James Madison High School (22K425)

3787 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11229, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-758-7200
Email: rtroiso@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 8:10am - 2:48pm
Principal: Jodie Cohen
School Website: https://madisonhs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/40399
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/22K425/HS/
Bus: B100, B2, B31, B44, B44-SBS, B49, B7, B82, B82-SBS, BM3, BM4
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The mission of James Madison High School is to engage, challenge, and educate the minds of our students. Our classroom communities inspire and encourage our students to ask questions, seek answers, and taken an ownership role in their education. Our educators, staff, and students herald community connectedness within the walls of our school itself and strive to give back to the communities around us. In our efforts to continue our growth as individuals, all members of James Madison High School ask, "What's next?" Our collective responses continue to shape us as individuals and grow our academic, athletic, and creative communities.

Academic Highlights: Our school offers an AP Capstone Program and 16 other AP courses., Academy of Information Technology, Bio-Med, Law, International House, Academy of Finance, Math Academy, Art, Music and Literature House, STEAM program; Extensive music and art program including: Jazz, Orchestra, Marching Band, Fashion, Digital Photography, Mural Painting, and Ceramics, Community service component: every student must complete 40 hours of community service to graduate. We encourage students to strive for over 100., FutureReadyNYC: Healthcare (Diagnostic Medicine), iLearnNYC: Program for expanded online coursework and self-paced learning

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Psychology, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), Social Studies (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Diploma Endorsements
Math, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Golf, Stunt
Medical/Health Professions(K25B)
Health Professions

Explore the world of Science through a challenging and comprehensive sequence of courses, including focusing on careers in the medical/health professions. Courses of study will include: AP Biology, Living Environment Honors, AP Chemistry, Physics Honors, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Psychology, Forensics and AP Environmental Sciences.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents
Law Institute(K25D)
Law & Government

This is a four-year honors program, introduces students to legal concepts and terminology that include, but are not limited to, constitutional law, criminology, international law, and family law.

Students are admitted based on their course grades
  • (Group 1) Open only to Brooklyn students or residents

Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area.

Students who live within this school's zone are guaranteed an offer to this program, if they do not receive an offer to a higher choice. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
  • (Group 1) Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to Brooklyn students or residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
Total Students Across All Grades
    Grade 12 Students
    Grade 11 Students
    Grade 10 Students
    Grade 9 Students
Avg. Class Size
Complaints / Suspensions
21 / 161
<5 / 103
Attendance %
Graduation %
College %
Total Applicants / Seats
Total Offers
6,362 (2,916) / 860
5,778 / 250
Law Institute (K25D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,467 / 131 (11.20)
128 / 29 (4.41)
Offers - Waitlist
Medical/Health Professions (K25B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

1,553 / 73 (21.27)
111 / 17 (6.53)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (K25Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 66% responded
Academic Rigor 
Academic Engagement 
Bully Prevention 
Mental Support 
Post-School Support 
Teacher Responses - 84% responded
Academic Rigor 
School Satisfaction 
Student Behavior 
Student Support 
School Leadership 
Instructional Clarity 
Instructional Development 
Post-School Support 
Family Responses - 27% responded
Teacher Support 
School Community 
School Leadership 
Post-School Support 

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

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly school surveys: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

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 25.80%
4-Year College 45.70%
Other Postsecondary 0.10%
Unknown 28.40%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports: https://infohub.nyced.org/reports/students-and-schools/school-quality/school-quality-reports-and-resources

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 55.00%
Female 45.00%
English Language Learners:
Students with IEPs:
Economic Need Index: 
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 20.20%
Black 12.10%
Hispanic 16.90%
White 49.00%
Other 1.80%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 5.50%
Black 14.10%
Hispanic 7.00%
White 69.80%
Other 3.60%