John Bowne High School

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John Bowne High School
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63-25 Main Street
Flushing, New York

United States
Coordinates40°44′19″N 73°49′26″W / 40.73861°N 73.82389°W / 40.73861; -73.82389Coordinates: 40°44′19″N 73°49′26″W / 40.73861°N 73.82389°W / 40.73861; -73.82389
MottoThe Relentless Pursuit of Success
PrincipalDr. Laura Izzo Iannelli
Faculty148.44 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades9 to 12
Enrollment3,389[1] (2009–10)
Student to teacher ratio22.83:1[1]
Color(s)Navy Blue, gray, white

John Bowne High School is a public high school located in Flushing, New York, and has an enrollment of nearly four thousand students.[1] The school, which opened in 1964, is named after the English immigrant John Bowne. John Bowne High School offers multiple programs including a science research program, a writing program, and an agriculture program. 1940.


S.T.E.M is the name of Bowne's science research program. It puts the students though a variety of tasks in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

The Doshi students are also able to compete in a variety of competitions such as Bridge Building.

Academy for Creative Artists[edit]

Center for Writing (CFW) is an intensive writing program offered by the school that focuses on certain aspects of writing that are not found in the other programs.

For the 2015 school year, Center for Writing was renamed Academy for Creative Artists (ACA), aiming for drama and acting rather than just writing.


John Bowne contains its own 3.8 acre farm which the Agriculture program uses to teach agriculture related activities. A farm located within the vicinity of the school provides students enrolled into the program exposure and experience with farm related work. The two concentrations within the program are Animal Science and Plant Science. There are many different types of Plants, and Animals as well, for hands-on learning.


John Bowne's male athletic teams consist of: Varsity Baseball and JV Baseball, Varsity Basketball and JV Basketball, Varsity Bowling, Coed Cricket, Cross Country, Coed Golf, Varsity Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Volleyball, and Varsity Wrestling.

John Bowne's female athletic teams consist of: Varsity Basketball, Cross Country, Varsity Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Tennis, Varsity Volleyball, JV Volleyball and Varsity Softball.

In 1994, the John Bowne Men's Varsity Tennis team placed dead last losing all regular season meets. In 1998, the Men's Varsity Tennis team went undefeated during the regular season and went on to win the NYC divisional championship on court at the USTA. Two of the three singles players advanced to the third round at the state level.

In 2011, the Varsity Baseball team won the B City Championship by defeating Van Buren in the finals at MCU Park 2-1.

Notable graduates include animation historian Jerry Beck, major league pitchers Heathcliff Slocumb and Steve Ratzer, world featherweight boxing champion Kevin Kelley, and Harvey Weinstein, film producer and founder of Miramax Films and the Weinstein Company. Also Ehinomen Ehikhamenor a boxer who was on the Television show The Contender was a student at John Bowne High School.


  1. ^ a b c d "John Bowne High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2011-05-24. "Total Students: 3,389 (2009-2010)