Watchung Hills Regional High School

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Watchung Hills Regional High School District
Address
108 Stirling Road
, Somerset County, New Jersey, 07059
United States
Coordinates40°39′07″N 74°28′40″W / 40.651839°N 74.477891°W / 40.651839; -74.477891Coordinates: 40°39′07″N 74°28′40″W / 40.651839°N 74.477891°W / 40.651839; -74.477891
District information
Grades9-12
SuperintendentElizabeth C. Jewett[1]
Business administratorTimothy Stys[1]
Schools1
Students and staff
Enrollment1,983 (as of 2019–20)[2]
Faculty160.6 FTEs[2]
Student–teacher ratio12.3:1[2]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
Websitewww.whrhs.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$19,63715$18,8913.9%
1Budgetary Cost14,5171415,592−6.9%
2Classroom Instruction8,291168,807−5.9%
6Support Services1,78082,294−22.4%
8Administrative Cost1,823351,59214.5%
10Operations & Maintenance1,874201,954−4.1%
13Extracurricular Activities72515873−17.0%
16Median Teacher Salary67,8402571,726
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[3]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47
Watchung Hills Regional High School
Location
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1957
NCES School ID3417220[2]
PrincipalWilliam J. Librera[1]
Vice principalsJames Flakker
Steven Searfoss
Patricia Toubin
Faculty160.6 FTEs[2]
Grades9-12
Enrollment1,948 (as of 2019–20)[2]
Student to teacher ratio12.1:1[2]
Campus85 acres (340,000 m2)
Color(s)  Brown and
  Gold[4]
Athletics29 varsity sports
Athletics conferenceSkyland Conference (general)
Big Central Football Conference (football)
Team nameWarriors[4]

Watchung Hills Regional High School is a regional comprehensive public high school and school district serving students in portions of Somerset and Morris Counties in New Jersey, United States. Students from Warren Township and from the neighboring communities of Watchung, and Green Brook in Somerset County and Long Hill Township in Morris County attend the school.[5][6][7] The high school is located in Warren Township, on Stirling Road.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the school 37th in 2016 out of 342 schools in New Jersey with the best teachers, with 46% of students participating in Advanced Placement exams.[8]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2019–20 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,948 students and 160.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. There were 18 students (0.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 9 (0.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]

White Latino Asian African American Pacific Islander American Indian Two or More Races[citation needed]
74% 7% 15% 2% 0.1% 0.1% 1%

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-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.[9]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

Watchung Hills Regional High School received the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Education in 1994-95, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[10][11]

In its listing of "America's Best High Schools 2016", the school was ranked 131st out of 500 best high schools in the country; it was ranked 24th among all high schools in New Jersey and 11th among the state's non-magnet schools.[12]

In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 514th in the nation among participating public high schools and 42nd among schools in New Jersey.[13]

In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 34th in New Jersey and 1,160th nationwide.[14] In 2008, Newsweek ranked the school as 919th in the nation.[15] In Newsweek's May 22, 2007 issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Watchung Hills High School was listed in 999th place, the 31st-highest ranked school in New Jersey.[16] In the magazine's 2006 survey, the school was ranked as 745th nationwide.[17] In their 2004 survey, Newsweek ranked WHRHS as the 583rd best high school in the nation.[18]

The school was the 50th-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.[19] The school had been ranked 44th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 48th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[20] The magazine ranked the school 49th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[21] The school was ranked 38th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.[22] Schooldigger.com ranked the school 96th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 276 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (86.0%) and language arts literacy (97.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[23]

Athletics[edit]

The Watchung Hills Regional High School Warriors[4] compete in the Skyland Conference, which is comprised of public and private high schools in Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren counties and operates under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[24] With 1,469 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,060 to 5,049 students in that grade range.[25] The football team competes in Division 5A of the Big Central Football Conference, which includes 60 public and private high schools in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren counties, which are broken down into 10 divisions by size and location.[26] The school was classified by the NJSIAA as Group V North for football for 2018–2020.[27]

WHRHS's interscholastic sports teams include baseball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, ice hockey, men's and women's cross country, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's bowling, men's and women's fencing, swimming, wrestling, women's and men's volleyball, marching band, women's softball, women's gymnastics and women's cheerleading.[4]

The men's cross country team won the 1974 Group IV state championship.[28] This was the first WHRHS team to have won a state championship.

