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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
John Jay High School is a top rated, public school located in Cross River, NY. It has 1,098 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 99% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
60 N Salem Rd
Cross River, NY 10518
Telephone
(914) 763-7212

John Jay High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
99%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1290
186 responses
Average ACT
30
178 responses
AP Enrollment
40%

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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
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$144,896
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,891
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,000
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Dress up days.. Halloween, Homecoming, etc.
    31%
  • Sports dinners
    16%
  • Freshmen Play
    9%
  • Senior Week
    9%
  • Senior skip day
    6%
  • The Variety Show
    6%
  • Senior Spoons Game
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,098
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$135,320
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.9%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$33,884/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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John Jay High School Reviews

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John Jay High School is a school that encourages its students to be accepting and respectful of everyone's differences. The culture is one of the best things about the school. The traffic flow could be better in the hallways; there are crazy traffic jams because the stairways are too narrow. It would be nice if they provided an outdoor area for eating lunch. Teachers are nice. Plenty of clubs, activities and sports. Strong academics, but could use more time management training to get ready for college. Kids are nice and it's a very safe school. Administration is respectful to students and parents.
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We love the school, teachers and students. How ever there has been allot of changes the past couple of years. New Superintendents,teachers on leave and replacements. The replacements are learning and are not teaching up to code. Recently students were not prepared for the AP psychology exam. We still have a large difference in SATACT scores are lower than surrounding districts. Scrarsdale is always 100 points higher. why? I love the families, community and the kids. generally we have a great group of students all getting ready for college. John Jay should offer prep courses for the SAT and ACT but does not . Why? The community pays a great deal of Taxes all students are ear marked for college and work hard towards that goal. Sports are utmost important.The school is better than many but still has room for improvement.
John Jay High School has incredible teachers. The school counselors assist students in college applications and ensure that everyone ends up where they are meant to be. The faculty and staff are generally cheerful and compassionate people. John Jay does a good job at allowing students to explore things they are passionate about, whether it be theatre, sports, or clubs. While there are many things that can be improved (i.e. an increase in diversity, less censorship, etc.), John Jay High School is a great high school.