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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Fair Lawn High School is a top rated, public school located in Fair Lawn, NJ. It has 1,392 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Fair Lawn High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1240
495 responses
Average ACT
28
100 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-
Median Household Income
$109,747
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,602
National
$949
Median Home Value
$406,400
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.41 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.41 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
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  • Prom
    31%
  • Marathon
    17%
  • NHS Volleyball Tournament Charity Fundraiser
    13%
  • Blacklight dance
    12%
  • Club Fair
    9%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • 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
1,392
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.46 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.46 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,445
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.7%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.59 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.59 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.59 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
$20,533/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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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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Fair Lawn High School is overall a good school. Some of the teachers go out of their way to make sure you fully understand lessons and the class. However, there is a handful that does not have daily lessons or plans or they are do not truly care about teaching and can be disrespectful to students. Most of them will be understanding of you and how you learn, but there is always a chance that you will get a teacher who does not care about their students or who do not know how to teach at a high school level. However, through clubs and sports, you'll find teachers and coaches who really strive to see you succeed and push you to your highest potential. Fair Lawn High School has lost a sense of school culture and a lot of times fails to embrace the school spirit. There should an increase in fun activities for students during the day, such as assemblies.
Fair Lawn High School has a great community of students and teachers! I truly had a great high school experience during my time here. There are countless activities to get involved with and you are sure to find your group of friends here.