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John Bowne High School

Grades: 9-12
63-25 Main Street
Flushing NY 11367
Phone: 718-263-1919

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

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
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?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Chinese and Spanish.

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

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

Academy for Creative Artists
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
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.

John Bowne Visual Arts Institute
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 two-dimensional design and graphics. The three-dimensional track includes courses such as three-dimensional design and sculpture, sculpture 2 and ceramics. In the senior year, students in both tracks will take a double period Portfolio course and a double period Art History course.

John Bowne Law Institute
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

This program is a four year course of study designed for students interested in careers in law and social sciences. Students will follow a course sequence including courses in Introduction to Law, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Constitutional Law, Mock Trial, Moot Court, and Legal Research and Writing. Students will participate in activities such as Moot Court, Mock Trial, law internships, and college/university and law school visits.

John Bowne Computer Science Institute
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), research, computing, and data analysis. Required courses include: Exploring Computer Science, Digital Art, Introduction to Computational Media, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A or CS and the City.

Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) Research Program
Admissions Method: Screened
Program Description:

Four-year honors program with hands-on competitive scientific research program; college and career preparation in math, science, engineering, technology; internships/mentorships at neighboring colleges/universities; scholarship opportunities; electives in STEM fields such as Health Sciences, Civil Engineering, Robotics, Statistics and Computer Science. STEM students have the opportunity to complete both Advanced Placement Seminar and Research courses, culminating in an AP Capstone Diploma.

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.


Language Courses

French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP United States History, AP Calculus BC, AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science A, AP Biology, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Chemistry, AP Statistics, AP Physics 1, AP Seminar, AP World History: Modern


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
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Flushing (District 25)
Trains: N/A
Buses: Q17, Q20A, Q20B, Q25, Q34, Q44-SBS, Q64, Q88, QM4, QM44


Laura Izzo Iannelli
Parent Coordinator
Ivan Castillo

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school is in its own building.
Metal detectors?

Zone for the 2019-2020 school year. Call school to confirm.

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