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John Bowne High School

Overview written by the school: John Bowne High School is a welcoming multicultural school community. All community members build on their diversity through collaborative action and global awareness. Students are empowered by developing critical thinking, social, and emotional skills and by pursuing life with a passion for constructing knowledge in the areas of S.T.E.M., humanities, sports and the arts. In addition to our S.T.E.M. Program, Law Institute, Animal/Plant Agriscience Institute (Agriculture) and our Academy for Creative Artists, we offer students the opportunity to specialize in Engineering and Information Technology, Cinema and Film, Visual Arts, or Sports Medicine and Management. All students are also eligible for our Air Force J.R.O.T.C. Program.
Diplomaendorsements: CTE, Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 76.999998% (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: 85.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 87% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 58.999997% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 74.000001% 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: Academy for Creative Artists
Code: Q14A
Program description: A.C.A. is a vibrant community of young artists and their teachers.This program offers talented writers and actors opportunities to explore their gifts through creative and academic writing courses, workshops, literary experiences, drama, and performance.
Interest: Humanities & Interdisciplinary; Performing Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 84
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 521
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 143
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

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


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): No data
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, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, 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, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, 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, 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: 3,432
Start time: 8:35am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science A, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, AP Seminar, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: 10th Grade Seats Available,Career and Technical Education (CTE),College Trips,Community School,Extended Day Tutoring,Health Center,Internships Available,Multi-Session School,Online Grading System,Orientation,Summer Orientation,Weekend Programs

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

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Kew Gardens Hills
Neighborhood: Kew Gardens Hills

School Number: Q425

Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 809
BIN: 4439900
BBL: 4065070001

About John Bowne High School


Address: 63-25 Main Street, Flushing NY 11367 (40.737448,-73.823841)
Latitude: 40.738139
Longitude: -73.824944
Phone number: 718-263-1919
Fax number: 718-575-4069
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44

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CUNY College Now at Queens College and Queensborough Community College.

Partnerships with St. John's School of Law, Georgetown Law, Justice Resource Center.

CTE program in Plant/Animal Science in collaboration with Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville, and SUNY Alfred. Largest FFA Chapter in NYS.

Partnerships with Off Broadway's Primary Stages Theater Co., AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), York College, Random House Publishing, and New Group.

Collaboration with Geospatial Center of CUNY CREST, CUNY Research Pathways, FIRST Robotics Competition, international bridge building (IIT), and Science Olympiad.

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