I graduated from North 4 years ago. I think that I received a top notch education. The teachers were committed. I've heard that with the union and other problems, many have left. However, I'm sure that they have been replaced with educators who care just as much.
I believe the best thing that Middletown can due it to change the teachers, I believe Middletown is a great school, but the teachers due not have the best interest of the students, they want them to follow policy, no ifs ands or buts.
Despite the state of construction around North, the school is one of the stronger 'large' high schools in Monmouth County. North has good teachers, appropriate discipline and respectful students. School spirit is intense and provides a positive atmosphere. Newly constructed portions of the school look good and North will be even better once the construction is complete.