John Dewey High School (21K540)

50 Avenue X, Brooklyn, NY 11223, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-373-6400
Email: kgattuso@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:53am - 3:38pm
School Website: http://www.johndeweyhighschool.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/44385
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/21K540/HS/
Subway: D to Bay 50th St; F to Av X; N to 86th St
Bus: B1, B4, B64, B82, X28, X38
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About

We offer an innovative form of education that empowers students to make responsible decisions. Our school is comprised of small learning communities. Our small learning communities allow teachers, school counselors and assistant principals to work with students for enrichment, remediation, and social engagement. Students receive the individualized attention found in a small school within the setting of a comprehensive high school. Our small learning communities prepare students for a variety of career pathways and college-readiness programs in core subject areas including the arts, business, STEM, law, teaching and heath professions.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Culinary Arts, FutureReadyNYC: Healthcare (EMT- Cohort 1 only), NYSEMT certification pathway

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

English Language Learner Programs: Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese

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 Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP Studio Art - Drawing, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Transitional Bilingual Education: Chinese
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Badminton, Boxing, Cheerleading, Dance, Fitness Club, Flag Football, Lacrosse, Running Club, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee
Activities
Art Club, Arts Beautification Club, Beauty Club, Careers in the Arts Club, Cheerleading, Chess Club, The Classic Rock Club, Council for Unity, Dance Team, Educators Rising, ELL Science Club, Girls Who Code, International Culinary Club, Japanese Language and Culture Club, Key Club, Knitting Club, LGBTQ Club, Marine Biology Underwater Robotics Club, Mindfulness, Mock Trial, Moot Court, My Brother's Keeper, MSAC, National Honor Society, ONE Goal, Peer Group Connection, Recycling / Green Team, Robotics, Senior Committee, Step Team Club, Stock Market Club, Student Council, Sweatbox Club, Table Tennis/Ping Pong Club, Technical Theatre Club, Theatre Club, Track Club, Video Game Club, Volleyball Club, Women's Alliance/Women of Color Alliance (WOCA), Yoga/Fitness
Programs
The Academy for Business Management and Culinary Arts(K56A)
Business, Culinary Arts

The Academy of Business Management and Culinary Arts focuses on preparing students with the technical skills they need to apply to future careers and everyday situations. We offer paid and unpaid internships, job shadowing, mentoring and partnerships through the National Academy of Finance and Careers through Culinary Programs.

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 Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Chinese Transitional Bilingual Educational Program(K56B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

This program will strengthen their home language as they continue to improve their academic English skills. Social studies and science courses are taught using both Chinese and English, and students take Chinese as a Native Language courses in addition to their English as a New Language classes. Please note this is a General Education Bilingual Program for ELL students.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to students whose home language is Chinese.
The Academy of Teaching and Learning(K56C)
Teaching

The Academy of Teaching and Learning at J.D.H.S. gives students the opportunity to explore fields in education. This program's 4 year sequence will provide a strong foundation for students who are interested in becoming educators. Students have the ability to take several classes that are focused on pedagogy and a focus on social emotional growth for teaching children. In partnership with Kingsborough Community College students will have the opportunity to earn college credits while taking classes at Kingsborough through their Education Department.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
STEM Academy(K56J)
Computer Science & Technology, Science & Math

The STEM Academy provides students with a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with opportunities to explore the disciplines of computer science, engineering, and robotics and to take AP and college level courses. Courses will prepare students for colleges, career paths, and more. With significant opportunities for hands-on learning, students will gain fluency with the design process. All applicants are interviewed; information available at STEM@johndeweyhighschool.org

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Pre-Med and Health Academy(K56L)
Health Professions, Science & Math