The girls' tennis team won the Group IV state championship in 1976 and 1978 (vs. Ridgewood High School both years), 1981 (vs. Cherry Hill East High School), and won the Group III state championship in 1982 (vs. Millburn High School), 1983, 1985 (vs. Mainland Regional High School), 2000 (vs. Tenafly High School) and 2001 (vs. Northern Highlands Regional High School). The team won the Tournament of Champions in 1981 (vs. Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School), 1982 and 1983 (vs. Red Bank Catholic High School both years). The eight group titles are tied for seventh-most in the state and the three Tournament of Champions titles are tied for third most.[29] The team finished 21-0 in 1976 after defeating Ridgewood 3-2 in come-from-behind fashion in the playoff finals.[30]

The girls swimming team won the Division B state championship in 1985-1987, 1989 and 1992.[31]

The baseball team won the 2005 North II, Group IV state sectional championship with an 11-0 win over Hunterdon Central Regional High School.[32] The team has won the Somerset County Tournament in 1975, 1982, 1983, 1993 and 2009; the program's five titles (through 2018) are the fourth-most in the tournament's history since it was established in 1973.[33]

The ice hockey team won the Monsignor Kelly Cup in 2005.[34] The team made it to the NJSIAA Public A State Finals vs. Ridge High School in 2008, falling by a score of 5-0; the most successful season for the six-year-old program.[35]

The girls' softball team won the Group IV state championships in 2016, defeating Egg Harbor Township High School by a score of 4-0 in the tournament final.[36][37]

The boy’s lacrosse team had their most successful season in 2018. They finished the season with a 20-3 record, in which two of those losses came in overtime, and their final loss came in the semifinals of the Tournament of Champions to the eventual winner, Delbarton. They made it to the county final, won the program’s first ever North Group IV sectional championship and won the Group IV state title, with a 10-3win against Lenape High School in the championship game.[38] Head Coach Jamie Lovejoy won NJ.com Coach of the Year and four players earned U.S. All-American honors (two of those players being Academic All-Americans), with five players going on to play college lacrosse. They were ranked fifth in the state of New Jersey by NJ.com and the 18th team in the country by MaxPreps.[39][40][41]

The girls spring track team was Group IV co-champion in 2018.[42]

The wrestling team won the North II Group V state sectional champion in 2018-2020.[43] The school has had four state champions: Michael Gatti (2003), Alex Caruso (2006), Brendan Ard (2008 and 2009) and Michael Magaldo (2012).[44][45]

The fencing team was the sabre team winner in 2020.[46]

Co-curricular[edit]

Clubs are categorized as Academic, Academic-Honor, Academic-Diversified Interest, Performing Arts, Public Service and Recreation

As of May 1, 2017, the district acknowledges the following co-curricular organizations. Each organization requires an advisor, a constitution and board of education recognition.[47]

Academic
  • Academic Team
  • Chemistry Olympiad
  • History Bowl Team
  • Math Team
  • Robotics Team
  • Science Bowl Club
  • Science League - Bio 1 / 2
  • Science League - Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Science League - Physics 1 / 2
Academic - Honor
Academic - Diversified Interest
  • Arrowhead Newspaper
  • Astronomy Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Entrepreneurship Club
  • Film Club
  • Folio
  • Forensics and Investigatory Club (F.I.C)
  • Fusion
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Future Doctors of America
  • The Neuroscience Club
  • Video Game Programming
  • Yearbook
Diversified Interest
  • American Sign Language Club
  • Anime and Fandom Club
  • Asian Culture Club
  • Chess Club
  • Cosmetic Club
  • Culinary Club
  • Cyper Security Club
  • K-Pop Club
  • Polish Club
  • Sign Language Club
  • Sports Fans Club
  • Government
  • All School Council
  • Freshman Grade Level Council
  • Sophomore Grade Level Council
  • Junior Grade Level Council
  • Senior Grade Level Council
Performing Arts
  • Band
  • Choral Ensembles
  • Color Guard
  • Dance Ensemble
  • Instrument Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Script & Cue
  • Script & Cue Stage Crew
  • Thespian Society
Public Service
Recreation
  • Ping Pong/ Badminton Club
  • Rubik's Cube Club
  • Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Ultimate Frisbee

