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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Forest Hills High School is a highly rated, public school located in Forest Hills, NY. It has 3,792 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Forest Hills High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1180
1,070 responses
Average ACT
26
87 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$84,157
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,766
National
$949
Median Home Value
$482,348
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.93 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.93 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 255 responses
  • Music shows/performances
    22%
  • Club events
    18%
  • Senior events
    17%
  • Community service
    14%
  • Student Government Events
    10%
  • A basketball game
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,792
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.105 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.105 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.105 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.139 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.139 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.139 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.144 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.144 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.144 responses
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I have just enrolled in Forest Hills High school 2 months ago and I completely felt out of place at that time. However, the teachers were encouraging and thoughtful as they readily helped me to adapt to the new environment. Each teacher has separated office hours which students can come over if they have any question related to their grades or lessons. I gradually feel more confident and comfortable. Moreover, the school contains of variety of clubs and provides all the information needed for students. Last week, the school held a musical event online which demonstrates that the school does concentrate on not only students' academic achievements but also on entertainment. It's so lucky that I have a chance to study in this school.
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I typically enjoyed how I managed to thrive in the circumstances the school offered. I maintained overall averages from 92-100 and couldn’t be possible without the right influence from friends and teachers met. I was able to participate in clubs and dual enrollment courses this school offers which I feel is a privilege. Not every school has these opportunities to create such an influential path to success for their students and to be a part of this school’s education board is something I’m very thankful for. I have many teachers which I would like to thank such as Ms. Esquen, Mr. Pujol, and Ms. Packman. These people have truly brought the best out of myself that I wasn’t able to do in middle school.
Forest Hills High School was a high school with amazing opportunities. There were many clubs to attend as well as many teams to tryout for. It is a very diverse school with a great set of teachers who put their whole life into making sure that you understand the material. There is also a great group of college counselors who help you prepare for college, apply for college, and they even make appointments with different college's so that we can attend their campus or they can come to our school and give us a speech about their college. The school has a great atmosphere and environment and everyone is like one big family. The new principal is all for the kids and has brought many excellent changes to the school. The school as a whole including the teachers, faculty, staff, deans, and kids are like one big family.