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John Bowne High School

DBN 25Q425  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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All of our students graduate as literate, committed, inquisitive learners. We provide students with a challenging learning community that prepares them for college and careers. We seek to strengthen our community so that parents are involved in our academic vision. It is our goal to develop strategies which engage in rigorous academics, enhance relations, and improve communication among students of different backgrounds, foster positive attitudes towards school and learning, strengthen community feeling, and propel students into their future aspirations. Each student is motivated to meet the Common Core Learning Standards, to respect and appreciate individuals of different cultures, and to be a contributing citizen to their community.

Prgram Description
  • Academy for Creative Artists (A.C.A.) is a vibrant community of young artists and their teachers. A.C.A. offers talented writers and actors opportunities to explore their gifts through creative and academic writing courses, workshops, literary experiences, drama and performance.
  • Plant and animal sciences, small animal care, veterinary technology, horticulture, and landscaping.
  • The John Bowne Law Institute is a four year course of study designed for students interested in careers in law and social sciences. Students will follow a course sequence including courses in Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Legal Research and Writing. Students will participate in activities such as Moot Court, Mock Trial, law internships, and college/university and law school visits.
  • Four-year Honors S.T.E.M. Academy with hands-on competitive scientific research program; college and career preparation in math, science, medicine, technology; internships in medical facilities, colleges/universities; scholarships.
Admissions Priority
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Priority to students living in the geographic zone
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area
  • Then to New York City residents
Offer Rate
    • Course Grades: English (69-100), Math (70-100), Social Studies (70-100), Science (70-100)
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (2.0-4.5)
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    Methods Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Screened Zoned Guarantee
    Seats 9th Grade GE 85 170 0 102 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants 769 912 0 785 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 9 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Filled Y Y N/A Y N/A
    Seats 9th Grade SWD 15 30 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants 147 176 0 59 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 10 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Filled Y Y N/A N N/A
    Seats Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Applicants Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    App per Seat Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Location 63-25 Main Street, Flushing NY 11367 (40.737448, -73.823841)
    Subway N/A
    Website www.johnbowne.org
    Graduation Rate 70.3%
    Pct Stu Enough Variety 80.0%
    College Career Rate 52.9%
    Pct Stu Safe 74.0%
    Specialized No
    Total Students 3,566
    Attendance Rate 82.0%
    SAT Takers 0
    SAT Reading 422
    SAT Math 467
    SAT Writing 425
    Total Enrollment 3,566
    Female 50.0% (1,782)
    Male 50.0% (1,784)
    White 5.0% (179)
    Asian 27.5% (980)
    Black 18.7% (667)
    Hispanic 46.9% (1,671)
    Other 1.9% (69)
    Academic Opportunities

    CTE program(s) in: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

    Bowne offers programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), Agriculture, Academy for Creative Artists, and JROTC

    Our school has the only NY State approved Agriculture program in NYC where students may receive CTE endorsement in Plant and Animal Science

    Students have the opportunity to work on our own four-acre farm and spend summers on actual working sites throughout New York State

    Our students are exposed to an array of post secondary opportunities through several partnerships with universities, industries, and organizations.

    Advanced Placement Courses

    AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, AP English, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History


    Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q88

    Addtl Info1

    Summer Orientation

    Extracurricular Activities

    African, Animal Care/Science, Journalism, Sales, Anime, Anti-Bullying, Arista, Art, Aspire, Book, Cheer, Science Olympiad, Chess, Conflict Res., Dance, Debate, Desi, Drama, Educate for Peace, Duelist, Equine, Euro, Fashion, Film, Floriculture, Foreign Language/Culture, FFA, Glee, Green, Indo-Pak, ROTC, KPop, Key, Latin, Livestock, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Muslim, NYCSEF, Intel, SIS, Peer Mediation, Robotics, Civil Engineering, Student Ambassador, Plant Science, Student Union, Wrestling, Yearbook

    School Sports

    Equestrian Team

    • Academy for Creative Artists
    • Introduction to Agriculture
    • John Bowne Law Institute
    • Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Research Program
    • Zoned
    • Humanities & Interdisciplinary
    • Animal Science
    • Law & Government
    • Science & Math
    • Zoned
      Audition Information
        Boro Q
        School 10th Seats 1
        ELL Programs English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
        Language Classes Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian, Latin, Spanish
        Diploma Endorsements CTE, Math, Science
        Neighborhood Kew Gardens Hills
        Shared Space
        Campus Name
        Building Code Q425
        Phone Number 718-263-1919
        Fax Number 718-575-4069
        School Email ICastillo@schools.nyc.gov
        Grades 2018 12-Sep
        Final Grades 12-Sep
        Start Time 9:08am
        End Time 3:47pm
        Psal Sports Boys Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
        Psal Sports Girls Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
        Psal Sports Coed Cricket, Golf, Stunt
        Early College
        Geo Eligibility
        School Accessibility Description 1
        Codes Q14A Q14B Q14D Q14H Q14Z
        Seats 10 Yes-50 Yes-25 No Yes-12 Yes
        Primary Address Line 1 63-25 Main Street
        City Flushing
        State Code NY
        Lat 40.737
        Lng -73.824
        Zip 11,367
        # Grade 9 1,227
        # Grade 10 949
        # Grade 11 880
        # Grade 12 510
        ELA Takers 780
        ELA Level 1 32.8% (256)
        ELA Level 2 46.0% (359)
        ELA Level 3 19.1% (149)
        ELA Level 4 2.1% (16)
        ELA Level 3+4 21.2% (165)
        Math Takers 715
        Math Level 1 37.3% (267)
        Math Level 2 41.3% (295)
        Math Level 3 16.4% (117)
        Math Level 4 5.0% (36)
        Math Level 3+4 21.4% (153)

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