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9-12 & Ungraded
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Lyndhurst, NJ
Students enrolled: 691

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400 Weart Avenue
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

(201) 896-2100
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May 14, 2015
LHS is like most schools, you will get out of it what you put into it. If you are looking to skate, you may be able to. If you want to learn, you will. There are excellent teachers here who will go over and above for their students, there are also many who sit on their tenure, again, not like any other school that I have encountered (and that goes for inner-city schools and top notch suburban schools too.) If you come in and want to learn and succeed, I assure you, you will. The opportunities exist for the students who want them and the parents who care enough to see them happen.

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March 16, 2015
As a student of this school I as well as others agree that the teachers don't teach well and some of them fail to teach and just give us videos. The new iPads we got are very cool and allow us to progress in education but on the other hand many kids just use it to play games. This school can certainly do better in many things especially teaching well

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June 10, 2013
This is a great school with all the faculty and staff. They gave us all iPads this year which improves our curriculum by a lot and gives us more access to learning. The teachers are really considerate and are very understanding. This is an awesome school to go too.

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December 13, 2011
As a student who graduated in 2010 I know that LHS is an amazing school. The staff at this school is beyond extraordinary. The 4 years at LHS I participated in many activites and so did everyone else. The staff was there for every event and made high school and enjoyable place to be. No matter where I go in life I will always stay true to my alma mater the GOLD AND BLUE <3

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December 27, 2008
This school is a good school. It is better then some of the surrounding schools such as Becton. There are challenging honors classes and even special education classes. Overall it is a good school except the guidance councilors, some of them are too lazy and seem unapproachable . But they hired a new counselor who helps children that are going through tough times in their lives. I would suggest sedning your child here!

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September 28, 2008
Alright, for those that say that LHS is a bad school, you are wrong. It is by far not a perfect school or at the level of BCA. However, it isn't as bad as some people say. The teachers here are wonderful and they do what they can to help you. They will stay after or before school until you understand the topic fully. I saw a review that said the music department was bad. Are you joking? This is the best music department in Bergen County (with the exception of the Bergen County Band). Mr. Dellosa does a great job at commanding the band to a high level. The athletics program is pretty good, also. P.S. To anyone who said that their child wasn't getting a high level of education, it's because you arent in any honors classes. That's where students get challenged

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June 23, 2008
As a student who recently graduated i'd have to say that LHS has improved drastically over the past four years that i have been there. The new principal and v.p are fantasic. Mr. Crowell was a wonderful man, but my new principal, Mr. Sabato, actually got to know me. He reached out to the kids and still with a strong backbone of rules he was fun. He let a spring pep rally occur and let the student government be in charge. He made sure that all students were involved and the pep rally was a success. The new pool, new track, new field, and plenty of new EXPERIENCED teachers are going to be a fantastic addition to the school and I'm actually sad to say that I'm not going to be able to experience it.

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no rating
June 18, 2008
All of you people dont have any idea what your talking about. This is one of the greatest schools to attend and if you think otherwise then I feel sorry for you. It doesnt matter what school you go to, it all matters on the student. So if your child isn't doing well at Lyndhurst High School then don't blame the school, blame your parenting skills.

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January 25, 2008
There are so many dedicated teachers that go beyond the book education to help when you are willing to accept the help. I wouldn't have done as well if I didn't have so many teachers that were willing to push me because I asked for the help.

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June 08, 2007
Lyndhurst High School is an immaculate facility that barely reaches the curriculum level of average high schools. The teachers and other staff members are courteous and somewhat well-educated. However, if your child attends this high school after being transfered from a New York school, he or she will be shocked to discover Lyndhurst's extremely low academic programs. Although this could be an advantage to receive high grades for your child, it would give false hope and security when it comes to attending college.

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May 07, 2007
I moved here from another town so that my child could get a better education. So far I am not pleased with this school at all. The school implemented that each child must do 20 hours of community service each year. What they consider there community services to be is a far cry from what community services are all about.I have called my childs counselor on several occasions and the counselor never knows what in the world is going on. The school is not that populated. I feel that some of the teachers are really not concerned with teaching the kids. Overall im not very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 26, 2007
First off if you the school has changed drastically over the years...All kids have lab days where they complete hands on activities to furthermore enhance their skills.

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February 07, 2007
I am a parent of a freshman student attending Lyndhurst High School. Drama department is excellent. They take a swift approach to discipline. As with all NJ public schools; a parent has to push hard to get tutors - but they are available in the Honors Program. There isn't much additional when it comes to after school sports unless you're a football fanatic. Personally, I find Lyndhurst an unfriendly urban/suburban community. It's saving grace is the close proximity to New York City.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
As parents we are pleased with the improvements made over the years at LHS, both with the facility and in the curricular areas. I was surprised at the high standards academically in most of the classes. The teachers are dedicated to their teaching and to the kids. Of course some of the kids are not guided or parented in the best way for their potential but I think Lyndhurst is making important improvements and soon the bad rap they have had will be on the rise.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2006
This school is defnitely far below average. However, if you ask the administration they would vehemently deny that statement. Their version of the school is far different from what it actually is. The students are below average, with a few exceptions that stand above the rest. Most students go on to two-year community colleges or nearby 4-yr colleges. Overall, the academic standards are often ignored in place of athletic priority; with the school in a town that devotes almost all of its budget to the police. Do not move to this town, and if you do, have your children in a private school.

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2005
The quality of academic programs is average to below average. Sports are readily available and fairly organized. Music programs are average to above average. Parent involvement is low.

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June 16, 2005
I believe this school is one of the best public high schools. The teachers do the best they can with what they have. The new science wing was well needed, and the staff are very dedicated to their work. The dicipline is excellent. The highest math course that can be elected is actually trigonometry, not Algebra, and there are 2 algebras, Algebra 1 and 2. This school is excellent, and yes, I do believe that the town does spend its money foolishy, there definitly needs to be a bigger budget for the school system, other than that, this school is excellent.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2005
My husband & I opted to take our 2 younger children out of this school and place them in private school. Our eldest graduated from here in 2001. Although we were never overly enthused with the school, we did not realize how poor the academics were until he started College. He was an honor roll student in LHS, but upon entering a local public university, he was woefully behind other students. I spoke with other parents who encountered the same problems. For that reason, I placed our younger children in other schools for HS.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2005
This school is probably the worst school to go to. The district devotes more funds to the police force and the new developements in the town than to the education system. The new science wing is horribly and foolishly constructed, and is not functional at all. Most of the teachers are good, but they are bound by system that prevents real learning.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2004
this is a good school for kids who dotn wanna do any work or have teachers that care they dont do anythign to help students learn i learend more on my own then i actulty did in the class room.

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October 24, 2004
This school is horrible. The education system is really bad. For example, their highest math class is algebra. I knew algebra in 8th grade! I was put there anyway. What a waste. Also, some kids take algebra in 2 years, algebra 1 A and algebra 1 B. What is that? If you care about your education, you would go to a different school, just as over 30 different people did after 8th grade.

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2004
Awesome School! Dedicated teachers & coaches. Lyndhurst Alumni love their school and support all activities. Volunteerism is high. Best facilities in Southern Bergen County. State of the Art Science wing built in 2003.

- submitted by a parent

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Lyndhurst High School
400 Weart Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ  07071
(201) 896-2100
Last modified Lyndhurst High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lyndhurst High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top