Freehold Regional High School District
|Freehold Regional High School District|
11 Pine StreetMonmouth County, New Jersey, 07726
|Motto||Charting a Future of Excellence in Education|
|Superintendent||Charles B. Sampson|
|Business administrator||Sean Boyce|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools|
|Students and staff|
|Enrollment||10,519 (as of 2020–21)|
|District Factor Group||GH|
The Freehold Regional High School District is a public regional school district established in 1953, that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from eight communities in western Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The district, with six high schools, is the largest regional high school district in the state, as measured by enrollment. The district serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro Township.
Each of the six high schools is located in their respective communities: Howell High School in Howell Township, Manalapan High School in Manalapan Township, Marlboro High School in Marlboro Township, Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck Township, Freehold Township High School in Freehold Township & Freehold High School in Freehold Borough, although school boundaries do not match municipal boundaries.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third-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.
The Freehold Regional High School District is home to specialized Magnet Programs. The Magnet Programs provide opportunities for students to engage in academic study related to their individual interests. The 12 Magnet Programs focus on particular topics, ranging from humanities and law to medical sciences and engineering. By joining one of these unique learning communities within the six high schools, students have access to advanced level courses, including Advanced Placement and college level classes. Students also engage in real-world activities with recognized experts in fields related to each program. Students in these programs distinguish themselves on the national and global stages. They earn millions of dollars in scholarships, place at the highest levels in competitions, and attend the nation’s best colleges, universities, and trade schools.
Freehold Township High School and Howell High School have both been named IB World Schools. They are two of only 17 schools in New Jersey to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). Every effort is made to keep special education students in the district; a variety of in-class support, resource center, and self-contained programs are conducted to educate those in need of special education.
The school district came into being as a result of a referendum vote on October 6, 1953, in which voters in each of the seven districts united to form the district. The referendum allocated $690,000 (equivalent to $6,990,000 in 2021) to be used to purchase Freehold High School by the regional district from the Freehold Borough Board of Education.
A referendum for a second high school was passed in March 1962 by a 2-1 margin. The board of education confirmed the name Southern Freehold Regional High School in November 1962 and allocated $2.7 million (equivalent to $24.2 million in 2021) for construction of a building on a 60-acre (24 ha) site to handle an enrollment of up to 1,300 students. Ground was broken in March 1963, with construction set to start a month later and a target completion date of May 1964. The school opened in September 1968, though construction delays meant that the school was not fully complete. When it opened, the Southern Freehold Regional High School attendance zone included all of Farmingdale and Howell Township along with the southern portion of Freehold Township, with all other students remaining at Freehold Regional High School.
With the original high school holding double sessions and rapid growth projected in the district, voters approved a referendum in December 1963 by a nearly 3-2 margin under which the district would spend $161,000 (equivalent to $1,425,000 in 2021) to acquire sites covering 43 acres (17 ha) in Marlboro and 65 acres (26 ha) in Manalapan that would be used for future high schools.
With the opening of the Marlboro High School for the 1968-69 school year, attendance zones were realigned so that Freehold High School (with 1,500 students in grades 9-12) served all students from Freehold Borough and parts of Freehold Township; Howell High School (with 1,500 students in 9-12) served all of Farmingdale and Howell Township, and parts of Freehold Township and Marlboro Township; while Marlboro High School (with 1,100 students in grades 9-11) served all of Colts Neck Township, Englishtown and Marlboro Township, along with parts of Manalapan Township. Constructed at a cost of $3.4 million (equivalent to $26.5 million in 2021), Marlboro High School opened in late October 1968.
Freehold Township High School and Manalapan High School, the district's fourth and fifth facilities, were constructed with identical designs. Groundbreaking for both schools took place in August 1969 and the two schools opened in September 1971, having been completed at a combined cost of $10.4 million (equivalent to $69.6 million in 2021). Manalapan High School opened with an enrollment of 900 students from Englishtown and Manalapan Township, who had previously attended Marlboro High School. Freehold High School was closed for a $300,000 renovation project during the 1971-72 school year, during which it operated with 1,600 students using the new building that had been completed for Freehold Township High School.
