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Fair Lawn High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 34 students

 
 

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Posted September 23, 2013

Graduate of here and have a couple ivy league degrees to boot. I think the Fair Lawn school system prepared me well for post-secondary education.


Posted January 14, 2013

I don't think this school does a good job at all - the school might have been good some years ago, but it definitely is not anymore.


Posted September 28, 2010

Based upon the spelling of some of the reviews, it's not as good as the reputation it has, and my experience is similar. If your child has special needs, the district does only the minimal job it is required to do, and often skirts the edges of the law. If your child is fortunate to not need support, everything is fine. It's not the school that I remember from my years here, I am disappointed in how my child has been left to flounder without support, while the other one is discouraged and bored. Wish I had the money for a private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

FLHS is a fantastic school. It offers a great variety of programs , activities and sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2008

When comparing it to my other friends who went to other schools i really learned to be thankful for FLHS. We offer so many more programs and activities than other local schools. Only problem is the very corrupt and favoritism riddled running rampant in the athletics. Rich parents taking coaches out to dinner to make teams and making 'dontations' SUSSER
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

Many students there think excellently of this school. It also won #1 in the marching band and the band system is just a number 1 itself, absolutely wonderful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

The place to learn and preapre for colege
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

If you send your child to FLHS solely looking for them to excel in sports, you've lost the whole idea of education. If a student studies hard, they will do well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2006

My child is a sophomore. This is a fantastic school, but if you are not an involved parent, you will not be aware of school happenings. A new principal started this year. Lots of AP classes offered, a wonderful music program, and sports galore. Your child will easily find one, if not more, extracurricular activity that will benefit him/her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

Some favoritism for certain students who make the school look good. Overall, a good education in the Honors/AP tracks that will prepare for college, and they are bringing the CP track to a higher quality.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 26, 2006

An outstanding high school with many programs and academic options for kids! One of the greatest things about Fair Lawn High School is that it does not offer any study halls so that kids are not wasting time and rather maximizing their time in the day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 10, 2005

this in my opinion was a great school when i attended it in 1998 -2002. it was a blue ribon school and i had a prity good time their. the teachers are attentive to the students need and are always ready to help out. the extracaricular activeties are second to none and the sprts are are limitless.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 18, 2004

Fair Lawn schools is by far the worst school I have ever sent my child to. They have a terrible athletic department and a terrible education system. My child has not learned anything from that school. My child has been a good student until he attended that school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

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97%

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96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic97%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
65%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education36%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

85%

SAT college ready

51%

Graduation rate

96%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 51%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Black 2% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14 00 Berdan Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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