NHS teaches and thinks outside of the box. There are no text books, no hard and fast curriculum. If you are looking for student centered education, look no further. The only qualms come from a lack of testing/study skills as the students move to h.s., however all students seem to catch up in h.s. and a more structured environment. They all seem to excel beyond their peers after a semester.
Exceeds private schools in the area in terms of effective teaching, advanced and special needs curriculumn, character and talent of staff-admin. Students are remarkable in terms of community involvement, leadership, high-school/university placement. IEPs prepared professionally. Great mix of ethnic, economic and geographic families. Teacher/student ratios ideal.
Not sure what these couple of poor ratings are all about - maybe a single disgruntled parent posting numerous time? Possibly a parent that is not involved in volunteering at the school? I absolutely love this school! Wonderful learning atmosphere - excellent teachers and Principal Sweet is a fantastic guy that is a 100% advocate for the kids. Majority of residents move here because of the school. Don't listen to the disgruntled few!!!
This is not a good school. This is for special education only. If your child is at an advanced level academically this IS NOT the place for you. The entire program is set up to service special ed - so your child will not receive a regular, competitive education -- he/she will be taught at a special ed (IEP) level. Pricipal Sweet is the more unlikable, horrible principal. He does not believe parents have ANY say in their kids education. If you don't do it his and the the teacher way - you will not be welcomed. HORRIBLE school.
There is a lot of potential at NHS; however, don't let the press fool you. The principal is a bully who will do just about anything to get his own way while putting up a sickly-sweet front. While I do believe that most of the teachers have the best interests of the kids at heart, many of them are more cliquey than the kids are!