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N Bergen, NJ
Students enrolled: 619

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2000 85th Street
N Bergen, NJ 07047

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(201) 662-6801
(201) 854-2149
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November 18, 2014
As an alum of this school, I must say that this was the best thing to happen to me during my teenage years. This school mimicked a school on television that is not real, but it WAS! High Tech prepared me for college and I graduated college thanks to the lessons learned in HTHS. I even fell in love with the fact that the "Lazer Cat" is the mascot lol

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2014
This school has nothing but frauds in it. My son applied this year to High Tech and sadly did not get accepted. My son is a grade A student and does not get into any kind of trouble what so ever. So after a few weeks past, my son comes home and tells me that some of his friends that are below average have gotten in to High Tech and so I said how can this be? It turns out that all of his friends have gotten in to High Tech have gotten a "boost" and I'm furious because last time I checked High Tech was for intelligent kids. In conclusion High Tech isn't what it used to be.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2012
My child has had a successful career and future because of this school. It has been her favorite and top schools she wanted to get into.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2012
I currently attend High Tech, and it's really the best high school you could possibly attend. If you get in, then go. You won't regret it. One of the greatest things about this school is the level of trust given to students. You have freedom to do whatever you like (within reason, of course). Teachers aren't constantly breathing down your neck. In fact, both students and the staff are really laid back, and it's a very chill environment. No matter what, you will make friends here. There is no great social hierarchy, and everyone pretty much does their own thing. The teachers are more than willing to help you out during free time. There are tons of extra curricular activities, and you'll probably find yourself staying after school every day. Even if there isn't a club at HT that's right for you, it is so easy to make your own, and it's guaranteed that people will join. (We even have a Harry Potter club!) If you want a school that takes excellent academics, a welcoming atmosphere, and great extra curriculars, then High Tech really is the school for you.

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2012
My daughter is a Freshman at this school. She didnt want to apply at first but I made her, after all we know best..right? During the first month of school, all I heard from her after school was "mom I love my school thank you for making me apply'!! It is now the second half of the year and I still hear that statement. She tells me how comfortable everyone feels with the teachers, friends. The freedom that they have to be themselves, and her grades are A's. Most of all, she is doing what she loves,,Performing Arts and enjoying her whole High School experience. i SAW her performing and couldnt stop crying! It was like watching her at Bradway.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2011
What an amazing school. Couldn't have picked a better learning environment for my daughter. This school and staff are really top notch and the students are certainly the real focus here. I am very happy my daughter goes here and have no complaints except for one of the guidance counselers - Mr Dodge. He is not the most helpful by any means.. 99% of the teachers she has had have really brought alot to the table and have extraordinary ways to keep the kids focused.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2011
This school is really worth attending if you get chosen. It stresses the fact that it IS a school of choice and being there is privilege so you have to keep trying after you get in, to stay in! Everyone is so nice and easy to get along with because no boundaries are made by any stupid "stereotypes." Anyone who got in is pretty much automatically labeled as a nerd! :) Mostly everyone is friendly and the Staff is absolutely Top-Notch. For some teachers, there is no doubt in anyone's mind that they actually WANT US to pass. Teachers here worked with us not against us, and everything this school has to offer is one of a kind. If you got accepted, going here is a must!

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2010
This school has turned my child's attitude around 360 degrees, we both suffered greatly in North Bergen High School with their ridiculous rules , uncaring rude and incompetent staff , a big thanks go to the Guidance counselor though for telling us about programs in High Tech. Since the transfer both our lives have greatly improved. The teachers and staff and High Tech are truly exceptional and many have interesting and artistic backgrounds, there is a choice of varied courses available too. Truly a Shining Example !!

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
Hi, my daughter goes to this school, and I would say this one of the top 5% schools in NJ. Academics are extra ordinary, staff is well educated, and very approchable. They guide students in every part of their lilfe, not just on academics but also various programs help students to develop their personality over all. Community servide is also a major thing. I am glad my duaghter was able to get admission as it is difficult to get in to, but once you are in yoiu know you are competing with smart crowd which encourage students to even work harder. My daughter goes to AACT which is part of High tech and is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2009
One of the top three High Schools in NJ: magnet school that accepts from all Hudson County based on admissions exam competition, so they get the cream of the public school students from the State's most populous borough. Unparalleled Science, Math, Music, Arts and foreign Language programs/teachers. The best Biology teacher in the region. Unparalleled in class and extracurricula opportunities for students with good parental support, but the grading is often as bruising as the workload. Any student that thrives here will find Ivy League college relatively easy. Compares well with Stuyvesant and Bronx High School of Science in NYC. Only two other high schools in New Jersey can compete statistically (public or private.)

