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9-12 & Ungraded
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Plainsboro, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,659
 

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90 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

(609) 716-5100
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April 28, 2015
Our child attends this school. Teachers are hit and miss. New school where focus is our test scores only! We also take our other child to the YWCA Program that uses the pool. He has attended since the fall, 8 months and you would think the Principal could walk his school to see a hole in the Boys Locker Room that is 2 ft by 3 ft. As I said, no focus other than insuring test scores meet funding standards. We have friends whose children attend South and rave about it. Keep clear of this school.

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April 22, 2015
As a student, I believe West Windsor North hones in on students who are over achieving. There is underlying racism, where Caucasians and African Americans are given less of an opportunity than the Asian population from the faculty. However, most students are open to other cultures. The administration is horrific! They can care less about the students and talk to them as if they are incompetent. The faculty can careless about students as well, unless youre outspoken or getting As. Most students here cheat and many teachers could care less. This is probably why the school has such high ratings. Everything is a competition. Many students apply to ivy leagues and constantly rave about them getting scholarships to places like Princeton or Brown. Counselors do not regularly check in with students who are applying for colleges or who are struggling. The idea of "Self-directed learning" is prominent. This makes most teachers lazy, only showing "educational videos" during class periods, speaking from experience. Most AP classes are also "self-directed" which means, as a student, I learn less from my teachers and frequently have to pay for tutoring. Overall this school is just okay.

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2015
Nah As a student who actually attends the environment is pretty awful. The teachers don't care, the school is a blue ribbon school because a lot of smart kids go to North and work crazy hard. If the same students that go to North went to another school, that school would have a blue ribbon too.

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October 09, 2014
Great school......I see some of these comments and I believe its too diverse for some people. If you are one of those parents who just want their kids to have fun, find another school. This school is for goal oriented kids, other kids don't last here too long..

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August 31, 2014
These reviews are highly misleading. The school has a strong Asian culture due it being 80% Asian. As a Caucasian, I didn't feel like I fit in. The school teachers actually generally aren't even that good. The reason why the school does so well is because many of the students are just naturally intelligent, as we would classify by conventional measures. If an individual isn't naturally smart, the school administration will oppress that individual. It makes for a beyond stressful environment. It's overly competitive. I didn't have academically exceeding grades like everyone else; I had average. But that wasn't good enough for the school. I don't have superior math/english aptitudes. So the school forced an IEP on me. It made me feel subjected. The extra help actually made it harder for me to work and when I asked for the IEP to be removed, they added more services. Then they put me in Special Ed. I was feeling insignificant... stupid. I went to the school psychologist for help; the principle called me out of class gave me a detention for "skipping class." If you want your child to have psychological and esteem issues, send them here. It's waayyy too harsh for public school.

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June 26, 2014
The school is one of the two high schools in ww-p school district. Both are very good high schools, ranked in the top tier in state NJ. The school has good after school programs, most organized by students themselves. My daughter is a 9th grade freshman, and she is a member of several programs. She told me the programs are a good place to make friends, and I expect some of them will be her life-friends. I think that's a very important part.

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April 17, 2014
Maurice Hawk School, West windsor, NJ. This school is great!! My kids love it here.

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November 11, 2013
it is horrible. the teachers awesome hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi

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August 22, 2013
I recently graduated from this school and personally believe that this school is one of the best in the state and the country. We have high scores and good athletic teams. The only thing that I wish is that this school have enough money to hire teachers. This school has always had a shortage of teachers.

- submitted by a student

August 01, 2013
After studying four years in this school, I have learned that almost all my teachers are willing to help you and answer your questions. They take time out of their lunch break to help you understand the concepts. I am speaking about my honors and advanced placement teachers. They work hard every day to make sure every study understands and can apply the knowledge to real world scenarios.

