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John Dewey High School in Brooklyn, NY

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exterior view of John Dewey High School
exterior view of John Dewey High School

Ratings of John Dewey High School

Niche: 3.8/5 stars review

  • #486 Best Public High Schools in New York

US News:

  • #502 in New York High Schools
  • #168 in New York City Public Schools High Schools

GreatSchools: 4/10 GreatSchools Rating

John Dewey High School's Programs

  • The Academy for Business Management and Culinary Arts
  • Chinese Transitional Bilingual Educational Program
  • The Academy of Teaching and Learning
  • STEM Academy
  • Pre-Med and Health Academy
  • The Academy of Law and Justice
  • The Academy of Fine and Performing Arts
  • D75 Inclusion Program
  • ACES Program



  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

AP/College Now Courses

  • AP American History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Computer Science (JAVA)
  • AP English 1
  • AP English 2
  • AP Government
  • AP Macro Economics
  • AP Micro Economics
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP World History


Principal: Heather Adelle

Assistant Principals:

  • Jeff Simon
  • Danielle Balsamo
  • Joe Antonucci
  • Ashley Carter-Sinclair
  • Emily Smith
  • Barbie Frias
  • Justine Bretagna
  • Jon Messinger
  • Pamela Makina
  • Jamie Getreu
  • Larry Orsini
  • Nikki Apap

Number of Students: 2,231

District: 21

Contact John Dewey High School


50 Ave X, Brooklyn, New York 

Phone #:

(718) 373-6400

John Dewey High School's Sports Teams

Boys' Sports

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Girls' Sports

  • Badminton
  •  Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

John Dewey High School Clubs and Extracurriculars

  • Stock Market Club
  • Hip-Hop Club
  • Cosplay Club
  • Model UN
  • Cinema Club
  • Minecraft Club
  • Health and Fitness Club
  • Music Club
  • Photography Club
  • Design/Fashion Club
  • Literary Magazine
  • Computer Design Club
  • K-Pop Club

and many more, check out the full list here!

Recent John Dewey High School News

Building a teacher pipeline: A Brooklyn high school’s new program hopes to train tomorrow’s educators

John Dewey High School introduced a program training freshman on a possible future career path as a teacher! Students get a chance to prepare for their college education during their time at John Dewey High School!

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