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Hopewell Junction, NY
Students enrolled: 2,096

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2012 Route 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

(845) 897-6700
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Amount of homework: Just right
July 21, 2015
The amount of homework is perfect in my opinion. Not too much and not too little.

- submitted by a student

July 18, 2015
This school prepared me to be competitive and successful in college, now I am a teacher myself and value my experiences at John Jay.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 18, 2015
Not all my teachers were inspiring, but I was provided with a deep understanding of the material and ultimately a love for learning.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2015
Excellent teachers and administrators! Great college prep, top music and drama programs, very competitive athletics program, and a very good variety of additional clubs and activities.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2014
My kids transferred in from a different state. No effective transfer program. The school cannot even provide them with Id's. Special education department is a joke, I pulled my kid out of it. Met with a guidance counselor who told us it is to much work to move out daughter mid semester. Some good teachers but support staff needs a class in manners and how to be nice to people.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2014
I am not a fan of the public school system in general and this school is indeed WAY TOO big but I must say that there are many terrific teachers here despite what some reviews here have reported. My child entered as a freshman from private school 3 years ago and I think the leadership within the school does a great job managing the incredible size of the student body while still offering a solid AP and honors curriculum and some great teaching.

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2014
Horrid school with overly crowded halls. Teachers overload students with far too much work and double that load on weekends. Gym class forces students to climb a telephone pole and jump off with only a tiny rope and an ineffective teacher on the other end. Any attempt to have that modified results in a failing grade and stubborn responses from various teachers and principals. The gym requirements are inflexible and can result in otherwise bright children being forced to drop out since graduating is impossible for them. Ability to go from regents classes to non-regents ones is also near impossible even though they claim it is easy in orientation. 99% of the teachers are poor at best with only a few being remotely positive teaching their classes.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 03, 2009
They have done and excellent and creative job with Special Ed.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2009
This school is one of the finest educational institutions i have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The staff and janitorial staff are absolutely delightful and kind to the students while providing a fun, clean, safe work and learning environment. I sincerely believe that for one to have the opportunity to attend such an illustrious institition is the chance of a lifetime.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2008
Though it has been 4 years since I have graduated from John Jay, I still believe it to be a fantastic school. As a former education major in college I have had the chance to observe many schools and I have found that 'Jay' offers excellent courses, activities and teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
March 19, 2008
My duaghter has had a fantastic experience at John Jay. Jay offers many AP courses that she is taking advantage of and the administration is offering support for a humanitarian club she is helping to form. There is a terrific swim team where the girls are truly supportive of each other and she has formed some wonderful friendships.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
This si my senor yearin jay block and i have enjoyed my time with my teachers and friends... i am disappointed thouh because the AP classes im in get vey little finacial support and we must take credits out of our regular classes to take these classes

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2006
John Jay is a pretty decent school with an amazing Prosecenium. It is truly incredible. Some of the students get a lttle out of control sometimes and it doesen't seem to end. Overall good teachers and a good school.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2005
The teachers of john jay senior high school are the worse I have ever encountered. The availabilty of classes are horrible, there is almost nothing a student can do in this school. The school never listens to any of the childrens requests and treat the students like trash. Very behind the times school.

- submitted by a student

August 12, 2005
Near the high end. Problem with student control.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2005
The overall quality of this school is pretty descent,and should be looked at as a great school even though some class rooms are over crowded, there are also classes that have almost no one in them so if the classes were planned out a little better I could see alot of improvement in grades and also overall quality of the school.

- submitted by a student

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John Jay Senior High School
2012 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY  12533
(845) 897-6700
Last modified John Jay Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Jay Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top