Forest Hills High School (28Q440)

67-01 110 Street, Queens, NY 11375, Queens
Phone: 718-268-3137
Email: Skhaimova2@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 9:30am - 4:00pm
School Website: https://www.foresthillshs.org/
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/45188
Admissions Information: https://tinyurl.com/y375zuzn
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/28Q440/HS/
Bus: Q23, Q38, Q60, Q64, QM10, QM11, QM12, QM4, QM40, QM42, QM44
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About

Forest Hills High School is a New York State Recognition School placing us in the top 5% of schools in the state. We have a long tradition of success through student achievement due to the variety of programs designed to engage students of all levels and interests. FHHS offers college level classes through its numerous Advanced Placement courses and through classes offered in partnership with local universities. Our special academies provide accepted applicants with real-world experiences that advance the students' learning outside of the classroom. Dozens of clubs and sports teams provide students with the opportunity to get involved in structured, competitive and community-oriented activities that compliment the students' academics.

Academic Highlights: STEM: Carl Sagan Science/Math Honors Academy, Music Academy with concerts and a musical, Diploma Endorsements Available, Drama Academy that is performance focused, CTE program(s): Entrepreneurship/Virtual Enterprise, Law Academy; Dual Language Spanish Academy & Academy of Chinese Studies

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, Extended Day, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Multi-Session School, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ GE Applicants Per Seat, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Orientation, Weekend Programs

English Language Learner Programs: Dual Language: Spanish

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language and Culture, AP Macroeconomics, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (Advanced Math), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Physics (Advanced Placement), Physics (Advanced Science), World Languages (Advanced World Languages)
Languages Offered
American Sign Language, French, Hebrew, Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish
ELL Programs
Dual Language: Spanish
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE, Arts, Science, NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball
Other Sports
Dance
Activities
Animal Rights Club, Anime Club, Astro Club, Art Club, BlackLatinX Student Union, Bollywood Club, Bukharian Club, Calligraphy Club, Cancer Awareness Society, Chess Club, Chinese Club, Christian Seekers, Comic Book Club, Dance Club, Dance Marathon, FIMRC, Girl Up Club, Girls Who Code, Green Team, Electric Guitar Club, Japanese Club, Judaica Club, Korean Club, Key Club, Lacrosse Club, Law Association, Le Cercle Francais, LGBTQ+ Alliance, Math Study Club, Mental Health Awareness, Model UN, Muslim Student Association, Operation Smile, Photography Club, Political Awareness Club, Red Cross Club, Rocketry Club, Spirit Team, Sports Fanatic Club, STEM Council, Tutoring Club, Video Game Club, National Honor Society, Robotics Team, Science Olympiad, We The People, Forester (Yearbook Club), African Dance, Chinese Dance, Mexican Dance, Student Government, The Beacon (School Newspaper)
Programs
Academy of Chinese Studies(Q19A)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

This program is available to students who possess oral fluency in Chinese language. Students will develop high literacy in Mandarin and learn about Chinese culture through a sequence of classes and activities that culminate in an Advanced Placement, college-level class, a special project and the NYS Seal of Bi-literacy. This academy is supported by the Asia Society and the Hanban cultural group to ensure a full experience with Chinese culture.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Dual Language Academy (Spanish)(Q19B)
Humanities & Interdisciplinary

The Dual Language Academy (Spanish) is designed to integrate heritage speakers of Spanish with English proficient students to receive content instruction in English and Spanish. Priority is given to students previously in a dual language Spanish program, students in a traditional bilingual program and Queens residents.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on English proficiency and/or home language. Offers are made in priority group and rank order. See program details for more information
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Priority to students living in the geographic zone
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Carl Sagan STEM Honors Academy(Q19J)
Science & Math

This academy is a comprehensive science and math program for students who are interested in pursuing careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math. This program begins with a course in STEM fundamentals, which leads to four unique pathways of study: Research, Applied Sciences, Health Professions, and Engineering/Computer Programming. For more information go to our school website www.foresthillshs.org and click on Academics, Science Department.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open only to Queens students or residents
Law Academy(Q19M)
Law & Government

This academy offers students the opportunity to study legal writing, civil, criminal, and Constitutional law while developing higher order critical thinking and communication skills as they prepare for college and career. Students can participate in internships, jobsite visits, mock trial, and moot court

