John Jay School for Law

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Mock trials and internships at law firms

The Downside

Poor attendance

John Jay School for Law, a small school in the John Jay Educational Complex, has its own courtroom where students may take part in mock trials and learn to debate. While the school struggles with poor attendance and some students complain of bullying, most graduate on time and go on to college, according to Department of Education data.

Students may work with lawyers from the Justice Resource Center, an organization that sponsors a moot court competition among city high schools. Some students have internships at private law firms.

A recent graduate, now at Howard University, said John Jay School for Law inspired her to “fight against injustice” and “be an intellectual in the real world.” However, another student complained that “children constantly get into fights and are never disciplined,” according to comments on the InsideSchools website.

Located in Park Slope, one of the most well-off neighborhoods in Brooklyn, John Jay School for Law shares a building with three other schools: Park Slope Collegiate (link), Secondary School for Journalism (link), and Millennium Brooklyn High school (link).

The school is led by Deborah Glauner, who previously served as the principal at Arts & Media Preparatory Academy.

ADMISSIONS: Open to all New York City students. Priority to District 15 students, however most seats go to students from other neighborhoods. (Katharine Safter web reports, May 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
86%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
50%
Average daily attendance
 
85%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
41%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
75%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
62%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

494
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
79%
Students with disabilities
 
22%
Multilingual learners
 
5%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
2%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
91%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
16%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
12%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
56%
1.9
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
139
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
71%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
17%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
100%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
8%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
61%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
88%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
50%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
36%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

John Jay School for Law

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Our program emphasizes the study of law with opportunities for mentoring, internships, and mock trial/moot court.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP United States History, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

237 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11215

Trains: F Line, G Line to 7th Ave; R Line to 4th Ave-9th St

Buses: B61, B63, B67, B69


Contact

Principal: Uchechukwu Njoku

Parent Coordinator: Carmen Delossantos

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the John Jay Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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