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9-12 & Ungraded
Irvington, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,461

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1253 Clinton Ave
Irvington, NJ 07111

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(973) 399-6897
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October 02, 2010
For having only one high school in Irvington, this school does really well. I am currently ranking number 2 in the junior class of 2012 (we have about 350 to 400 students) and I know for sure that this school offers the very best academic programs that a student can take. The worse thing about this school is that nearly half of the students don't care about it or one another. It's extremely aggravating to be one of only possibly 200 students who are involved in extracurricular activities including sports. I for one am involved in more than 10 and have successfully completed an AP and 3 honors classes during my sophomore year. Another problem is that the students aren't willing to help change the school for the better. They just complain about the school that they must sit through throughout the entire school year. Most teacher's are really good.

- submitted by a student
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November 10, 2009
this school is the only high school in irvington and they need another one. the special needs program leaves alot to be desired in this school it is not handicapped accessiable in a safe matter at all.to worryed about simple things to get to he hard core of learning .I work for a school system and I though it was bad but after having several grandchildren going to this school had to pull them out it was just not meeting the goal for a good education and specially not one to give them the goal to keep gong.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2009
some people think irvington high is bad but it is not it is actually a school with hard working teachers staff and others that are willing to sit there and help us. some people think irvington high is bad because of the fights and all that but its not,and plus it does not even matter that there is some kids who do not care about there education but are always ready to start a fight it does not matter at all but whatmatters is you going to school and getting a education and worrying about your carrer for when you get older don't nobody give a graph about anybody else but there selfs.

- submitted by a parent

July 23, 2009
this school has alo of great classes but the students that goes there are so rude and disrespectful.

- submitted by a community member

June 27, 2009
i am attending irvington high year 2008-09 for the first time and wish to go there again for my senior year of 2010.Many people give my school a bad rep and make it out to be a 'zoo'.it really is not that bad as they make it seem.yes we do have fights and all that stuff but show me a high school full of teenagers and i can show you a fight this happens every where.I think just do to where we live and the poeple that are exsposed to us may have morre problems then others.I enjoy going to school and believe if you go there you need to be strong minded and not willing to falll for any and everything.People can not keep blaming the school for everything.i believe disapline starts at home and parents need to instill deeper and better values .I love my school!!!

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2008
Irvington High School does have some good programs, it does not always get the attention it deserves. There are some promising students with bright futures attending, its always the bad news that gets highly publisized.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2007
Irvington High School isnt as bad as people think it is. There are very good teachers and the principal is doing a wonderful job.

- submitted by a student

February 13, 2006
Great School, good teacher, ok staff, fighting and safety is bad though but overall this school is improving!

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2005
I am a recent graduate of Irvington High School and I say that the school is not that bad. Wherever you go, there will always be teachers & students who dont care one way or another so I dont see why everyone is emphasizing that negavative aspect. The academic & athletic awards plus community service activities obtained by graduates and current students has proven that although we lack certain facilities and resources, we can still work with what is available to us and make positive changes. Instead of looking at the downsides of Irvington High, people should sit back and observe the students who are working hard to succeed academically and also change not only the school but the whole community.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2004
I do not believe that the school is as bad as everyone else may think. I attend Irvington Highschool and we are not as wild as people set us out to be, nor is the principle or teachers. The administrators and facutly members of Irvington High try their very best to make our school a better inviorment for the student who attend. We are not jungle animals or are all in gangs. Some students choose the wrong path in life and choose to be influenced, but others do not, and do our very best to prove everyone who say we can never make it, very very wrong. So in my point of view I think of the school in a well respected manner.

- submitted by a student

September 10, 2004
I am an ex-student that attended Irvington high about 5 or 6 years ago. The school was bad then, and it is bad now. The only improvement is the addition of metal detectors in the front entrance, instead of only having then in the side doors.The learning envirment is horrible,along with the sanitary condition of the school,cafetria,locker rooms, and bathrooms.

- submitted by a student

August 18, 2004
I have just graduated from Irvington High in 2004 and my friends and I made the difference. Despite what ignorant people might think about Irvington High, it's a school that ready to teach children who are willing to learn. Your attitude about this school might have been brought about by your own children's/relative's failure and I'm sorry to hear that but you have no power to sentence a judgment over anyone else's lives. It's people like yourselves who push my peers and I to make a harder effort to be the difference, to make it somewhere, someday and have you and your children working for us. I promise you that there is some Irvington High School alumni that has already proved you wrong and you can believe that there are plenty more to come. Sometimes life hands you cards that unfortunately, you must play. We are determined to win.

- submitted by a student

August 17, 2004
As a parent who had just moved to the community and had no idea of just how bad this school system was I must say bring in the troops this school is a war zone I mean it. I have seen jungle animals behave better. It is like a gang show on wheels. I had to take my daughter out and send her to private school where I had to pay 7,000 a year, because I wanted her to make it home alive every day. Do not send your children to this school. The teachers are scared and I am scared 4 them. I know sometimes it is very hard 4 some but I would rather home school than to send my child there.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2004
Its Terrible!!The school is overrun by gangs and violence. Most teachers don't care and therefore the students don't. Everything in that school is terrible. IHS is definantly the worst school known to man. Ihs is like a steelwall roadblock when it comes to reaching your goals successfully. You have to be physically and mentally equipped to attend this school, and actually come out alive and stronger. If this school doesn't kill you in some way when you come out it will make you extremely stronger. This school is not a learning enviornment, more like a teenage daycare. The children of Irvington have no future.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
Actually I am an ex-student who attended the school for two years. Parents if you can do not send your children their. Teachers don't care, students don't care and parent's don't care. if you want what's best try another public school. compare to some private school and Newark public school it is better. if your child can support peer pressure and not give in to a bad atmosphere than they can survive. An honors student '05

- submitted by a student

June 02, 2003
If there were more teachers that were concerned about student learning and not brushing in the fact that they get their pay check regardless,it would be excellent.

- submitted by a community member
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Irvington High School
1253 Clinton Ave, Irvington, NJ  07111
(973) 399-6897
Last modified Irvington High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Irvington High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top