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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Northern Highlands Regional High School is a top rated, public school located in Allendale, NJ. It has 1,334 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
298 Hillside Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
Telephone
(201) 327-8700
Website

Northern Highlands Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
254 responses
Average ACT
29
188 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$151,641
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,693
National
$949
Median Home Value
$680,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Holiday hoopla and 90-minute special lunches
    57%
  • The option for electives
    15%
  • School field trips to art festivals, the MOMA, etc
    8%
  • Seeing a capella competitions and musicals
    8%
  • Mr. & Ms. Highlander
    5%
  • Black out/white out sporting events
    3%
  • Engineering Program at Highlands
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,334
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,043
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.4%
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$21,514/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses
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Northern Highlands Regional High School Reviews

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My experience at northern highlands regional high school was wonderful! The teachers are so understanding and truly want their students to succeed. The school had a decent amount of clubs and activities to join. It was easy to make friends because everyone is so welcoming and down to earth. The school sprit was one of my favorite parts. Students would come together to cheer for the sporting events and school plays.
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My experience at Northern Highlands Regional High School was mostly a positive one. The school had plenty of clubs, activities, and resources that I was able to take advantage of. In addition, the wide range of AP's offered is unlike any other school in the area. At Northern Highlands, I was able to expand my education and thoroughly prepare myself for college. However, I would like to see the school have more diversity since the school is predominantly white. Overall, however, the supportive teachers and resources allowed me to have a nurturing high school experience.
I have had a pretty great experience at Highlands! All I wish is that the environment at the school wasn't so competitive, both academically and in extracurriculars.