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9-12 & Ungraded
Kinnelon, NJ
Students enrolled: 701

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121 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405

(973) 838-5500
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April 20, 2015
I'm a 1982 graduate now living in South Jersey. Loved the school! My sons now vs the Kinnelon Colts in Lacrosse! So cool!! Lol

- submitted by a community member

July 11, 2011
My brother had went to this school and he had a GREAT time! I could see, compared to his other school he had went to, he loved going to this school everyday, because the teachers would actually TEACH, the principle was nice and nice to everyone too, even me myself! He says he had lots of friends there and he had a PERFECT time, so I am writing this review for him. I have decided, all on my own that when I get out of middle school, I will go to this high school because my brother had went to this high school, and the teachers had taught him very well considering that now he goes to Harvard University. I am very amazed and impressed at this school, seeing how it has academics AND the arts and very good programs. I'm a big singer myself, I love singing, I am currently in this singing group at my current school, but Kinnelon seems so cool and I would really like to join the community! I hope they would let me sing also ^_^! Because I would be glad to attend every class, I can see myself from now and see my future self at Kinnelon.

- submitted by a community member

June 17, 2011
The ONLY thing that drives decisions by the administration at Kinnelon is how they will fall in the NJ Monthly High School Ranking. The prinicipal and superintendent are puppets to the parents, many of whom treat the teachers like their personal servants or dirt under their fingernails. It is very common to see administrators screaming at each other or at teachers in full view of the students. The day after back-to school-night is like D-day at this school because of the hundreds of phone calls that come in complaining about this or that. It is also very common for parents to call the teachers names like "idiot" or "moron" if they do not concede to allow their offspring to retake a failed test. Teachers are seen more as a hurdle to getting the A's that the student needs on his transcript than as any sort of respected figure who imparts knowledge. They allow almost anyone into AP courses to boost their rankings, and the grades are severely inflated because of the absolute pressure coming in from the community. As a result, the teachers are stifled and henpecked. They are constantly on the defensive, rather than being encouraged to be creative in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member

December 11, 2010
Kinnelon High School does a great job of encouraging ALL students to be involved in extracurricular activities. I rate KHS as top notch!

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2010
I'm a KHS alumni. My experiences with the school ranged from stellar to abysmal; there was no standard level of educational quality and if you wanted to actually learn anything you needed to pick and choose your teachers - there are some very, very good educators working at KHS, but they are restricted by the dismal education of the students when they arrive. If you do not have an active drive as a student to be educated, you will be allowed to skate through this school on bare minimums without fuss.

- submitted by a community member

February 20, 2010
The school district is outstanding as is the principle. Most of the teachers are great. If we didn't have tenure we could get rid of the ones that really don't relate well to the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 26, 2010
I children are new to the High School and I felt that the faculty made their transition extremely smooth. The Faculty are truly amazing and friendly and care about each student and their progress. This so far has been a great small school experience for my children and the students are down to earth and made my children feel welcome the first day.

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2009
Doesn't offer the greatest environment for students to truly develop or provide any opportunities for students to prepare for college. Very few teachers give an honest effort. - KHS alumn

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 04, 2009
A school where the children are respected and in turn become respected adults.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2009
very poor preperation for college for such large taxes its time to get rid of the mayer i see its money no object in this town to tax payers how much more can it be corrupt time to investigate

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2008
Most of the teachers and the vice principle don't care about the kids. They are in for the money (the little that they get), not to help the new generation learn.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2008
Does not do a good job preparing kids for college. Counseling Department is horrible.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2005
An excellent school.. Great opportunities for gifted/determined students and good student/teacher ratios... only criticism is that students can be a little overly 'tracked' and separated from their peers-- not much mobility to move from track to track.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2004
Khs had been a more highly rated school than it is now. The school board has too many hold-overs from the mcguire years and thus are satisfied with middle-of-the-road performance. Standardized test scores have fallen and the administration seems content. Khs has the potential to be a leader, but it lacks leadership.

- submitted by a parent
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Kinnelon High School
121 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ  07405
(973) 838-5500
Last modified Kinnelon High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kinnelon High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top