Bordentown Regional High School
|Bordentown Regional High School|
|318 Ward Avenue
Bordentown, NJ 08505
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Bordentown Regional School District|
|Principal||Patrick M. Lynch|
|Assistant principals||Lisa Sabo
|Faculty||52.4 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||709 (as of 2010-11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.53:1|
|Athletics conference||Burlington County Scholastic League|
|Rivals||Florence Memorial HS, Burlington Twp. HS, Northern Burlington HS, Burlington City HS, New Egypt HS, Delran HS, Cinnaminson HS|
Bordentown Regional High School is a comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from five communities in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Bordentown Regional School District. The high school serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough. The New Hanover Township School District, consisting of New Hanover Township and Wrightstown Borough, sends students to the Bordentown district on a tuition basis for grades 9 - 12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 709 students and 52.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.53:1. There were 101 students (14.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 44 (6.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Bordentown Regional High School opened in 1965. It is the largest school in the Bordentown Regional School District, which was approved by voters in 1982. Original plans to have a new high school building open in September 2005 had to be delayed after construction bids for the project opened in November 2003 came in substantially above the original estimate of $34 million. With the project mostly completed at a cost of $36 million, the high school then relocated to its current building, opening for students on September 11, 2006, with the former high school building becoming Bordentown Regional Middle School. Burlington County College uses the school facilities to offer courses during the evening, offering complete Associate Degree programs at the high school.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 200th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 218th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 208th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 172nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
Bordentown Regional High School competes in the Burlington County Scholastic League, which consists of public and non-public high schools covering Burlington County, Mercer County and Ocean County in Central Jersey, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).
The Girls Softball team made it to the 2006 Central Jersey Group I tournament as the number 1 seed, defeating Middlesex High School 2-0 in the first round and Metuchen High School by a score of 10-0 in the second round, before losing to New Egypt High School by a score of 3-2 in the tournament final.
The Boys Bowling Team in the 2004-05 year were the 2005 Freedom Division Champions, The 2005 Burlington County Scholastic Champions and took 2nd in the NJSIAA State Tournament.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Patrick M. Lynch - Principal
- Lisa Sabo and Joseph Martin - Assistant Principal
- Alessandra Rogers - Assistant Principal
- Data for Bordentown Reg H S, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 8, 2012.
- Bordentown Regional School District 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 9, 2011. "The Bordentown Regional School District serves the communities of Fieldsboro, Bordentown City and Bordentown Township, and our programs provide each student with an opportunity to excel in scholastic attainment, social and civic contributions, and interscholastic and extra-curricular pursuits."
- Zimmaro, Mark. "New Hanover School to decide on middle school proposal", Burlington County Times, March 11, 2011. Accessed April 9, 2011. "NEW HANOVER — The township’s school district will decide on Wednesday whether to enter an agreement with the Bordentown Regional School District for a send-receive agreement for middle school children. The district which serves New Hanover and Wrightstown, already sends its high school students to Bordentown Regional High School and district officials are trying to determine whether sending sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to Bordentown Regional Middle School would be a feasible idea."
- History, Township of Bordentown. Accessed July 10, 2011. "In 1965, Bordentown Regional High School was constructed to serve students in grades 9 through 12. Creation of the Bordentown Regional School District was approved by the voters of the Township and the City effective July 1, 1982."
- Scheid, Brian. "Bids delay opening of B'town high school", Burlington County Times, November 17, 2003. Accessed July 10, 2011. "A new, $34 million Bordentown Regional High School will not open on schedule because bids for construction came in millions of dollars over budget for the second time, the district business administrator said Friday. 'There's no way this building will open in September 2005, and we know that,' said Business Administrator Peggy Ianoale."
- Sheibley, Lauri. "Bordentown Regional High School plans dedication Public will get first opportunity to tour the new facility Thursday evening", Burlington County Times, November 26, 2006. Accessed July 10, 2011. "The public will get its first chance to tour the completed Bordentown Regional High School on Thursday.The school on Ward Avenue has been open to students since Sept. 11, but district officials wanted to hold off on a dedication ceremony until construction crews were finished with the gymnasium and auditorium, Superintendent John Polomano said."
- Bordentown Regional High School Center. Accessed January 17, 2007.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 4, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 3, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2010-2011, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- 2006 Boys Basketball - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 15, 2007.
- 2006 Softball - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2006.
- Administrative Team , Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed April 9, 2011.
- Bordentown Regional High School
- Bordentown Regional School District
- Bordentown Regional School District's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Bordentown Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Local Government Budget Review - Bordentown Regional School District: September 1999