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Francis Lewis High School

Francis Lewis High School is a coeducational public school for students in grades 9 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Urban


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Francis Lewis High School says

Our mission is to prepare every student for success in college, career and life. Through a strong sense of community, students are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential. Our unique guidance approach ensures personalized attention to address students' individualized needs. Our state-of-the-art data systems monitor student progress and achievement. As a result, our students are academically prepared and challenged for the future. In our college-bound culture, students thrive in a nurturing and secure learning environment which focuses on developing 21st century leaders.

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A wide variety of specialized programs: Math & Science, University Scholars, Jacob Javits Law Academy, Gateway for the Sciences, Sports and Heath Sciences, Forensic Science Academy, Engineering Academy, Virtual Enterprises, International Studies, Art, Drama, Dance, Instrumental and Choral Music Ensembles


This program distinguishes itself with recognition in Mock Trial and Moot Court competitions. A small learning community which offers law-related courses including: You and The Law, Constitutional & Business Law, Mock Trial, Debate Team, & Bioethics.

Program Specialization: Law & Government

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 75

Admission Method: Educational option

Entrance Requirements: Review of Attendance & Punctuality

Our award winning Math & Science Research Institute has received high honors in the National Siemens Competition. Each term students are programmed for advanced honors-level courses in authentic Science Research or advanced Mathematics & Statistics.

Program Specialization: Science and Math

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 75

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100

This program provides an honors-level sequence of courses which engages students in a rigorous scholastic experience in the Liberal Arts & Humanities. Each term students are programmed for a second language or an additional English/Humanities course.

Program Specialization: Humanities and Interdisciplinary

Available Seats in Freshmen Class: 75

Admission Method: Screened

Required Grades For Incoming Students

  • Math: 85-100
  • Science: 85-100
  • Social Studies: 85-100
  • English: 85-100

Program Specialization: Zoned

Admission Method: Zoned


Buses: Q17, Q30, Q31, Q88

Trains: 7 to Main Street-Flushing; F to 169th Street



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



Admission Priorities

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

Important Dates

Regular Application Deadline: December 2



85% of students graduate from Francis Lewis High School

Test Scores

1474 Average score for the SAT Composite

Test Section Average Score
SAT Math 539
SAT Verbal 468
SAT Writing 467

NYC Report Card

Overall Score
College and Career Readiness


Francis Lewis High School received a Silver award from US News in 2013.

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language and Culture
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP Japanese Language and Culture
  • AP Physics B
  • AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Greek (modern)
  • Spanish

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 4,154
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
9 955
10 973
11 1087
12 1045
Ungraded 94

Francis Lewis 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 Francis Lewis High School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 21 : 1
Gender 49% Male / 51% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

69% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Francis Lewis High School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 15%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 24%
Black or African American 8%
Asian 52%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

There were 20 incidents of bullying last year at Francis Lewis High School, which equals 0.0047 incidents per student.


Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corp, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation & Negotiation, Principal's Consultative Council, National Honor Society, Student Organization, Publications, Math Team, Authentic Science Research, Mock Trial, Debate Team, Moot Court, Yearbook, Winter & Spring Concerts, School Play, SING, Holiday Spectacular, Computer Programming, Newspaper, Drama, Performing Arts, Dance, Marching Band, Concert Choir, Mixed Chorus, Jazz Band, Honors Orchestra; Clubs: Robotics, Acoustic Band, African Heritage, American Red Cross, Anime, ASPCA, Art, ASPIRA, Breakdance, Bridge to Medicine, Book, Caribbean, Cheerleading, Chinese, Christian Solution, Writers, Dance, Desi, Fashion Design, French, Science, Hearts on a String, Hebrew, Hellenic, Henna, Horticulture, International Cuisine, International Voice & Movies, Italian, Japanese, Key, Korean, Korean K-Pop, Cancer Cure, Music, Make-a-Wish, Media Production, Model UN, Movie, Muslim, Nu Gamma Psi, Parkour, Pre-Med, Remedy, Science Olympiad, Science & Technology, Seekers Christian Fellowship, Solitaire-Anti-Bullying, Step Squad, Table Tennis, Tech Crew, Teen Leadership, TVB Cantonese, UNICEF, World Music & Art, World Vision
  • Art Club
  • Band
  • Cheerleading
  • Dance Club
  • Dance Team
  • Debate
  • Drama Club
  • Honor Society
  • Math Team
  • Mock Trial
  • Robotics
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Fencing
  • Handball
  • Indoor Track
  • Outdoor Track
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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