James Madison High School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
3787 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
(School attendance zone shown in map)
James Madison High School serves 3,655 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 89% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
James Madison High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

James Madison High School's student population of 3,655 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 192 teachers has grown by 29% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers192 teachers
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School Comparison

James Madison High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of James Madison High School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#631 out of 4239 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
89%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
19%
9%
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Hispanic
18%
27%
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Black
17%
17%
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White
44%
43%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.720.71
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Graduation Rate
83%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew York City Geographic District #22 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to James Madison High School is Edward R Murrow High School (1.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is I.S. 381 (0.3 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
Great school with a very dedicated principal, great opportunities and programs.
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5  
I graduated in 1948 and I will never forget the friendships, the ambiance, and some of my teachers. For French, here was Ms Belanger (? spelling), Science was Dr Drachman -----of course who could forget Mr. Brooks, dean of the boys Mr. Newfield, Principal and Ms. Keating, vice principal -----in any event, it was my home away from home....of course there was "Sunny Smith's pool room on Kings Hiway and of course, there was always Dubrows. AH!!!!!!!!!! THOsE WERE THE DAYS.
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