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John Adams High School

DBN 27Q480  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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As a large school, students can choose from a broad array of Advanced Placement (AP) and CUNY College Now classes, numerous electives in expanding technology, science, writing, art, and music programs, more than thirty athletic teams, clubs, and extracurricular activities. We have eight Small Learning Communities, each with its own area of focus led by staff who work with the same group of students for all four years. We prepare all students for college and career, supported by partners such as CEI-PEA, York College, and New York City College of Technology. We have upcoming partnerships with SUNY Albany and are a candidate for the International Baccalaureate Program. We have adopted a PBIS Framework to promote a positive school culture.

Prgram Description
  • Prepares students for careers in engineering, science research, and the environment. Students can take courses in science research, environmental science, and anatomy.
  • Prepares students for careers in social sciences, law, and international relations. Students will participate in Model UN, Moot Court, and Mock Trial.
  • Includes approved curricula in Medical Laboratory Assisting and a new curricula in Sports Medicine.
  • Prepares students for careers in journalism, video production, studio recording, writing, theater, and fine arts. Students will participate in the school paper, yearbook, play productions, and the literary magazine.
  • Prepares students for careers in business and computer science. Students will participate in Virtual Enterprise, Co-Op Tech and internships.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn a diverse set of computer, engineering, robotics, and research skills. Students participate in competitions throughout the year and are prepared to sit for a proficiency exam to earn industry certification.
  • There are three tracks to the fine arts program: art history (includes visual arts), theater, and technical music. Students take the three-year Art Regents exam. Music students also have the opportunity to participate in New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) activities while developing their instrumental and vocal skills.
Admissions Priority
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Guaranteed offer to students who apply and live in the zoned area
Offer Rate
    • Course Grades: English (70-100), Math (65-100), Social Studies (65-100), Science (65-100)
    • Course Grades: English (60-100), Math (55-100), Social Studies (61-100), Science (65-100)
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.9-4.5)
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.8-4.5), Math (1.6-4.5)
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    Methods Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Screened Screened Zoned Guarantee
    Seats 9th Grade GE 58 86 86 86 86 25 25 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants 194 169 307 184 187 258 126 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 3 2 4 2 2 10 5 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Filled N N N N N Y N N/A
    Seats 9th Grade SWD 10 16 16 16 16 5 5 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants 36 36 53 43 45 33 25 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 4 2 3 3 3 7 5 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Filled N N N N N N 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 101-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Ozone Park NY 11417 (40.680065, -73.838616)
    Subway A to 104th St-Oxford Ave
    Website www.johnadamsnyc.org
    Graduation Rate 61.6%
    Pct Stu Enough Variety 79.0%
    College Career Rate 35.9%
    Pct Stu Safe 71.0%
    Specialized No
    Total Students 2,386
    Attendance Rate 83.0%
    SAT Takers 0
    SAT Reading 401
    SAT Math 418
    SAT Writing 395
    Total Enrollment 2,386
    Female 44.0% (1,039)
    Male 56.5% (1,347)
    White 2.9% (70)
    Asian 31.9% (761)
    Black 23.4% (559)
    Hispanic 36.4% (869)
    Other 5.3% (127)
    Academic Opportunities

    CTE program(s) in: Law and Public Safety

    iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

    Each Small Learning Community has roughly 300 students, with its own director and guidance counselor team

    Special programs include: STEM, Screened Fine Arts, Business, Law, Health Careers, Environmental/Science, Media and Newcomers

    Advanced Placement Courses

    AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP English, AP Environmental Science, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History


    Q11, Q112, Q21, Q37, Q41, Q52, Q53, Q7, QM15

    Addtl Info1

    Community School; Community Service Expected; Extended Day Program; Summer Orientation; Weekend Programs

    Extracurricular Activities

    Drama, Mock Trial, Police Athletic League, Neighborhood Cleanup, Yearbook, Robotics, Afro-American, Archon, Arista, Artsonia, Asian, Callandra, Journalism, College Summit, Debate, Explorers, Film, Robotics, Foreign Language, Google CS First, HS Science Research Pathways, Health Occupations, Key, LBGTQ, Liberty Partnership, Math, Mock Trial, Model Congress, Model UN, Moot Court, Multicultural, NHS, PBIS, Tutoring, Photography, SAT Prep, Saturday Literacy Center, SAYA!, SLT, Student Government

    School Sports

    Intramural Sports Soccer Tournament, Chess, Badminton Tournament.

    • Environmental and Science Investigative Institute
    • Law and International Studies Institute
    • Medical and Fitness Careers
    • Media & Communication Arts Institute
    • Business Institute
    • S.T.E.M. Academy
    • Art History & Fine Arts
    • Zoned
    • Environmental Science
    • Humanities & Interdisciplinary
    • Health Professions
    • Communications
    • Business
    • Computer Science & Technology
    • Performing Arts
    • Zoned
      Audition Information
        Boro Q
        School 10th Seats 1
        ELL Programs English as a New Language; Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish
        Language Classes American Sign Language, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish
        Diploma Endorsements
        Neighborhood South Ozone Park
        Shared Space Yes
        Campus Name
        Building Code Q480
        Phone Number 718-322-0500
        Fax Number 718-738-9077
        School Email MPanindranauth@schools.nyc.gov
        Grades 2018 12-Sep
        Final Grades 12-Sep
        Start Time 8am
        End Time 2:45pm
        Psal Sports Boys Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
        Psal Sports Girls Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
        Psal Sports Coed Cricket
        Early College
        Geo Eligibility
        School Accessibility Description 1
        Codes Q10A Q10B Q10C Q10D Q10E Q10F Q10G Q10Z
        Seats 10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-20 Yes-15 Yes
        Primary Address Line 1 101-01 Rockaway Boulevard
        City Ozone Park
        State Code NY
        Lat 40.68
        Lng -73.839
        Zip 11,417
        # Grade 9 727
        # Grade 10 545
        # Grade 11 567
        # Grade 12 547
        ELA Takers 408
        ELA Level 1 41.7% (170)
        ELA Level 2 42.9% (175)
        ELA Level 3 12.7% (52)
        ELA Level 4 2.7% (11)
        ELA Level 3+4 15.4% (63)
        Math Takers 372
        Math Level 1 53.5% (199)
        Math Level 2 38.7% (144)
        Math Level 3 7.3% (27)
        Math Level 4 0.0% (0)
        Math Level 3+4 7.8% (29)

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