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Queen of Peace High School

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Posted September 16, 2014

This school is getting better more diverse every year. All the kid has to do is want to better his or herself, and they could go far with education.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 29, 2014

Both my sons are QPHS grads and I was more than happy to have made the sacrifice to send them there! Professional staff and most, there were one or two, are willing to go above and beyond to help the student. They keep in contact with the parents, but parents need to be a part in their child's life as well. They work with the parents right through the college application process with workshops, as well as assisting the students.Is this school perfect, there is no such place, they all have imperfections but QP is 100% better than the public schools in this town! They work as a whole to better prepare the child for college and beyond!
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Posted December 29, 2013

Enter into this arrangement with EXTREME CAUTION. Things are not a they seem. The teachers work very hard. The administration has very questionable integrity; students see many examples of this to pattern their life by. Administration is less than truthful.You will not receive itemization of charges. An additional caveat..don't ask for one.
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Posted July 8, 2013

First of all I'd like to address the "sexist" comments about my school. The actions of one faculty member do not reflect the attitude, composition, and beliefs of the rest of the school. It was a fluke, and nothing more. Second of all, I'd like to say that going to Queen of Peace has been one of the best decisions of my life. When you attend this school, you are a part of the QP family. I feel at home and supported by my teachers and staff. I am given the tools for success every day and I'm encouraged to aspire to greater things in life. This school has a spirit that you just can't beat, and once again I'm very happy with my choice. QP has so many resources for students who need extra help. We have a resource room, and all of the teachers are willing to spend time individually with students to make sure that they fully understand what we're learning . Students are also willing to help, so you can always ask a friend for assistance. We have an amazing cheerleading team, theater program, volleyball team, tennis team, you name it. We've got so many clubs and extra activities to offer students. We even have a team that broadcasts the morning announcements from our very own TV studio.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 5, 2013

These are the folks who had the girls-only no cussing pledge. Google "Queen of Peace" and "Lori Flynn" and "Pledge" in January and February 2013, and read the news articles and, especially, comments from alumni. Lousy academics (in a Catholic school!?) and MASSIVE sexism.

Posted February 3, 2013

Any school that makes a 'no cursing' rule for girls and lets the guys do what they want is not only a place that won't be getting my money, it's a place that needs to be investigated. Are you kidding me? Sexism at its finest!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 4, 2012

Please do not send your children here. This school is all hype. There actual class are far behind the local public schools. This school only cares about English, history and religion, they do not care about the math and sciences. I had straight A's in math and science but when I graduated I went to njit for mechanical engineering I started a year and a half behind in math and struggled to catch up. I was lead to believe that I was prepared for college. Also this school drives a lot of people I know away from religion, because they attempt to cram it down your throat.
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Posted June 1, 2010

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Posted March 29, 2009

I sent my son there for his freshamn year. The teachers slacked off, the parents don't like to be involved very much, though the principal is very caring. The Extracirriculars are very inadequate. I recommend the elementary school, but not the high school.
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Posted September 23, 2008

This school is wonderful. The teachers are friendly, and get along with the students. There are so many activities, and more programs are being created. It has a convenient and safe location.
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Posted May 15, 2007

This school is the best thing to happen to me in my entire life. I graduated last year and I have no regrets at all. Teachers actually get to know the students outside of the classroom through activities and this helps the discipline since there is a very open relationship between faculty and students. Almost all of the teachers seem to love their job and this reflects on how classes are conducted. Tons of activities to participate in and if they don't have what you want, there is almost always someone (teacher and other students) who will help get a new program running. The best decision I ever made was to go to this school.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 21, 2006

I came from out of the country to attend this school my junior and senior year, they helped become fluent in English, by giving classes of ESL. The academic programs are very good, and the teachers are great. This school has a very safe enviroment and the staff great too...
—Submitted by a former student

Posted January 27, 2006

Good school, mode style classes lead to good prep for university life. Great musical threater program.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 52%
Hispanic 28% 20%
Asian 14% 8%
Black 7% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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191 Rutherford Pl
North Arlington, NJ 07031
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