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  1. Academics
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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Francis Lewis High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fresh Meadows, NY. It has 4,469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 97% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.

Francis Lewis High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
97%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1230
1,127 responses
Average ACT
28
101 responses
AP Enrollment
29%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$81,117
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,773
National
$949
Median Home Value
$677,677
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.107 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.107 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 371 responses
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Pep rally
    14%
  • International Festival
    14%
  • Sing!
    12%
  • Winter Assembly
    12%
  • Talent Shows
    11%
  • School Play
    9%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,469
Free or Reduced Lunch
69%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.120 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.120 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.120 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,654
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.8%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.141 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.141 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.141 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
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
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.140 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.140 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.140 responses
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Francis Lewis High School Reviews

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Francis Lewis High School is an excellent school filled with a diversity of students as well as clubs and events. There are many programs and extracurricular activities available to students based on their interests. Most of the teachers want to see the students succeed and do the best they can do. The staff does their best to make sure each student feels safe in their environment. The school is very crowded especially when travelling from one class to another where many students fill the hallways. There are many ways to get involved and in the school spirit such as through the student organization which gives each grade level a chance to be properly represented within the FLHS community and have a voice in regards to what they want to see added or improved in the school. Overall, there is always something to do and get involved in in Francis Lewis. The various events and activities combined with the excellent quality programs makes Francis Lewis so great!
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Entering into my freshman year, I was introduced to a lot of experiences that quickly enabled me to mix into my school community. As I grew and mature academically and socially, my teachers and advisors reached out to me and went the extra mile to show me academic opportunities geared towards what I wanted to be. I'm involved in positive friend groups that constantly encourage and motivate me to do better in various aspects of my school and home life. Currently, I've been striving to be the best student I can! Junior year and its high expectations has been instilled in my mind from freshman year from various teachers, sharpening my mindset to apply my best foot forward.
Overall, Francis Lewis High School is a great place to get your education and eventually your diploma. The students are without a doubt the best part of the school. I've been fortunate enough to meet some amazing friends during my 3 years at FLHS. Although there's more than 4,500 students, it's not hard at all to build relationships and find small communities within certain sectors of the school. Personally, I spend most of my time with my extra-curricular families (ie. the play production, string orchestra, journalism, etc.). I can confidently say that there's something for everyone at Francis Lewis. Coming in at a close second are the teachers of FLHS. The majority genuinely care about their students, both academically and as people. My biggest piece of advice for incoming freshman would be to get involved. Like I mentioned before, there's so many options; it's pretty much impossible to be excluded. Don't be shy!