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9-12 & Ungraded
Parlin, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,671

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820 Washington Road
Parlin, NJ 08859

(732) 525-5252
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October 20, 2014
Dump school with backward traditions. Worship the bullies, punish the bullied. What a sad social commentary.

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2014
Great school! The teacher's are strict but they really care. a good quality education for free!

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2014
This has to be one of the best high schools in NJ; hard-working teachers, talented coaches, and noteworthy students. My high school experience is one I will never forget!

- submitted by a student

January 29, 2014
Some Teaches of this school discourage bright students and they make sure they do not get good grade. They have their own fav students. Their extra effort is seen as they are arrogant. This is the reason no good students want to be in this school and take transfer. When Parent meet Teachers they say he/she is A student but they will never give A. Once I met a teacher and he complained he over participate. When I spoke with few students I learned if you do not participate in his class you will get A. funny right. There is almost no communication from teachers to parent about this discrepancy, Teachers should communicate. If they say he/she is a good student and when he give him a B and C, what is the reason, where they need to improve. This frustrate me when I go there to meet them in Parent Teacher meeting, they something else which I do not see what they have on their grade. So I feel like they are misguiding the parents as well. It can be a great school if these handful of teacher correct them self.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2013
I went to SWMHS about 10 years ago. Back then, the school was good. I was in AP courses and was able to get a partial scholarship. Back then, discipline of kids was not as big an issue. However, when I went to substitute, I witnessed behavior that would have been thought unimaginable when I was a student there: kids getting up in class, mouthing off to the teacher, fights, students leaving garbage on the floor, students talking while teacher was talking and sucking their teeth when addressed.....please remember that 70% of a child's behavior and development (habits such as studying, respect for adults, cleaning up after oneself, etc.) comes from the home and area where child grows up, studies have shown. 30% is influenced by the school. Since that time, I have taught in different schools, and have seen how hard teachers work, how stressed they are, how parents don't bother to do their part ( by checking grades on online systems ), and sometimes act like the kids (i.e. parents will call students in class on their phone). Before you blame teachers, blame yourself if you raised a child that does not know how to act.Anyhow, the environment is no longer like it was when I attended.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2011
This school is great two thumbs up!!! great teachers, very secure and excellent area. Smart kids.

- submitted by a community member

December 17, 2009
Terrible discipline, little or no education and no parent teacher communication.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2008
As a senior in an Ivy League university, I can tell you that my experiences at SWMHS haunt me to this day. Guidance -- atrocious, alienates kids, scares them into applying to colleges of their choice. Teachers -- mostly incompetent, uninterested in their own fields.

- submitted by a student

July 02, 2007
The school is okay but students need more work given to them - especially writing. The SATs have 800 points for just essay type questions - what will our kids do - they don't have any practice in writing? More challenging work needs to be given to the students to bring to the level of other districts. In competitions, our school lags behind.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2006
This school is overcrowded and undisciplined. Too many new teachers that don't know what they are doing make it an environment not condusive to learning. You can easily get lost in the crowd, and if you are not focused, you can forget about learning anything. There are too many fights and too many apathetic teachers. Guidance department is also terrible. The only good thing about this school is the extra-curricular activities they offer.

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2006
Sayreville school is going down hill. Only a few teachers care about their kids and what is going on in the school. But their numbers are decling because they are retiring. Basically the kids can just about get away with anything in that school.

- submitted by a student

January 20, 2006
I think this school is a cool and nice school. I moved to Houston but I want to go back because the schools right here alright but I like the one from New Jersey better.

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2004
This school has to be one of the worst schools around. There are fights every other day and no one can seem to break them up in time, because a child always gets hurt. The teachers dont teach, they dont care and are too busy with themselves. The guidence does not help at all, they instead told my child they were going to be a failure in life, she couldn't take the classes she wanted. It's way over crowded, the office is out of control suspending kids. If they would just take time for the kids maybe these issues would never happen.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2004
I have seen what sayreville war memorial high school is like. It is truly better than anything I have been through with my childrem. We moved here from Jersey City, and let me tell all of you, SWMHS is the better of the comparison. How many times does violence happen in other schools? Alot. How many here? At least it's not that much! SWMHS is truly a good school.

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2004
As a parent of an SWMHS graduate, I can attest to the fact that my one true regret is sending my child to SWMHS. Before I state my issues with the school, I will say that there are many wonderful extra-curricular activities-and advisers at the school. SWMHS also does have some great teachers (who should have gotten out years ago), but the majority are incompetent. When my child attended, the school was on its way down and today, it's a mess over there. Favoritism in the building hurts the potential of many students, there is no discipline and these factors allow a mediocre performance of the students. Also, the guidance department does not help in telling the students they should not apply to certain colleges. I am glad that my child is having success after college and grad school, despite what guidance and some teachers stated and believed.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2004
You're joking right? This school is horrible! I moved here from the city 20 odd years back. My hope was to start a family and give them the educational opportunities I never had. If you currently live in the city, stay there! The teachers here don't care about your children. I spent years heavily envolved in the schools in hopes of giving my kids what I never had. It only opened my eyes to what a corrupt and uncaring system our children are subject to. Is it different anywhere else?

- submitted by a parent
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War Memorial High School
820 Washington Road, Parlin, NJ  08859
(732) 525-5252
Last modified War Memorial High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
War Memorial High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top