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9-12 & Ungraded
Piscataway, NJ
Students enrolled: 2,236

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100 Behmer Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

(732) 981-0700
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September 26, 2013
I just came last year from my native country and got admission in Piscataway high school very easily. Its a perfect high school in Middlesex county NJ.They have an educated staff.Everyone can easily adjust in its environment. Last but not least PHSj is the best.

- submitted by a community member

August 15, 2013
I had 2 children go through this school and I can barely find anything nice to say about it. My son's counselor handed him a form to sign himself out of school on his 18th birthday. A geometry teacher had him suspended for misbehaving on a day he was home sick. Some of the teachers' English was so bad my kids could not understand them. The shop instructor regularly humiliated a one handed student and my son was put in detention for protesting. My daughter fared better only because she was an honor's student and did have some really good teachers, but they were the exception not the rule. the principal is terrible and disconnected form the student body. it is just too big, could never recommend it to anyone. There is very little parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2013
This school is awful. If you come from a high rating school don't put your kid here it's bad and students don't respect adults and there's always fights.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 04, 2009
Great course offered and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2009
This School has a lot of diversity which has helped my kids a lot where ever they go and will go.....CLASS OF 09!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2008
Piscataway High School was fun. I am currently a Business MIS major at Rowan University. I lived in Piscataway all my life and spent all my four years of high school, at PHS. I enjoyed the teachers. Some were annoying and some didn't care to help, but the teacher I had were amazing. The diversity there is awesome, even though segregation is visible, it is not that bad. Everyone gets along with everyone. The security is getting tighter each moment which has its good and bad points. I liked PHS and it has prepared me for college.

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2008
tPHS keeps on giving in high school and after graduation. Different improvements, year to year for each young woman and man. Changes occur, due to the many great teachers who care beyond the courses, activities and currculum. The students learn for life in the subject. The teachers get to know their students and parents, guardians and friends. There are many life lessons at PHS, and my children experienced the most signifiant one: comfort and respect for people from all walks of life, and around the globe. They are well respected in college and I am learning how much they are respected after college too. A great life preparation for now and future.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2006
I have had two children graduate from Piscataway High School. One went onto graduate with honors, from the Engineering program at RutgersU, then, onto an excellent job, the second, is attending RutgersU. PiscatawayHS provided an excellent academic education, and first rate extracurricular activities, particularly the music, band, and, sports programs. We are very involved parents, which is also key to any child succeeding in school. PHSprovides a diverse, dynamic, environment. The real world is diverse, and, a school like Piscataway HS prepares them to thrive and succeed in a real, diverse world and working environment, giving them a competitive edge. With few exceptions we found the teachers very good, well educated, and, progressive. School, like life, is also what you make it. Along with good guidance from parents, which is key, PHS provides excellent educational opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2006
Despite being an honors student, I can't help but notice the short comings of our school. First, it's the school board. They're more concerned about redistricting students in the elementary/middle schools to get an equilibrium of ethnicity than in improving the quality of curriculum throughout all schools. Even more, they might as well hire some new teachers, responsible ones. Honestly, some of the teachers in our school are just jokes. I've been lucky to get rather challenging ones in my honors courses, which I enjoy, but I can't help but notice how unfair it is when another honors teacher teaching the same course is at least twice as easy. Though I suppose it doesn't matter now that we don't have GPA or class rank? Honestly, they say it's to take away competition, but isn't that the driving factor to success? All in all, not the worst but not good either.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2006
I am writing to you as a new 11th-grade English teacher in a neighboring district (Franklin), and to be honest, PHS prepared me successfully for this path. After graduating in 2002, I realized that my years spent there were unforgettable and surprisingly wonderful. The Honors English program gave me a solid foundation for college, and the 8 clubs/activities that I joined were my world. As a result, the transition to TCNJ for my BA went smoothly; in fact, I ultimately became an English major! Despite several negative comments below regarding PHS, I counteract the spirit by saying, 'You get what you give.' I definitely do NOT regret my time at PHS...not even the dismal year in calculus! If you approach HS with a positive outlook, seeking to learn, there is little that can stop you. Consider this to be practical wisdom for both students and parents...

- submitted by a student

August 27, 2006
I've taught in this district for over 20 years and it has never been run so poorly. The board and the administrators are more concern with keeping their jobs while sitting idle. They are more concern about multi-culturalism than they are about anything else. The teachers do care dispite what many of the blogs go on to say. But our hands are tied. We get no support when it comes to enforcing the rules. They're a lot of students that should be expelled and there is nothing a teacher can do about it. I wouldn't send my kids here.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
August 08, 2005
The curriculum is varied, everything from music to drama to art classes. The academic programs are decent. The teachers are involved with the students.

