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John Bowne High School is a large high school in Flushing serving grades 9 through 12. This school accepts applicants for 9th and 10th grade. This school is in its own building. This school has screened admissions programs, meaning applicants need to meet certain requirements, for example a minimum GPA, perform an audition, or submit a portfolio, to be considered. For more information check out 'Programs & Admissions'.

This school offers a Career and Technical Education program, where students have the opportunity to earn college credits, industry certifications, and special diploma endorsements. For more details about this school's programs see 'Programs & Admissions'. The principal has been leading this school since 2017.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
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How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

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

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language


AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Academy for Creative Artists (Q14A)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

A.C.A. is a vibrant community of young artists and their teachers.This program offers talented writers and actors opportunities to explore their gifts through creative and academic writing courses, workshops, literary experiences, drama, and performance.

Animal/Plant Agriscience Institute (Q14B)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Nationally recognized, rigorous, hands-on program is for students interested in careers in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production, Aquaculture, Marine Science, Floriculture, Crop Production and Wildlife/Conservation. The facilities include greenhouses, exotic avian lab, animal barn, poultry, reptile/amphibian lab, 4 acre farm. Students gain specific skills within agricultural industries, and are provided work internships within their chosen field of study, including one mandatory summer on farm. Students receive Career and Technical Endorsement upon completion of program requirements

John Bowne Visual Arts Institute (Q14C)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

The John Bowne Visual Arts Institute provides students with the opportunity to foster their creativity and artistic talents in an immersive arts program and prepares students for post-secondary studies in the visual arts. Upon culmination of this program, students will earn ten credits in the visual arts, and will be prepared to take the New York City Commencement Exam in the Visual Arts. Students will also receive a Chancellor's Endorsed Diploma in the Arts. Following the first year Studio Art and Drawing course, students can select either the two-dimensional or three-dimensional design track. The two-dimensional track includes courses such as drawing and painting, and graphics and portfolio 1. The three-dimensional track includes courses such as three-dimensional design and sculpture, sculpture 2 and portfolio 1. In the senior year, students in both tracks will take Advanced Placement Art & Design, Portfolio 2, and Art History. The Visual Arts Institute provides students with the opportunity for international trips, art contests, art festivals, and community activities.

John Bowne Law Institute (Q14D)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

The John Bowne Law Institute is a wide-ranging four-year program that will prepare students with the exposure and skills needed to succeed in their post-secondary goals. The primary goal of the Law Institute is to promote civic competence for each and every student as well as produce educated, well-rounded young adults. This program is a four year course of study designed for students interested in gaining knowledge of the foundation of the law system. Students are offered the opportunity to choose a specialty track of Civil or Criminal Law. These courses are project-based and designed to engage students and promote critical thinking. Students will follow a course sequence based on the specialty track of their choice that includes courses in Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law Enforcement I and II, Introduction to Civil Law, Family & Juvenile Law, Constitutional Law, Legal Studies, and Legal Research and Writing. Students will also be provided the opportunity to participate in activities such as Moot Court, Mock Trial, Law Internships, and College/University and Law School visits.

John Bowne Computer Science Institute (Q14E)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

The John Bowne Computer Science Institute provides students with the opportunity to foster their creativity, computational thinking, collaborative learning, and digital fluency in an immersive computer science program which will prepare students for relevant post-secondary studies in a variety of fields. Upon culmination of this program, students will earn certifications which will help prepare them to enter the technology workforce or post-secondary studies. During their time in the program, students will experience several aspects of computer science: human-computer interaction, problem solving, web design (HTML, CSS), programming (Scratch, EdWare, Snap, Java Script, Python), research, computing, data analysis, cybersecurity, and robotics. Required courses include: Exploring Computer Science, Illustration/Digital Media, Introduction to Computational Media, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, and CS and the City.

John Bowne Institute for Health and Nutritional Sciences (Q14F)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

This 4-year program of study focuses on health and nutritional issues concerning our bodies, our diets, well-being, and medicine. Students will take science and health courses in nutrition, anatomy and physiology, CPR & First Aid. You will investigate health and nutritional topics through case studies and hands-on learning activities. Students enrolled will be trained in and receive Red Cross certification in First Aid & CPR. Healthcare comprises the largest sector of employment in New York City with approximately 590,000 jobs and shows great potential for growth. Healthcare refers to health-related services provided to patients in hospitals, residential care facilities, doctors' offices, outpatient care centers, private homes, and laboratories. This program of learning will prepare students for post-secondary studies in healthcare and future careers in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, and related healthcare fields.

Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Research Program (Q14H)

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

Honors academy with competitive science research program winning both State and National awards. Extra-curricular activities include: Civil Engineering, Science Olympiad and Girls Who Code. College preparation for careers in medical fields, engineering and computer science. Pre-Advanced and Advanced Placement courses beginning in the 9th grade and culminating in the distinguishable Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma.

Zoned (Q14Z)

Admissions Method: Zoned Guarantee

Program Description:

Students are provided with opportunities in various majors: Visual Arts Sequence (2- or 3 dimensional design track), Engineering & Information Technology, Cinema & Film, or Sports Medicine & Management. Students have the choice to join our Air Force JROTC program that offers courses in Aerospace Science & Leadership. Our Community Based Organizations offer activities in culinary arts, fitness and social-emotional learning.


From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

French, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish

Advanced 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 Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP Studio Art - 3D, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science), Comp Sci/Math Tech (College Course [Credited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Science (College Course [Credited]), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Golf, Stunt

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

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Contact & Location


63-25 Main Street
Queens NY 11367

Buses: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44


Principal: Laura Izzo Iannelli

Parent Coordinator: Ivan Castillo


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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