Morris Hills Regional High School District

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Morris Hills Regional High School District
48 Knoll Drive
Rockaway, NJ 07866
District information
Grades 9-12
Superintendent James Jencarelli
Business administrator Joanne Gilman
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,785 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 254.9 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 10.9:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.mhrd.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $24,437 41 $18,891 29.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,796 32 15,592 7.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,633 34 8,807 9.4%
6 Support Services 2,575 31 2,294 12.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,863 39 1,592 17.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,763 15 1,954 -9.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 983 33 873 12.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 78,250 38 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 Morris Hills Regional District is a comprehensive regional public school district that consists of two four-year public high schools serving four suburban communities in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves the residential communities of Denville Township (Denville Township School District), Rockaway Borough (Rockaway Borough Public Schools), Rockaway Township (Rockaway Township Public Schools) and Wharton (Wharton Borough School District).[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 2,785 students and 254.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.[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.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1996-97 school year, both Morris Hills High School[5] and Morris Knolls High School[6] were named as "Star Schools" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

  • Morris Hills High School[9](1,202, located in Rockaway Borough) serves all students from Wharton, along with those from Rockaway Borough and Rockaway Township (the White Meadow Lake section and other southern portions of the township).[10] The The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, a magnet high school program that is part of the Morris County Vocational School District is jointly operated on the Morris Hills campus.[11]
    • Todd Toriello - Principal[12]
    • Eugene Melvin - Assistant Principal[12]
    • Robert M. Merle Jr. - Assistant Principal[12]
  • Morris Knolls High School[13] (1,583, located in Denville) serves all students from Denville, as well as those from parts of Rockaway Borough and portions of Rockaway Township (most of the township, with the exception of White Meadow Lake and other areas in the southern part of the township).[10]
    • Ryan MacNaughton, Principal[14]
    • Keith Bigora, Assistant Principal - Attendance[14]
    • Joseph Cirigliano, Assistant Principal - Student Discipline & Facilities[14]
    • Daniel Haug, Assistant Principal - Student Discipline & Activities[14]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[10][15][16]

  • James Jencarelli, Superintendent
  • Joanne Gilman, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Morris Hills Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Links to Sending District Schools, Morris Hills Regional District. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Star School Award recipient detail 1996-97 school year, Morris Hills High School, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 18, 2006. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  6. ^ Star School Award recipient detail 1996-97 school year, Morris Knolls High School, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 18, 2006. Accessed June 3, 2013.
  7. ^ School data for the Morris Hills Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Morris Hills Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Morris Hills High School, Morris Hills Regional High School District. Accessed March 2, 2015.
  10. ^ a b c Program of Studies 2017-2018 - About Our School District, Morris Hills Regional District. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  11. ^ Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering: Overview, Morris Hills High School. Accessed January 2, 2017. "The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, located at Morris Hills High School, is a rigorous, highly focused four year program for Morris County Students with career interests in mathematics, science, or engineering."
  12. ^ a b c Administration, Morris Hills High School. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  13. ^ Morris Knolls High School, Morris Hills Regional High School District. Accessed March 2, 2015.
  14. ^ a b c d Administration, Morris Knolls High School. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  15. ^ Central Office Administration, Morris Hills Regional District. Accessed January 2, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°53′09″N 74°30′28″W / 40.88587°N 74.507808°W / 40.88587; -74.507808