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Noor-Ul-Iman School

Private | PK-12 | 544 students


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Posted Monday, October 27, 2014

If this is a good school then why does the principal send her daughters to public school instead of sending them to Noor-Ul-Iman School? The principal has been working there for almost six years and never used the school for her daughters which makes me reconsider keeping my son who is in high school in NUI.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 13, 2014

NUI is not a place that will teach your child Islamic morals and studies! This a family business that is hidden under the title of a non-profit organization. The administration is mostly made up of family members that cover up for each other s wrongdoings. The academics is very poor; favoritism is very high. To survive in NUI, you have to be a relative or close friend to the school s administrators or parents that will never speak up for their children s rights. The administration is not qualified to handle tough situations! If your child is being bullied by staff kids, the school will make every effort to brush you off. But, if he/she is even accused of bothering their kids, they will stand up against your child. The Sufi way is used in their Islamic Studies curriculum especially in high school, so you have to be careful! The Sufi ideas was brought up to the school by some high school students, but the school covered up the problem for a teacher that is a close friend. They have the ability to bring down the self-esteem. Be careful of the elementary division; the administrator is not qualified there! The school can destroy your child s future especially in high school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 13, 2013

Many of those in administrative positions are unqualified to manage. Many of those in teaching positions are unqualified to teach. Situations are dealt with unprofessionally and students as well as their parents/guardians suffer as a result.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 24, 2013

I think when reading these reviews, one must consider that people only post reviews when they're extremely upset or extremely happy. Try to look at these with a neutral eye. As a parent at NUI, I personally couldn't be any happier. I know that the rigorous academic environment will help my child succeed later in life (many graduates have gone on to prestigious schools like Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, and Cornell). My child was happy in public school, but we decided to try out NUI because we felt that the Islamic environment would be beneficial. After her first year, she said she never wanted to leave. The staff members are extremely helpful, polite, and kind, and my child feels happy in their classes. Of course, there are a few bad apples, but it's impossible for all teachers to be amazing. Thankfully, we had very few problems with teachers. The new school building is beautiful and has great amenities mashaAllah. My rating of NUI is 4.5 stars. I deducted the .5 because it's true that other schools may offer more (more clubs, courses, options, etc). However, I feel like NUI and its community have been a positive influence in my family's life, and am completely satisfied.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 15, 2013

I attended this school for 8 years and learned a great deal but it's difficult to remember academic material with so many other messages thrown at you. There was a colossal and obvious trend of favoritism, the teachers were clearly untrained and had no idea how to handle children, there was no fostering of creativity at all, and for ostracized kids like me, no sense of comfort anywhere on the school grounds. I left that school with a huge amount of emotional baggage, depression, and low self-esteem that I'm still dismantling. Unless you are unreasonably wealthy and can fit in with the elitism that exists, do not send your kids there.

Posted April 11, 2013

My child attended this school for many 8 years before I had to switch her to public school due to changing circumstances. She learned absolutely NOTHING at NUI except low self-esteem and that the rules only apply to students whose parents aren't staff members. She cried every single day because of bullying by students and staff. Since she has been in public school she has excelled. She is now a straight A student in all honors classes, an active member of the debate team, as well as a happy well-adjusted member of her school community. I only wish I'd seen the light sooner. Very poor academics and a toxic atmosphere. Good riddance!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 8, 2013

For all the hoopla surrounding the opening of a new building, no amount of money can buy well mannered students who aren't elitist and don't expect and receive favoritism from teachers. Its a shame that their Islamic studies program doesn't seem to be teaching these students proper Adab.

Posted January 1, 2013

I attended a public school before coming to NUI, and I honestly wish I had joined earlier. The curriculum is equal to (if not better than) that of most public schools. When I first began attending NUI I had a lot of trouble with the Arabic class, since I'd never taken it before. Thanks to the helpful staff, I was able to catch up and get an A in the class. The one downside in terms of academics is the lack of selection of classes, but since NUI is small, a myriad of courses isn't possible. The Islamic environment facilitates the growth of good Muslims, and NUI is legitmatey like my extended family. The teachers really care and know their stuff. I know so much more about my religion and core academic subjects than friends who are attending other schools. I love NUI, and Insha'Allah my own children will this fine school attend one day.

Posted January 5, 2012

Amazing student body. Rich and culturally diverse environment, safe learning, old world values. A very valuable college prep school that teaches life's survival lessons, self respect, and community cohesiveness and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted December 26, 2011

I attended this prison of a school for three years until my mother agreed to pull me out. Most of the teachers don't know what they're doing. The closest this school gets to creativity is Art Club, which is a sad joke in which you literally pay to scribble with chalk on the blacktop. I do commend their Islamic classes--I learned a lot of Qur'an and really got into it--but their academic courses remain hopelessly outdated. In short, you'd be a lot better off sending your children to a good school and doing your best to teach them Islam yourself, rather than waste your time and money on a deficient school like NUI.

