Queens high school crammed with students while nearby campuses are under capacity

Sept. 29, 2009
Francis Lewis is one of several New York City high schools over capacity despite the system's overall decline in enrollment

From The New York Times: Francis Lewis is one of the most popular high schools in New York City. With about 4,600 students, it is just one of a number of public school buildings in the city teeming with students despite an overall drop in enrollment in the past few years. Not far from Francis Lewis, two schools with lesser reputations, Jamaica and John Bowne High Schools, are below capacity. But education officials, wary of alienating middle-class parents, have been reluctant to shift students to even out the load.

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