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3787 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229

(718) 758-7200
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October 21, 2014
my school is the most common high school. It has many activities and clubs so I was able to find myself in swimming, science research and Key Club. the teachers are nice, sometimes i think even to nice they will do whatever is possible in order for a student to learn. I am currently a sophmore and got in to this school not with a lot of enjoyment, however now i really love it. The school is divided into houses which help you find your major. It also offers programs that will help you get ready for the fututre. The only problem is that the guidance counselor are not very active in students lives. It also is very safe , seriously sometimes annoyingly safe. We go through scanning evry single day.

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April 25, 2014
Hey I'm currently a senior in this school and at first I didn't like it but ,later on I loved it, the bio med and law house has probably the most smartest kids in it and they are very motivated and bright. Like other schools, there are bad kids and good kids but everyone here fits in. The computer sci and finance programs give great paying internships and they help you build resumes and career paths! The AP teachers are amazing and they really care about the class! Joining clubs and sport teams is very imperative to succeed! There's a lot of kids who get into great colleges like SUNYs and CUNYs like stony brook or Brooklyn college or hunter however obviously if you slack off you will end up in a community college! Just earn your way through honors and AP classes and you will do great!

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2013
James Madison is a public high school that is very diverse and offers students a great opportunity to gain exposure to people from many different cultural backgrounds. One of the key things I have always valued and taken away from attending Madison, was this very opportunity; I learned and interacted with students from cultures that I had previously never come across in such a way. I am happy to see Madison still offers this rich experience. The teaching faculty at Madison were extremely dedicated and pushed students to strive for their highest potential. In my own situation, I was one Regents test away from earning a Regents Diploma. Although I had no further requirements to qualify for my regular high school diploma, my guidance counselor pushed me to study on my own and take the Earth Science regents test in my senior year. I passed and earned a Regents High School diploma. Apart from that, Madison offers many different opportunities in it's academic and athletics programs. I am grateful that I attended Madison High School and happy to see that the school still offers many of the rewarding experiences that I had a chance to benefit from.

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May 16, 2013
Teachers and classes offered are good, people and environment is terrible however. I would suggest this school to those who are athletic because it offers a variety of different sport activities and teams. I personally don't like this school but must admit the classes are very educationally developed

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2011
I went to James Madison High for 2 years and I must admit that unlike some other schools, the teachers really do care about the students; Sometimes I even think they care a little too much! I had an okay experience. There's a lot of great classes to take also! That's one thing I loved about this school. So many clubs to join.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2011
School is great need hw for the 12th graders no hw why. I love the activites and the school is well behaved and the work isnt hard.it deserves a higher rating.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2011
The best school.if u want to play any sports,go toclubs,teams u can find in this school.<3

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March 31, 2010
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no rating September 25, 2009
It offers everything you can imagine, there's a club/team/class for everyone!

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September 24, 2009
i love James Madison High School because it's such a great school with great students, teachers, and admins; JMHS SENIORS '13<3

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September 23, 2009
JMHS is the BEST! Especially its teachers. They work very hard to teach their students and every second was worth it. The Humanities House is the best, I don't care what all other ppl say! It has the best team of teachers and one of their undying task is always to work their students to the fullest extent to get hundreds on English and History Regents.

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no rating September 20, 2009
It has many different classes, and extracurricular activities to choose from. You can make your schedule consist of your interests; anything you want, Madison has it! If it doesn't, you can start it yourself. Madison is filled with various ethnicities, ideas, and inspirational people. Great teachers, students, and aids make sure that every student has some one to turn to for help. Madison is fun to be in, and puts students in the path to success, and guides them.

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no rating September 20, 2009
in my school the Bio-Med and Law house are the 2 greatest programs ever. we have top teachers in those programs. students in those programs are the schools elite. i love madison cause i can tell my future will be bright thanks to madison

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no rating September 20, 2009
James Madison is fun and has great teachers.

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September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
great people and teachers

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no rating September 20, 2009
dedicated teachers and amazinggggggg after school activities

- submitted by a student
no rating September 20, 2009
Good school, good teachers, ok enviornment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
The teachers are amazing and care about the students!

