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John Dewey High School

Overview written by the school: We offer an innovative form of education that empowers students to make responsible decisions. Our school is comprised of small learning communities. Our small learning communities allow teachers, school counselors and assistant principals 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, teaching and heath professions.
Diplomaendorsements: Arts

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 79.000002% (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: 92.000002% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 86.000001% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 66.000003% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 83.999997% 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 Management and Culinary Arts
Code: K56A
Program description: The Academy of Business Management and Culinary Arts focuses on preparing students with the technical skills they need to apply to future careers and everyday situations. We offer paid and unpaid internships, job shadowing, mentoring and partnerships through the National Academy of Finance and Careers through Culinary Programs.
Interest: Business; Culinary Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: N
Grade 9 GE applicants: 655
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 7
Seats 9 SWD: 18
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 154
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: 1
Admissions priority 1: Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
Admissions priority 2: Then 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): Art Club, Arts Beautification Club, Beauty Club, Careers in the Arts Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, The Classic Rock Club, Council for Unity, Dance Team, Educators Rising, ELL Science Club, Girls Who Code, International Culinary Club, Japanese Language and Culture Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, LGBTQ Club, Marine Biology Underwater Robotics Club, Mindfulness, Mock Trial, Moot Court, My Brother's Keeper, National Honor Society, ONE Goal, Peer Group Connection, Recycling / Green Team, Robotics, Senior Committee, Step Team Club, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Sweatbox Club, Table Tennis/Ping Pong Club, Technical Theatre Club, Theatre Club, Track Club, Video Game Club, Volleyball Club, Women's Alliance/Women of Color Alliance (WOCA), Yoga/Fitness
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, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, 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, Lacrosse, 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: Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): Volleyball Club, Table Tennis/Ping Pong Club, Track Club, Cheerleading Club
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2,199
Start time: 8:53am
End time: 3:38pm

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

School accessibility description: Not Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Brooklyn
NTA: Gravesend
Neighborhood: Gravesend

School Number: K540
Shared space: Yes
Community board: 313
Council district: 47
Census tract: 308
BIN: 3194998
BBL: 3071850020

About John Dewey High School


Address: 50 Avenue X, Brooklyn NY 11223 (40.58807,-73.981925)
Latitude: 40.589268
Longitude: -73.981738
Phone number: 718-373-6400
Fax number: 718-266-4385
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: D to Bay 50th St; F to Ave X; N to 86th St
Bus lines near the school: B1, B4, B64, B82, X28, X38

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John Dewey High School offers one of the widest ranges of Advanced Placement programs in Brooklyn and is supported by AP for ALL and the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).

John Dewey High School provides instructional, organizational and social emotional courses that offer access to college and career readiness. Programs include College Now, Council for Unity, Educators Rising, National Honors Society, One Goal, and Peer Group Connection (PGC)

John Dewey High School is committed to improving facilities including updated STEM lab, 4 computer classrooms, State of the Art Culinary Kitchen, and Coming Soon a black box theater, Court Room, New Athletic Field, and an Air Conditioned auditorium which will be one of the most advance school Theaters in New York City

John Dewey High School provides Special Education and ESL Services met within academy classes

John Dewey High School's 4 year academy sequences offers endorsed diplomas, access to college credits, CTE Certification and internships.

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