Monday, October 13, 2008

Francis Lewis most popular high school

A severely overcrowded Queens high school took top honors in the city's annual popularity contest.

Despite being at almost double its 2,600-seat capacity, Francis Lewis HS in Flushing received 12,602 applications from eighth-graders for the 2008 school year - more than any other school in the five boroughs, according to Department of Education stats.

Nearby Benjamin N. Cardozo HS, also in Queens, came in second with 11,926 applications, followed by Midwood in Brooklyn, Forest Hills in Queens and Edward Murrow in Brooklyn.

Francis Lewis, the city's biggest school, offers special law, humanities and math and science programs in addition to its standard admission program.

Last year, Francis Lewis was second in overall applications behind James Madison HS in Brooklyn, which fell to fifth this year.


JAM-PACKED QNS. HS IS CITY KIDS' TOP PICK

4 comments:

Wade Nichols said...

Hmmm....I wonder why certain high schools are popular......I wonder what that mystery piece of data is? What could possibly cause certain schools to be more desired then others?

What would Obama think?

More importantly, where do upper income, white liberal Obama supporters send their children to school?

I wonder?

G said...

Woot Cardozo!

I wonder by the "ivy league" public schools like bronx science aren't on here.

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

"More importantly, where do upper income, white liberal Obama supporters send their children to school?"

LANE!

G said...

YEAH......FRANCIS LEWIS HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!! PATRIOT BATTALION...WE KICK @$$!!