- submitted by a student

May 07, 2005
Last year I graduated from Piscataway High School and I find that that school prepared me well for college. Although there are some negative teachers, the rest try their best to make sure that students learn, especially with all the extra work they have. Although there are fights throughout the year, the new administration is trying to crack down and find ways to make the environment better for learning. There are so many extracurricular activities that its hard for someone to say that they can't find something they like. From a Ping-Pong Club to Football, there is something to find there. The music and art problems are excellent. The sports programs are very good as well, having come from one. Parent involvement could be a little higher, but the parents who care about their kid's education are very involved.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2005
Personally, I think that this school is simply bad. There are a few exceptional teachers, but that does not account for the overwhelming number of teachers who are not. Also, our extracurricular activities are of low-quality. The music program is only considered 'good'. There is no parent involvement with the Orchestra. Our JROTC program is a joke. It does not teach us to be leaders but instead teaches us to be followers. This is evident in the fact that many members acknowledge the previous statement.

- submitted by a student

February 22, 2005
I am a graduate of Piscataway High School. I feel as though my education far surpassed that of my peers. Upon entering college, I found that I was more prepared than most of the other students (from different school districts). The extracurricular activites span a wide range of interests making it virtually impossible, as a student, to not be able to find something to get involved with. I believe that, as is the case with many school districts around the country, the issues that Piscataway High School has stem from lack of parental involvement. It is an excellent school, and I am proud to be a Piscataway High School graduate.

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2005
My daughter is a freshman at PHS and is thriving! Having come from a catholic school she finds PHS a life experience enjoying most the diversity. She finds her teachers to be caring and respectful to the students and is learning so much from her Honors English teacher. PHS has offered her so far an excellent academic education and so many extracurricular activities she had a hard time chosing & making time. With the support of two of her enthusiastic teachers she started the first Lord of the Rings Club. PHS offers a great education, an opportunity to appreciate diversity while feeling respected in the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2005
Perhaps the parents of Piscataway should be more involved in their children's education and maybe then would know that the teachers are being inundated with paperwork and beaurocratic nonsense that takes up the majority of their time. Therefore, they are under a greater amount of stress and have less energy for the creative work of a teacher. Perhaps is parents accepted that sometimes the student is actually wrong and not always the teacher the rating for this school would be higher.

- submitted by a teacher

November 17, 2004
My daughter just graduated from PHS and now attends Penn State. Our experience with PHS overall was good. PHS prepares the kids for the real world.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2004
This school has the most incompetent staff I have ever seen. They constantly lose dr. notes and important school papers, and pushing blame on parents and children. Parents are than told to go to dr and get more notes. If the staff did what they were supposed to do in the first place this would not happen. It has happened continuously for the past 4 years my children have been there. If I could afford to I would put my kids in private school or move to another town. They also treat parents and children with no respect.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2004
The teachers and office staff are not organized at all. Teachers dont know how to teach anymore. This was once a good school back in the 70's and 80's. Teachers provoke students to be disrespectful with their comments and attitudes. So why would you expect anything else from the students? The office staff constantly loses Doctors notes and important school papers making parents do the leg work 2 to 3 times throughout the school year. Parents have full time jobs and do not have the time to constantly correct the school staff's mistakes. They need a competant office staff there.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2004
What was once a diverse school, with the best attributes of all cultures thriving together is now just a mess. All but a handful of teachers have lost enthusiam out of frustration, while fighting and bullying make many children dread going to school. As a result, academic performance has been hurt. Those students with natural talent and ambition will always find a way to flourish but many students who would do quite well with encouraging teachers and a peaceful environment tend to fall through the cracks at Piscataway High School. We are moving.

- submitted by a student

April 29, 2004
This school would rate as high 4. It has a very good musical program and and excellent AFJROTC program. The music program is good for honors and academically successful students, while the AFJROTC is welcoming to all students regardless of their cognitive abilities. The program exposes students to careers in metrology, aviation, computers, and space. It promotes leadership, organization and self-esteem. The school also offers a variety of honors, college prep and basic skills courses. There are a variety of parents' groups, and after school groups for the students (many student generated. The one negativity of the school, is despite it's diversity there continues to be 'old-school' staff with ethnic/religious prejudices that come to the surface from time to time.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2004
there is more fighting going on each day and the teachers don't seem to be doing a good job educating the children as is the early 80's.

- submitted by a parent
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Piscataway Twp High School
100 Behmer Road, Piscataway, NJ  08854
(732) 981-0700
Last modified Piscataway Twp High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Piscataway Twp High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top