Our pre-med academy will prepare you for work in the healthcare field. Students will explore a range of careers, acquire 21st century employability skills including financial literacy, earn paid work- based learning opportunities and early college credits and credentials, engage in 1-1 advising and will graduate prepared for college and/or careers in NYCs growing healthcare industry. The Pre-Med Academy also equips students with knowledge and competencies that allow them to excel in college pre-med and health professional programs. Students experience an immersive clinical internship, study anatomy, medical technology, medical ethics, and take AP and college-level courses. Students graduate with certifications in CPR, first aid, and others accredited by the American Red Cross. All applicants are interviewed; information available at premed@johndeweyhighschool.org

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
The Academy of Law and Justice(K56M)
Law & Government

This is an opportunity for students interested in law and exploring the struggle for justice and human rights. Program electives focus on the criminal justice system. Through our affiliation with the Justice Resource Center and Facing History & Ourselves, students visit criminal and juvenile court, work with lawyers and politicians, and participate in moot court, mock trial, and Model UN competitions. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to a variety of law related internships.

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 Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
The Academy of Fine and Performing Arts(K56T)
Performing Arts, Visual Art & Design

Students will experience a unique journey in Visual, Theater, or Dance Arts. Students will be introduced to learning the basics of each field and advance by learning new techniques and skills in their focus area culminating in an Endorsed Diploma. Theater Arts students will participate in acting, scene study, and play writing. Dance will include traditional and modern dance, jazz, interpretive dance, and choreography. Visual Arts classes include studio art, ceramics, and photography.

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 Brooklyn students or residents
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
John Dewey High School D75 Inclusion Program(K56U)

John Dewey ACES Program(K56Y)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
2,182
2,196
    Grade 12 Students
429
485
    Grade 11 Students
496
462
    Grade 10 Students
624
591
    Grade 9 Students
633
658
Graduation %
85
83
College %
62
60
Chinese Transitional Bilingual Educational Program (K56B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

25 / 37 (0.68)
2 / 8 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
John Dewey ACES Program (K56Y)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
John Dewey High School D75 Inclusion Program (K56U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
Pre-Med and Health Academy (K56L)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

152 / 55 (2.76)
11 / 12 (0.92)
Offers - Waitlist
STEM Academy (K56J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

123 / 55 (2.24)
23 / 12 (1.92)
Offers - Waitlist
The Academy for Business Management and Culinary Arts (K56A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

149 / 89 (1.67)
25 / 20 (1.25)
Offers - Waitlist
The Academy of Fine and Performing Arts (K56T)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

73 / 89 (0.82)
10 / 20 (0.50)
Offers - Waitlist
The Academy of Law and Justice (K56M)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

99 / 89 (1.11)
13 / 20 (0.65)
Offers - Waitlist
The Academy of Teaching and Learning (K56C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

21 / 55 (0.38)
3 / 12 (0.25)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 59% responded
Academic Rigor 
  73.00%
Academic Engagement 
  61.92%
Safety 
  74.78%
Bully Prevention 
  70.00%
Inclusivity 
  88.80%
Mental Support 
  71.00%
Environment 
  71.73%
Post-School Support 
  80.89%
Teacher Responses - 64% responded
Academic Rigor 
  80.33%
School Satisfaction 
  87.33%
Student Behavior 
  68.67%
Student Support 
  84.00%
School Leadership 
  87.40%
Instructional Clarity 
  80.20%
Instructional Development 
  82.71%
Post-School Support 
  90.00%
Family Responses - 33% responded
Education 
  92.63%
Teacher Support 
  82.17%
Safety 
  92.33%
School Community 
  87.44%
School Leadership 
  93.00%
Post-School Support 
  90.50%

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. %
  81.40%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  63
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  58
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  79.60%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  466
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  459
Postsecondary
2-Year College 23.10%
4-Year College 42.90%
Other Postsecondary 0.60%
Unknown 33.40%

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 48.10%
Female 51.90%
English Language Learners:
  18.70%
Students with IEPs:
  16.10%
Economic Need Index:
  81.20%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 25.60%
Black 22.50%
Hispanic 29.00%
White 19.50%
Other 3.40%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 8.50%
Black 9.20%
Hispanic 8.50%
White 68.00%
Other 5.80%
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