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About This School

Jamaica High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of Jamaica High School is MR. ENRIC KENDALL and can be contacted at ekendal@schools.nyc.gov. 553 students attend Jamaica High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 31% of the Jamaica High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 64% of the 553 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jamaica High School is 18:1. Queens Collegiate - A College Board School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 31% 30%
Asian 29% %
Hispanic 26% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.6%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 15%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64% 59%
Limited English proficiency 31% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Want a GOOD EDUCATION GO TO hILLCREST h.s.. iF YOU WANT AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION GO TO jAMAICA hIGH sCHOOL.

  • (5 years ago)

    jamaica high school really isnt as bad as people say it is. I can truly say that most of the teachers there really care about the students and their education.

  • (5 years ago)

    I can say that the new principal in this school is so strict and if you don't obey the rules of the school you will get detention so you better go to your classes. They will think that you are cutting your class. I do follow the rules of this wonderful school. This is a very perfect school to be in.

  • (6 years ago)

    Being an almuni i must say that Jamaica HS is a very good school the teachers actually care about the kids future.

  • (6 years ago)

    The kids don't care and I'm afraid my kid will get hurt.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the worst the principal tries too hard but the students just won't budge theres no hope for this school

  • (7 years ago)

    jamaica high school is an wounderful school .. kids has to go to there classes.. and take the school seriously.. thx to mr. dickler for doing a nice job.

  • (8 years ago)

    Jamaica school is an ok school wth wonderful possiblites for the kids that go there

  • (9 years ago)

    Jamaica High is definintley an asset to this community I commend Principal Dickler on all his efforts to better this school keep up the good work JHS! -Mrs.Dickler the principal's wife

  • (9 years ago)

    Jamaica High School is a wonderful school with excellent standards for education. Principal Dickler truly understands how to run an efficient school where students can also participate in extracurriculum activities. Also the Gateway program is and excellent program inside Jamaica that opens oppurtunities for the young students to get a head start on college. The football team is the bomb!

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