Francis Lewis High School

58-20 Utopia Pky
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(School attendance zone shown in map)
9/
10
Top 20%
Serving 4,192 students in grades 9-12, Francis Lewis High School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 93% (which is higher than the New York state average of 46%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the New York state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the New York state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New York state average of 59% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,192 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : 95% (Top 30% in NY)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 93% (Top 10%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Francis Lewis High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New York for:

School Overview

Francis Lewis High School's student population of 4,192 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 245 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
4,192 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
245 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Francis Lewis High School ranks within the top 20% of all 4,377 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Francis Lewis High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NY)
#660 out of 4377 schools
(Top 20%)
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93%
46%
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61%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Francis Lewis High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
≥99%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Francis Lewis High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
60%
10%
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Hispanic
20%
29%
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Black
4%
16%
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White
14%
41%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New York.
0.58
This chart display the diversity score of Francis Lewis High School and the public school average diversity score of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
87%
This chart display graduation rate of Francis Lewis High School and public school graduation rate of New York by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
3%
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Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Francis Lewis High School's ranking?
Francis Lewis High School is ranked #660 out of 4,377 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in New York.
What schools are Francis Lewis High School often compared to?
Francis Lewis High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Bayside High School, Benjamin N Cardozo High School, Townsend Harris High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
93% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 46% NY state average), while 61% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NY state average).
What is the graduation rate of Francis Lewis High School?
The graduation rate of Francis Lewis High School is 95%, which is higher than the New York state average of 87%.
How many students attend Francis Lewis High School?
4,192 students attend Francis Lewis High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Francis Lewis High School students are Asian, 20% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are White, 4% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Francis Lewis High School?
Francis Lewis High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the New York state average of 11:1.
What grades does Francis Lewis High School offer ?
Francis Lewis High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Francis Lewis High School part of?
Francis Lewis High School is part of New York City Geographic District #26 School District.

School Reviews

5   5/17/2016
Everything is awesome, everyone is so nice and the teacher treat you like parents,music field is awesome but first you have to do one year of music history then you can join band,guitar,or chorus , I just wish I can get in to choir and it is so hard and art which is my least favorite and in gym you get to pick what sport you want to be in and make sure you like that sport Good luck Incoming Freshmen's Best Wishes Sadat Rahman
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 4,192 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • : 95% (Top 30%)
  • : Top 20%
  • : 93% (Top 10%)
  • : 61% (Top 30%)
  • : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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