Francis Lewis High School in Queens, NY - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    4,031
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    552 3.9
  • Ranking

Francis Lewis High School is a public coed school in Queens, New York. It has 4,031 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 94% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 552 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5820 Utopia Pky
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(718) 281-8200

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 552 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Overall the teachers at that school were amazing, the way they would interact with the students and there lessons made it fun and would make you want to come back to there class or have that tescher again the following year. For teaching styles it was always different some teachers would borrow each other teaching styles but would always perfect it in there own way so that it was different but similar in the same way. As for communication skills they would always speak to you in a calm manner and would always see the best in you even when your trying your hardest
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: All incoming visitors must sign in and show ID cards at the security desk and all students must swipe their ID cards in order for them to enter the school.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The has over 50 various clubs and varsity sports. There are a lot of after extra-curricular activity for students after class has ended.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My school has a JROTC program in which we are national champions through the unarmed and armed drill team and raider team. Our school is very diverse. We have students from all over the country and our international festival in one of the biggest event at FLHS. The cons of the school is the over-populated students and extremely crowded hallways.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers care about their student's grade and work towards helping students succeed in college and in life. There are always extra help or tutor available at all time.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.66 Benjamin N. Cardozo High School 2 mi. 3,633

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Francis Lewis High School United States New York Bayside High School Benjamin N. Cardozo High School Hillcrest High School John Bowne High School Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School
Asian 52.0% 4.8% 9.1% 40.0% 44.0% 37.0% 30.0% 50.0%
Hispanic 23.0% 25.0% 24.3% 27.0% 19.0% 25.0% 44.0% 21.0%
White 14.0% 51.0% 47.8% 18.0% 15.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0%
African American 7.0% 15.0% 16.7% 12.0% 18.0% 32.0% 19.0% 21.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.6% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 1.5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 25.7%
Grade 12 23.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 93 responses

  • 76% Yes
  • 18% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 71 responses

  • 19% JROTC Program
  • 15% Over 50 clubs/organizations
  • 15% Programs
  • 14% Teachers
  • 13% Math and Science Program
  • 8% Location
  • 7% I am a part of it!
  • 7% College Resources
  • 0% Virtual Enterprises

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 50% Overcrowded
  • 14% Dirty bathrooms
  • 10% Cafeteria food
  • 8% There is too much car traffic around the school
  • 6% Must enter hallways with a pass or else
  • 4% Limit to 3 APs per year
  • 2% Some office workers aren't helpful
  • 2% You can't change programs
  • 2% Teachers and security guides randomly search you
  • 1% Changing schedules is tricky

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 68 responses

  • 65% JROTC Program
  • 16% An unbeatable variety of activities and people!
  • 7% Virtual Enterprises
  • 6% Motivated
  • 6% The abundance of ways to fit in the school.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 72 responses

  • 28% Overcrowding
  • 28% Diverse
  • 28% Patriotism
  • 15% All rounded
  • 1% Patriotic

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 51 responses

  • 51% It's a very crowded school
  • 18% Maintain your grades every semester
  • 18% Take AP classes
  • 8% Join honors classes!
  • 4% Many students are not fluent in english
  • 2% Bring rat repellant!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 73 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 8% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 1% I hate everything about this school.