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John Adams High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3325 students

 

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Posted May 17, 2013

This school is horrible. Everyone is so judgmental and if you get hurt the teachers don't do anything about it. It smells like weed all over.. I'm going to Francis Lewis HS next year and i'm very happy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2011

I attended Adams all four years and i thought it was great. The teachers are extremely helpful with all student request. I was able to achieve a lot and excel. My grades were always 85-95. Students complained about some of the teachers who were a tad bit harsh, but they really helped in the ,long run. I am so thankful that those teachers really pushed me to do better and become more independent. One of my teachers who really influenced me used to give us a dictionary when we asked how to spell a word instead of just telling us, he wanted us to take advantage of the great things we had around us. John Adams really helped me become mentally ready for the future. They helped me grow and become more mature and independent. I am so grateful to have attended John Adams, they're an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2010

The diverse population encourages the students to accept each other more naturally. The cultural differences allow students individual acceptance from each other without conflict, in most circumstances. John Adams High School also offers students a larger variety of teams and clubs, some of which are new and original. From the many team sports such as swimming, track, basketball, football, soccer, and volleyball among others, to the many clubs such as drama, art, the band, the yearbook and newspaper to the many organized activities, including the multicultural events, school dances, shows and one of the newest, our very own cheerleaders! John Adams offers both academics and extracurricular enthusiasm to its students, throughout the school year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2010

I beleive that the teachers in this Adams really care about their students. They are dedicated and make the effort to help their students succeed. The problem is that there are many students, as well as their parents who don't take the time or make the effort to succeed in school. I order for student to achieve in school they have to their work, study and if they need the help ask for it. The teachers are ready to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2010

very good the school is not bad its the content in the school the students must try harder
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2010

I am so sick of hearing that the teachers, administration and staff aren't doing enough. It's time parents take responsibility for their kids. There is only so much they can do. Some parents wait until their kid is 18 before they question why they only have 20 credits. Parents, start taking interest in your kids education.


Posted August 8, 2009

Worked at Adams for a short time. Great school. Grossly overcrowded despite the fact that most freshmen go to the annex. Most teachers are really caring and dedicated to both the students and to the subject matter. Ocassionally the administration appears to be overwhelmed. Statistics don't tell the whole story. Many of the students attending the school are academically deficient yet teachers are expected to bring these students up to the state's standards in a year or so. The teahers do the best they can, but there is just so much that can be done. I am giving this school a four star rating. If the school were to receive more supportive services, it would rank five stars.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2009

I attended this school for my Junior & Senior year and really like it. The students make the school and even they were bullies keeping busy made me focus on other things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

Everyone thinks that John Adams is a horrible school and that the teachers aren't doing enough to help the students but what they are missing is the fact that it isn't the school or teacher fault it's their own kids. The teacher do whatever they can and whenever they can for us, and the school has scanning for both entrance and locker rooms. Parents need to stop blaming the school and teachers and start actually looking at how their children act.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2009

I am a student currently attending John Adams. I am a freshman...attending the jumpstart acadmecy. I find that the school is very helpful. My grades had increased so much .. it was n 85 the first semster in 8th grade and now my current average is a 91! The teachers are wounderful and very helpful My adicice to any students that are planning to attend the high school so be aware that the rumors that u have hear are not true. I thought the same way. They only way that is the best way to pass the high school is to get good grades and be ur own person and dont follow other peole. Be urself n dont get into any fights.. that is the only way to become successful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2008

The staff seems to have a lack of interest in the children and since the children feel that energy from the ones that should care, they begin to not care.


Posted October 3, 2008

Its okay but its rather dull,with no interest to the students and what they deem fun......
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

This school has to much people and theres always fights around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2008

I have a daughter going to this school and since she's been going there, she is much more responisble and her grades have gone up. She used to have an 81 average and know its up to a 94. And her teachers are wonderful and i know that they helped her out alot this school year. Especially hey teachers at the jumpstart academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

The schools administration department needs to be more organized. My daughter was denied her diploma because the school had botched her schedule and she wasted her last semester in classes that she did not need to take. I am very disappointed especially that when confronted they did nothing to help her but suggest she stay an extra semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

I have a friend that goes to this school and he has told me things about this school that seems very upsetting. I beleive that this school has great potential, however, it is not being used properly. Students are not recieving sufficiant amount of education to continue their progress in college.


Posted December 4, 2007

This school is great and my child has received a sufficient education and is now attending hunter college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

well all of the teachers care and even though some kids are slow the teachers help them.it depends on your friends in that school and how they influence you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2004

I think john adams is a great school. The environment is great and the teachers and students are really helpful and understanding, and I really like it there. Thank you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 15, 2004

This is my point of view as a student, the school doesn't really support your ideas as a person. And the enivronment is not comforting, making it even harder to learn. If it doesn't provide the safety, knowledge, and tools necessary for a child's education then its not doing the community, family, and most importantly the kids, any good.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
34%
Earth Science

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

693 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

1334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
80%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

698 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
61%
Global History and Geography

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

1175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Integrated Algebra

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

1313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Living Environment

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

1249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
31%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

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

906 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
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 Students28%
Female33%
Male22%
African American13%
Asian/Pacific Islander46%
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native American27%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learners6%
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant28%

Chemistry

All Students46%
Female56%
Male37%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander62%
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant46%

Earth Science

All Students25%
Female26%
Male25%
African American20%
Asian/Pacific Islander30%
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native American40%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities21%
General population26%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

English

All Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander49%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White32%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities22%
General population48%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%

Geometry

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander55%
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
Native American55%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities31%
General population46%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant45%

Global History and Geography

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander53%
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native American49%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities22%
General population48%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Integrated Algebra

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
African American49%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native American52%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities19%
General population61%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Living Environment

All Students44%
Female41%
Male45%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islander43%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native American42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities23%
General population46%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant44%

Physics

All Students76%
Female71%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander83%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant76%

U.S. History and Government

All Students54%
Female54%
Male55%
African American51%
Asian/Pacific Islander57%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native American46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities29%
General population57%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%
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.

About the tests


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
Hispanic 1 37% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 27% 9%
Black 2 27% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 4% 1%
White 2 4% 48%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 217%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 5%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 50%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Medical
  • Science

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Performing arts
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • 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

Health & athletics

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Medical

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
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.0
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

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

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents29111%
Students182261%
Teachers16881%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. DANIEL SCANLON

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Humanities
  • Medical
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Social justice
  • Stem
Foreign languages taught
  • 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 - Q11, Q112, Q37, Q41, Q53, Q7. Subways - A to 104th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Girls sports
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls sports
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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101-01 Rockaway Blvd
Ozone Park, NY 11417
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