In September 1986, after a decade-long effort, voters approved a referendum for the creation of a high school in Colts Neck by a 58%-42% margin, with Colts Neck Township residents providing much of the margin for passage. By 1988, the costs of construction of the new high school had jumped by millions of dollars, exceeding the amount available from the referendum to cover the costs, leading to further delays. In February 1993, a judge ruled that the district had to move forward with construction of the new high school and could not put forth a referendum to undo the 1986 vote and the New Jersey Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Construction began in August 1996, with expectations to have the building open in September 1998 to handle 750 incoming students, with an eventual capacity for 1,300. Colts Neck High School opened in September 1998 as the sixth high school in the system, with 380 students in ninth and tenth grades.
Attendance at each of the district's six schools is based on where the student lives in relation to the district's high schools. While many students attend the school in their hometown, others attend a school located outside their own municipality. In order to balance enrollment, district lines are redrawn for the six schools to address issues with overcrowding and spending in regards to transportation. Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) with their attendance zones for incoming students are:
- Colts Neck High School - 1,316 students from Colts Neck Township (all), Howell (part) and Marlboro (part).
- Dr. Brian Donahue, Principal
- Freehold High School - 1,343 students from Freehold (all) and Freehold Township (part).
- Dr. Lavetta Ross, Principal
- Freehold Township High School - 2,003 students from Freehold Township (part), Howell (part), Manalapan (part).
- Dr. Alicia Scelso, Principal
- Howell High School - 2,094 students from Farmingdale (all) and Howell (part).
- Jeremy Braverman, Principal
- Manalapan High School - 1,828 students from Englishtown (all) and Manalapan (part).
- Shawn Currie, Principal
- Marlboro High School - 1,794 students from Marlboro (part).
- Dr. David Bleakley, Principal
Effective for entering Freshman, students from each of the municipalities are assigned to attend the specified schools:
- Colts Neck to Colts Neck H.S.
- Englishtown to Manalapan H.S.
- Farmingdale to Howell H.S.
- Freehold Borough to Freehold Borough H.S.
- Freehold Township to Freehold Borough H.S. or Freehold Township H.S.
- Howell to Colts Neck H.S., Freehold Township H.S. or Howell H.S.
- Manalapan to Freehold Township H.S. or Manalapan H.S.
- Marlboro to Colts Neck H.S. or Marlboro H.S.
Students may apply to attend one of the district's six specialized learning centers, each listed at one of the district's high schools.
- Science and Engineering Learning Center at Manalapan High School
- Medical Sciences Learning Center at Freehold High School
- Business Administration Learning Center at Marlboro High School
- Scholars' Center for the Humanities - Howell High School
- Global Studies Learning Center at Freehold Township High School
- Center for Law and Public Service at Colts Neck High School
- Naval JROTC - Colts Neck High School
- Law Enforcement and Public Safety - Manalapan High School
- Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management - Freehold High School
- Computer Science - Freehold High School
- Fine and Performing Arts - Howell High School
- Animal and Botanical Sciences - Freehold Township High School
Core members of the district's administration are:
Board of education
The district's board of education, comprised of nine members from each of the constituent districts, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the district's day-to-day operations and a business administrator to supervise the business functions of the district. Each member is allocated a fraction of a vote that totals to nine points.
Members of the board of education are:
- Peter Bruno (President) - Howell Township (1.0 vote)
- Marc Parisi (Vice President) - Howell Township (1.0 vote)
- Diana Cappiello - Englishtown Borough (0.5 vote)
- Debra Fanelli - Colts Neck (0.9 vote)
- Elizabeth Higley - Freehold Township (1.4 vote)
- Kathie Lavin - Farmingdale Borough (0.5 vote)
- Michael Messinger - Marlboro Township (1.4 vote)
- Heshy Moses - Freehold Borough (0.9 vote)
- Adam Weiss - Manalapan Township (1.4 vote)
- Bonnie Bernstein (Howell HS), ESPN Sports Reporter.
