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500 Leonard Boulevard
New Hyde Park, NY 11040

(516) 488-9500
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September 28, 2014
This is a good school in a five school district. We have been happy with most teachers although there have been a couple of duds. They should look to spruce up the place a little and get parents to follow traffic rules when picking up and dropping off their kids. We are happy with the education given to our children.

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2013
Hopefully the NHP Memorial staff will implement the CCSS (Common Core) in such a way that it is beneficial toward future goals of the students, thus preparing them for prosperous careers in STEM or other careers.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
NHP Memorial HS is a good school for advanced students and those who need special resources. The average student sometimes gets lost in the shuffle. My child lost out on additional help because we did not receive the Math State testing scores until late October when it was too late to change his entire schedule to squeeze in a Math lab. Other school districts had their scores in August and those students who needed extra help had it incorporated into their schedule before the school year started. This has affected my child's placement in Math each year afterward. The new principal is excellent. As soon as a problem is noted, he works on resolving it. His door is always open to the parents. However, there is not enough parent involvement. Attendance at PTA meetings is low except for September when new parents attend.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
I attended this school back in the early 2000's. On the down side, I didn't feel like I got the individual attention I needed in certain classes. My mom, aunts, uncles and brother all went to this school but after some of the things I saw happen there, I don't know if I want to continue that tradition. I feel like certain incidents were "swept under the rug" so the reputation of the school and the students involved would not be tarnished. On a better note, certain teachers I had really made the class fun and entertaining as well as educational. There are a few great teachers there who made my experience at the school much better. I also think their Academy of Finance program was very beneficial. I learned a lot from it and it looked great for college. That is definitely a program I hope they continue.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
i love this school! its really amazing!! especially if you prefer a diverse environment!

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2008
I went to school here and it's such a great school. The teachers really challenge you and I feel like I was well prepared for college. As for extracurricular activities, there are a lot! I was in the music program, and they could use more money...but they're great. Sports is definitely big in this school, and if you are involved you'll love it. The art program is good too, they have a few co-programs with some local colleges. There are huge number of clubs. The business prgm is such a great experience and really makes you stand out when applying for colleges. It's important to be well-rounded and being involved in a variety of programs really makes you stand out when applying. Colleges note that you can manage the college workload. It's known to be a great school by local colleges and they know that you''ll succeed.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating January 11, 2008
It is wonderful school of education, acedemic's, and excellence.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
overcrowded and poor music and art programs. more funding should go to those programs instead of sports.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2007
I am a former student, as was my husband, my 3 siblings and my husbands 5 siblings. My 4 children have all graduated from NHP Memorial. My youngest last year. Currently my 2 nephews attend. NHP Memorial has always been a wonderful school. Like anything you get out want you put into it. The alot of the teachers are young but they can relate to the students and become great role models. Special Ed dept. has been a great help to my family. They listen to your needs and aren't afraid to try new things. The school is safe.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2007
NHP Memorial is a great school community with dynamics that foster the foundations of a strong education. It is the perfect school for students to mature through during their teenage years. As a 7-12 school, it allows for a unique age set up that give the younger students admirable role models. Also, the 6 years together makes for strong friendships, grade camaraderie, and school spirit. The school has numerous activities to become involved in. Further, as for the young teachers, I think they invigorate the school especially with innovate styles. The fact that there are a variety of different teachers adds to the learning experience. Even so, there are a variety of extra help programs & of course, tutoring from the upperclassmen (another advantage of 7-12). Ultimately, the school & student have to work together & NHP certainly makes this possible; this is what I did & now attend an Ivy.

- submitted by a former student
July 05, 2006
This assessment is based on the past six years of experiences with two of my kids at NHP Memorial. Social Studies (including Model UN), English and Foreign Languages are the strong Academic areas. Math is decent while Music is on the decline. Discipline in school is OK but outside is not OK. Science focus is weak, which is disappointing. The combined Junior/Senior High schools grades forces students to be in the same building for six years, which saps enthusiasm after 4 yrs.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2006
great school for a student that wants to excel, otherwise average.

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February 14, 2006
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January 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Good School. I think the teachers are great and the principal really enforces rules with the help of the security guards and the dean.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
This is a wonderful school full of programs and academic ventures. You would be dumb to give up a school like this great one.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
NHP Memorial is a good school. There are some teachers that are not the best, but there are more that make up for these. Parents can get involved in their child's education by: 1-talking to guidance counselor and 2- attending PTA meetings. Both the head of guidance and the principal are at each monthly meeting. You can ask any questions you like and make your voice heard.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
Ok school, pretty bad teachers. Many academic programs however, they arent good either. They are very careless, 'try' to help students but they all think most students are smart and advanced so they dont bother enough. Very very low parent involvement. Depends on if you want to be involved, also. Only time you get to know whats happening is during report cards, or if your kid tells you.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
I think that this is an excellent school. Of course, there is always room for improvement-especially with safety issues. Some students will always try to push the limits and it is getting more difficult for the teachers to discipline. I think that more parents should be involve in the school and their children's activities and studies. The music, art and sports programs are great!

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 16, 2004
I think that NHP lacks control over students. Although the dean is strict, security guards allow kids to smoke and leave school grounds all of the time. I also think that the schools hire inexperienced teachers who allow the kids to do whatever they please.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2004
I think NHP is a horrible school. We have to many young teachers, and half of my teachers that I have this year most of them just came out of college! I personally don't like the school, or the teachers.

- submitted by a student
March 13, 2004
NHP is a very good school education wise for your children. I have 2 children that go there and there grades are very high. the principal doesnt seem to do her job as an enforcer well enough and she lets too many bad children get away with stuff. the only reason I didnt put a lower grade for saftey and discipline is because the school has a very strict dean and many security guards and 2 assistant principals that help pitch in. otherwise school is doing fine.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2004
I have 2 children in this school. I have a few complaints such as the teachers do not know how to control some of the rowdy kids in the class and the only way the principal gets involved is if alot of parents complain to her. Otherwise my children are good students but have come into contact w/bad kids. And the only reason why they are lacking respect is because of their parents who don't have any.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
I am a former student and have two children that have graduated and 1 child in the 9th grade. I have always been happy with the education at NHP. The staff is caring and helpful and interested in my childs education. I have no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2003
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New Hyde Park Memorial High School
500 Leonard Boulevard, New Hyde Park, NY  11040
(516) 488-9500
Last modified New Hyde Park Memorial High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
New Hyde Park Memorial High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top