John Bowne High School (25Q425)

63-25 Main Street, Queens, NY 11367, Queens
Phone: 718-263-1919
Email: Lizzoiannelli@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 07:45am - 02:39pm
School Website: https://www.johnbowne.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/43793
Admissions Information: https://tinyurl.com/y2xgb623
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/25Q425/HS/
Bus: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44
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Program Details
John Bowne Law Institute (Q14D)
Law & Government

The John Bowne Law Institute is a wide-ranging four-year program that will prepare students with the exposure and skills needed to succeed in their post-secondary goals. The primary goal of the Law Institute is to promote civic competence for each and every student as well as produce educated, well-rounded young adults. This program is a four year course of study designed for students interested in gaining knowledge of the foundation of the law system. Students are offered the opportunity to choose a specialty track of Civil or Criminal Law. These courses are project-based and designed to engage students and promote critical thinking. Students will follow a course sequence based on the specialty track of their choice that includes courses in Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement I and II, Introduction to Civil Law, Family & Juvenile Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Studies, and Legal Research and Writing. Students will also be provided the opportunity to participate in activities such as Moot Court, Mock Trial, Law Internships, and College/University and Law School visits.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to students living in the geographic zone
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
2,978
3,063
    Grade 12 Students
610
693
    Grade 11 Students
618
699
    Grade 10 Students
801
765
    Grade 9 Students
949
906
Graduation %
83
79
College %
53
58
John Bowne Law Institute (Q14D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

87 / 28 (3.11)
6 / 6 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

John Bowne High School is a welcoming multicultural school community. All community members build on their diversity through collaborative action and global awareness. Students are empowered by developing critical thinking, social, and emotional skills and by pursuing life with a passion for constructing knowledge in the areas of S.T.E.M., humanities, sports and the arts. All students participate in one of the following majors: S.T.E.M. Law Institute, Animal/Plant Agriscience Institute (Agriculture), Academy for Creative Artists, Computer Science Institute, Visual Arts Institute, or Health and Nutrition Science. All students are also eligible for our Air Force J.R.O.T.C. Program.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Animal Science, Law Academy/Legal Studies, Plant Science

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Health Center, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 2 GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Session, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP Studio Art - 3D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Cricket, Golf, Stunt
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 57% responded
Academic Rigor 
  72.71%
Academic Engagement 
  58.17%
Safety 
  74.44%
Bully Prevention 
  64.75%
Inclusivity 
  86.10%
Mental Support 
  66.60%
Environment 
  68.64%
Post-School Support 
  79.33%
Teacher Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.00%
School Satisfaction 
  84.83%
Student Behavior 
  56.56%
Student Support 
  86.27%
School Leadership 
  82.33%
Instructional Clarity 
  83.20%
Instructional Development 
  84.06%
Post-School Support 
  93.13%
Family Responses - 9% responded
Education 
  90.88%
Teacher Support 
  81.50%
Safety 
  89.00%
School Community 
  84.00%
School Leadership 
  88.73%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  81.20%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  60
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  72
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  74.70%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  441
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  449
Postsecondary
2-Year College 22.40%
4-Year College 38.70%
Other Postsecondary 0.50%
Unknown 38.40%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 50.50%
Female 49.50%
English Language Learners:
  19.60%
Students with IEPs:
  16.90%
Economic Need Index:
  79.40%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 24.30%
Black 15.00%
Hispanic 49.30%
White 4.90%
Other 6.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 18.60%
Black 9.50%
Hispanic 17.10%
White 45.70%
Other 9.10%
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