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Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills High School is a coeducational public audition school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Forest Hills High School says

Our Blue Ribbon School of Excellence is committed to academic excellence and preparation for college. Equal in importance is the focus on developing community and citizenship skills in a multicultural society.

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Instruction on all vocal, band and orchestra instruments. Beginner and intermediate band, jazz band, orchestra and percussion. Study in acting and theater communication

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Audition

This program, for Queens students or residents, offers honors-level courses in authentic science and math research and seminars in advanced mathematics and statistics.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 136

Admission Method: Screened

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 80-100
  • Science: 80-100
  • Social Studies: 80-100
  • English: 80-100

One-year multimedia class to be conditionally followed with a three-year advanced sequence of all aspects of theater.

Program Specialization: Performing Arts

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 30

Admission Method: Audition

Offers opportunities to study civil, criminal and constitutional law, and English electives.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 68

Admission Method: Educational option

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned


Buses: Q23, Q38, Q60, Q64

Trains: E, M, R to 67th Av



Public schools are supported through local, state, and federal funding, and do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



Entrance Requirements

  • Audition

Admission Priorities

  • Open to New York City residents
  • For Q19J only: open only to Queens students or residents
  • For Zoned Program only: priority to students who live in the zoned area

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



87% of students graduate from Forest Hills High School

Test Scores

1407 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 497
SAT Verbal 456
SAT Writing 454

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Forest Hills High School received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Art History
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • American Sign Language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 3,836
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 914
10 932
11 1029
12 959
Ungraded 2

Forest Hills High School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Forest Hills High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 22 : 1
Gender 48% Male / 52% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

56% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Forest Hills High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 34%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 30%
Black or African American 9%
Asian 26%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 42 incidents of bullying last year at Forest Hills High School, which equals 0.0108 incidents per student.


Amnesty International, Arista/National Honor Society, Art, Bio-Medical Journal, Chess, Chinese/Korean/Japanese, Community Service Programs, Concert Choir, Dance, Debate Team, Forester Yearbook, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Guitar, Honor Societies in Major Subjects, Indian, Jazz Band, Key Club, Latin Dance, Math Team, Mock Trial, Moot Court, Multicultural, Origami, Peer Mediation and Negotiation, Performing Arts (Broadway Production), Photography, Poetry, Russian, School Newspaper, School Newspaper (Beacon), Shakespeare, SING, Student Government, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), We The People Competition
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Community Service
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Photography Club
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Lacrosse
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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