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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
John Dewey High School is a public school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 2,213 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
50 Ave X
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Telephone
(718) 373-6400

John Dewey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
70%
Average SAT
1070
217 responses
Average ACT
21
5 responses
AP Enrollment
24%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,640
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 98 responses
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  • Clubs
    30%
  • Student organization
    16%
  • Student Teacher game
    14%
  • School Parties
    12%
  • Country Fair
    10%
  • Tennis Team
    7%
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Team
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,213
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.4%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.54 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.54 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.54 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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The beginning of junior year hit me when I heard that colleges look at your grades, so I snapped out of my "I hate school" act and started to be on top of everything. I started reading again, my vocabulary has been improving and grades improved. In the beginning of senior year, I got a 90 average overall on my report card. I was shocked because I said to myself how? is this even real? me? I was happy my family was extremely happy for me. I felt like a real true nerd for the first time and I'm proud to be a nerd. I am glad that I have my English teacher Ms. Clark, she is teaching our class about APA and MLA format we do essays from time to time and yes trust me I hate them but I ace them! my experience with John Dewey, the students that attend there are not great people just very few are and those very few people are my friends. But I promise you the education and teaching is excellent.
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My initial thoughts of John Dewey High School weren't positive. After getting to meet many people of different cultures, I began looking at Dewey in new light. The numerous smiles I see as I walk through the hallways made my experience at Dewey great. Throughout my four years, I got to meet extraordinary teachers who helped mature my character through their insightful feedback. In Dewey, I was also able to encounter peers with similar educational goals. These fellow scholars encouraged my thrive for success by continuously keeping me on the right path. The immensely diverse population at Dewey offers new stories everyday. The countless faces at Dewey made my experience significant.
John Dewey has a lot of extra circular activity in which one can engage in. There are clubs, such as Key Club, Music Club, and Culinary. There’s always something you can do around the school. If your interested in sports, there are different teams such as lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. The field is pretty big. One can also choose from various AP courses, such as AP English, AP US History, and AP Bio. The teachers I had really pushed there students to work hard. The campus itself is very eye pleasing from the outside due to its natural components, such as tall trees and flowers. What I really like about the location is that there is a train stop in front of the school and it’s one stop away from Coney Island. There’s also a bus stop a block away. Overall, I’ve enjoyed my time at Dewey.