North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District (19-3660-060)

Voorhees High School

Voorhees High School has consistently ranked among the top high schools in New Jersey and was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2015. With an enrollment of 1,087 students in grades 9-12, the school serves the communities of Califon, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, and Tewksbury Township. We have 103 faculty members on staff, out of which 62% have earned advanced degrees in their field.

A comprehensive high school, Voorhees provides an academic program designed to meet the needs of individual students. The twelve academic departments offer a wide array of courses at the College Prep, Advanced and Honors levels. Students may choose from a variety of elective courses that offer enrichment as well as fulfill graduation requirements. Twenty-five Advanced Placement courses are available to qualified students. Vocational courses are offered in several departments as well as through the Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical School. While 120 credits are required for graduation, most students earn credits far exceeding that number. Over 150 students extend their school day by participating in music and independent courses that meet after school.

Students who took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) in 2016 scored an average of 551 on the reading portion, 541 on the writing portion, and 573 on the math portion. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized seven members of the Class of 2017 as Commended Students. The College Board has identified 87 Voorhees students as AP Scholars. Of these, seven were named National AP Scholars, 38 were named Scholars with Distinction, 12 were named Scholars with Honors, and 30 were named AP Scholars.

The vast majority of Voorhees graduates pursue higher education and many are accepted to some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the nation. Of the Class of 2016, 88% are enrolled in institutions of higher learning, 65% are attending four-year colleges, 21% are attending two-year colleges, and 2% are attending business and/or technical schools.

Voorhees High School has remained on the cutting edge of technology. Every teacher is issued a laptop computer. Each student is issued a Chromebook and has Internet access. The Media Center is equipped with 32 computers for students’ use throughout the day. Two additional computer labs are equipped with a full complement of state of the art technology. Every science lab has a minimum of six computers that are frequently used in combination with probes to record and analyze scientific data. The World Language Resource Center includes a language laboratory to enhance listening skills.

The students of Voorhees High School enjoy a variety of co-curricular activities. Approximately one-third of the students participate in athletics each season. Two full-time athletic trainers are on staff. There are 27 varsity athletic teams, most with junior varsity and freshman levels. In addition, students can chose from an extensive list of more than 50 clubs and activities spanning a wide range of interests. Students involved in athletics may also participate in clubs during CIA (Curriculum Instruction and Activity) time each day from 2:30 until 3:10. All teachers are available during this time to provide extra help and to sponsor club activities.

Parental involvement plays a major role at Voorhees. The Principal’s Parent Advisory Council meets every month to discuss current topics and to provide input. An active Parent Teacher Student Organization sponsors Project Graduation. A variety of booster clubs help support athletic and other co-curricular activities. The Voorhees Education Foundation is in its fifth year of active fundraising, which has resulted in donations made to the high school.

Voorhees is a comprehensive high school meeting the needs of its students and the community. It provides a stimulating, nurturing environment in which every student can reach his or her potential. Excellence in education remains our number one goal.