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Francis Lewis High School is a public school in New York City, New York. It has 4,060 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 407 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.9 from 407 reviews
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    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: It was overall an amazing experience and I would recommend people to go to this school. The friends I've made and the teachers that I've become close with have all impacted me in one way or another.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Food: The food could be better but its NYC Public School lunch food.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: The students on sports teams are very dedicated to the sport(s) that they participate in. Many of the students, especially the Student Organization have a lot of school spirit.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: Most of the teachers in this school put out more work than they have to and care a lot about the students that they teach. There are always the few exceptions but for the most part, the teachers are very devoted.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: The extracurriculars are extremely diverse and there is something for everyone. Whether it be the Step Team, Cheer Leading, one of the JROTC teams or just being a leader in the program, being in the Student Organization, being in a cultural club or a sports team, someone always finds their place to do something in the school.

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3.00 Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School 2 mi. 2,226
2.00 John Bowne High School 2 mi. 3,647
2.66 Bayside High School 2 mi. 3,317
2.00 Hillcrest High School 2 mi. 3,070
3.00 Benjamin N. Cardozo High School 2 mi. 3,910

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


Male 49%
Female 50%


Grade 9 23.5%
Grade 10 24.0%
Grade 11 26.8%
Grade 12 25.7%

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 36 responses

  • 78% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 22% JROTC Program
  • 19% Math and Science Program
  • 18% Programs
  • 15% Teachers
  • 10% Over 50 clubs/organizations
  • 6% College Resources
  • 6% I am a part of it!
  • 4% Location

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 60% Overcrowded
  • 11% Cafeteria food
  • 11% Dirty bathrooms
  • 11% There is too much car traffic around the school
  • 3% Must enter hallways with a pass or else
  • 3% Teachers and security guides randomly search you
  • 0% You can't change programs

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 71% JROTC Program
  • 14% Virtual Enterprises
  • 5% An unbeatable variety of activities and people!
  • 5% Motivated
  • 5% The abundance of ways to fit in the school.

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 52% Patriotism
  • 19% Diverse
  • 19% All rounded
  • 10% Overcrowding

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 73% It's a very crowded school
  • 9% Join honors classes!
  • 5% Many students are not fluent in english
  • 5% Maintain your grades every semester
  • 5% Take AP classes
  • 5% Bring rat repellant!

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 25% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 5% I hate everything about this school.