« Back to compare
9-12 & Ungraded
Public
New Providence, NJ
Students enrolled: 595

Contact this school

35 Pioneer Dr
New Providence, NJ 07974

(908) 464-4700
Nearby homes for sale
Map of New Providence High School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
October 09, 2013
I went through the High School system and graduated when it was #7 in the state, so it's good to see it jump to #1. Well deserved.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2013
reading some of the earlier comments, they are still very true - say -- limited choice of curriculum. The overall writing program here is extremely weak --no tolerance for special education here and they struggle to know how to run a special education program properly. Instead the administration is busy wasting time covering up their mistakes instead of listening to the truth lack of critical thinking skills -- this applies to the some of the teachers

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
I have two children on both ends of the spectrum ...one child who has a learning disability/IEP and another who is a straight A/Hiigh Honors student. NPHS has done an outstanding job making sure that both children receive the best education possible and they are constantly challenged and given opportunities to reach their full potential. From the Principal to the teachers to the Special Services Team, NPHS has been a collaborative partner in education which is why both of my children have done so extraordinarily well in this academic environment. Without question, students at NPHS will be well prepared for college and beyond!

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I have to agree with the parent who said the district struggles to know how to run a special education. The supervisor is someone who should have retired long time ago. I prefer my tax dollar paying her pension rather than have her worked in the district. She is clueless and makes up policy as she goes. What a joke

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2010
I have been in New Providence for over 25 years and all of my children went thru the school system . They participated in sports, extracurricular activities and were all accepted at excellent colleges where they once again did very well. Nice town. Nice place. New Providence..

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
The focus needs to be the students and the teaching. Not a goal of getting all the students through school even though they do not have critical thinking skills which are necessary for their future.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2009
The curriculum and level of competition here is very strong. The athetic, art and music programs are solid. The kids are typically from strong families, and that breeds success. This is a top notch school in an A+ community.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
Like any school, NPHS has its warts. However, overall it is a very good school (and school system) that makes the best of its somewhat limited resources. Sure, the curriculum may be limited in some areas and a few of the teachers should have moved on long ago, but overall they a do a very good job. All this negative blather about students inadequately prepared for college is nonsense. The stats don't bear it out. Disgruntled parents, you need to take some responsibility for your children's academic performance and get involved instead of standing in the shadows and pointing fingers!

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2007
Wake up parents! New Providence schools are not as great as the BOE and the press would have you believe. The teaching is not visionary.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2007
we have a really good school system with people waiting to get into the town. We have a 100% graduation rate and kids go onto very competative colleges. With only 654 kids it is the next best thing to a private education. like other schools there is room for improvement we need to get our schools system back into the top 10%. I know this can be done. we have some dedicated teachers in NPHS.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2005
This school has tunnel vision in many ways. It is not a progressive school or even trying to stay current with other schools. This is reflected in their limited choice of curriculum. The overall writing program here is extremely weak and not preparing the students for college. (Not even a concern here) There is no tolerance for special education here and they struggle to know how to run a special education program properly. Instead the administration is busy wasting time covering up their mistakes instead of listening to the truth. They could learn alot from their mistakes. The positive areas would be the art department, and the band. The sports programs are very good and the coaches are terrific.

- submitted by a teacher
May 08, 2005
We have not moved out of New Jersey primarily because of this school system and I am very sorry we stayed. There are some very dedicated teachersas well as quite a few tenured ones that should have been let go! The biggest problem is the administration. Way too many assistant this and thats for a small school system. The money could be better spent on retaining teachers that deserve the dollars. Also, there is no accountability. When the administration commits errors(which is to be expected in any school), they absolutely refuse to admit any wrongdoing. A parent cannot question them and the people on the school board are in a trance like state of denial. When an issue comes up no one is willing to see the whole picture and make corrections. The attitude here is sweep everything under the rug- now, isn't everything wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
It comes as no surprise why parents pull their kids out of public schools such as New Providence and enroll them in private schools. Why? The parents want their kids to be prepared for the real world, a concept which New Providence seems ignorant to. Not only are the NPHS students ill-prepared for college (they seek remedial help in college), but they also lack the necessary manners that one should expect from any civilized human. The adage 'you get what you pay for' is true in the sense that prep schools teach you to be a considerate, well-mannered individual, which is foreign to a mediocre school like New Providence. The number of APs and whatnot are all hogwash--they are all for PR purposes. What New Providence really should be emphasizing is community service, rather than some barberic, macho athletic program, which seems to dominate this sorry and pathetic town.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2004
While NP High School received high rankings in years past in the state rankings, these numbers do not represent the mediocre education that students receive. This is illustrated in the lofty number of AP courses offered, yet less than 10% of the students enrolled take the exam. Sorry to disappoint you, but the fact that half of the grade is in AP means a bit of grade inflation. Consequently, NP grads seek remedial help in college and high education because they had inflated grades and were inqdequately prepared in hs. Also, the respect among students is lacking--they don't care for each other and lack manners.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
We have considered moving out of New Jersey but have not moved forward due to the fact that we do not want to remove our children from the New Providence school system. The education they are receiving is exceptional! The academics, sports, music program, etc. are all well above average. We will continue to support all aspects of this school system and extend our thanks to the teachers who all are doing, or have done, a wonderful job teaching and caring for their students.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2004
The teachers must have been selected with great care. I feel they go over and above 'the call of duty' on a day-to-day basis. I am especially impressed with how they are so tuned in to each individual student. They are the consumate professionals and people.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a community member
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 15, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

New Providence High School
35 Pioneer Dr, New Providence, NJ  07974
(908) 464-4700
Last modified New Providence High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Providence High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top