- Scott Conover (Freehold HS), former Detroit Lions offensive tackle (1991–96)
- David DeJesus (Manalapan HS), MLB player on the Chicago Cubs
- Karl Girolamo, has a recurring role on the daytime soap As the World Turns as Kevin Davis.
- Dan Klecko (Marlboro HS), NFL football player and son of Joe Klecko.
- Danny Lewis (Freehold HS), former NFL player
- Craig Mazin (Medical Sciences Learning Center at Freehold HS, class of 1988), screenwriter, director and producer.
- Jim Nantz (Marlboro HS), sports commentator for CBS Sports.
- Tom Pelphrey (Howell HS), actor, Guiding Light.
- Kal Penn (Freehold Twp. and Howell HS), actor, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Namesake.
- Tim Perry (Freehold HS), former NBA player
- Amy Polumbo (Fine and Performing Arts Academy at Howell HS, class of 2003), Miss New Jersey, 2007.
- Darrell Reid (Freehold HS), Indianapolis Colts Defensive End
- Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino (Manalapan HS), of Jersey Shore.
- Gregg and Evan Spiridellis (Marlboro HS) - two brothers who launched the internet media company JibJab.
- Bruce Springsteen (Freehold HS), musician.
- Jade Yorker (Manalapan HS), actor.
- Freehold Regional High School District, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed February 2, 2022.
- District information for Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 15, 2022.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- Kocieniewski, David; and Somothers, Ronald. "Three Students and Van Driver Die in Fiery Crash in New Jersey", The New York Times, January 11, 2007. Accessed April 25, 2008. "The deaths sent shock waves through the school, which has 1,400 students and is part of the largest school district in New Jersey."
- Freehold Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2017. "The Freehold Regional High School District, the largest regional high school District in New Jersey, has six high schools with over 11,000 students and over 1,500 employees and spans 200 square miles. District members include the townships of Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Manalapan, and Marlboro, and the boroughs of Englishtown, Farmingdale, and Freehold."
- Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for Freehold Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education, June 30, 2018. Accessed January 15, 2020. "Geographically, the District is comprised of the Townships of Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Manalapan and Marlboro and the Boroughs of Englishtown, Farmingdale and Freehold. Established in 1953, the District's total area is 198 square miles."
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014.
- "Howell High School Receives Authorization to be an International Baccalaureate World School". www.frhsd.com. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
- "Regional High Approved By Landslide; Ad Interim Board To Be Appointed; Garrison To Name 9-Man Board; School To Change Hands In '54", The Freehold Transcript, October 8, 1953. Accessed March 11, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "When the official returns of Tuesday's referendum are certified to the state commissioner of education in Trenton, the Freehold Regional High School District will be a reality.... The plan to establish the regional district was approved by a huge majority in a referendum held simultaneously in the seven participating districts.... There were two questions on the ballot. The first provided that a regional district be created and the second provided that the sum of $690,000 be approved and appropriated for the purchase by the regional board of the plant of the present Freehold high school."
- "Howell Loses Bid to Share School Name", Asbury Park Press, November 18, 1962. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Officials here have been informed by the Freehold Regional High School Board of Education that Howell Township will not be included in the name of a new high school to be built in the township because 'any future schools will be named in accordance with their location.' Another factor is that students from municipalities besides Howell Township will attend the school. The school, to be named Southern Freehold Regional High School, is planned to accommodate 1,300 students at a 60-acre site on the Squankum-Yellow-brook road. A $2,707,000 bond issue has been approved for its construction."
