A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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 an elite, public school located in Fair Lawn, NJ. It has 1,409 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 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
338 responses
Average ACT
28
75 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Prom
    32%
  • Marathon
    18%
  • Blacklight dance
    13%
  • NHS Volleyball Tournament Charity Fundraiser
    12%
  • Club Fair
    9%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Don't have one
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
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%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.43 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.43 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.43 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,940
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.56 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.56 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.56 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.60 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.60 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.60 responses
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Throughout my four years at Fair Lawn High School I was involved in a multitude of clubs, sports, and high-level classes. I saw first-hand the aptitude of the school's teachers and club-leaders who were relentless in teaching and assisting students run clubs, respectively. The administration always does what is best for the students safety, and all its members are very cooperative and supportive of all their students' ventures. The guidance department is excellent as well in its assisting of seniors find paths after high school. Speaking to the academics, there are very rigorous courses at Fair Lawn High School that allow students to test their limits and expand their horizons across a breadth of fields. Amazing school.
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FLHS is a good school overall but it has its flaws. It is hard to move into honors math if you are not already on the honors track. Some classes are geared toward passing the tests and just passing the class. FLHS has terrible food but upperclassman and sophomores can leave the grounds for lunch. FLHS offers a lot of art classes they have a Mac lab, a 3D printer, many great field trips, great band, great drama club, they have a duel enrollment program to get college credit as a senior, they have a middle college credit program, they have a lot of clubs that sponser events and field trips, all kinds of honor societies , EF tour trips available for students to go on during breaks, scholarships that they offer to seniors, a lot of sports teams and a wide variety of classes to take. At the end of the day FLHS is what you make of it, you can get as involved as you want or you can detach yourself from school as much as you want too.
This school has an increasing amount of clubs that fits every student's interests, and it is easy to make one if you are unable to find one that suits you. Many members of the faculty are incredible people and often grade fairly. However, many faculty members are hired based upon just their education level, but when in a classroom environment, prove to have a lack of understanding in the subject they teach and clearly play favorites which influences their grading systems.