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41 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360

(508) 830-4400
(508) 830-4405
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October 20, 2013
The new building is a big plus. It's like night and day compared to the old one, which was literally crumbling under my feet. New teachers have been phased in and are really making a difference, especially in the music and tech departments. However, the administration is still abysmal. They like to keep parents and students in the dark about events while constantly leaving irrelevant and annoying messages on phones. Additionally, while they have turned it around from the near anarchy of '04-'07, the new rules regarding snacks and attendance are poorly thought out. Students have more incentive to just skip a day than come in late, and the water only policy only breeds resentment among the student body. Guidance is also a weak link, though it has improved a bit since my arrival in '10. Overall, I'd say the improvements have really helped this once struggling institution. But there is still a great deal of room for improvement.

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May 15, 2013
These are not up to date. They recently rebuilt the entire school and it is state of the art. It is a beautiful building with amazing facilities, and great teachers. They offer a variety of levels for students of all abilities and interests. The principal does run a tight ship, and a lot of teachers/parents/students have a problem with her, I do not think it renders the school experience. As long as you aren't in trouble you are individually affected by her very often.

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October 20, 2011
New principal is running the school as a dictatorship. She is aggressive and has had numerous confrontations with parents, students , coaches and faculty members. Bill Burkehead would have been a much better choice as principal for dozens of reasons. There is a huge lack of communication and generally one big cluster F@*& of an administration.

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January 16, 2010
i went to the school it is terrible some teachers care but not alot of them i beleive the building has givin me a terrible resentment i dropped and had to goto night school the senor class drops by the numbers every year

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May 09, 2009
This school's administration is terrible. The principal has no idea what she is doing and should not be adminstrating at the High school level.

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April 13, 2008
I believe that North has great Teachers but it needs a new building. The teachers are great and I feel that I have learned way more in one year at North than I learned at Boston College High School. I needed help my senior year and I was given all of the help that I asked for.

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February 04, 2008
Let me say that this school needs some improvements. The teachers and the counselors don't seem to care at all about the kids. They have a no-care attitude. These kids are getting a below average education. For being a new resident, I'm sorry I ever bought in Plymouth.

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September 14, 2007
I am a graduate of PNHS (class of 2003). I spent my entire High School career at North, and I loved it. They had very supportive staff including the guidance counselors, a psychologist, and to recieve advice when you needed it. I had stellar teachers, countless opportunities for extra-curriculars, all of which I enjoyed immensely. And there was plenty of school spirit with both athletic and academic achievement. Yes, the facility needs replacing, but what matters most are the availability of varied programs, the quality of the teachers, and most importantly, the student's desire to succeed. If your child has a thirst to learn, this school will help him/her go far. I have no regrets about attending PNHS, and have a wonderful life today, in part because of the good education I earned there.

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May 22, 2007
I rarely studied and was bored in my classes, but I graduated valedictorian of my year. That says a lot. I was not pushed to take a variety of classes. The one redeeming thing was the weighted system, which meant my AP classes were 'worth' more than prep or basic classes.

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February 05, 2007
As the parent of a freshman, I can't say enough about the effort made by the Athletic Dept.,Administrators and Teachers to help acclamate my son to the High School experience. Thank You to all who put thought and valuable time and effort into making this a smooth transition.

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December 09, 2006
I thought that this school brought out a better understanding of what life was going to be like. I thought that the teachers I had cared allot about how I was and tried to help me out in any way that they possible could. I felt that although the building was almost eroding while I was there, the teachers and the education I received helped me make it into a good college and direct me forward in life.

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August 16, 2006
PNHS is a school with basically no structure, no discipline, and no control. Students are just wandering through the halls and nothing is done about it. Fights are a common occurance here. Other positive reviews about this school are just not accurate. Too many bad teachers that don't seem to care, outnumber the ones that make an honest effort to help students. The physical condition of the building is disgusting. Almost all classrooms are over-crowded. The rules stated in the handbook are just ignored. The heating system is non-functional most of the winter.

