John Adams High School (27Q480)

101-01 Rockaway Boulevard, Queens, NY 11417, Queens
Phone: 718-322-0500
Hours: 8:15am - 2:29pm
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Subway: A to 104th St-Oxford Av
Bus: Q11, Q112, Q21, Q37, Q41, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q7, Q8, QM15
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Program Details
Media and Fine Arts Academy (Q10D)
Film/Video, Performing Arts/Visual Art & Design

The Media and Fine Arts Academy is a learning community that prepares students for careers in communications, visual and performing arts with a blend of music production, video production studio art, media, graphic design and professional photography. Students will be exposed to rigorous curricula designed to expand their minds and challenge them to design the school yearbook, participate in specialty classes, and participate in dual enrollment programs for college credit through our partnership with SUNY Farmingdale and CUNY York College. The Media and Fine Arts academy specializes in providing an arts education while also challenging their students with a college level curriculum. All Media students can enroll in various prestigious programs such as IB, Advanced Placement and additional college credit bearing classes through. The Media Academy continuously exposes our students to extracurricular activities and projects like the John Adams Fashion show, the theater arts program, photo shoots, paint nights, and musicals. The students in the graphic arts program have an opportunity to obtain the Adobe certified associate certification. Our program has revamped all specialty classes to include state of the art art rooms, technology, cameras, and lighting, and musical instruments so that our students experience top of the line equipment fully funded by John Adams High School.

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) Open 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 %
Media and Fine Arts Academy (Q10D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

56 / 85 (0.66)
21 / 17 (1.24)
Offers - Waitlist
About the School

John Adams High School is proud to offer several nationally renowned programs. John Adams believes for students to perform successfully, they need both a rigorous academic curriculum and safe environment. John Adams High School offers a world renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) program, screened STEM, Future Educator and Pre-med programs. Our students have the opportunity to participate in thirty-one sports teams, over twenty Advanced Placement (AP) and College Now classes We have credit-based early college partnerships with St. Johns University, SUNY Farmingdale, CUNY York college CUNY Brooklyn and CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. John Adams has invested in state of the art career based classrooms in all small learning communities. The school has a new court room for the law academy, Zspace lab and medical training facility for premed, new graphic design art room, Virtual/Augmented reality hardware & software for our STEM/Premed Academy. John Adams also offers the Culinary Arts, Hydroponics, Airforce JROTC, Robotics, life guard certification, Mock Trial and Virtual Enterprise. Come to our open houses to see it for yourself!

Academic Highlights: Partners include: SUNY FARMINGDALE, CUNY YORK COLLEGE, BMCC, BROOKLYN COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF LAW AND LABOR STUDIES, ST. JOHNS UNIVERSITY ,AIRFORCE JROTC AND DJI DRONE PROGRAM, CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, FutureReadyNYC: Teaching & Training (P-12 Teacher)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Community School, Community Service Expected, Dress Code, Extended Day, Extended Year, FutureReadyNYC School, Health Center, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 1 GE Applicant Per Seat, Program(s) with 2 SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

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

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Biology (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), IB Biology HL, IB English HL, IB History SL, IB Mathematics HL, IB Spanish HL, Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Bengali, French, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Bengali, Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Other Sports
Badminton, Bowling, Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Handball, Soccer, Swimming
St.Johns Liberty Partnership Tutoring, Emerge video game club, GSA, Library Club, Northwell Health Clinic Art Group, Global Kids, Student Government and Prom committee, Mural Club, Weight Room, Drama Club/Musical Production, Science Olympiad, Equity Club, Guitar Club, Moot Court Mock Trial, Debate Club, National Honor Society, Gardening/Recycling Club, Robotics, Yearbook, Spardance , Creative writing
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 52% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 58% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 15% 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 19.10%
4-Year College 32.50%
Vocational Program 0.20%
Unknown 48.20%

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School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 52.00%
Female 48.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index:
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 30.20%
Black 23.50%
Hispanic 37.80%
White 4.00%
Other 4.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 17.50%
Black 7.00%
Hispanic 19.30%
White 48.00%
Other 8.20%