This school has a fairly unfortunate background knowledge of past events that occurred in the school, that has caused bad ratings. Many students who go to Bowne High school enjoy there time there. There are many opportunities to succeed in this school. They offer online courses, night school, free tutoring on school lunch periods, after school and on the weekends to help students succeed in their classes, as well as passing and getting the necessary requirements for their regents exam. They have over 200 clubs offered. Teachers and Staff and students in Bowne are free to create their own clubs, and after school activities. There are many opportunities for Volunteer services. They are the only school in Queens that offer an Agriculture program. As well as the accommodating Academy of Arts, JROTC, STEM and zone programs for students. Students have a wide range of AP, Honors, and College Now classes available. They have many interactive programs as well. I am a fellow student in John Bowne High School. Most of, the principal, Kwait, stands to his roots on his opinion of Success. All students are required to aim for the Advance Regents Diploma to get ready for college.
I am a current Junior in the former Doshi, now STEM Science Research Program. All I can say is that it takes every student to get used to the High School environment, especially in a school like John Bowne. Again, everybody is different, therefore one cannot generalize. I learned so much in this school and have had the most amazing experiences both educational and social. I have changed as a person in this school because of the courses that are offered and the level of education. Personally, I cannot recommend a better school to anybody. If I were to give my personal judgement for parents thinking about their children's education. I would say make sure that your kid keeps up his or her grades in order to apply to the STEM program. And make sure that your child puts the STEM program as their first choice in the list of High Schools. Bowne is located in a great neighborhood sharing a campus with Queens College, Townsend Harris, two elementary schools and the Former CUNY Law school. The teachers are great, the staff is willing to work. I hope that one day, I can send my kids here as well!
I go to john bowne high school in queens. I am a freshman and to be honest my school is a good school. It is filled all different cultures and races. Black,white,Indian,Chinese,Spanish, and more. I go to a very diverse school. All of my teachers overall are wonderful and they care about you. I am in the cow program and I think I have one of the best teacher there. The staff is always helpful and kind to students when we need help. To be honest, some students are not so nice . Some are rude, nasty, mean, or disruptive. Don't get me wrong , there are about 4,000 "kids" at my school. Not everyone is bad. Usually, most people you meet will be kind and nice. The first week of school I hated it and wanted to go home, but when I got used to school I actually liked it and I joined a team (cheerleading). My school is big on clubs and teams. It's so nice to see everyone come together to cheer for us and other teams in our school. We also have jrotc. I don't really know too much about it but you can look it up. Overall, I like my school and if you plan on coming to my school I hope you like it. Just make friends with the right people and you will succeed. :) 2014
My daughter attended now grandson attends both of grandsons parents were Aggies now he is too. Mr KWAIT offers many programs to help students attendance at PTA could be better Mr Perry was my daughter teacher now heads Ag dept they are now CTE certified I am happy with school
I am a junior from bowne, I think some teacher do teach good, probably is not good as other school~but this school is fine. Not as bad as other people say. Every school have some bad student that curse, but that doesnt mean they will do bad thing or not doing homework. My english teacher offer me freetime tutor for two years, so overall I think the teacher in bowne is good.
is not a good school but it is not very vilent like others, the programs are not good.
i went to this school 2008-2009 and i changed schools b/c it didn't teach really well all the students curse at teachers and it's really wrong it is bad but ok
I am a student a John Bowne and this school is somewhat good. There are some 'bad' students who disrupt the envirenment of students who do care about school, sports, and their future. I am graduating this year. All I need to say is this school needs MORE support with their BASEBALL TEAM. Thank you! -SFC
my name is jonathan diaz i dropped out as a senior @ john bowne high school in june of 07 as i couldnt keep up my hard life and school. While i attended there i never felt more comfortable. If your child has the ability to overcome some of bownes troubled students he or she may become the next great scientist, doctor, pretty much anything. the school (honestly in not only in my opinion but many other 07 bowne grads) should b number 1 due to a couple of dedicated teachers but a ' ms. Eutsey' is the greatest parson let alone a fantastic english teacher.
John Bowne is AWESOME! At frist, as a freshman, to be honest i was miserable. i was just like 'what am i doing here?!' but then as i went into school day after day, i began to love it. I'm a senior that's in the center for writing program and i could honestly tell you that its absolutely the core of my HS memories. I always loved going to english because based on the center for writing ciriculum, there's always something exciting to do. Also, Bowne has the most school events such as dances, shows, etc and the most clubs. They also offer free tutoring classes on saturday and chances to get a jump start in college credits with College Now at our neighbor, Queens College. I'd recommend John Bowne to anyone. It certainly changed me.
I like this school its a many things to offer the students.Class , clubs, career help and more
My grand daughter transferred to John Bowne in the spring of 2008 and I am very pleased with this high school. The Guidance department goies out of there way to assure that students are safe, disciplined and gets things done .. I raised 4 children in the NYC public schools and this is the first time that I have run across such cooperation and openness with the administration of one of these schools. The security at this school is impressive, in the caring nature of the people involved with the children .
The Guidance depatment at John Bowne is the best by far . Always available and eager to assist both parent and child.
I like this school as the teachers are very hardworking and sincere.My son who had no interest in tennis is now in school team!wow! hats off to their teacher who put so much effort to change my sons attitude towards this sport.moreover academically also he is doing so well.overall a good school.
I'm a 10th grader and i got to say i opened my eyes, and noticed John Bowne is a good school. When you have a brain and the skills to overcome the 'silly' things you can overcome Bowne's problems. All you have to do is put your mind into school work. Bowne is awesome , I love it.
All my teachers are great. I love being an aggie. I like Ms Eutsey+ Ms.Stein.
JBHS has been turning around. There are about 3,200 kids in the school as opposed to almost 4,000 3 years ago and, as a result, fewer disciplinary problems. They have gotten rid of teachers who were not teaching. Parent involvement is not the greatest. PTA meetings are sparsely attended. I think the parent coordinator could do a better job of notifying parents of the dates of meetings. The kids in the Ag, Doshi and Writing programs are in honors and AP classes.
As a student speaking from experience, John Bowne High School is a fantastic school. It offers a lot to students and there is always an event that is being planned and there are many things just being done in the school. I especially love them for their Center For Writing program.
This school is one of the worst schools in new york (academically). if your child is looking for a future this is not where it should be.
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