School Details

James Madison High School

3787 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11229
(718) 758-7200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3063 students 21 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

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Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • NYC Geog District #22 - Brooklyn average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James Madison High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of James Madison High School is MR. JOSEPH A. GOGLIORMELLA and can be contacted at jgoglio@schools.nyc.gov. 3,063 children attend James Madison High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 13% of the James Madison High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 3,063 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Madison High School is 21:1. Yeshiva Tehila L'Dovid is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • Italian
  • Mandarin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Crew
  • Football
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 46% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 16%
Asian 19% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 44%
Hispanic 15% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 60%
Limited English proficiency 13% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    James Madison is a public high school that is very diverse and offers students a great opportunity to gain exposure to people from many different cultural backgrounds. One of the key things I have always valued and taken away from attending Madison was this very opportunity; I learned and interacted with students from cultures that I had previously never come across in such a way. I am happy to see Madison still offers this rich experience. The teaching faculty at Madison were extremely dedicated and pushed students to strive for their highest potential. In my own situation I was one Regents test away from earning a Regents Diploma. Although I had no further requirements to qualify for my regular high school diploma my guidance counselor pushed me to study on my own and take the Earth Science regents test in my senior year. I passed and earned a Regents High School diploma. Apart from that Madison offers many different opportunities in it's academic and athletics programs. I am grateful that I attended Madison High School and happy to see that the school still offers many of the rewarding experiences that I had a chance to benefit from.

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers and classes offered are good people and environment is terrible however. I would suggest this school to those who are athletic because it offers a variety of different sport activities and teams. I personally don't like this school but must admit the classes are very educationally developed

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to James Madison High for 2 years and I must admit that unlike some other schools the teachers really do care about the students; Sometimes I even think they care a little too much! I had an okay experience. There's a lot of great classes to take also! That's one thing I loved about this school. So many clubs to join.

  • (3 years ago)

    School is great need hw for the 12th graders no hw why. I love the activites and the school is well behaved and the work isnt hard.it deserves a higher rating.

  • (3 years ago)

    The best school.if u want to play any sports go toclubs teams u can find in this school.<3

  • (5 years ago)

    It offers everything you can imagine there's a club/team/class for everyone!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love James Madison High School because it's such a great school with great students teachers and admins; JMHS SENIORS '13<3

  • (5 years ago)

    JMHS is the BEST! Especially its teachers. They work very hard to teach their students and every second was worth it. The Humanities House is the best I don't care what all other ppl say! It has the best team of teachers and one of their undying task is always to work their students to the fullest extent to get hundreds on English and History Regents.

  • (5 years ago)

    Good school good teachers ok enviornment.

  • (5 years ago)

    great people and teachers

  • (5 years ago)

    dedicated teachers and amazinggggggg after school activities

  • (5 years ago)

    James Madison is fun and has great teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are amazing and care about the students!

  • (5 years ago)

    in my school the Bio-Med and Law house are the 2 greatest programs ever. we have top teachers in those programs. students in those programs are the schools elite. i love madison cause i can tell my future will be bright thanks to madison

  • (5 years ago)

    It has many different classes and extracurricular activities to choose from. You can make your schedule consist of your interests; anything you want Madison has it! If it doesn't you can start it yourself. Madison is filled with various ethnicities ideas and inspirational people. Great teachers students and aids make sure that every student has some one to turn to for help. Madison is fun to be in and puts students in the path to success and guides them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from JMHS and loved it there. Metal detectors never bothered me made me feel safe if anything. I brought a cellphone to school and it was never taken away (although it should have kids shouldn't have cellphones they are the #1 distraction and we're in school to learn not chat). There is a reason why some of the most prominent political figures in NY - neighboring states and in the Supreme Court graduated from JMHS great Law program. During my 4 years I came accross some of the most influential teachers they turned out to be the people that change my life and I haven't met any equals since.

  • (7 years ago)

    Im a freshman at James madison HS. I attend the bio med program. Even though there are many rumors about this school its not as bad ast everyone says it to be. Its a regular school as any other school. As long as you do good you have nothing to worry about. I would like to leave a message to students going in to madison. Dont worry and dont be upset that you did get into madison. Even though it has metal detecters and classes end a bit late ots still a good school. When i got accepted into madison i cried for 2 days straight and now that i think about it i had nothing to cry about and if anything you can always transfer -)

  • (8 years ago)

    From what I read about madison from all the parents that comment on the page they dont know whats wrong. Did they graduate from this school probably not!Well I just did. I'm an alumi of 2006 I'm not a parent! If your children go to school to learn thats all it should be. The metal detectors are for safety meaning take away guns knives. About the cell phones oh well if it's taken away. If the school says no then its a no! They have phones in the school. All parents should recommend their child to go for every or any after school programs! I graduated doing everything in Madison and still have an above 85 average & high SAT scores. Madison is great if you just keep your head into it!

  • (8 years ago)

    not a good school. a lot of discipline problem. metal detector so the kids can not take cell phones with them to school which is very troubling as they have to travel to school. Do not like guidance cancelors.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very dissapointed with the school. No effort made to envolve a student into the studying process. Kids skip school a lot. My daughter feeling too much freedom almost stopped going to school at all and have nave received one single call from school stating that she missed one third of her first semetster. When i complained they said they have so much kids not going to school that they can not call every parent. I spoke with teachers during first parent- teacher conference asking them for their suggestions and all were very uninterested in the subject.

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