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Hackensack High School

Hackensack, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1898


Hackensack High School
First & Beech Streets
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 646-7900
Hackensack High School is located in Hackensack, NJ and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Native American

Reviews10 Reviews

The school itself is a mess. It's hard for student to take education seriously when there will end up being drama and issues going on with the way teachers and staff approach things. Especially in certain activities like phys ed where nonathletic students feel like they shouldn't be there because their not like the athletic ones. The teachers are there to teach but seems to be the problem is how some struggle to communicate with the students themselves. In the past there has been cases of bullying but although it has lowered there still comes a time where this may hinder another student from learning. Not everyone can get along but we should be able to treat everyone nicely regardless and help each other out if there's a problem. Littering is done all over the school and there are writings and unnecessary things found where they shouldn't be. Renovation could be used in some parts of the building since it's been years since another one has gone. Although education is necessary, students should be able to get the most out of their education and be interested in learning things that will benefit them in the future than to hear something that's pointless and out of context. More programs and activities should be introduce to make the students engage more than to do something they wouldn't enjoy. The smart and gifted kids who are in advance placement classes may overshadow students who are in college preparatory but this shouldn't let kids be just students who are working like slaves just to get a pointless letter on a grade. Everyone is smart and capable of doing something but this shouldn't discourage kids who want to be successful and stress out over something. With the way things are going now, it might seem fine to some but there are things that need to be improved upon since it's hard to take advantage of our education just because of the school and environment itself.
Hackensack is a generally great school as long as you long as you take advantage of the AP courses. Overall the CP (college prep) classes are jokes.The school offers and array of activities and sports which are always fun to join
Two years ago I moved from New York City to Hacensack NJ and I couldn't have made a better choice..Excellent school, I am extremely grateful for all the team that works hard to bring the best to each student, Teachers, Counselors, Principals ,School Aides are always willing to help in the progress of each student.. both of my daughters have received much benefit with the After School Program , I am very grateful for all the support received, I have no complaint of Hackensack High School , and I think this is without a doubt the best High School in Bergen County.. !! Thank You !!
Great school - Great teachers - kids well prepared for future endeavors. Both our sons graduated, went to college into honors programs and are doing extremely well. Hackensack, with its diversity, prepares kids for the real world. If you can't stomach what that entails, send your kids elsewhere and pay for it. Quite honestly, we don't need them or the criticism from whiny parents!!
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