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PK, 9-12 & Ungraded
Paramus, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,334

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99 East Century Rd
Paramus, NJ 07652

(201) 261-7800
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November 22, 2014
I attended Paramus High School a few years back and PHS is definitely one of the best high schools to attend. As long as a student keeps an open mind when starting here and has the willingness to learn, he/she will excel. I started as an average student and when teachers saw my willingness to excel they offered extra time outside of the class, after school, to go over materials and subjects I had difficulty with. Not only did I get bumped into Honors and AP courses, I ended up getting a full ride to a private jesuit college. After school activities and volunteering are great and are a great way to meet more students with similar interests. I personally hold PHS in high regard considering it is a public high school that has a lot to offer-it's been consistently outperforming a large majority of the schools in the state.

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2013
I am a student at PHS and I can definitely say that you can get a lot of out this school if you work hard and are motivated! PHS really tries to push the boundaries of those who want to excel. However, it does not do much to help the "bottom" of the class, who I think feel stupid compared to their high-achieving peers, which discourages them. Nevertheless, if you take honors and AP classes, you will get a comprehensive academic education. In addition, the music program is fantastic and can help you broaden your variety and knowledge of music, no matter which instrument you learn and how much experience you have. What I love about this school that there is something for everybody and it serves a wide range of interests, with encouraging teachers doing their best to guide students to success. A student can get the most out of their experience here if they are willing to open themselves up to new possibilities.

- submitted by a community member

November 28, 2012
My son was a student here....what a waste of time! He lost two years at this school. He was previously at a Private school in NYC that started at 6th grade till 12 grade. I move to this town and as soon as he starts school here his grades take a dive. He was not motivated at all in this school and the teachers as well as the guidance counselours have no clue on how to work with kids. The just enjoy calling you at home, to tell you how awful your child is doing and want to label your child. I reached out to his old school...they GLADLY accepted him his junior year. What a 360...My son continues to thrive in his new school and even made honor roll his first report card. Every teacher said"a hard worker and pleasure to have in class" My son is so proud of himself and his school. Nevertheless we as parents are proud of his comeback and always knew his potential despite what PHS wanted us to believe! They were very quick to push him to the side...I m sure he was to much work for them. Now he has plenty of activities that his school require e.g community service, preparation for college etc; I gladly pay his tuition. Lesson learned... the suburbs are not always the answer! big mistake!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2010
I am a student here, and from what I have seen, the school does its best to help out the those considered 'top' of the class while letting the 'bottom' of the class kind of flounder there. Therefore, this school is great if you are willing to work hard and show dedication. Make an effort to actually get to know the teachers and the other students and you will be fine. That being said, this school has a good balance between academics and extracurriculars. There are so many classes and activities to pick and choose from. And also, the music department was voted one of the best in the country for the 6th time, yet, only a few students each year take advantage of this fact.

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2008
I am a student and my experience here was a horrible one. The teachers dont care to help or guide their students. Ive been having a tough time adjusting as a freshman. Unfortunately I have to finish here since my parents cannot aford going elsewhere, but in one year, ive grown to find out that you are all alone. The guidance counsolers, teachers, and etc do not fully do their job and its a shame.

- submitted by a student
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June 16, 2008
I think the school gives a wonderful combination of academic and non-academic services to provide to all types of students.

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2008
I should also add that this school has greatly improved many of my weaknesses. The teachers provide great education especially for math, literature, and science. I think it has prepared me for college.

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2007
Paramus HS has a fantastic course catalogue. It is college-esque. There are many AP offerings, and the fine arts program is stellar. The many creative teachers make it an energetic place. There is much parental involvement, though some of it is self-serving and counterproductive.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2006
Academic opportunities are excellent...clubs, sports 1st rate...dollars spent on educational material needs to be increased.

- submitted by a teacher

October 29, 2004
The district is way too concerned with image over substance. Parent complaints drive the system.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2004
I really wouldn't recommend this school based on my experience there. They make it seem wonderful but when they don't like someone they play games. The teachers have attitudes if you don't like someone just expell them. Don't force them out.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2004
You will receive an outstanding education at this school if you are disciplined and work hard. I graduated from this wonderful school and have always been proud of my invaluable education. This has my best stepping stone in life!

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2004
This is an ok school. The administration is a little too concerned about quantity than quality. The students are cool. But some of the teachers need a reality check. Otherwise, most of the teachers are cool, too.

- submitted by a student
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Paramus High School
99 East Century Rd, Paramus, NJ  07652
(201) 261-7800
Last modified Paramus High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Paramus High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top