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John Bowne High School

Overview written by the school: All of our students graduate as literate, committed, inquisitive learners. We provide students with a challenging learning community that prepares them for college and careers. We seek to strengthen our community so that parents are involved in our academic vision. It is our goal to develop strategies which engage in rigorous academics, enhance relations, and improve communication among students of different backgrounds, foster positive attitudes towards school and learning, strengthen community feeling, and propel students into their future aspirations. Each student is motivated to meet the Common Core Learning Standards, to respect and appreciate individuals of different cultures, and to be a contributing citizen to their community.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 77% (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% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 84% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 56% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 75% 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
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 85
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 676
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 15
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 163
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 11

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English, Math, Science, Social Studies
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts, Math


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): Animal Care/Science, Anime, Art, Aspire, Book, Chess, Civil Engineering, Conflict Resolution, Cosmetology, Dance, Debate, Drama, Educate for Peace, Equine, FFA, Film, Floriculture, Foreign Language/Culture, Girls Who Code, Journalism, KPop, Latin, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Livestock, Mock Trial, Moot Court, NYCSEF, Peer Mediation, Plant Science, Robotics, ROTC, Science Olympiad, Student Ambassador, Student Union, Wrestling and Yearbook
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: 3522
Start time: 8:35am
End time: 3:15pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Language classes: French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, 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 Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Community School; Extended Day Program; Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Internships; 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
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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Bowne offers programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math(STEM), Agriculture, Academy for Creative Artists, Bowne Law Institute, Visual Arts Sequence, and Air Force JROTC.

Our Academy for Creative Artists provides an enriched artistry program through a sequence of highly varied writing and performance courses.

CTE program(s): Law Academy/Legal Studies, Plant and Animal Science. As part of Plant and Animal Science, our students work on our four acre farm.

Our Bowne Law Institute collaborates with the St. John's University Law Program to provide students with law topics in our new model courtroom.

Our S.T.E.M. students participate in an Honors Academy with a focus in science and math with enrichment classes in research, engineering, and AP classes.

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