North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District (19-3660)

North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District

The North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District is comprised of North Hunterdon High School located in Clinton Township, NJ and Voorhees High School in Lebanon Township, NJ. Our district educates approximately 2,820 students from 12 different municipalities across 178 square miles, making us the largest high school district in terms of area in Hunterdon County and the second largest in the state. We also have one of the largest Boards of Education in the state with 12 members.

Both North Hunterdon and Voorhees High Schools are National Blue Ribbon Schools, with North Hunterdon receiving the recognition in 2001 and Voorhees in 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education. Both schools are nationally ranked among the best public high schools in the country, according to The Washington Post, and among the top high schools in the State of New Jersey, according to New Jersey Monthly Magazine. In 2012, the New Jersey Department of Education included North Hunterdon and Voorhees High Schools in its list of the Highest Performing Schools in the state, as part of its new accountability system. This designation was based on school-wide proficiency on standardized tests and graduation rates.

Each year, we graduate close to 100% of our senior class and over 90% of graduates go on to attend two or four year colleges or universities. Of the number of Advanced Placement exams completed by our students, over 77% of the exams scored a 3, 4 or 5. We employ over 400 full-time staff and over 50% of our faculty members have advanced degrees.

District Goals for the 2016-2017 school year are: 1) by June 2017, the district will identify areas in which to enhance the use of instructional time, including researching various bell schedules, to increase student achievement; 2) by June 2017, teachers will incorporate into their lesson plans topics related to character education and HIB prevention throughout the school year; 3) by June 2018, the district will identify ways to reduce administrative costs in the annual operating budget while maintaining effective and efficient operations; and 4) by December 2016, the district will develop and implement a communications plan that provides the greatest degree of awareness of the district referendum in the community.

We strive to provide our students with every opportunity to succeed through our diverse and rigorous curriculum, which includes vocational courses at nearby Hunterdon County Polytech. We have established academic partnerships with regional colleges and universities through which students can obtain college credit for certain courses. Over 70% of our student body participates in numerous student activities and athletic programs.