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7-12 & Ungraded
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N Plainfield, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,503

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34 Wilson Ave
N Plainfield, NJ 07060

(908) 769-6000
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August 29, 2012
I find the school and staff to be just ok. I do not feel the staff go above and beyond for the students and do not provide additional information for the kids to advance unless they are asked. As parents we MUST make our presence known to the teachers, guidance counselors and principals via in-person, telephone and/or email in order for our children to get ahead, that may be one of the reasons my son is an honors student.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
The school is deteriorating because the teachers have lost hope in the students. There are many students coming from towns such as Plainfield and Newark, which is bringing the school down. Test scores are simply dismal and most students do not go to 4-year colleges anymore(most go to RVCC). Many students are taking classes such as Biology or Algebra a year or two later than they should. The only students getting an okay education are those in Honors/AP. PS More APs and better academic programs would improve it.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2011
This school is just horrible. The staff are the 2 stars this school gets. I found out that the honors books were used in the Somerset 6 School around the corner from this school. This shows that the students are at a 5-6th grade level. The honors math class is alright. They teach Algebra 1 in 8th grade, but I learned that in 6th grade. This is not a great school to go to, I recommend going to Rutgers Prep or the Watchung Hills High School.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
North Plainfield High School Is a great school for kids who do not hv a place to fit in. This high school doesn't discriminate and there is a place for everyone. I love this school and the teachers make the place even better. Even though we do not have a lot we make do of what we do have.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2010
I think North Plainfield Middle/High School is an exellent school because of the caring staff. The staff helps students with problems with their skills or any other conflicts. Another reason I think good about the school is the activities like sport, clubs, etc. that the school offers.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
I think NPHS is great for the Kids. The activities are awsome. The classes and teachers are impressive especially the music teacher. I only see one problem and that is the dress of some of the boys. The pants pulled down exposing the underwear is both unacceptable and a problem should the need to run out of the school in an emergency arise. I hope this is addressed.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2009
NPHS is a very unique school. I believe the lack of high test scores if caused by inexperienced teachers. NPHS is a school full of very hardworking students who are underestimated. The recent principal has improved the school tremendously and I believe NPHS will one day be the school it used to be. In the sixties, so i have heard, nphs was an admirable school. The parents of the present students must encourage their children to work hard because every student at this school has the ability to become great. However, West End school is with out a doubt the best school in North Plainfield.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2009
This school is deplorable. The teachers are very inexperienced, the food lacks zest, and the community is very obnoxious and not willing to learn. The teachers have to tone down the curriculum because of this. I feel that I'm not prepared for college by any means because the work load is too low .

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
The School enforces discipline and the students feel fairly safe, but the standard of teaching is questionable. This school has to try a lot harder. I feel that management does not encourage enough parent-teacher interaction throughout the school year. I believe that the average child at NPHS is not well prepared for a four year college.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2009
This school is very good it has a lot of disciplin and the teachers are very caring and respectful to the students. They like to have a clean school for the students to feel comfortable.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 07, 2008
Over the last 3 years there has been a tremendous improvement with a lot of the credit going to the principal. I feel that this school has been under-rated you have a lot of students going to very good colleges.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
i think its a terrible school to go to the teachers do not show enough caring for the students learning and the enviorment of the school is in ruins

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I believe NPHS is a good school that motivates the children to learn and enforces discipline. I love the fact that the children start the day early at 7:40a, there are extracurriculum for after school. It would be better for the district to provide transportation for children living at least over a mile.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2005
The quality of academic programs could be much better.I feel I am not learning as much as I can, and a lot of my teachers don't seem to help.This might surprise people, but I am upset about the amount of work we do. In my classes we don't do much. My parents are also very upset with the way the school is run,the amount of work we get, and the lack of orginization. There are some days when my teacher is absent and it takes a very long time to find a teacher to cover. The availability of music,art,sports, and other activities is fine. But isn't an education more important? And seeing we don't get a very good one makes other activities seem un-important.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2005
The quality of academic programs is sub-par. Compared with other schools in the county and Central Jersey as a whole it is abysmal. Of the few AP's offered, its in topics students have little interest in such as European History. Although several students lately have gone on to top colleges, this trend is regressing, HSPT scores keep declining, the average SAT hovers around 900, and in general is far behind by New Jersey standards. Will credit diversity of student body as a plus.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 26, 2004
Somerset Six is presently housed in North Plainfield High School. This school lacks before and after school programs. Transportation is difficult for students who live on the west side of the town. The school seems old inside and in need of modernization or at least updates or some clean-up. The current start schedule of 9:30am is unrealistic for a child to start school when most parents start work before 9am. There is not enough crossing guards for the streets before the schools particularly on West end avenue/Greenbrook road which is very congested road. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
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North Plainfield High School
34 Wilson Ave, N Plainfield, NJ  07060
(908) 769-6000
Last modified North Plainfield High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Plainfield High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top