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John Dewey High School

John Dewey High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Education Quality
85
Cost Of Living
81
Climate
72
Outcomes
Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban

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Overview

Overview

John Dewey High School says

We offer an innovative form of education that empowers students to make responsible decisions. We offer a liberal arts, science, mathematics and technological curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. 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, and Technology. Our school is comprised of four small learning communities: International House, STEM/Health, Computer/Finance, Senior, and Arts House.

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Curriculum

Computer Science Institute, Medical & Health Professions, 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, College Now, Culinary ACE Cafe, Saturday & After-school English Language Learners (ELL) Academy

Programs

The Visual Arts course of study will include courses in Photography, Graphic Design, and Studio Art and will also feature hands-on courses in Painting and Ceramics with a requirement of portfolios and student displays and entries into a variety of competitions. Mass Media Arts selections will include courses in Journalism, Web Design, and online publication of the Dewey school newspaper/magazine.

Program Specialization: Visual Art & Design

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Educational option

Students will experience an exciting program in Theatre Arts, which will include performance courses, such as Acting, Scene Study, and Playwriting. Technical courses include Costume Design, Stage Craft, and Set Design. The Dance component of this program will include courses in Traditional and Modern Dance, Jazz, Interpretive Dance, and Choreography.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Educational option

Students will be exposed to and study the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Math, and Engineering) for college and career readiness, using learning modules and hands-on coursework through Robotics, Computer Programming, Engineering Design (CAD) and NASA resources. Students will compete in the annual FIRST Robotics Competition and other Technology fairs and expositions.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Educational option

Four-year math-science foundation in preparation for college pre-med and health profession programs. Emphasis on clinical and laboratory-based experiences, hospital-based internships and portfolios. Students participate in state and national conferences with HOSA, a national organization promoting careers in health care.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 30

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 75-100
  • Science: 75-100
  • Social Studies: 75-100
  • English: 75-100

Students are introduced to medical & health professions careers. Preparation for college through hands-on courses, laboratory experiences, hospital internships & portfolios. Participate in HOSA, national organization promoting careers in healthcare.

Program Specialization: Health Professions

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Educational option

Four-year Regents-level course of study in Computer Science and Information Technology.

Program Specialization: Computer Science & Technology

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100

Extended Day program with 2 semesters that provides students with a wide range of program selections.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 450

Admission Method: Educational option

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Extended Day program with 2 semesters that provides students with a wide range of program selections, taught in Bilingual Chinese (Mandarin).

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 45

Admission Method: Screened: language

Transportation

Buses: B1, B4, B82

Trains: F to Avenue X; D to Bay 50th St; N to Gravesend - 86th St

Finance

Finance

Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.

Admissions

Admissions

Admission Priorities

  • Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • Then to New York City residents
  • For K56B only: Open only to students whose home language is Chinese

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2

Academics

Academics

63% of students graduate from John Dewey High School

Test Scores

1262 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 468
SAT Verbal 404
SAT Writing 390

NYC Report Card

C
Environment
B
Progress
C
Performance
B
Overall Score
B
College and Career Readiness

Awards

John Dewey High School received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 2,160
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 480
10 767
11 455
12 456
Ungraded 2

John Dewey High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing John Dewey High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1
Gender 51% Male / 49% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

66% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at John Dewey High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 19%
Black or African American 31%
Asian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Bullying

There were 50 incidents of bullying last year at John Dewey High School, which equals 0.019 incidents per student.

Extracurriculars

Anime Club, Asian-American Club, ASPIRA of New York Leadership Program, Book Worms, Ceramics, Cheerleading, Christian Culture, Classic Rock Club, Council For Unity, Fashion Show, Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), MOUSE Squad, Space Science Club, Angelo Del Toro Puerto Rican/Hispanic Leadership Internship Program, Dance, Enviro-Horticulture, Fashion Design, Foreign Languages Honor Society, Hebrew Culture, Junior Achievement, Key Club, Marine Science, Math Team, Modeling, Multicultural Club, Honor Society, Peer Mediation & Conflict Resolution, Princeton Model Congress, Robotics, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Organization & Leadership, Student-Faculty Activities (Softball, Volleyball, Ice Skating, Chess, Scrabble, Table Tennis, Badminton, Karaoke), Theater & Performing Arts, Theatre Development Fund (TDF) - Open Doors and Stage Doors, Visual & Studio Arts Exposition, Talent Show
  • Art Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Chess Club
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Drama/Theater
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Robotics
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
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