Posted October 27, 2011

I went to NUI myself. It is a great school but it has so many flaws that you cant ignore.There is favoritism(no doubt) and that should not be tolerated in any school. Rules only apply to a select few. Education is not exceptional but the school does have a small teacher-student ratio. Really depends on the student. If a student is not doing well in NUI, take him/her out. NUI does not give enough attention to such students. NUI is not a hard school and they really do care for their students, but the resources will not provide for anyone that needs more help. The students' curriculum is not hard and its not hard to exceed in the school. If you are doing well, stay in the school because you will get into a better college that you won't if you went to a public school. Islamic education is good too! A lot of things happen in the school that shouldnt, but its still a good school.

Posted September 12, 2011

Great school! I have a child that recently graduated and is attending Rutgers. I also have another 1 in the HS and 1 in the MS. The one in RU is adjusting very well, and feels she couldn't have been more prepared. She tells me constantly how happy she was going to an Islamic school and making friends that she now keeps in touch with at Rutgers. She also feels that NUI has prepared her very well for college work wise, and religously. Definitely one of the best decisions I have ever made was sending my children here!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 22, 2011

My children went to this school for a very long time. At first I thought it was great but as they got older, it seemed the work was harder, teachers were meaner, and they weren't learning anything worthwhile. I pulled first one child, then the other. BOTH of them are excelling in public school so much more then they ever did there. They are now in honors classes with straight A's, yet NUI always gave them bad grades. There are some nice teachers there but the majority of them are bitter, gossipy, biased, and downright cruel. I wish I'd withdrawn them years ago. My children even have leftover emotional problems due to that environment. Bottom line is now in public school, doing great, much less work and less aggravation, and learning much more. Also the kids there do act very Islamic. They make fun of people, curse, talk about boys,girls, etc. It was a very unfriendly environment as well.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 7, 2011

NUI is one of the best Islamic Schools in the nation. All the teachers are extremely well educated, and yearn for students' success. They work hard to help the students whenever they need assistance. NUI excels academically, and although there might not be the best facilities, the school maintains growing boys/girls sports teams for both soccer and basketball. Model UN, Mock Trial, Model Congress, School Newspaper, and Student Council are just a few of the many extracurricular activities offered at the school. At NUI, you make lifelong friends, and are in the best Islamic environment you can dream of. I honestly couldn't imagine attending any other school!

Posted May 12, 2011

horrible school! they basically take advantage of parents' strife for an Islamic education for their children, and think they can get away with horrible things going at the school. it's one of the most corrupted Islamic school i have even seen. Islamic and Arabicc teaching is poor, teachers have psychological problems, favoritism and special treatment to teachers' kids and kids whose parents donate money to the school and the mosque, are among money other things that make enviorment at NUI unhealthy for learning and academic advancement.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 27, 2011

It's a real shame how favoritism exists at NUI. The kids of teachers that work at the school are given special attention for some reason, whereas those whose parents do not work at the school are sometimes academically discouraged.

Posted November 13, 2010

I have 4 children. One of my kids attended public school for 12 years. The other 3 are at Noor Ul Iman. I 've seen a great difference with one of my kids who appeared to be lost in public school and now is confident in her work.I can't comment about the other kids they never attended any other school. Even if my kids can't complete the NUI curriculum for whatever reason. I've learned how to effectively assist the children when they need my help. I'm amazed how the kids line up for prayer and stay focused in prayer without silly movements. I appreciate how the kids interact with each other and how well they take pride in their school work. It is refreshing to know schools like this still exsist. I love the community outreach and community service to muslims and non muslims.The kids learn this vital character trait at a very young age. This is what makes us better citizens and in turn makes our world a better and productive world to live in..KUDOS to NUI!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 3, 2009

Noor-Ul-Iman School is so much different than the public schools, both my daughters attended pubic school one dropped out at sixteen. There is no drama in Noor-ul-iman school and they do not put up with any teasing of students.The teachers are very friendly. It's like a big family
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 17, 2009

I would definetately agree with the previous commentator that Noor-Ul-Iman School has some dedicated teacher. However, there is really no point of sending your student to this school. Instead wasting thousands of dollars on Noor-Ul-Iman, save it up for college.

Posted November 17, 2008

As a graduate of Noor-Ul-Iman School, I can attest first hand to the wonderful atmosphere and diversity Noor-Ul-Iman School presents. It offers an academically challenging atmosphere, whilst reminding students of their Islamic background and religious duties. Noor-Ul-Iman has received many various academic awards, and continually pushes their students to strive to do the best they can. Noor-Ul-Iman boasts a 100% graduation rate, with all graduates moving forward toward a 4-year University. Many students have moved to prestigious universities, including, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Barnard College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The College of New Jersey, and Rutgers University. Through many setbacks and a severe lack of funds, Noor-Ul-Iman School has continued to persevere through the hard-work of the teachers and the parents. Although Noor-Ul-Iman School does not have the most up-to-date equipment, the education and moral fiber it provides its current and former students vastly makes up for it.
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Ethnicity This school State average
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 63% 9%
White 32% 51%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 16%
Hispanic 1% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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