Freehold Regional High School District

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Freehold Regional High School District
Type and location
Grades 9-12
Address 11 Pine Street
Englishtown, NJ 07726
District information
Superintendent Charles B. Sampson
Business administrator Sean Boyce
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 11,594 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 749.6 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 15.47:1
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.frhsd.com
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $16,872 3 $18,891 -10.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,119 5 15,592 -15.9%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,854 9 8,807 -10.8%
6 Support Services 1,686 6 2,294 -26.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,340 5 1,592 -15.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,488 5 1,954 -23.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 598 8 873 -31.5%
16 Median Teacher Salary 81,180 41 71,726
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The Freehold Regional High School District is a public regional school district serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from eight communities in western Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The district, consisting of six high schools, is the largest regional high school district in the state, as measured by enrollment.[3] The district serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro Township.[4]

Each of the six high schools is located in their respective communities: Howell High School resides in Howell Township, Manalapan High School in Manalapan Township, Marlboro High School in Marlboro Township, Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck Township, and Freehold Township High School & Freehold (Borough) High School are both in Freehold. The district holds events such as Battle of the Classes/Champions, which pits each of the six schools against each other in a series of events.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 11,594 students and 749.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.47:1.[1]

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.[5]

Six Specialized Learning Centers are offered to students in the district, with admission on a selective basis, covering Business Administration at Marlboro; Humanities at Howell; Contemporary Global Issues at Freehold Township; Medical Sciences at Freehold; Science and Engineering at Manalapan; and Law and Public Service at Colts Neck. The District also offers a Culinary Arts/Hospitality Management Academy and a Computer Science Academy at Freehold Boro High School; a Fine and Performing Arts Academy at Howell; a Navy Junior ROTC Character and Leadership Development Academy at Colts Neck High School; an Automotive Technology Academy and a Law Enforcement and Public Safety Academy at Manalapan High School; and Animal and Botanical Sciences at Freehold Township High School. 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.

No Child Left Behind[edit]

On October 21, 2005, the New Jersey Department of Education announced that the Freehold Regional High School District had for the second consecutive year failed to meet the minimum education standards promulgated under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. If the district failed again in 2006, it would be subject to sanctions that may include requiring the district to provide students with the opportunity to attend public schools in other New Jersey school districts no later than the 2007-2008 school year.

The FRHSD announced that five of our six high schools had achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on 40 of 40 categories established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) for 2006. The five schools are Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Manalapan, and Marlboro High Schools. Freehold Township High School made AYP in 39 of 40 indicators.

High schools[edit]

Attendance at each of the district's six schools is based on where the student lives in relation to the district's high schools. 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 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) with their attendance zones for incoming students are:[7][8]

Effective for entering Freshman, students from each of the communities are assigned to attend the specified school(s):[7]

  • 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.

Specialized learning centers[edit]

Academies[edit]

Board of education[edit]

  • Heshy Moses (President) - Freehold Borough (0.8 Vote)
  • Jennifer Sutera (Vice President) - Manalapan Township (1.45 Vote)
  • Vincent Accettola - Colts Neck Township (0.8 Vote)
  • William Bruno - Howell Township (1.05 Vote)
  • Elizabeth Canario - Englishtown Borough (0.4 Vote)
  • Samuel Carollo - Freehold Township (1.45 Vote)
  • Amy Fankhouser - Howell Township (1.05 Vote)
  • Kathie Lavin - Farmingdale Borough (0.4 Vote)
  • Michael Messenger - Marlboro Township (1.6 Vote)

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[16]

  • Charles B. Sampson, Superintendent[17]
  • Sean Boyce, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[18]

Sampson was approved as the district's new superintendent at the board meeting on February 15, 2011,[19] and assumed the superintendent duties on June 7, 2011.[20]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ 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."
  4. ^ Freehold Regional High School District 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 19, 2015. "Freehold Regional High School District, the largest regional high school District in New Jersey, has six high schools with almost 12,000 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."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ School Data for the Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Boundaries_0.pdf FRHSD Attendance Boundaries; Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Freehold Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  9. ^ Colts Neck High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  10. ^ Freehold Township High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  11. ^ Howell High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  12. ^ Freehold High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  13. ^ Manalapan High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  14. ^ Manalapan High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014. Manalapan High School is a fully accredited comprehensive high school serving a community of nearly 39,000 residents living in the Township of Manalapan and the Borough of Englishtown."
  15. ^ Marlboro High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 23, 2015.
  17. ^ Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  18. ^ Business Administration, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  19. ^ Board of Education Appoints Charles Sampson As New Superintendent of Schools, Freehold Regional High School District, February 16, 2011. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  20. ^ Sampson, Charles. Dear FRHSD Community Members..., Freehold Regional High School District, June 7, 2011. Accessed February 21, 2014.
  21. ^ Down Memory Lane. Farmingdale News Transcript, September 20, 2006.
  22. ^ Scott Conover at databaseFootball.com
  23. ^ a b c d Freehold High's honor roll: Tim, Bruce, Danny, Asbury Park Press, December 16, 1999
  24. ^ Seven Minutes With Kevin, Soap Opera Digest, accessed December 19, 2006. "I'm originally from Staten Island, NY, and then I moved to Howell, NJ, when I was 12 years old. I went to Howell High School and took acting classes there. "
  25. ^ Indianapolis Colts player profile: Dan Klecko - Defensive Tackle, accessed November 29, 2006
  26. ^ Cox Classic Headliners, accessed November 29, 2006
  27. ^ Meet Tom Pelphrey: Kristen Hamill chats with the Mason Gross graduate, who now can be seen on The Guiding Light, The Daily Targum, October 5, 2004
  28. ^ Colts' Reid returns home with plan to help youths, News Transcript, June 21, 2006
  29. ^ The Note: First Source for Political News, transcript from The Note, October 8, 2004

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