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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 1,197 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
Central Ave
Old Tappan, NJ 07675
Telephone
(201) 784-1600

Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1270
429 responses
Average ACT
29
121 responses
AP Enrollment
23%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$91,572
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,419
National
$949
Median Home Value
$451,200
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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 59 responses
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  • Football games
    20%
  • Senior Prom
    19%
  • THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAY
    17%
  • Halloween
    8%
  • 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
1,197
Free or Reduced Lunch
1%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,116
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$31,399/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 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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I loved being at a school where everyone is nice and willing to help you no matter what. The support system at my school was amazing. Every student should have the opportunity to go to a wonderful school like I did.
I wouldn't change anything, just keep supporting the students!
Although I have a reading and mathematical learning disability, my teachers have always played a huge role in why I have excelled throughout my entire high school career. Additionally, the school spirit and friends I have made have aided in my amazing time at my high school!