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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Kearny, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,735

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336 Devon St
Kearny, NJ 07032

(201) 955-5048
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June 27, 2009
It offers the basics in a few departments but not much in normal level 2 classes, the facilities are semi-decent. Students have to work hard to truly benefit from this school.

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2008
It has a very good school with a wonderful band program and an excellent sports teams, but some of the students are not very cooperative and test scores is comparibly low

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2007
I really like this school and it offers good scholarships

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2006
Good school,academics ok, music and sports very good.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2005
The academic standards compared to other high schools is low. The music program is soo good and sports teams are also good. Extracurricular activities are plentiful and the level of parent involvment is like in any other school.

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2005
KHS is great school. There are alot of programs for students who are college-bound or interested in vocationally-trained positions. The best students take full advantages of what there is to offer. It is a large school though and students who are undirected can get lost if parents are not diligent. The athletic staff is very supportive but the guidance office is overburdened. For the most part, a student gets out of this school what they are willing to put into it. There are a lot of opportunites and guidence but one has to stay on top of things or get lost in the masses.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2005
My daughter is graduating June 2005. Her experiences at KHS were exceptional. She was in Band all 4 yrs. Academics: She enjoyed all her teachers and learned well. She was involved in other extracurricular activities. She is going to miss Kearny High so much. As a parent, I too enjoyed the past 4 yrs. Mr. DiGesere you should be proud!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2005
I moved to this school in september 2004. First of all this schools has many great programs. The teachers are all awesome. I would say that this school is very liberal in its poilicies. The previous two schools i atteneded didnt't allow students to go out on lunch, but kearny HS does! that's awesome. Also I have received recognition for my hard work and there are many oppotunities to prove yourselves. The one thing that i dislike is students smoking right in the entrance of the school. They are always there in the morning and also after school, and right there there is a sign saying 'No smoking'.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2005
I graduated in Kearny High School in 2000. The School is good but needs more security. The academic programs are very wonderful. Availablity of music very good, art-very good, sports- there are tons of, Extra Curricular Activities- there are millions of, Level of parent Involvement- not that much of. I was a member of SGA,HOSA,Chorus,Project Graduation,Honor Society and more that I can not think of. The School is the best out of all of the other schools that I have heard about. I still keep in touch with some of the former teachers that were teachers when my Brothers and Sister & I went to K.H.S. Kearny High School needs to be a little bit bigger for all the students that attend school every year.

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2004
i am a past student and the problem then is the problem today the student him/her self ,if you want to learn you can, no teacher,no school board can make you learn,it comes within yourself and your family assistance towards the school,if you sit and complain and do nothing well the outcome is nothing you must put in to get something out.look at our country now sitting still on things has turned this great country into all kinds of problems. we must hold ourself accountable for our lives not others,we need to get back to the basics of life and that is school is a learning place not a place to just meet our friends,it is our lives at stake.we can change the world but we must start with ourselves.

- submitted by a student

April 04, 2004
We have moved to this town in the beginning of this school year and we have just sent our child to this school. He says he loves it. He told me about all the different classes and programs that this high school has. Ever since we've moved here he has gotten Bs and As. They take things very seriously and most of the children are above average. I highly recommend this school for someone that is coming to this town.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
I graduated from Kearny High in June 2001. I believe this high school is a good high school with outstanding academic achievements. Every year, Kearny High has a very high percentage of graduates. This number is above many of the surrounding neighborhood high schools. The four years I attended where quite possibly the best four years of my life. Kearny High encourages students to get involved with sports and other after school programs. To insure that their students stay on top of their studies, no student who falls below the accepted criteria is allowed to participate in any sporting event. The safety provided to the students is great. All teachers are given posts to secure during their free period in order to keep outsiders away and also to make sure students are staying in class. I won't be naive and say that there weren't any drugs because no matter what school you go to there will be students who rebel and there will always be that 'bad crowd' of kids. I can say that I have never been subjected nor exposed to them first hand. Although it was a bit overcrowded, Kearny High has a great educational environment.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
I am not a parent of a student, I am a former student of this school. First of all, the hallways in Kearny High were very over-crowded when I graduated in 2002. They allow students 5 minutes between classes, but there were so many people in the halls that you could barely get from one place to another in time if you had all your things on you, let alone if you needed to stop at your locker. There were usually 25-30 students per class and teachers often had 5 to 7 classes, as well, which didn't allow for much one-on-one time if you had problems with the material even if you went in after school, especially for the teachers also involved in sports. Many of the teachers also have little control of their classes when in session. Discipline is another matter that troubled me. Most people were not caught and punished for doing things that were against the rules. Cutting, for example, was extremely easy to do, and extremely easy to lie about in such a fashion that the cut would be erased from your records. I knew many kids who often said they were with the school nurse or sports trainer, or even the crisis counselor. None of the teachers ever checked with the excuse; I won't lie about my involvement in this, for I got away with it a few times myself. Alot of the teens I didn't know very well personally in the school were into drugs and illegal substances and could easily cut a few periods to go 'get high' off something or another, and return explaining any effects of whatever they took as feeling sick and just having returned from the nurse, or so they would brag. I'm not saying it's the worst school in the world.. Consider these things before enrolling your child there. I know I personally would have preferred a private school.

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Kearny High School
336 Devon St, Kearny, NJ  07032
(201) 955-5048
Last modified Kearny High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kearny High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top