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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 2,245 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
50 Ave X
Brooklyn, NY 11223
Telephone
(718) 333-7850

John Dewey High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1070
241 responses
Average ACT
21
5 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
B
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
$49,677
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,244
National
$949
Median Home Value
$600,617
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
Report
  • Clubs
    28%
  • Student organization
    17%
  • Student Teacher game
    14%
  • School Parties
    13%
  • Country Fair
    9%
  • Tennis Team
    6%
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Team
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,245
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
28.4%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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.66 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.66 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.66 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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It depends on the academy you get into during freshmen/sophmore year. I was in the STEM academy where the elective was either robotics or software engineering which was great. The teachers were kind of average. They waste a lot of paper to print. The girls bathroom's toilet paper and paper towels were empty by the time lunch came and they only restock after the day was over. There is a Dewey store where you are able to buy school merch, snacks, drinks and ice cream. There are also vending machines in the cafeteria and by the entrance of the school. In the library, you aren't allowed to eat or even drink water. The librarian is strict even if you aren't near books. She will kick you out immediately. The halls are overall clean.
John Dewey High School is a good place where you can learn, participate in different activities and also have fun. There are people from different places to meet. There is a very less amount bullying and whenever something s going wrong, there is a town hall meeting to solve it. They have 5 different academies to let us focus what we want to do more. I love the trips they arrange to see all the famous Broadway shows for only $10. I would like it if they had different areas of physical education such as yoga, table tennis, badminton, weight lifting instead of just cardio and gym. Still, JDHS may not be the best best place where a student can possibly go, but it is a very good place to go and learn.