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||Robert S. Walder|
|Asst. principals||Amy Jablonski
|Enrollment||741 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.9:1|
|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 grades from five communities in northern Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Bordentown Regional School District. The high school serves Bordentown City, Bordentown Township (where the school is located), 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 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 741 students and 53.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.9:1. There were 60 students (8.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and none 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. Rowan College at Burlington County offers college-level courses and provides the opportunity to complete associate degree programs at the high school.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 193rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 200th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, 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.
The school received the Governor's School of Excellence Award in 2003; from 2000 to 2003 the number of violent acts in the school fell by 40% and graduation rates increased.
The Bordentown Regional High School Scotties compete 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). With 557 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 498 to 750 students in that grade range.
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.
The girls bowling team won the Group I state championship four times in a span of five years, taking the title in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.
The girls soccer team won the state sectional tournament but lost in the Group II state tournament finals in 1986, 1987, 1991 and 2012.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Rob Walder - Principal
- Amy Jablonski - Assistant Principal
- Joe Sprague - Assistant Principal
- Teresa Valentin - Assistant Principal
- School data for Bordentown Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Bordentown Regional High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 15, 2015.
- Bordentown Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Bordentown Regional School District is a vibrant learning community, proudly serving the communities of Fieldsboro, Bordentown City and Bordentown Township.... In addition to the three aforementioned communities, Bordentown Regional High School also welcomes students from New Hanover into its ninth-twelfth grade population."
- Staff. "Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed June 2, 2016. "BORDENTOWN REGIONAL - Serves: Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Fieldsboro, New Hanover"
- 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 November 6, 2016. "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."
- High School and Other Articulation Agreement Transfers, Rowan College at Burlington County. Accessed November 5, 2016.
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- 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.
- Callas, Toni. "McGreevey honors 12 area schools They received the Governor's School of Excellence Award. Criteria included progress in literacy and drops in violence." Philadelphia Inquirer. November 24, 2003. Accessed November 30, 2015.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 25, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- 2016 - 2018 Co‐Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- 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.
- History of NJSIAA Girls Bowling Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 15, 2015.
- 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 28, 2016.
- Staff, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
- Kitchenman, Andrew. "Profile: Assemblyman Brings Physician's Perspective to Healthcare Issues", NJ Spotlight, May 20, 2015. Accessed August 31, 2015. "[Conaway] played multiple sports at Bordentown Regional High School, including serving as the quarterback of the football team. His father was a history teacher at the school and also coached track, and the assemblyman said he still has people approach him to tell him what a difference his father made in their lives."
- Bordentown Regional High School
- Bordentown Regional School District
- Bordentown Regional School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Bordentown Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- Local Government Budget Review - Bordentown Regional School District: September 1999