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About This School

Fort Lee High School is a public high school in Fort Lee. The principal of Fort Lee High School is Mr Jay Berman. 995 students go to Fort Lee High School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Fort Lee High School students have "limited English proficiency." 16% of the 995 students here get reduced lunch prices.The class size at Fort Lee High School is 19, and the student to teacher ratio is 13:1. Fort Lee Education Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 43% 49%
Asian 40% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 33%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.09%
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 13%
Limited English proficiency 4% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    With both of my kids went there I know a lot about the school. Overall I am very happy with the education they got there. The thing about the fort lee high is that they have some excellent teachers if your kids are in the honor class or IB class(They are the only two high schools in Bergen county that offers IB). Their art and music education is certainly way above average high school. Each year there are always several students get accepted by Ivy league school. But I can see if your kids are in the average grade that may be some problem. I hope with the new principle step in everything will go better.

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  • (11 months ago)

    This school was great when I first transferred but now it was gotten from bad to worse in the one and a half years I've been here. I have witnessed a teacher cursing at a student and also witnessed bullying occur in a classroom with the teacher present but not stop the bullying. School budget is used stupidly by the school for miscellaneous events and not on essential work such as air conditioning for the school in the summer time. Last year I almost failed my gym course because my teacher continuously wrote cut slips even when I was present and I am not the only one that this has happened to. My advice? If you look for high schools for your child stay as far away from this place! When I graduate from the place trust and believe I will not miss FLHS

  • (1 year ago)

    I believe we had a wonderful innovative Principal for the past three years from 2010-2013. She employed many best practices in establishing smaller academies within the school and had a clear vision for innovation in the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I believe that the entry of a new and strong principal will put this school on a positive track. Let's give her a chance. She can't change everything over night. The good thing is that there are good academic programs for the kids who want them. But there are some kids who simply don't care. It's hard to isolate your child from them. But I suppose that will occur in any school private or not.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a former faculty member of FLHS I have heard rumors that the education process had deteriorated for a while. However recent changes have made a great improvement in the staff development and now there is a better environment for learning. Things have improved and hopefully the process of educating the youth of Fort Lee is on the right track again. It does no good to tear down a school or system without suggesting some ways to improve it. Lets face it without support of the parents students faculty and administrators it would be a real mess. Don't knock it support it.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's eclectic and electric

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does not care about its students. A school of this size and with the types of students attending should be upper tier but its mismanagement by the school board brings down the students who should be the focus being that it is a school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The biggest mistake of my life was choosing to go to Fort Lee High School. I had options to go to many other catholic/private schools in the area but I decided that FLHS was a better choice for me but they have done nothing but ruin my entire high school career. They do not want to deal with the kids that actually need their help whether their issues be in school or outside of school because that would actually require the administrators to actually do some type of job. All they do is try to help out the kids that are already doing well. There is an absolute lack of commincation between head administrators teachers and guidance counslers. For example absenses may be excused but the teacher's will not be informed of it so they will drop you anyway. Over all worst school in the area. Definitely went downhill.

  • (5 years ago)

    I just want everyone to know that I will not be acknowledging Fort Lee High School at all when I get into the college of my choice. This school has never supported me nor made the school-student connection that is expected of all schools. All of my high school attainments were achieved solely by my academic persistence and my unyielding determination to succeed. Four years of disappointment...

  • (6 years ago)

    A great high school! The school is overcrowded because many people from other places in the world go to this school because our school's education is terrific! You can make new friends instantly and the teachers here are very nice and they know how to control their students and themselves. The number one thing about this school is that it has many extracurricular activities and classes classes to choose from. Including wide varieties of after school programs. The guidance counselor is very helpful which helps our students throughout their high school lives. Overall a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a recent alumnus of this school and I have to say things are getting a little hectic. The quality of the education is very good we have a wide choice of classes to choose within our interest and it is very easy to form a bond with most teachers. Bullying is very little problem it is taken care of quite well. There are many after school activates to choose from and you can be involved in many. The only problem is our safety rules. It's growing quite hectic. The IDs we wear around our necks is one thing but locking us out of the school during lunch (even in snow) not allowing us to carry backpacks and even trying to force uniforms upon us- a public school!- is highly unnecessary in our fairly high class society. The school is starting to feel like a prison. Glad I'm done before it gets worse!! Also for those interest the school is quite overcrowded.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great art and music programs great honors and AP courses as well as a very enthusiastic sports program. The kids are very envolved with the school and are very proud.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school very organized gave my daughter a warm reception.

  • (9 years ago)

    I sent my daughter to Fort Lee High School when she first started her freshman year. It was the best decision i had ever made. The school itself is very well presentable and organized. The great amount of discipline taught to the students of Fort Lee High School is outstanding. There are many extra after school activities to choose from such as music foods different types of art programs photography and so so much more. I wouldn't ask anything moore of the school only a little from the parents. At Fort Lee High School there are many opportunities for the parents to get involved and to participate in many programs as well as the students.Fort Lee High School has everything goin for them and the students that are in that school it will now be the next step for the parents to try to get involved as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    We are now four years in the Fort Lee School system. I have two children enrolled. We left 8 years of catholic school in Palisades Park and transferred to Fort Lee. It is the best decision we ever made. My children were so behind academically compared to the public schools here at Fort Lee. The most impressive department of the school has to be the music department. I am so impressed by the Band at Fort Lee. The music director Harry Welte does outstanding work with children at a High School level. They are capable of greater venues than a playing field or school auditorium. They haven't been to Disney in 6 years and they greatly deserve this experience. It is an honor to have a child that is part of such a wonderful organization. The Board of Education should be commended for having this on their curriculum. Utilize them more.

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