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John Jay School for Law

Grades: 9-12
237 7th Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-832-4250

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)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
31%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
32%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
36%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
58%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
2.1

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
91%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
61%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
31%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
77%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
439
Asian
3%
Black
58%
Hispanic
33%
White
5%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
78%
Students with disabilities
19%
English language learners
4%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
47%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
90%
66% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 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.

Academics

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

Sports

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

Park Slope (District 15)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the John Jay Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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