John Dewey High School, commonly referred to as JDHS or just Dewey is a public school in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, founded and based on the educational principles of John Dewey. It opened in the Fall of 1969 and is located at 50 Avenue X at the Gravesend/Bensonhurst-Bath Beach border of Brooklyn. The school was also named a New American High School in 2000. The school is under the banner of the New York City Department of Education.
It was established in 1969 and started out with only freshmen and sophomores. Gradually, the school grew to include juniors and seniors. Today, there are over 3,200 students enrolled in the school. It counts among its alumni producer and director Larry Charles, filmmaker Spike Lee, New York rock and comedy club owner (Luna Lounge) Rob Sacher, Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, Radio personality David Brody, photographer Gregory Crewdson, WWE wrestler Jayson Paul (aka JTG), scientist Robert Sapolsky, astrologer-journalist Eric Francis and news correspondent Ray Suarez.
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