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November 06, 2005
ok so PNHS is run down. But the teachers are so nice and the teach you everything they know. I am a freshmen this year and i love my history class this year because not only is Mr. Moore a good teacher he is also really cute. For the first time I am passing history. I also think PNHS is much better than PCIS. I also think the teachers are so understanding.

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June 24, 2005
My second child is a student. It seems to me the students with higher grades get the most attention here. The slower learners seem to get teachers that don't really care(dead wood)replace the dead wood and all children will benefit. The school itself is terrible, shame on the townies for voting down a new one. The principal does the best in a bad situation he should be commended for the work he does. Parents need to be more involved.

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April 01, 2005
I am a student of Plymouth North. I love it, whoever has anyhting bad to say about it is wrong. The only people that complain are the ones who dont do anything and wonder why they dont do well. All of the teachers are excellent. They do everything they can for the students. I've never seen a staff with as much care as the Plymouth North staff has.

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February 23, 2005
I went to Plymouth North for four years and graduated in 2004. It was the worst school I have ever attended. For starters, the physical condition of the school was beyond poor, and even caused health problems (from the mold and such) for several of my friends. I did have a few great teachers throughout my duration, I mostly felt like the majority of the teachers just didn't care about any of the students. A lot of kids I knew would just skip class, not do any work, and yet somehow coast through and graduate on time. As my years at North went by, the school only became poorer, and fights increased. My sister is a sophomore at North and is failing many of her classes. She was recently diagnosed with severe depression but the school has not done one thing to help her get back on track with her schoolwork.

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November 08, 2004
I currently attend the schoo - being a senior this year - and I can honestly say it is one of the worst schools I have ever been in. I thought PCIS (Plymouth Community Intermediate School, the middle school) was bad, but PNHS seems to be far worse.

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September 08, 2004
I went to Plymouth North for about 4 years and I hated it. How are you going to bring dogs in to a public school and make students have name tags on their necks. The teachers and the principal should know who is in the school. Why worry so much about kids skipping class and kids having a little bit of weed in their cars. Why don't you worry about the gang violence that is starting in Plymouth. I know about 10 people who go to school everyday and have to watch their back when they get out and the only way to help themselves is to carry a knife or a gun. They should have a class to help these students but nope when that bell rings its up to you to get out of there without getting into a fight or worse.

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September 01, 2004
Ok, so the building is in dire need of upgrade, and the classrooms are crowded, but the staff and faculty is so incredibly involved in the well-being and education of each and every student, that one can easily look past the physical plant's shortcomings. A little more parent involvement would make this school one of the greatest in the country.

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March 27, 2004
I have lived in Plymouth my entire life and spent 13 years in it's public school system, not once being faced with a single problem in any aspect of my education. I attended Plymouth North all four years and loved every second of it. The teachers care and are always willing to spend time with students who may require some extra help. Not once had I ever been a witness of a fight there nor had I felt their teaching staff was inadequate. What it boils down to is whether or not the child wants to be there and learn what is being offered. Parents shouldn't be bashing the school when they have no idea what it's like there. Im now a sophomore at Merrimack college and am so glad I live in Plymouth, allowing me the chance to be part of their school system.

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March 14, 2004
I walked into the school and saw two fights break out infront of me. There were kids cutting class just walking around, teenage boys were staring at me. I felt very uncomfortable at Plymouth North. The guidance department needs some serious help, they told me my eleventh grade daughter, who is a transfer student, was all set. They then sent my daughter home a letter saying she would not be able to graduate without her other schools final grades for her. They let everyone walk into the school and dismiss children without identification. My ninth grader comes home crying everyday because of the teachers and how they couldnt care less about the students. It is a very disappointing school, if you are moving to Plymouth and have high school aged children, do not send them to North High School. Send them to South High School.

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Plymouth North High School
41 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA  02360
(508) 830-4400
Last modified Plymouth North High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Plymouth North High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top