- "Ground Broken For New Southern Regional High", The Freehold Transcript, March 28, 1963. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Ground was broken yesterday afternoon for the new $2,707,000, 52-classroom Southern Freehold Regional High School to be located on Yellowbrook-Squankum Road..... Target date for completion of the school is May 31, 1964..... Voters in the seven sending districts approved the referendum March 13, 1962 by a vote of 2,010-1,002. A referendum held the previous June was turned down, 1,726-1,331, after which Board members reduced the capacity of the building from over 1,600 to 1,320 students."
- "Problems No Solved At Southern Regional", Asbury Park Press, October 13, 1964. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The new Southern Freehold Regional High School is in operation, but a lot of work remains before the school is finished.... The school didn't open until Sept. 28 because of a delay in construction caused in July when the general contractor went bankrupt."
- "Attendance Zones Set For Freehold Regional", Asbury Park Press, January 16, 1964. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The Freehold Regional Board of Education last night established attendance zones which will become effective when the Southern Freehold Regional High School opens in September. Students from Howell Township, Farmingdale, and the southern part of Freehold Township will attend the new school. Students from Englishtown, Manalapan Township, Marlboro Township, Colts Neck Township, Freehold, and the northern part of Freehold Township will continue at the present high school in Freehold."
- "Voters Okay School Sites Acquisition", The Daily Register, December 4, 1963. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The purchase of two school sites in Marlboro and Manalapan by the Freehold Regional Board of Education was approved last night by voters of seven municipalities in the regional school district by a vote of 595 to 437. A $161,000 bond issue, to be amortized in 13 years, will finance the land acquisition. Additional high school facilities to be built on the sites will be needed by September 1967, to avoid resumption of double sessions, the new Southern Freehold Regional high school notwithstanding, educators claim. The board will purchase 43 acres in Marlboro, fronting, 1,100 feet on Rt. 79, south of Rt. 520, from Big Brook, Inc., area developers, at a price not to exceed $101,500. The Manalapan site, 65 acres of the Woodrow Luhrs farm fronting 887 feet on the Englishtown-Millhurst Rd., will be purchased at $59,500."
- "District Lines Set For High School", Asbury Park Press, May 14, 1968. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The following district lines were set by the Freehold Regional Board of Education last night for distributing high school students next September with the addition of a third school in Marlboro Township.... The anticipated enrollment at Marlboro High School, which will not have a senior class next year, is 1,100, while the other two schools will have about 1,500 students each. Marlboro's enrollment is expected to grow to a capacity of about 1,700 students in two years."
- "Marlboro's New School Opening Set", Asbury Park Press, October 15, 1968. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The newly built Marlboro High School is expected to open Oct. 29. Dr. Eugene Errickson, president of the Freehold Regional High School Board of Education, announced the opening date last night."
- "Thousands at Shore Return To Their Classrooms Today", Asbury Park Press, September 4, 1968. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Freehold Regional High School Enrollment up 500, from 3,551 to 4,051. The new $3,440,000 Marlboro High School, the district's third high school won't open as scheduled."
- "Freehold Regional Opening 2 New Schools Tomorrow", Asbury Park Press, September 7, 1971. Accessed July 6, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Manalapan Township High School (top) and Freehold Township High School, the two newest schools in the Freehold Regional High School District, will open for the first time tomorrow. The two schools were built at a cost of $10.4 million.... The two new schools will bring to five the number of buildings in the eight-municipality regional district. However, only four of the buildings will be operative this year. The Freehold High School building, built in 1925, will undergo year-long renovations at a cost of $300,000.... Manalapan Township and Englishtown students who formerly attended Marlboro High School will now attend the Manalapan High School. Estimated enrollments for this year are: Freehold High School, Freehold Township 1,600; Howell High School 1,750; Manalapan High School 900; and Marlboro High School 1,300. The two new schools are identical in structure."
- Johnson, Mary Gay. "To be built in Colts Neck; New high school gets voter OK", The Register, October 1, 1986. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "A strong voter turnout in Marlboro and Colts Neck townships provided enough momentum last night for passage of the $36.4 million Freehold Regional High School District referendum by a margin of more than 800 votes. With the approved referendum, residents in the district will get a new high school slated for Colts Neck, along with millions worth of repairs and renovations at four other area high schools."
