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
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Fox Lane High School is an elite, public school located in Bedford, NY. It has 1,428 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 99% in reading.
Address
S Bedford Rd
Bedford, NY 10506
Telephone
(914) 241-6085

Fox Lane High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
99%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1240
243 responses
Average ACT
29
112 responses
AP Enrollment
37%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Homecoming
    24%
  • Wellness Day
    24%
  • Basketball games
    17%
  • The Last Day
    12%
  • Prom
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,428
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.4%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$28,567/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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The school overall prepared me well for college. However, the school tends to cater its academia to the students who have trouble learning and lack programs for excelling students.

Socially the school is very segregated. The social scene is very cliquey and it is hard to move between "social classes". Most students disregard the presence of the hispanic community.

Further, the school has very unnecessary protocols for safety and treats its students like children rather than young adults. The school tries extremely hard to be "pc" however it comes off as "babying" the students. For example, the sign-out system for leaving campus is very arbitrary, inefficient, and demonstrates a lack of trust between administration and the students.

As for cleanliness, it is unknown how often the bathroom facilities are cleaned. However, if I were to take a guess, then I'd assume less than once per day.
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Best public high school in the county. I'm a senior and due to my experiences at Fox Lane, I feel more college ready than ever. There's a lot of options for honors and AP Classes to choose from. The school has various events that attempt to bring the community together, such as Wellness Day and Collaborative Lunch. The school puts an emphasis on sports and most of the student body is involved in a sport and attend sporting events, especially basketball. Teachers are helpful and want the students to succeed. The guidance counselors get to know the students and try to start the college process as early as junior year. The school is very open to student input, as students are able to participate in the school board's meetings. Attending Fox Lane High school has made me feel ready for college and my future.
As a rising senior at Fox Lane High School, I have a multitude of experience at my school. I believe Fox Lane is unique as a school compared to other high schools in the area with it's strong belief in diversity- it advocates for equality, whether racially or socioeconomically, the school strives to break social barriers and create a comfortable space for every student to attend. I have great relationships with many teachers that work hard to make the classroom an enjoyable academic experience. The only thing I wish our school district could improve is the amount of finance it puts into making resources and facilities more updated and available to students.