Jay High School Reviews
Rating 3.65 out of 5 523 reviews
At first, my thoughts about my attendance at Jay high school was a bit rocky. The reputation there isn't great and I was planning on transferring to another school. However, now I could say, I don't regret it at all. Its a small school with good intensions, the experiences and memories I've made there are ones I will always cherish, and the teachers and staff are very helpful and caring. I've found benefit in improving my GPA, several scholarship opportunities, and great community outreach. At the end of the day its not about the reputation or state of the school, it's another campus you're attending, but with that being said it's all about the people you meet and the memories you make and will never forget.
Overall Jay has a bad reputation, but that does not take away from the value the teachers place on their teaching. The JROTC unit is one of the best in the nation.
I loved John Jay high school. They made my high school experience something I can remember. The teachers always helped when we needed help. They always made time for us and that's just something I'm so grateful for.
I really like my time at Jay I made a lot friends there and created good relationships with my teachers for help in the future like connections and as references for me. The teachers are nice and supportive and are treat their students like adult. I was in soccer for my first three years and loved the experience and the friends I made my senior year I decided to give my full attention to class and deciding what I plan to do after graduation and instead I became team manger.
Everyone always talks down on my school but I’ve made the best memories here, with amazing teachers and the best friends.
It was difficult to feel safe there; the school isn’t located in the safest part of town and security is lower than most schools so fights were common. The education was mediocre but earning a high GPA was easy because the standard was so low for the school. The Science and Engineering Academy Magnet School attached to Jay is probably the shining aspect of the school and gave a good opportunity for students interested in engineering.
The John Jay Science and Engineering Academy is very welcoming to incoming freshman. Not only are the teachers and staff friendly and empathetic, but they are fully invested in helping their students reach their goals, which is illustrated through the ample time they spend in the classroom in and out of the regular school day. I was fortunate to participate in many extracurricular activities which helped me to prosper in other aspects besides academics, such as art, engineering, and debate, to name a few. I like the culture of this school, because I am able to connect with other students who are as passionate about their academics as I am and who also share similar interests as me.
It was nice and the community is really good. You build strong relationships with your peers and the teachers as well
If you take the more difficult pre-AP and AP courses you get the better teachers and more support. The regulars courses need more support, however.
My experiance at Jay so far has been great! I'm only a sophmore and I've gotten so many opportunities to help me with my future and getting ready for college. I'm also apart of AVID. Avid is a college readiness course that help you with somple skills like efficient note taking to getting money for college with scholarships.
Jay is a good school to be in, you could make freinds easily and teachers help you with any problems you have with school work. The only downside is that theres some violence that happens there that interrupts our learning
I like how teachers treat you like family. I was part of the cheer team and I really enjoy going to the football games. The prep rally was really fun and the activities we did during cheer was fun .I would like to see the cafeteria food revised.
My experience at Jay High School in the past two years has been going good so far. Recently there's been changes to how schools are providing education for their students online. I think that my school is handling this situation well and giving the students the help and resources that they need.
its pretty good, the teachers are amazing and they really do care about the students education. They are always there before or after school for the students in case they need any help with anything. Although something i would like to see change is that they add more security to the school.
I liked the determination in which some teachers like AVID teachers would go out of their way for our success and do everything possible for us to make it to where we want to be. I didn't like that most of the students don't want to put that extra work which causes many teachers set backs.
It's a good school with good teachers and different people to make friends with. I'm currently a sophomore and I'm taking college courses which are helping me alot to be prepaired for college. I have alot of supportive teachers who push me to work harder every day and I really appreciate the time and dedication that they put into the students. I've learned alot of new things and its a school where nobody tries to act the same so I've become more confident with myself and what I do. I have an amazing group of friends who support me and who are always there for me when I need them most.
I get to see my friends and learn what are we doing in our classes and also their is some good teachers and good activities that we can do too.