Francis Lewis HS gets new gym


For the first time in its 56-year existence, the gymnasium at Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows got a makeover.

The funding for the $1.2 million project came from Councilman Peter Koo’s office and the School Construction Authority (SCA). The state-of-the-art gym includes a new maple floor, new bleachers that are ADA-compliant and electric work.

“With over 30 PSAL teams, JROTC, numbers clubs and events , we know that our school community will enjoy the benefits of our new gymnasium for the next 56 years,” said Principal Marmor.

Francis Lewis HS opened its doors in 1960. Today, it serves approximately 4,500 students in New York City.

“More than 4,000 students now have daily access for basketball, volleyball, wrestling, and other activities,” said Koo, who contributed $350,000 to the renovation. “These students work hard every day to make the most of their education, and I am committed to doing everything in my power to make sure they have the resources they need.”

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