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7-12 & Ungraded
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Saddle Brook, NJ
Students enrolled: 802

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355 Mayhill Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07662

(201) 843-2880
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February 17, 2015
If you plan to move to Saddle Brook just know that the school system here is really really bad. I just transferred to Saddle Brook Mid/High school for about 2 months now, and it is literally the worse experience ever. This school could care less about your opinion and they literally expect you to immediately know everything they covered when you weren't in that school. They are totally unfair and not understandable at all. Literally all the girls wear jeggings or even jeans but they don't get detention or anything. I wore jeggings today and I got detention when basically all or most of the girls wear jeggings also. Some classes make you test on things you haven't even learned yet in your old school. Also, transferring near the end of a marking period can be hard too because you wouldn't have any grades in for that marking period. Especially when they make you test on things you haven't learned yet, most likely you would fail that test, and that would be your only grade in that specific marking period. This school is horrible and the worst school I've been to, and i've transferred to multiple schools before. This one is the worst one yet. This school doesn't even deserve one star.

- submitted by a student

December 07, 2014
I am really impressed with the direction the BOE is going. With in the last 2 years they have made major changes to the curriculum and their passion of making all the schools the best. New members were voted in and have transitioned the district in the right direction. The new superintendent is a breath of fresh air.

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2013
As a student here for two years, I could honestly tell you that this school barely deserves 2/5 stars. I don't even know where to start. The teachers have no passion; they are there to get paid and are very unreasonable. The staff is constantly being changed and re-arranged. GLD's can now be used (Global Learning Devices, which is a fancy name they give to our phones/tablets), which are used to basically keep us occupied at lunch so we don't get too rowdy (although there were more fights in the cafeteria this year than I can count on one hand). Sometimes we use them to do research in class, although most people just go on Youtube or whatever during that time. Another thing is that complaints/grievances are ignored. They have a "bullying" policy, but my bullying issues were never fixed. I got bullied all throughout middle school and got in trouble for standing up for myself and others. You will get suspended like I did for hitting someone back if they hit you first. This school is a joke. The pros about this school are that there are advanced classes you could take to get ahead, and there is free and reduced lunch offered to those needing it (although the lunch is cheap as it is).

- submitted by a community member
no rating
June 16, 2009
Helen I Smith School has very little leadership. This trickles down to the teachers. The best experience I have had to date is 4th grade. Mr. Natale and Mrs. Krantz go over and beyond. It is a shame that for 5th and 6th is not the same. Since we are preparing our children for the future. The math program needs better enhancements. Not enough textbook experience. The 'no child left behind program' is a joke! The school has failed many children with this program and has left the principal to say, 'My hands are tied that is just a great example of seeing children dropping out of school and having no future! Homework and good testing throughout the year in every subject pays off. Dictionary should be used more often!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
Sarto has greatly improved the saddle brook high school. about 15 years ago, it was rated 203 out of 304 in the state. it's now rated 140. the re introduction of the sat review course and the college program in senior year are great perks that other schools don't have. synergistics have allowed my son to be introduced to new areas of interest. keep it going sarto.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 27, 2008
I used to believe that a student was a product of what their parents taught them and school was simply what you made of it. Since seeing how other schools operate I have learned how off base that thinking is. Saddle Brook schools are sorely lacking in teachers, administration and potential. I am only sorry I did not get my children out of that system sooner.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2006
I cannot believe what I am reading about our school system! As a graduate and mother of 4 children, 2 that have already graduated and 2 that are still enrolled, I feel I must 'be true to my school'. It may not be the best on the planet, but it certainly is not the worst. 1. We do not have so called gang involvement. 2. We have now had the same principal for the past 2 years, and I feel that he is doing a fine job. 3. Our budget has only recently been getting passed due to parents actually taking the time to get out and vote for it. With the budget passing year after year, we can look foward to higher quality curriculem and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2006
My daughter attended SBHS and just graduated in June 2006. During the six years she was there (grades 7-12), she went through 3 principals and 2 VP's. Most of the teacher there are very tenured, and therefore unmotivated to change their habits and work on their teaching skills. There is also a very strong gang/fraternity movement there which also interfere with learning. If you plan on moving to NJ, avoid living in Saddle Brook.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2006
The academic programs are not up to par with the other schools. There are a lack of extracurricular activities, but that goes hand in hand with the amount of kids they have in that school. Personally, the school is getting better from what it used to be, although parent involvement should be better.

- submitted by a student

October 23, 2005
The school really doesnt help set kids for college and it is a hard transition for most of us just entering college. The principles change frequently and they focus to much on changing the way things work and should focus more on helping the kids grades in the classroom.

- submitted by a student

September 12, 2005
My child attended Saddle Brook High School. A fabulous institution. Quality teachers for the most part, concerned, interested etc. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
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Saddle Brook Mid High School
355 Mayhill Street, Saddle Brook, NJ  07662
(201) 843-2880
Last modified Saddle Brook Mid High School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Saddle Brook Mid High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top