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9-12 & Ungraded
Public district
Pompton Plains, NJ
Students enrolled: 706

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85 Sunset Road
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

(973) 616-6000
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Map of Pequannock Twp High School address.

August 18, 2014
Peq. schools are in a transition period where the school board is implimenting programs which help the students and fight against the teachers union and the results so far have been positive. Although the banter on township websites is mostly negative, (the conversations are hate driven) they are starting to be muted by the positive test score results. The former status quo cannot disagree with the positive test scores. As a parent I can honestly say that the school board members care about kids. This is the election platform everyone uses as though the board does not care about the students. These people on the board have children in our schools too folks. The money spent in the schools is spent well these days and our property values will stand up even in this economy due to this board's diligence. We need to have our children applying and getting into schools like Brown, Cornell, Harvard, Yale just to name a few of the ones we would love to say our sons and daughters attend. We as a country have to get our heads back into the game. We need thinkers,problem solvers and educators.We do not need more landscapers, deli workers and Walmart checkers. This is the reality of today.....

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2014
The township schools have changed as far as the way our children learn. The school board has implimented programs which some parents in Pequannock have found difficult to understand. Now there is a better understanding of what is going on, as the test scores for our socioeconomic standing are the best in our area. The school board is constantly being bombarded with negative words on the township blogs and there is no basis for these hateful comments. There is always talk at election time from new candidates who say they are running because they care about our kids. Very good to say. Our present board feels the same way and are proving that our kids come first with the latest results. This board knows that we are not competing with the U.S. but are now competing in a globalized society. We need to have our kids apply and be accepted to more prestigious schools such as Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Yale and others which we would be proud to say our sons and daughters attend. This is what we need to do. Our property values will continue to have value even in this difficult economy. Our taxes are being held in check as spending is done with sights on the future. This is what must be done.

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2014
the board of education and the superintendent have real problems with themselves , they only see the money coming in and spend it on useless things its time to get all of them out and get in people who want to make the school system better , not have the best sports fields around

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2014
Pequannock Township High School is one of the best high schools in the area. The only downside currently is the lack of principal which is to be rectified in this coming year. My children were challenged and did very well in school. The teachers are responsive and truly care about the children. They work very hard to help them.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2014
It is both sad and unfortunate but the Pequannock Township public school have become a joke. My children have suffered through change after change at the hand of the BOE and the administration. There are still some wonderful teachers but more are lost each year. Instead of building on successful areas and correcting those that are lacking this BOE and administration just throw everything away and start over. Well, I'm done starting over and over and over, but until we get rid people who are not afraid to do the right things for our students these students will suffer.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2014
Pequannock HS has gone through many transition periods. My son will be graduating soon and in retrospect if I had a choice, I wouldn't have sent my son to this school. Why? In all fairness to the good teachers and dedicated staff, this school has the potential and the resources to do a great job. However, it lacks appropriate management and leadership. Teanured teachers believe that they can do "what ever they want" and I mean what ever they want and get away with it. The staff lacks appropriate training on how to manage an array of situations that can go from a struggling student to a student that presents behavioral issues. Its unfortunate, that they've let go of energetic, enthusiastic and decidated teachers to leave the "old timers" that have little to no impact of the educational growth of students. I do want to make it clear that this doesn't necessarily apply to all seasoned teachers and those that don't do a good job know who they are. Perhaps it's time for the Board of Education to really focus and what's more important... OUR CHILDREN, and stop trying to pretend that PTHS is an excellent school. No, it is not but it can be if appropriate changes are impremented.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2014
Don't send your child to Pequannock schools. The district is little more than a glorified sports camp where orchestra, Latin, and many other academic programs have been cut, despite huge expenditures on new fields and AstroTurf. None of this is opinion, by the way. Just ask a resident or watch a BoE meeting. Meanwhile, students are being graduated that don't know the fundamentals, that can't write in script, and that can't balance a checkbook. Check out Montville, Boonton, or Wayne for better options for your school age child.

- submitted by a teacher

April 20, 2013
The Pequannock Township school district cares only about making test grades and winning sports titles. The students are inconsequential as is the budget. More money is put into the exterior grounds for sports programs like artificial turf and Middle school and High School buildings suffer from years of neglect. The school board is constantly wasting money on studys and are constantly throwing the district into turmoil by introducing lame-brain ideas on how to mess up the district whether it be by changing quarters to trimesters, altering which children will attend which schools, moving grades from one school to another, putting on expensive and unnecessary additions or renovations to elementary schools that were renovated ten years ago, etc. They have a blue ribbon school which they are always looking for ways to dismantle in their unending quest to change and "improve" the school district. They only concentrate their efforts on improving their test scores and care little about the impact on the students or teachers. Administration is top-heavy and overpaid and the good teachers are underpaid and not appreciated.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2013
Our township schools have been undergoing a transition to the upside for all involved. The school board is very active, as well as proactive in their approach to learning, sports and other important programs which add up to a well rounded educational experience. Budgeting is aligned with results and our children's scores on standardized tests proves this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 09, 2010
The young people I know who attend are very high achievers, the teaching staff is extremely dedicated and they are at the top of the game in their sports achievements

- submitted by a community member
no rating
June 23, 2008
Thi school is going nowhere but down. As the new superintendent has called it, 2008-2009 will be the year of the high school. The only problem is that this past summer the best teachers in both history and mathematics have left to work in better school districts, thus leaving their new 'Gold Acadmeny' and four AP courses to suffer. The school will not be as good as it was in 2007 until new administration is hired and this school district can finally learn to retain good teachers. Stay awa from PTHS if at all possible!!!

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2007
The school divided against itself can not stand. Such is Pequannock H.S.. Teacher union is weak. Administration is inapt but fancy themselves outstanding. Students suffer the consequences. In general, there is more committement to penny-pinching than education. Of excellence there can be no talk at all.

- submitted by a teacher

January 19, 2006
I have found the elementary schools to be substantially behind the Randolph school system in both academics and extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2005
I would advise anyone planning to attend PTHS to go to a different school. PTHS is breaking down. Teachers are leaving and test scores are going down. There are many extracurricular activities but parent involvement is limited.

- submitted by a student

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Pequannock Twp High School
85 Sunset Road, Pompton Plains, NJ  07444
(973) 616-6000
Last modified Pequannock Twp High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pequannock Twp High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top