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James Madison High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3063 students

 

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Posted 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


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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


Posted December 8, 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.


Posted October 3, 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


Posted March 22, 2011

The best school.if u want to play any sports,go toclubs,teams u can find in this school.<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

It offers everything you can imagine, there's a club/team/class for everyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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.
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

James Madison is fun and has great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

great people and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

dedicated teachers and amazinggggggg after school activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Good school, good teachers, ok enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

The teachers are amazing and care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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 :-)
—Submitted by a student


Posted 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!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 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


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

855 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

590 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

819 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
62%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

1148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

989 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

237 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

1405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students60%
Female57%
Male65%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islander78%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners78%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Chemistry

All Students58%
Female54%
Male63%
African American39%
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population58%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%

Earth Science

All Students60%
Female60%
Male61%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities24%
General population64%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant60%

English

All Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
African American58%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities29%
General population71%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

Geometry

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islander84%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities50%
General population70%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Global History and Geography

All Students69%
Female70%
Male69%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islander73%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities35%
General population74%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%

Integrated Algebra

All Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander85%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities43%
General population80%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Living Environment

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
African American65%
Asian/Pacific Islander80%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities52%
General population78%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Physics

All Students92%
Female88%
Male95%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged101%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%

U.S. History and Government

All Students70%
Female72%
Male70%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities32%
General population75%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the high school level.

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Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 46% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 9%
Black 18% 19%
Hispanic 2 15% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 213%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 167%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
8.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.6
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents72025%
Students246582%
Teachers9054%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOSEPH A. GOGLIORMELLA

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Social justice
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B100, B2, B31, B44, B49, B7. Subways - B, Q to Kings Highway
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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3787 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11229
Phone: (718) 758-7200

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