John Bowne High School

John Bowne High School serves 3,648 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the NY average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 52%.
John Bowne High School operates within the New York City Geographic #25 School District.

Overview

The student population of 3648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 176 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 3,648 students
John Bowne High School Total Students (2006-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 176 teachers
John Bowne High School Total Classroom Teachers (2006-2012)
Students by Grade John Bowne High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 1.03. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NY) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1 13:1
John Bowne High School Student : Teacher Ratio (2006-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
34%
8%
John Bowne High School Asian (2006-2012)
Hispanic
40%
23%
John Bowne High School Hispanic (2006-2012)
Black
19%
19%
John Bowne High School Black (2006-2012)
White
5%
48%
John Bowne High School White (2006-2012)
All Ethnic Groups John Bowne High School Sch Ethnicity John Bowne High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 1.03
John Bowne High School Diversity Score (2006-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
66%
42%
John Bowne High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
7%
7%
John Bowne High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,002 students has grown by 12% over five years.
School District Name New York City Geographic #25 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
42
3
Number of Students Managed 35,002 1,201
New York City Geographic  #25 School District Number of Students Managed (2005-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a% 86%
District Total Revenue n/a n/a
District Spending n/a n/a
District Revenue / Student n/a $0
District Spending / Student n/a $0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Townsend Harris High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is I.S. 237 (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is P.S. 120 (0.5 miles away)
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