International High School
- PATERSON, NJ
International High School Reviews
Rating 3.76 out of 5 93 reviews
As a student of International High School, I have had a unique experience here. The best part about the school is the IB education. We got to talk about a lot of current events, and experience different perspectives as opposed to a general education where we discussed a sole perspective. I love how much interest our teachers have in the subject matter, and that translated to us. We didn't feel bored so we engaged so much in class. The worst part about this school is the lack of non-academic activities the school has to offer. We don't have any sports teams, or pep-rallies. The school's lack of fun activites makes us feel burnt out sometimes. Overall, I loved my experience at International High School. I wouldn't even be able to imagine attending high school anywhere else.
My experience at this high school overall was ok. There's a lot of things this school lacks, better developed clubs, student spirit, prioritizing seniors and so much more the only thing that makes this school somewhat bearable is some teachers I've grown fond about and amazing students i've met along the way.
From personal experience, I believe International High School is a great school. I would say the best High School in our area, with IB and AP programs that help boost students. It’s easy to become friends with teachers and ask for help, teachers will often make time for you when possible and help you out when needed. With a diverse set of students we celebrate many cultures and it’s easy to involve yourself in clubs or events, I myself participate in almost all of them as a Senior now I even invited some of the new freshman to join some of the clubs to make High School worth the experience. Though, if i could see something change in the school is more vibrancy and colors around the school, which is something I am hoping to change before I graduate!
I think my time at International High School was fantastic. The teachers were very charismatic and understanding. The classes never felt dragged along or begrudgingly taught, it was pleasant. Some criticisms of the school however, is the food quality, the lack of technology focused classes, and some of the rules applied there. I think the problems are easily fixable and even with those problems, I was still able to learn to the best of my ability at this school.
The school is very diverse and the teachers are very kind. I do however wish that they provided us with more Advanced Placement courses.
It was wonderful. There was a blend of so many different people and cultures. The biggest issue was that it was far too early. Other than the fact of how early it was it was a wonderful school filled with so much to offer.
I really enjoyed my sophomore year at International High School. The school has a very diverse selection of clubs including Spanish, Chinese, and French Club. The school even offers a gay straight alliance and Black History association. The one thing I noticed was the lack in school events which I feel is very important to help students interact with another.
The teacher us-to care , it felt more personal but after covid there feels like a disconnect . The school is small and that made it feel very family oriented, it made it feel safe . Now it seems like they are just trying to cover there ass.
Overall these 4 years, it was a pretty good school for me, the environment was good as were the teachers. I would like to see more sports added to that school later in time to make more people see this school as its first option.
I transferred to International High School going into my junior year. It was a good couple months until Covid came in. Overall it’s not a bad school, there are good teachers and friendly students. However the school system is very poor.
My high school experience here was pretty okay. I hope to see that my high school has sports in the future. Sports play a big role in my life and it was a bit inconvenient to go to a different school to play for them. If my school had their own sports team, we would be a very good sports team hands down. A lot of the students from my school went to two other schools to play for either or and they made up the majority of that school's team. So, if my school would've had a sports team we wouldn't have to commute to other ones and we would have a good rank as a sports team. That's something that can hopefully be added to my high school.
It's an IB school, and the workload is much heavier, but it challenges you and prepares you into college. The teachers are nice and helpful, and I have no problems making friends and socializing with one another. The school is not very rich, and we have fundraisers almost every week. Aside from that, there's alot if clubs and I joined the robotics as well as the chinese club. It was alot of fun and experience.
International High School is a small yet competitive school, especially those who are part of the IB program. Not all the teachers are good at their subject, but there are still some that do a great job.
As a graduate or an alumni of International High School, I would say things went pretty smooth. I met great friends and have many great memories from that school. All the teachers were very helpful and has helped me become the person I am today. It's been 2 years that I have graduated but it feels like just yesterday I was walking down the halls and catching up with my friends. If I can go back and do things all over again since it really was the best four years of my life. I wouldn't take back anything. The environment and the people helped it be a better experience.
The courses are challenging yet the teachers make it engaging and interactive. There are many unique opportunities that you receive from this school.
My experience with international High school is good. The staff are very respectful towards the students and there colleagues. The first day of school I really felt safe and welcomed. If you need help towards any homework or didn't understand anything of the lesson they would use there time to reword what they taught.
I really like the fact that an IB certified school like this one is available in Paterson. The teachers are great, courses are rigorous, and the school is extremely diverse. One drawback would have to be the fact that the school is located near a highway (and emissions are not filtered outdoors).