WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (35-5550)

WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Vision Statement

The Watchung Hills Regional High School learning community is committed to developing critical and creative thinkers who collaborate and communicate effectively to solve academic and real-world problems. Our sustained focus on inquiry deepens our understanding of the relevance of academic skills. Our culture of acceptance and our commitment to aesthetic, athletic, and service interests broaden our approach to learning and strengthen our social and emotional intelligences. Through reflection and ethical decision-making, we continue to learn and grow, embrace differences, and prepare for an increasingly complex, ever-changing world.

School

Watchung Hills Regional High School is a highly performing secondary institution that is committed to academic excellence and social and emotional growth. Named #11 in a survey of the top 100 public high schools by New Jersey Monthly in 2016, the school’s comprehensive academic program supports the district’s vision of promoting a culture of inquiry and a commitment to a growth mindset. With an emphasis on the importance of asking questions, taking risks, and solving problems, students learn from a rich array of academic and co-curricular experiences, including the opportunity to choose from 24 AP courses, 31 interscholastic sports, and more than 60 clubs and activities. Students develop leadership skills and contribute to the school community through student government, student-run publications, service organizations, academic competitions, and award-winning performing arts programs. The student enrollment is 2076 with a senior class of 541. Approximately 95% of the Class of 2016 is attending post-secondary institutions.

Community

Located in Somerset County, 25 miles from New York City, the school serves the suburban communities of Green Brook, Long Hill, Warren, and Watchung. Parents, alumni, and local organizations strengthen the school community through their support of the PTO, athletic and co-curricular booster clubs and associations, and strategic planning committees.