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November 15, 2008
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November 07, 2008
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October 22, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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June 14, 2008
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April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 26, 2007
I graduated from JMHS and loved it there. Metal detectors never bothered me, made me feel safe if anything. I brought a cellphone to school and it was never taken away (although it should have, kids shouldn't have cellphones, they are the #1 distraction and we're in school to learn not chat). There is a reason why some of the most prominent political figures in NY - neighboring states and in the Supreme Court graduated from JMHS, great Law program. During my 4 years I came accross some of the most influential teachers, they turned out to be the people that change my life and I haven't met any equals since.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2007
Im a freshman at James madison HS. I attend the bio med program. Even though there are many rumors about this school its not as bad ast everyone says it to be. Its a regular school as any other school. As long as you do good you have nothing to worry about. I would like to leave a message to students going in to madison. Dont worry and dont be upset that you did get into madison. Even though it has metal detecters and classes end a bit late ots still a good school. When i got accepted into madison i cried for 2 days straight and now that i think about it i had nothing to cry about and if anything you can always transfer :-)

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September 16, 2007
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August 21, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2006
From what I read about madison from all the parents that comment on the page they dont know whats wrong. Did they graduate from this school, probably not!Well I just did. I'm an alumi of 2006, I'm not a parent! If your children go to school to learn thats all it should be. The metal detectors are for safety, meaning take away guns, knives. About the cell phones, oh well if it's taken away. If the school says no, then its a no! They have phones in the school. All parents should recommend their child to go for every or any after school programs! I graduated doing everything in Madison and still have an above 85 average & high SAT scores. Madison is great if you just keep your head into it!

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July 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
not a good school. a lot of discipline problem. metal detector so the kids can not take cell phones with them to school which is very troubling as they have to travel to school. Do not like guidance cancelors.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
I am very dissapointed with the school. No effort made to envolve a student into the studying process. Kids skip school a lot. My daughter feeling too much freedom almost stopped going to school at all and have nave received one single call from school stating that she missed one third of her first semetster. When i complained they said they have so much kids not going to school that they can not call every parent. I spoke with teachers during first parent- teacher conference asking them for their suggestions and all were very uninterested in the subject.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2006
Big concern with the school is the metal detector policy. One only imagines the reasons why this has to be enforced. There is a large diverse population in the school. It is very crowded and I dont feel the students get the attention they deserve. In speaking with the students, the sports program is what drives them, however, the football program has been a disappointment. The team has a poor coaching staff and the boys have not been developed to their potential. I don't feel there is a push for parental involvement from the school. Notices are scarce.

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March 08, 2006
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no rating January 31, 2006
Madison offers a well-rounded education for their students. The teachers, deans and guidance counselers are very helpful to their students. They encourage extracirricular activities and everything is available there. Anything possible that your child would want from sports , music or clubs is there and if they dont have it they allow you to create it as long as people will join. Madison has a wide range of gym classes to choose from and they all are very exciting. They prepare you to ace the regents. My daughter and I were having trouble at home and even though she wasnt there too much she recieved nothing under 83 on her regents. The students are under control and there wasnt ever a worry for me when my daughter attended there.

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January 12, 2006
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November 07, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 08, 2005
There are a number of quality programs offered at James Madison. Advisory staff needs to be more informative to students on these programs. Security could be better; especially in the restrooms.

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2005
This can be considered one of the lower quality public high schools. This particular school is overcrowded with a lack of discipline. The security is lackluster providing no safety from being mugged or beaten in the school. Along with the safety hazards this school has its also a failure when it comes to learning. When a parent has a question regarding anything they get an answering machine.

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June 16, 2005
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March 31, 2005
It has good quality academic program, but they dont have any clue about safety or any regards to low income families, they dont allow the student to achieve higher standards than normal. James Madison dont like to see you if you dont have an appointment, but when you try to make an appointment they dont call you back and they also like to give you the run around.

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February 15, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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February 14, 2004
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James Madison High School
3787 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11229
(718) 758-7200
Last modified James Madison High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Madison High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top