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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan is a top rated, public school located in Old Tappan, NJ. It has 1,257 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
About Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan...
Address
Central Ave
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Telephone
(201) 784-1600
Website

Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1260
338 responses
Average ACT
30
85 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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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
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$133,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,125
National
$949
Median Home Value
$740,400
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Senior Prom
    18%
  • THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
    16%
  • Halloween
    9%
  • Rival/Sister School Thanksgiving Football Game
    7%
  • High School Play
    7%
  • Whoosh Squad at Varsity volleyball
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,257
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
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
$82,575
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%
52%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$30,599/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan Reviews

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My experience with NVOT was very good! I never really had bad teachers, although I still heard about some. I was taught very well in most of my classes but in some, the teacher did not explain things very clearly. Sports were great to play in and to watch. The football team making it to MetLife twice was the highlight of the fall seasons. The themes of the football games always made it more fun to go and watch. It was a great time to hang out with people who sometimes you would not even talk to. Freshman year was a little rough with the whole friend situation, but after playing sports, I made friends. My guidance counselor, was so helpful throughout all of my years.
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NVOT has great resources and teachers that opens up their students to diverse opportunities. They have many experts that would help students go through complicated college application process, not only by conducting numerous seminars, but also having many one-on-one meeting with the students. Academically as well, NVOT provides students with the best possible environment through various AP courses, tutoring, workshops and more!
I feel that any school is highly dependent on the environment. The overall environment of NVOT is positive; like any school, there are diamonds in the rough-- teachers who are truly life-changing. On the flip side, there are teachers that couldn't care less about their students; however, this is apparent in any school. The diversity is severely lacking in this school; however, it isn't really the school's problem, as it is the location. It is overwhelmingly Caucasians, with a small population of Asians, an even smaller population of Latin Americans, and very few African Americans. Again, this isn't an issue that's entirety is to be blamed on the school. I would definitely like to see the food changed in the future. It's strange that french fries cost $1.50 while a salad cost $4. Honestly, it's the select few teachers here that truly made this school worth going to: it's the support they gave and the willingness they had to help their students.