John Bowne High School (25Q425)

63-25 Main Street, Queens, NY 11367, Queens
Phone: 718-263-1919
Hours: 07:45am - 02:39pm
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Quality Snapshot:
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.

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.
  • (Group 1) Priority to students living in the geographic zone
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Graduation %
College %
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 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 68% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 9% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

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

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 50.50%
Female 49.50%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
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%