmingdale and CUNY College Now courses to earn up to 30 college credits.
Interest: Health Professions
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 58
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 186
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 3
Seats 9 SWD: 10
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: N
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 32
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 3

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (65-100), Science (62-100), Social Studies (65-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)


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): Columbia science honors program, Mural Club, College Summit, Debate, Drama, Film, First Robotics, Foreign Language, Google CS First, HS Science Research Pathways, Journalism, JROTC, Key, Liberty Partnership, Math, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, Moot Court, National Honor Society, PBIS, Photography, Robotics, SAT Prep, Saturday Literacy Center, South Asian Club, Student Athlete Leadership Program, Student Government, Yearbook, Tutoring, Aspira.
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
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, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
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: Cricket
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Badminton, Intramural Sports, Soccer
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2366
Start time: 8:00am
End time: 3:40pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish
Language classes: Bengali, French, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School accessibility description: Fully Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: South Ozone Park
Neighborhood: South Ozone Park

School Number: Q480
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 410
Council district: 32
Census tract: 864
BIN: 4202849
BBL: 4095400002

About John Adams High School


Latitude: 40.679639
Longitude: -73.837298
Phone number: 718-322-0500
Fax number: 718-738-9077
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: A to 104th St
Bus lines near the school: Q11, Q112, Q21, Q37, Q41, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q7, Q8, QM15

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Screened STEM Academy, Pre-med, Screened Future Educators & Leadership Academy (FELA)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Each Small Learning Community has roughly 280 students, with its own director, school counselor, and dean of student life.

Special programs include: STEM, Future Educators & Leadership Academy, Queens Business Academy, Law & International Studies Academy, Pre-med Academy, Media and Communication Arts Academy

Special programs continued: JROTC Air Force program, Summer Youth, Boys and Girls Club, TOP program, Global Kids Community organization, PBIS program, Apollo Theater group, John Jay College partnership, St. Johns Liberty Partnership, Certiport test center

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