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July 11, 2013
Demographics at this school is heavily skewed to South Asian and East Asian (over 70%). High emphasis on grades and activities for college applications. School lacks sense of community and get the "A" anyway you can. Kids are stressed out and challenged academically; but won't have any social life if taking AP classes. School's high rating is due to parents pushing kids to be over-achievers... Unless you are in the top 5% academically, you will probably feel like a dummy.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2012
BE PREPARED to pay for extra tutoring and training if you want your child to have above a 3.4 gpa. Teachings methods do not work with students who are tactile or visual learners. Classmates here are extremely competitive. Please remember, that this school is built to help mainly the top 30% go to top tier colleges. The remaining students are considered "not smart" by their fellow classmates. In addition, there is a huge number of students from south asia and east asia as a result they bring their 3rd world work ethic to the classroom. Subsequently, students believe that if they do not get A's in high school they will fail at life. Be aware of the cliques created between students of varying grades, parents become friends with other parents simply so that they can get the "tricks" on how to improve their childs grades. As a result, if your family does not know many other families in the area you will be left behind. Last but not least, so many students here cheat and believe it is the best way to get ahead

- submitted by a student

November 14, 2011
Great school for both my children. Nice clean environment, down to earth and friendly staff members.

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June 29, 2011
The school has a great student population that is very driven to succeed. On average, the teacher quality is very good, but due to the luck of the draw, the kids might draw a poor teacher.

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February 27, 2011
i hated this school, i left after freshman year and i am so glad i made that decision

- submitted by a student

December 08, 2009
stellar academics, very rigorous music program and great sports (although usually bested by ww-p south); excellent preparation for colleges and will definitely give alumni an edge on the competition. integrity needs work but students just don't care enough to follow guidelines.

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no rating
October 03, 2009
Both my granddaughters went here and they got a great education and both played on a really good Hockey Team

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
best teachers, best sports, best environment for kids! most of all best Principal!

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2009
I cannot say I am too happy with this school. It is definitely more challenging school, but for better? We moved from the other township with nice high school to WWP school district with straight 'A' s. Child took all 'AP' classes. So, I don't think my child is stupid. Results from this year:'D' in chemistry,' C' in algebra. First time in her life 'C', not even mention about 'D'. I know for sure it was a lot of effort and home work done. Other results - extremely stressed child, much worsened GPA. Will it help in future admission to college? Is the program adequate to the high school level? Is it really good understandable program? Does it provide needed knowledge for future college? Now we have to think how to repair the damage done to GPA.

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April 02, 2008
I have a child who is a junior in this School. I have nothing but good things to say about this School. The office staff need to be more receptive to the needs of the parents/children. After all, we pay very high taxes for their jobs. All in all, great education with poor administration.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008
I am perplexed by the negative review posted on 4/24/07. I have 2 children who have been students in the WW-P school system since kindergarten to HS. One has graduated and one will graduate HS in another 2 years. The one who has graduated and gone onto college frequently has said how well this school system prepared them fro college and, frankly, has found a couple of 1st yr. college courses to be easier then comparable classes they had in WW-P HSN. The point the reviwer makes about lack of communication also is contrary to what we have experienced. It is not a one-way street. There are any number of avenues to maintain communications in this district, incl. things as simple as email correspondence with teachers and staff which we have never heistated to do and have always received prompt responses to. We simply cannot agree at all with this reviewer.

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no rating
November 28, 2007
This is an excellent school and definitely equips you with the mind needed to succeed in high school. As a former student, I say it was a great experience.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2007
Not at all satisfied with the school. We moved new to this school district. Very poor communications between staff, students and parents. We came from a school where the staff took care of the students very well and we parents never worried about missing of anything that was important for the student future college admissions and so on. Here the students has to find out everything themselves and if a new student comes to this school they will be lost for a while. The school got the rank because of all the bright students.

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November 25, 2006
As a former student I never realized what a wonderful education I received until i left the district for college. The School provides a great traditional education and co-circular opportunities. The teachers are demanding and push their students, yet always supportive. The students are very competitive, which at times creates a tense atmosphere. Overall I was provided with a great education.

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2005
Cool school and great teachers.

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November 14, 2004
I went to WWPHS North and I absolutely loved it. The teachers are great, the atmosphere is conducive to high achievement, and the students are top notch.

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October 01, 2004
I have 2 kids in this school, and they have both shown different achievements. One is straight A's and honors the other not very exceptional. It is not the school staff but mostly the kids themselves that does most of the work. The class is competitive due to the amount of bright kids and the parents background (professional well educated). The teaching staff is your standard NJ teacher quality.

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Wwindsor Plainsboro North
90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro, NJ  08536
(609) 716-5100
Last modified Wwindsor Plainsboro North is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wwindsor Plainsboro North Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top