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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 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.

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 83% (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: 91% 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: 62% 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 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: Culinary Arts
Method: Ed. Opt.

Seats 9 GE: 91
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 705
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 8
Seats 9 SWD: 19
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 167
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

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

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: Average
Standardized Test Scores: Average
Demonstrated Interest


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): Anime, Arts, Asian-American, ASPIRA, Book Worms, Ceramics, Cheer, Dance, Enviro-Horticulture, Fashion, Foreign Languages, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Health Occupations, Hebrew, Hispanic Leadership Internships, Honor Society, Junior Achievement, Key Club, Marine Science, Math, Model Congress, Modeling, MOUSE Squad, Multicultural Club, Peer Mediation, Recycling Club, Robotics, Rock, Space Science, Student Organization/Leadership, Theater Development Fund, Theater & Performing Arts
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): Badminton, Basketball, Football, Intramural Sports, Soccer, Volleyball
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2203
Start time: 8:12am
End time: 3:00pm

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 Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Health Center; Online Grading System; Saturday Programs; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; 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

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
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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Academic opportunities: 

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

CTE program(s): Culinary Arts

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