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
High Tech High is a magnificent school. It is providing not only with an extraordinary education, but also with an opportunity to grow productibly as an individual. My daughter was so privileged to be accepted into this prestigious institution.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
I am a graduate of high tech high school. Of all schools in the area, private/catholic and public, I would rank high tech the best. Although it is fairly selective, it's the student's responsibility to take advantage of the opportunities given. Its arts and drama department receive a lot of hype; but many fail to also recognize the skill of its science and math department. I currently attend an ivy league institution [in fact 10% of my graduating class ended up in ivy league/highly selective colleges] and my successes in math and science can only be attributed to the superb faculty at high tech. (Namely, my AP Bio and AP Calc teachers) The faculty offers a lot of freedom, but in a school of choice this works well. For a fun, motivating, and curious high school experience, I definitely recommend HTHS.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2009
This school is the best! You need to work very hard to get it because they only choose a few of the children. My mom made me go through a lot to get in this school and now I thank her for it. This is the best school.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
Excellent school. My son is a freshman at High Tech and he loves the school so much. At first he wasn't sure about attending because he was going to leave some friends but now that he is at High Tech he doesn't want to be any place else! Its a great school and has great programs for all students. The Drama and Musical Theater programs are awesome and they both have excellent teachers that are mentors to these kids! Overall its an awesome school and if you live in Hudson County then your child belongs at High Tech. If you apply and you aren't accepted don't be discouraged and believe the school doesn't want you because they do, and its up to you to fight your way in. I seen too many students and parents pass up on high tech because their child didn't get in! Fight 4 It!

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February 15, 2009
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October 24, 2008
This school is like the best school you could possibly !

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October 20, 2008
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October 19, 2008
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I go to this school and its like your in college you have more focus and concentration becasue of smaller class sizes, you learn alott and have fun at the same time out of every 14 that apply 1 gets in very hard school to get into but while your at it have the most fun

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August 25, 2008
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June 08, 2008
I am a student in High Tech High School and I must say that this is the best school I have ever been in. The reason why is because of the small size of the school. Everyone knows each other. There are only about 500 students who attend High Tech. Whereas in local schools, the student population can be over 1000. Furthermore, this school offers excellent courses in a variety of fields. the teachers in the school are compassionate about their students and what they learn. Overall, High Tech is a great school and I recommend people who want to do great in life to attend it.

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2008
This is an absolutely wonderful school. I as a parent enjoy everything from it. The faculty and everything is excellent. Whoever doesn' t like ...Well there won't be so don't regret or doubt any thing about this school. It is wonderful and marvelous school.

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November 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2007
High Tech High School is one of the best opportunities for students living in Hudson county. Because student applications are filtered by academic requirements, everyone is not just going to this school. Like it or not, students with better grades have better behavior. Everyone really is comfortable here, and the students will love the extracurricular activities offered. They will often find themselves staying after school twice, or even three times, a week. The teachers are excellent, especially when compared to other teachers around the region. The parents don't get very involved because they know their children and the faculty have things under control. In conclusion, going to this school is the first step toward a great future.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2007
The music department is rather small and therefore lacks a full band or orchestra, but has great potential for growth and has amazing faculty. The sciences are very strong,with the acception of one teacher who shall remain nameless, with students placing with top honors and county, state, and regional science symposiums, and knowlege competitions. The school does lack a good college counselor and may offer too much freedom, but is perfect for self-motivated, multi-talented, and overall curious students.

- submitted by a former student
May 23, 2005
High Tech is a great option for hudson county residents who cannot afford private school. It's safe and it provides a positive environment for students, unlike other public hudson county schools. Academically, programs are weak compared to private schools. Many teachers are there for political reasons. Some teachers are knowledgable, passionate, and effective. ,The arts (minus music) department is strong. Some foreign languages are weak. Math is strong, while science (although variety in classes) is weak. Students generally motivated academically, which in my opinion is biggest benefit. Extracurriculars popular, but many groups inactive. Student involvement determine club's success. Sports for boys are a joke; decent for girls. Though little school spirit, participation in the school activities is high. Perfect size. Generally, loved by students. Large amount of freedom good for most. Not enough college prep. But best in the area, and definitely recommended!

- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2003
This school is the best thing that ever happened to our family. It is an outragous oppertunity for my daughter to learn and grow and get prepared for life.

- submitted by a parent
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High Tech High School
2000 85th Street, N Bergen, NJ  07047
(201) 662-6801
Last modified High Tech High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
High Tech High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top