Lyndhurst High School

400 Weart Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
(201) 896-2100

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 691 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lyndhurst Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lyndhurst Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lyndhurst High School is a public high school in Lyndhurst. The principal of Lyndhurst High School is Mr Nicholas Coffaro and can be contacted at 691 students attend Lyndhurst High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 2% of the Lyndhurst High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 17% of the 691 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lyndhurst High School is 11:1. Abundant Life Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic


  • Badminton
  • Crew
  • Fencing
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Water polo
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 66%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Hispanic 29% 27%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.8%
Multiracial 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 22%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a great school with all the faculty and staff. They gave us all iPads this year which improves our curriculum by a lot and gives us more access to learning. The teachers are really considerate and are very understanding. This is an awesome school to go too.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a student who graduated in 2010 I know that LHS is an amazing school. The staff at this school is beyond extraordinary. The 4 years at LHS I participated in many activites and so did everyone else. The staff was there for every event and made high school and enjoyable place to be. No matter where I go in life I will always stay true to my alma mater the GOLD AND BLUE <3

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a good school. It is better then some of the surrounding schools such as Becton. There are challenging honors classes and even special education classes. Overall it is a good school except the guidance councilors some of them are too lazy and seem unapproachable . But they hired a new counselor who helps children that are going through tough times in their lives. I would suggest sedning your child here!

  • (7 years ago)

    Alright for those that say that LHS is a bad school you are wrong. It is by far not a perfect school or at the level of BCA. However it isn't as bad as some people say. The teachers here are wonderful and they do what they can to help you. They will stay after or before school until you understand the topic fully. I saw a review that said the music department was bad. Are you joking? This is the best music department in Bergen County (with the exception of the Bergen County Band). Mr. Dellosa does a great job at commanding the band to a high level. The athletics program is pretty good also. P.S. To anyone who said that their child wasn't getting a high level of education it's because you arent in any honors classes. That's where students get challenged

  • (7 years ago)

    As a student who recently graduated i'd have to say that LHS has improved drastically over the past four years that i have been there. The new principal and v.p are fantasic. Mr. Crowell was a wonderful man but my new principal Mr. Sabato actually got to know me. He reached out to the kids and still with a strong backbone of rules he was fun. He let a spring pep rally occur and let the student government be in charge. He made sure that all students were involved and the pep rally was a success. The new pool new track new field and plenty of new EXPERIENCED teachers are going to be a fantastic addition to the school and I'm actually sad to say that I'm not going to be able to experience it.

  • (7 years ago)

    All of you people dont have any idea what your talking about. This is one of the greatest schools to attend and if you think otherwise then I feel sorry for you. It doesnt matter what school you go to it all matters on the student. So if your child isn't doing well at Lyndhurst High School then don't blame the school blame your parenting skills.

  • (7 years ago)

    There are so many dedicated teachers that go beyond the book education to help when you are willing to accept the help. I wouldn't have done as well if I didn't have so many teachers that were willing to push me because I asked for the help.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lyndhurst High School is an immaculate facility that barely reaches the curriculum level of average high schools. The teachers and other staff members are courteous and somewhat well-educated. However if your child attends this high school after being transfered from a New York school he or she will be shocked to discover Lyndhurst's extremely low academic programs. Although this could be an advantage to receive high grades for your child it would give false hope and security when it comes to attending college.

  • (8 years ago)

    I moved here from another town so that my child could get a better education. So far I am not pleased with this school at all. The school implemented that each child must do 20 hours of community service each year. What they consider there community services to be is a far cry from what community services are all about.I have called my childs counselor on several occasions and the counselor never knows what in the world is going on. The school is not that populated. I feel that some of the teachers are really not concerned with teaching the kids. Overall im not very pleased with this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    First off if you the school has changed drastically over the years...All kids have lab days where they complete hands on activities to furthermore enhance their skills.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a parent of a freshman student attending Lyndhurst High School. Drama department is excellent. They take a swift approach to discipline. As with all NJ public schools; a parent has to push hard to get tutors - but they are available in the Honors Program. There isn't much additional when it comes to after school sports unless you're a football fanatic. Personally I find Lyndhurst an unfriendly urban/suburban community. It's saving grace is the close proximity to New York City.

  • (9 years ago)

    As parents we are pleased with the improvements made over the years at LHS both with the facility and in the curricular areas. I was surprised at the high standards academically in most of the classes. The teachers are dedicated to their teaching and to the kids. Of course some of the kids are not guided or parented in the best way for their potential but I think Lyndhurst is making important improvements and soon the bad rap they have had will be on the rise.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is defnitely far below average. However if you ask the administration they would vehemently deny that statement. Their version of the school is far different from what it actually is. The students are below average with a few exceptions that stand above the rest. Most students go on to two-year community colleges or nearby 4-yr colleges. Overall the academic standards are often ignored in place of athletic priority; with the school in a town that devotes almost all of its budget to the police. Do not move to this town and if you do have your children in a private school.

  • (10 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is average to below average. Sports are readily available and fairly organized. Music programs are average to above average. Parent involvement is low.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe this school is one of the best public high schools. The teachers do the best they can with what they have. The new science wing was well needed and the staff are very dedicated to their work. The dicipline is excellent. The highest math course that can be elected is actually trigonometry not Algebra and there are 2 algebras Algebra 1 and 2. This school is excellent and yes I do believe that the town does spend its money foolishy there definitly needs to be a bigger budget for the school system other than that this school is excellent.

  • (10 years ago)

    My husband & I opted to take our 2 younger children out of this school and place them in private school. Our eldest graduated from here in 2001. Although we were never overly enthused with the school we did not realize how poor the academics were until he started College. He was an honor roll student in LHS but upon entering a local public university he was woefully behind other students. I spoke with other parents who encountered the same problems. For that reason I placed our younger children in other schools for HS.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is probably the worst school to go to. The district devotes more funds to the police force and the new developements in the town than to the education system. The new science wing is horribly and foolishly constructed and is not functional at all. Most of the teachers are good but they are bound by system that prevents real learning.

  • (11 years ago)

    this is a good school for kids who dotn wanna do any work or have teachers that care they dont do anythign to help students learn i learend more on my own then i actulty did in the class room.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school is horrible. The education system is really bad. For example their highest math class is algebra. I knew algebra in 8th grade! I was put there anyway. What a waste. Also some kids take algebra in 2 years algebra 1 A and algebra 1 B. What is that? If you care about your education you would go to a different school just as over 30 different people did after 8th grade.

  • (11 years ago)

    Awesome School! Dedicated teachers & coaches. Lyndhurst Alumni love their school and support all activities. Volunteerism is high. Best facilities in Southern Bergen County. State of the Art Science wing built in 2003.

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