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9-12 & Ungraded
Allendale, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,350

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298 Hillside Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401

(201) 327-8700
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October 27, 2013
My daughter loves her High School! Teachers always find time to connect with the students. As a parent, I wish every High School will adjust it's schedule to have 8:30 AM or 9 AM start. Some not essential classes could be shortened. Our kids NEED to SLEEP more! They will be much more productive!

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2012
Good school academically, but those who say that the sports program is competitive must be talking about the girls' teams, which are stellar. The boys' teams tend to not do very well, aside from a few exceptions. Plus, some sports are sorely lacking as compared to others. I considered attending and learned a lot about the school during my years in public school (in Allendale), especially in eighth grade. It just didn't seem like a fit for me, but it is still an excellent school. But to the reviews that say that the sports teams are competitive... not if you are male.

- submitted by a community member

November 25, 2011
You would be a fool to not want to go to Northern Highlands. This school has a whole separate building for science, all AP class options, excellent teachers who know everyone's name and stay in touch with parents, EVERY teacher has after school extra help hours, challenging curriculum but at the same time students who aren't comprehending don't get overlooked in the interest of publishing favorable statistics, the superintendent, principal, and even vice principal are THOROUGHLY involved with the students right down to knowing them all personally, athletics that compete on state and national levels, superior arts classes/programs that you will rarely see at other high schools, parents are very involved with the school and in many areas you will find parents still volunteering even 20 years after their kids have graduated. I mean do I have to keep going? If you can find something negative about Northern Highlands it's because you spent all your time doing that instead of taking advantage of everything it has to offer.

- submitted by a community member
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September 18, 2009
Because the administation does an incredible job and the level of teaching is outstanding. It offers many different course options to appeal to the students. Both my children have gotten an excellent education there.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
It offers everything to everyone. Superb academics and sports.

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April 09, 2008
This school has everything I was expecting when I moved here. Great variety of courses, many extra curricular activities for all students, teachers who make the difference for my children. The campus is beautiful, too, with a new turf field for athletes. High expectations from parents are met by high expectations from teachers. A great fit!

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2007
I think it affords the student if motivated to excel academically and grow into ones self thru athletics and extra curricular activities. It offers a wide range of music and drama, band etc. for those that are pushed and want to be pushed by their parents. I feel any school can reward a student if that student is willing to sacrifice the time and energy it takes to succeed these days in every day life.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2007
My 3rd child is ready to go to NHRHS. I have had great experience with my older two at this school.I have one already graduated, did very well. Teachers are on top of everything. I get r regular calls from the teachers on my kids work/offered extra help whenever it is needed. Teachers always returned my phone messages. Never a problem in last 5 years. I look forward my next child to be there.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2007
I would not recommend this school to anyone. If you have the money to go elsewhere, such as private schools or catholic schools, you should. Everything is so superficial and materialistic. I don't know why someone would pay to go to this school when they come from another town. The sports program is pretty good and very competitive but I found that I could never play the sport I truly loved. There isn't any notice about anything at this school, such as play and musical auditions, sport tryouts, cleubs etc. You have to find that all out yourself. The teachers, guidance counselors, and much of the staff at Northern Highlands don't really respond to anything. They don't care about getting the full story, when faced with a situation. This is not a good school.

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2005
I graduated in 2001 from NHRHS and I remember having 4 amazing teachers in my years there (that's not very many). I asked to take honors courses when I moved there before sophomore year and my counselor asked me to start with regular classes first... so I was bored and getting straight A's. I don't remember being pushed to excell, I remember being pushed to graduate and move on. I could've learned a lot more at a school with so many resources and teachers available, but I didn't because of the low level of expectations and motivation.

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2004
I have had 2 children graduate from NHRHS in the 90's. This school is far from extraordinary. There are (or were) just a handful of exceptional teachers at Highlands. There are better schools in this state that offer so much more acedemically. This school depends too much on sports to get them noticed. As far as I'm concerned, Highlands has nothing special to offer it's students.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2003
Actually, I am not a parent at this school, but I am a 1990 graduate of N.H.R.H.S., and my ratings should reflect these qualities as I remember them and as they might be today. I know when I was a student there, and also in many schools everywhere, one big problem was a threat to the funding of extracurricular activities. Beyond obvious things like teacher salaries, etc., extracurricular activities should be the next item on the list of funding needs. I remember that when I was at the school, my parents were going through a divorce, and activities like marching band, color guard, Loch and Quay, and Mr. Ajalat's choir were a great way for me to escape the tension I was dealing with at home. I am sure there are many students now who feel the same way I did then and need these activities.

- submitted by a student
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Northern Highlands Reg High School
298 Hillside Ave, Allendale, NJ  07401
(201) 327-8700
Last modified Northern Highlands Reg High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Northern Highlands Reg High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top