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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Bergen County
Fair Lawn Public School District
Fair Lawn High School is a public school located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey with 1,496 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
FLHS is on Niche.com list of the Best High Schools in America, putting FLHS in the top 3% in the country. FLHS is in the process of obtaining FRS of NJ with a targeted completion date of June 2020.
Students participate in engineering and design projects in the newly renovated STEAM lab.
26 AP courses, many academic/elective courses including dual-college enrollment, inclusive of a concurrent Associate's Degree Program, 60+ student activities, 9 honor societies, and 27 varsity sports.
Awards

For 2019, College Board named 44 AP Scholars, 27 AP Scholars with Honors, 64 AP Scholars with Distinction, and 12 National AP Scholars. Â More than 87% of AP exams taken by students scored a 3 or above. FLHS had 10 National Merit Commended Scholars and 3 National Merit Semifinalists. Title I Reward School

Location
14 00 Berdan Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Contact
Principal: Mr. Paul Gorski
201-794-5450
pgorski@fairlawnschools.org
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Grades
9-12
White 63%
Black 3%
Asian 14%
Hispanic 20%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
1,496
students
Female 47.8%
Male 52.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 12%
Students with disabilities 18%
English learners 2%
Homeless students 1%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
374
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 25%
374
10th Grade 25%
378
11th Grade 25%
381
12th Grade 24%
363
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English & language arts proficiency
77%
of students

Math proficiency
63%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.5
Incidents per year
Violence 8
Weapons 1
Vandalism 5
Substances 13
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 10
Total incidents 37
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
77%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 36%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 7%
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English 63.7%
Other 13.6%
Spanish 9.1%
Russian 7.8%
Hebrew 4.5%
Korean 1.4%
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Learn more about Fair Lawn High School.

Mission

The mission for Fair Lawn High School is to promote continuous improvement and high levels of learning, to foster self-confidence and support success for all students, and to engender productive and humane citizens empowered by the critical, technological, and communication tools necessary to function democratically in a global society.

Academics

We offer 26 AP courses and other dual enrollment courses for college credit. FLHS has a "School-to-Work" Program wherein senior students have the opportunity to learn practical skills at a job site. Google classroom is used across the curriculum, and we will be integrating Microsoft Suite with a launch of a 1:1 initiative in 2019-2020. We have strong, developmentally appropriate, Special Education academic and transition programs to meet student needs. A robust elective program is offered to complements the required academic coursework. We offer morning and afternoon child care programs. Our computer programming sequence culminates in AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Coed), Fencing (Coed), Football (Boys), Ice Hockey (Coed), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Coed), Track and Field - Winter (Coed), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Coed)

Clubs

FLHS has an actively involved Student Government Association that dialogues monthly with the Board of Education. Â We have over 60 active clubs and 9 content-specific honor societies. These activities are designed to meet a wide range of student interests, and new activities are created every year. Â Our student publications are hosted on the internet through fusfoo.com, giving our students voice well beyond the walls of our high school. Our performing arts programs - Band, Orchestra, Chorus, American Musical Theater, Marching Band, Indoor Percussion, Color Guard, Masques dramatic theater, and the school musical are all award-winning programs. In the Spring of 2019, these programs inducted their first class into the FLHS Performing Arts Hall of Fame. FLHS's annual fundraiser, "Marathon," raises thousands of dollars for local organizations and charities.

Programs

We offer student and teacher-facilitated tutoring before school and after school. Students can receive peer tutoring from members of the National Honor Society, or any honor society, before school or after school in the library.

Teachers

The Fair Lawn School District provides a minimum of two professional development days per year for its certificated personnel. The focus of these days is aligned with the district’s Strategic Plan, Professional Development Plan, and District/School/Department initiatives. Professional Development topics include but are not limited to: New Jersey student learning standards, instructional strategies, mental health, social-emotional learning, sheltered instruction, and other topics that address student learning needs.

Post high school

71% of our 2019 graduates aspired to attend 4-year colleges, and 23% aspired to attend 2-year colleges. Â 1.5% aspired to trade/technical school. 2% pursued military opportunities or entered employment. Our 2019 graduates attend Ivy League colleges, military academies, and many other colleges and universities. Â We provide the PSAT in-school to students in grades 10 and 11 and offer it to students in grade 9.

Supports

Support Services are provided for ELL students, students with disabilities, students with 504 plans, and students in need of interventions. Supplemental services are provided in both math and literacy. An I&RS team assists in providing additional supports.

Health

Health and Family Life and Physical Education Class are offered. High school mental health support is offered through Effective School Solutions and Care Plus.

Parents

Fair Lawn High School enjoys the consistent and generous support of the community. Parent organizations are strong and supportive. These groups include: the FLHS PTA, the Friends of Music, The Parents Committee for Athletics, and the Fair Lawn Association for Special Education. Parents have full access to student attendance, grades, conduct, class assignments, etc. through a parent portal that allows access to our student information system, Genesis.

Facilities

Fair Lawn High School is a large building with four wings built in 1943, 1956, 1964, and 2006. The building enjoys state-of-the-art science and STEM laboratories, wireless internet connectivity throughout the building, five computer labs, a MAC lab, and multiple laptops on nine portable carts. FLHS is launching a 1:1 technology device initiative in the 19-20 school year. Faculty will be issued a 2:1 laptop/tablet devices in September 2019 and students in Grades 9 and 10 will be receiving them in January 2020. Our multi-use stadium includes field turf and a track. We have a fully-functioning planetarium which is used on a daily basis by both high school and elementary classes. The FLHS auditorium is air conditioned and will be painted in the 19-20 school year.

School safety

Full time SLEO 3 Officer, 4 staff security personnel, district Director of Security's office on site.

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