- Arnold, Laurence. "Colts Neck high school fight hits roadblock", The Register, December 4, 1988. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Now, that fight may end up in court. At issue is how the school board deals with a budget shortfall between the voter-approved $36 million and what is now thought to be a price tag rising several million dollars above that. The boards decision to go ahead with four renovation projects on area high schools but to postpone the largest project the construction of Colts Neck High School has prompted threats of legal action by outraged township officials."
- Skerritt, Andrew J. "Building of school ordered by judge", Asbury Park Press, February 19, 1993. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Colts Neck Township may finally get its high school. Superior Court Judge Patrick J. McGann Jr. has ordered the Freehold Regional High School District to begin building the much-delayed school in Colts Neck. And the district cannot hold a referendum asking voters to reverse their decision to issue bonds to finance the school's construction. McGann said in a ruling obtained yesterday."
- Bradfield, Ellen. "Mandate to build school is upheld; By refusing to hear an appeal, the state Supreme Court lets stand a lower court ruling ordering construction of a Colts Neck Township high school.", Asbury Park Press, July 21, 1994. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The state's highest court has upheld the position that the Freehold Regional High School District must comply with a 1986 referendum to build a new high school here. On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court issued its denial of the regional board's petition to hear an appeal of a 1993 decision by state Superior Court Judge Patrick J. McGann Jr. ordering the regional board to proceed immediately with plans to construct the school. A further petition to the Appellate Division was denied earlier this year."
- Sergeant, Jacqueline. "Work begins on school building; A groundbreaking for Colts Neck High School has been scheduled for September even though work has started.", Asbury Park Press, August 9, 1996. Accessed February 24, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "The groundbreaking ceremony hasn't happened yet, but construction is already under way on the sixth school in the Freehold Regional School District An official groundbreaking for the new high school, which had been scheduled for early summer, will now be held in September, said Fred Young, the district's deputy superintendent in charge of curriculum and instruction.... The 73,000-square-foot field at Route 537 and Five Points Road has been buzzing with workers on tractors, clearing and leveling the field, Young said.... The target opening date of September 1998 is still intact. The high school initially will house 750 students. But the building is being designed to accommodate 1,300 in the long run."
- Ryan, Harriet. "A clean slate in every classroom; New Colts Neck High School ready for a year fall of firsts", Asbury Park Press, August 31, 1988. Accessed April 27, 2021, via Newspapers.com. "Today is the last day Colts Neck High School will be perfect. By tomorrow afternoon, back-to-school shoes will have scuffed some of the shine off the floors.... The Freehold Regional High School District's sixth high school is a state-of-the art building that will draw 380 freshmen and sophomores this year from throughout the district and be staffed by 30 teachers handpicked from hundreds of applicants."
- FRHSD Attendance Boundaries; Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed February 23, 2022. "The following is a list of streets, by municipality, that are assigned to a Freehold Regional District high school outside of their hometown."
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- Vilacoba, Karl. "Marlboro files challenge to FRHSD voting system", Central Jersey Archives, September 26, 2002. Accessed January 19, 2020. "Under the current weighted FRHSD vote apportionment, a nine-point voting system is in place. Howell has two board members for a combined 2 voting points; Marlboro, Manalapan and Freehold Township each have one vote worth 1.4 points; Colts Neck and Freehold Borough each have one vote worth 0.9 points; and Englishtown and Farmingdale each have one vote worth 0.5 voting points."
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- Staff. "Ex-Manalapan star DeJesus makes major league debut", News Transcript, September 10, 2013. Accessed January 6, 2017. "After being named the Kansas City Royals' 2002 Minor League Player of the Year, ex-Manalapan High School star David DeJesus was on the fast track to the major leagues."
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