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John Dewey High School

Overview paragraph: We offer an innovative form of education that empowers students to make responsible decisions. Our school is comprised of five small learning communities. Our small learning communities allow teachers to work with students for enrichment, remediation, and social engagement. Students receive the individualized attention found in a small school within the setting of a comprehensive high school. Our small learning communities prepare students for a variety of career pathways and college-readiness programs in core subject areas including the arts, business, STEM, law, and heath professions.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 80% of students graduate in four years.
Attendance Rate: 88% of students attendance.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 57% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 80% 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: The Academy for Business and Tourism/Hospitality
Code: K56A
Program description: This program provides students with management theories and operational talents in partnership with National Academy of Finance, Careers through Culinary Arts Program, and Virtual Enterprise, Inc. Students are exposed to hands-on, practical experiences beginning in the ninth grade and culminating with internships prior to senior year. Graduates will have the opportunity to leave with one or more certificates related to their specialty area.
Interest: Culinary Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Offer Rate: -99% of offers went to this group
Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 560
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 6
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 157
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 8

Seats 10: Yes-34
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then to New York City residents


Extracurricular activities: Anime, Arts, Asian-American, ASPIRA, Book Worms, Ceramics, Cheer, Council For Unity, Dance, Enviro-Horticulture, Fashion, Foreign Languages, GSA, Health Occupations, Hebrew, Hispanic Leadership Internships, Honor Society, Junior Achievement, Key Club, Marine Science, Math, Modeling, Model Congress, MOUSE Squad, Multicultural Club, Peer Mediation, Recycling Club, Robotics, Rock, Space Science, Student Organization/Leadership, Theater & Performing Arts, Theater Development Fund
Psal Sports Boys: Badminton, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Wrestling
Psal Sports Girls: Badminton, Basketball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Psal Sports Coed: Double Dutch
School sports: (NCAA Cleared) We also offer a variety of after-school sports such as Intramural Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Badminton, and Boys and Girls Basketball.

Other info

Total students: 2309
Start time: 8:15am
End time: 2:35pm
Grades 2018: 9 to 12
Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese
Language classes: Mandarin, Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

School 10th seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Gravesend
Neighborhood: Gravesend

School Number: K540
Shared space: No
Community board: 13
Council district: 47
Census tract: 308
BIN: 3194998
BBL: 3071850020

About John Dewey High School


Address: 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223
Latitude: 40.589268
Longitude: -73.981738
Phone number: 718-373-6400
Fax number: 718-266-4385
School email: [email protected]
Subway: D to Bay 50th St; F to Ave X; N to 86th St
Bus: B1, B4, B64, B82, X28, X38

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CTE program(s) in: Business, Management & Administration

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

Computer Science Institute, Medical & Health Professions, HOSA, Pre-Med, Academy of Finance (NAF), FIRST Robotics

Pre-Engineering, Bilingual Chinese, Marine Science, Space Science Academy, HTML Web Design, Computer Graphic Design

Fashion Design, Performing Arts & Dance, Photography, Computer Graphics & Visual Arts, Ceramics, SING, Theater, Musical Theater

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