Forest Hills High School

Forest Hills High School

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Forest Hills High School

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Forest Hills High School (FHHS), dedicated in 1937, is a public secondary school in Queens, New York City. It educates students in grades 9–12 and is operated by the New York City Department of Education.

Location

Forest Hills High School is in the Forest Hills neighborhood in Queens, near Rego Park.

The school serves the Forest Hills and Rego Park sections of Queens. However, many students come from nearby neighborhoods such as Kew Gardens, Jackson Heights, Woodside, Flushing, Elmhurst, East Elmhurst, Astoria, Corona, Glendale and parts of Jamaica.

FHHS has often been extremely overcrowded throughout its history, sometimes running several overlapping sessions (7:20am to 1:49pm, 8:09am to 2:38pm, 8:59am to 3:28pm, 9:48 to 4:17pm, 10:37am to 5:06pm). Traditionally, a very large percentage of FHHS graduates have gone on to attend college.

Recognition

In June 1998, US President Bill Clinton FHHS's "academic and extra-curricular excellence" – and it became one of only 124 "Blue Ribbon" schools nationwide. In 2000, US First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered the , per invitation of Luis Miranda and Crystel Debs. Jacob J. Lew, a 1972 graduate of FHHS, was then the Clinton administration's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, having been elevated to the post

Academics

Special programs offered in the school include Intel Science Talent Search,Carl Sagan Science Research Program, Law and...
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