John Jay High School

60 North Salem Road, Cross River, NY 10518

Interim Principal:
John Goetz

Assistant Principals:
Vincent Bell
Lisa Kor
Kim Piccolino

914- 763-7201




Don’t Miss it! JJHS Presents Rent on April 3 and 4

The John Jay Theater Workshop proudly presents Rent on April 3 and April 4 at 7 p.m., and April 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium. This blockbuster rock and roll musical, with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Nearly 100 John Jay students, including stage and costume crew and a cast of 28 led by director Amy Geiger, have been rehearsing since January for what promises to be a truly spectacular show.

Loosely based on the Puccini opera La Boheme, Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1990s, under the shadow of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This production is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets, $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, will be sold one hour prior to curtain for each performance. Tickets are available for all four performances.  

For more information contact Ronnie Thompson at, or (914) 763-7200 ext. 9615.






4th Annual JJHS Student Film Festival

There's' still time to make a film! Submit to the 4th Annual JJHS Student Film Festival. Applications are due on April 25, 2014 and are available in the office, H111 and on The festival will take place on May 16, 2014 in the JJHS auditorium.

To view the film festival submission trailer click here

The June 2014 Examination Schedule is located to your left under "school resources"


John Jay Vocal Jazz places 3rd at National Festival

Cross River, NY, February 11, 2014 —. The high school's select Vocal Jazz ensemble placed 3rd out of 17 groups in their division at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival this past Saturday in Boston. Thirty-eight students represented the school under the direction of Steven Morse where they performed three pieces. This is the groups' 12th year attending this event and they have placed in each of the last four years. John Jay Vocal Jazz is available to all students and auditions will take place in early March for next years' ensemble.




Dear Senior Parents,
Please see the attached letter that has upcoming events dates and information concerning members of the Class of 2014!
Click here to read the letter

The high school's Delayed Opening and Early Dismissal Bell Schedules are located to your left under School Resources.

DAPC Winter Workshop Series 2014

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