Fort Lee High School was first established in 1916 and moved to its present location on Lemoine Avenue in 1928 just a few short years before the George Washington Bridge opened its top level to traffic in 1931. Life in Fort Lee has never been quite the same! One could say the road to everywhere begins here. An education at Fort Lee High School is one that mirrors the grand scale of that great bridge and the breadth of humanity and cultures it connects. Our student population is possibly one of the most diverse in Bergen County due in part to our proximity to New York City. Today, in 2013, it continues to experience change which adds to the richness of the cultural spectrum that is Fort Lee.
Due to the growth in population, a new wing was added to the school in 1964 and additional new classrooms were constructed in 1968. After the passage of a referendum in the 1980’s, Fort Lee High School underwent a complete refurbishment and what we have well preserved is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the State of New Jersey. If your travels take you past the front of Fort Lee High School, you certainly can’t miss it and you will undoubtedly be impressed by what you see…a grand school on the hill which is a great source of pride for the many residents who graduated from this school. The commitment from the community which it enjoys has enabled us to preserve our history while making the changes necessary to stay competitive as a 21st century learning institution.
This year, Fort Lee High School has begun a multi-faceted renovation that continues to keep this historical structure in good repair. In addition to structural improvements, we will be renovating classrooms and other instructional spaces. Eight new 21st century science labs, small research centers with state of the art technology, and facelifts for the gym and auditorium will transform our centers of learning so students will leave college and career ready.
Our commitment to “Pride and Excellence” is evidenced in the many academic and special awards we have won through the years.
We take great pride in our accomplishments and use our gifts to insure success for students at all academic levels. Our State HSPA scores have boosted a 99% tile rating for the general education 11th grade population, along with a 93% benchmark achievement for this group in Math. As we endeavor to meet the challenges inherent in teaching a diverse learning population we take pride in our ability to move all groups significantly as we endeavor to meet everyone’s learning needs.
Today, Fort Lee High School is a flexible learning environment that meets the changing needs of its student body through AP and honors course offerings, collaborative and small group settings, specialized programing, and a selection of elective courses that are available to enrich each student’s academic experience. All of this is complimented by a talented faculty that puts students first!
M. Priscilla Church - Principal
|Last Updated: 2/21/13|