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Drama Academy(Q19N)
Performing Arts

The Drama Academy is a four-year program created to offer students the opportunity to develop and hone skills as actors for stage performances. Students engage in performance, playwrighting, directing, sound, and theater tech. Additionally, students in their senior year are exposed to camera-based work in the school's monthly broadcast show, Good Day Forest Hills. Students can participate in Shakespeare Club, One Act Play Festival, Film Festival, and full length play productions.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Academy of Instrumental and Vocal Music(Q19P)
Performing Arts

This music academy includes beginning, intermediate and advanced instruction on all band, orchestra and percussion instruments as well as voice. Students take three sequential years of music theory that culminates in the NYC Music Comprehensive Exam. Our ensembles include: Beginning Band, Intermediate Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Orchestra, Intermediate Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra, Beginning and Advanced Percussion, Vocal Training, Women's Choir and Concert Choir.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are ranked by the school based on their auditions. Offers are made in priority group and rank order.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Zoned(Q19Z)
Zoned

Students accepted as a part of the Zoned program will have FHHS as their zoned school. These students will have access to the wide variety of classes, clubs and activities as a member of the FHHS community. Please see our website for a list of sports and clubs. https://www.foresthillshs.org/index.jsp Clubs/ Activities: Girl Up, Animal Rights, Anime, Astronomy, Black Student Assoc., Bukharin Club, Cancer Awareness Society, Cheer leading Club, Chinese Club and LGBTQ Plus Alliance.

Method:
Requirement:
Students who live within this school's zone are guaranteed an offer to this program, if they do not receive an offer to a higher choice. To see your child’s zoned school, go to your student's profile in MySchools and scroll down to "Zoned School”.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Guaranteed offer to students who live in the zoned area
  • (Group 2) Then to New York City residents
Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
3,451
3,629
    Grade 12 Students
842
848
    Grade 11 Students
881
880
    Grade 10 Students
862
928
    Grade 9 Students
866
973
Graduation %
93
92
College %
72
77
Academy of Chinese Studies (Q19A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

56 / 25 (2.24)
0 / 5 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Academy of Instrumental and Vocal Music (Q19P)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

262 / 50 (5.24)
0 / 10 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Carl Sagan STEM Honors Academy (Q19J)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

877 / 134 (6.54)
0 / 26 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Drama Academy (Q19N)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

205 / 25 (8.20)
0 / 5 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Dual Language Academy (Spanish) (Q19B)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

157 / 50 (3.14)
0 / 10 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Law Academy (Q19M)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

769 / 100 (7.69)
0 / 20 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Zoned (Q19Z)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

500 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 12% responded
Academic Rigor 
  82.29%
Academic Engagement 
  71.50%
Safety 
  78.56%
Bully Prevention 
  68.50%
Inclusivity 
  93.20%
Mental Support 
  80.90%
Environment 
  77.27%
Post-School Support 
  90.56%
Teacher Responses - 26% responded
Academic Rigor 
  81.00%
School Satisfaction 
  83.67%
Student Behavior 
  61.78%
Student Support 
  85.73%
School Leadership 
  76.60%
Instructional Clarity 
  72.20%
Instructional Development 
  77.82%
Post-School Support 
  91.63%
Family Responses - 14% responded
Education 
  93.13%
Teacher Support 
  85.83%
Safety 
  93.67%
School Community 
  86.33%
School Leadership 
  93.82%
Post-School Support 
  93.00%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  93.30%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  67
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  69
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  70.00%
Avg. ACT English Score
  24
Avg. ACT Math Score
  24
Avg. ACT Reading Score
  26
Avg. ACT Science Score
  23
Avg. SAT Math Score
  501
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  498
Postsecondary
2-Year College 19.10%
4-Year College 55.20%
Unknown 25.70%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 49.60%
Female 50.40%
English Language Learners:
  9.50%
Students with IEPs:
  16.00%
Economic Need Index:
  63.60%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 25.10%
Black 6.40%
Hispanic 40.50%
White 25.50%
Other 2.50%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Asian 13.70%
Black 2.30%
Hispanic 13.70%
White 62.60%
Other 7.70%
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