High Point Regional High School
|High Point Regional High School|
|Superintendent:||Scott Ripley (interim)|
|Business Administrator:||Alice E. Bresett|
|Address:||299 Pigeon Hill Road
Sussex, NJ 07461
|Enrollment:||1,213 (as of 2010-11)|
|Faculty (in FTEs):||97.1|
|District Factor Group:||DE|
| %± vs.
|10||Operations & Maintenance||2,552||43||1,957||30.4%|
|16||Median Teacher Salary||82,956||43||70,380|
|Data from NJDoE 2013 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47
|High Point Regional High School|
|Type||Regional public high school|
|Principal||Jon Tallamy (Acting Principal)|
|Vice principals||Erik Carlson|
|Athletics conference||Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference|
High Point Regional High School is a comprehensive four-year public high school and school district, which serves students from five municipalities in Sussex County, New Jersey, serving students from the five municipalities of Branchville Borough, Frankford Township, Lafayette Township, Sussex Borough and Wantage Township.< The high school was established in 1963 and is located in Wantage Township. The school is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,132 students and 95.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.88:1. There were 86 students (7.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 31 (2.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 88th-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 125th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 157th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 151st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. The school was recently ranked first of 53 schools in the state in the "DE" District Factor Group by The Star-Ledger and second in the DFG by New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school 124th out of 389 public high schools statewide in its 2012 rankings (an increase of 7 positions from the 2011 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (88.6%) and language arts literacy (95.2%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
From the New Jersey Department of Education's "Violence, Vandalism, and Substance Abuse in the Schools" report for 2012-2013, Patch released a list of the "9 Most Violent School Districts in New Jersey", with High Point Regional High School ranking number 5, preceded by Camden County Vocational School . These numbers brought much surprise to both students and parents in the district, considering the school's strong efforts to combat bullying with the "Students Against Being Bullied" organization founded by one of High Point's own students.
Curriculum and achievement
The graduating class of 2011 had SAT scores on par with state and national averages, including an average SAT Critical Reading score of 498 (compared to state and national averages of 495 and 501, respectively), an average Math score of 520 (compared to state and national averages of 514 and 516, respectively), and an average Writing score of 500 (compared to state and national averages of 497 and 492, respectively).
High Point Regional High School offers classes including music, theater, media, technology, art, graphic design, web design, computer applications, retail marketing, sales, engineering, and architecture.
High Point competes in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference a high school athletic conference located in Sussex County, Morris County and Warren County that operates under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the statewide organization for high school sports. Prior to the 2010 realignment, the school had participated in the Sussex County Interscholastic League. With 872 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2011-12 school year for most sports as North I, Group II, which includes schools with enrollment of 819 to 1,112.
The wrestling team won the Group III state wrestling championship against Sayreville War Memorial High School, marking the school's second team state championship overall in all sports and its first ever in wrestling. Prior to winning the Group III state championship in 2008 and being named the #1 team in New Jersey, High Point had won the North I Group III state sectional title 24 times and won its 25th in 2008. They had won the SCIL League numerous times, including the last year of its existence in 2009. In 2009, the wrestling team was ruled ineligible to participate in the NJSIAA state tournament, as 65% of its matches had been against teams from New Jersey schools, less than the required 70% threshold. They began the 2009-10 season ranked #15 in the nation and #1 in New Jersey.
- Scott Ripley, Interim Superintendent
- Alice E. Bresett, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
- Jon Tallamy- Acting Principal
- Erik Carlson - Vice Principal
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- Home page, High Point Regional High School. Accessed September 11, 2013. "High Point Regional High School is located in rural Sussex County, New Jersey, where over one thousand students attend from the five municipalities of Branchville, Frankford, Lafayette, Sussex and Wantage."
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- How Are We Doing?, High Point Regional High School, updated June 6, 2011. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- Course Description Catalog 2011-2012, High Point Regional High School, updated June 6, 2011. Accessed November 27, 2011.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
- 2011-2012 Public Schools Group Classification for ShopRite Cup–Tennis–Soccer–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 97, 2012.
- Tufaro, Greg. "Weary Sayreville falls to No. 1 High Point", Home News Tribune, February 18, 2008. Accessed November 27, 2011. "Physically and emotionally drained from a dramatic victory in the state semifinals hours earlier, the Sayreville High School wrestling team was no match for High Point in Sunday night's NJSIAA Group III championship at the Ritacco Center on the campus of Toms River High School North."
- Staff. "High Point's loss could be Montville's gain", Daily Record (Morristown), February 10, 2009. Accessed April 4, 2012. "High Point, the reigning state Group III champion, has been disqualified from this week's sectional team tournament because it violated the NJSIAA's "70 percent rule," where each team must wrestle at least 70 percent of its matches against New Jersey competition in order to be able to participate."
- 2002 Field Hockey Tournament - North I, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 29, 2007.
- Administration, High Point Regional High School. Accessed September 11, 2013.
- New Jersey School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 11, 2013.
- High Point Regional High School
- High Point Regional High School's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- High Point Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics