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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Fair Lawn High School is a top rated, public school located in Fair Lawn, NJ. It has 1,409 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
14 00 Berdan Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Telephone
(201) 794-5455

Fair Lawn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1230
383 responses
Average ACT
28
84 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$102,716
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,463
National
$949
Median Home Value
$396,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.40 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.40 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
Report
  • Prom
    32%
  • Marathon
    17%
  • Blacklight dance
    13%
  • NHS Volleyball Tournament Charity Fundraiser
    13%
  • Club Fair
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Don't have one
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,409
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.58 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.58 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.58 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,979/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.62 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.62 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.62 responses
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Fair Lawn High School Reviews

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Location is great because it is walking distance to River Road where there are a few places to go out for lunch. On top of that, those who drive can easily get onto the main highway where there are promenades. About the teachers, there seems to be a mix. There are very few who have a passion for teaching and educating their students, few who teach well but hate what they do, many who are subpar at teaching but generally have an okay attitude, and some who hate teaching and have the worst attitude. So overall, the teachers are okay. The best janitors! So friendly and helpful.
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I love how Fair Lawn High School offers a variety of interesting class for all areas of expertise, whether you are in CP, Honor or AP classes. Also, the several athletics programs are definitely a rewarding part of high school and teach you teamwork and leadership skills that are valuable for the future. Lastly, there are many amazing clubs to join that are fun and can definitely boost your college application. Overall, Fair Lawn High School is a great school that teaches students the academics and the fundamentals to being an active part of society.
Fair Lawn High School has a staff and administration that truly care about the well-being of their students. Not only do they guide us through our classes and our future, but they also maintain our safety and attend to us to the best of their abilities. From the principal to the janitors, regardless of their roles, all the staff and administration undoubtedly provide us with the best circumstances. I only wish other students could appreciate it as much as they should.