National media coverage[edit]

One episode of Dance Moms was filmed at the school, specifically Season 5, Episode 3 entitled "JoJo with a Bow Bow". The school hosted the In10sity Dance Invitational on October 25, 2014, which was the subject of the episode.[48]

On November 5, 2019, the school's superintendent announced the condemnation of a photograph involving two students in blackface during an off-campus Halloween party, declaring that "hate has no place on our campus".[49]

In 2020, the school made national news when it was revealed that students from the school's special education program had been omitted from the 2020 yearbook.[50]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school administration are:[1][51]

  • Elizabeth Jewett, Superintendent
  • Timothy Stys, School Business Administrator / Board Secretary
  • William J. Librera, Principal
  • James Flakker, Vice Principal
  • Steven Searfoss, Vice Principal
  • Patricia Toubin, Vice Principal

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, comprised of nine members, 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 day-to-day operation of the district.[52] Of the nine elected seats, four are allocated to Warren Township, three to Long Hill Township and two to Watchung; One seat is appointed by Green Brook Township.[53][54]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h School data for Watchung Hills Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2021.
  3. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Watchung Hills Reg High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Watchung Hills Regional Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Watchung Hills Regional High School. Accessed June 18, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades nine through twelve in the Watchung Hills Regional High School School District. Composition: The Watchung Hills Regional High School District is comprised of all the area within the Township of Passaic in Morris County and the Township of Warren and the Borough of Watchung in Somerset County."
  6. ^ Watchung Hills Regional High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 4, 2016. "Close to 2150 students from Green Brook, Long Hill, Warren, and Watchung meet high academic standards and broaden their worldviews as they explore and take risks, discover their passions, and find individual pathways to success."
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  41. ^ Gould, Brandon. "Jamie Lovejoy is the NJ.com boys lacrosse Coach of the Year for 2018", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, June 19, 2018, updated August 23, 2019. Accessed November 3, 2020. "The ride this season was one that Watchung Hills, No. 5 in the NJ.com Top 20, will never forget and one that saw the Warriors make history on the way to a Group 4 title and a trip to the Tournament of Champions.... Each game brought a different challenge, but throughout it all, Watchung Hills (20-3) stay dedicated to the process and the results were record-breaking. Watchung Hills coach Jamie Lovejoy helped lead the way during that campaign and has been named the 2018 NJ.com boys lacrosse Coach of the Year."
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  55. ^ Reischel, Rob. "Flachback; Finishing kick: Ard enjoyed Packer days", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 16, 2004. "Ard hasn't totally gotten football out of his system, though. He coaches the freshman team at Watchung Hills Regional High School, his alma mater."
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  59. ^ Dunleavy, Ryan. "Who is Mickey Gall? Rutgers graduate faces ex WWE wrestler CM Punk in UFC 203", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 9, 2016. Accessed September 20, 2016. "A former football captain and wrestler at Watchung Hills before moving on-campus at Cook College for one year and off the College Avenue campus for three, Gall was signed to UFC specifically for this fight so that CM Punk had an equally inexperienced opponent, according to FOX Sports."
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  63. ^ Bishop, Chris. "The Myddle Class", GarageHangover, July 14, 2005. Accessed October 14, 2015. "In any case, the King Bees had started by 1964: Dave Palmer was a student at Watchung Hills Regional High School along with Rick Philp, and he became their singer."
  64. ^ Johnson, Brent. "Somerset teen brings home gold from Winter Paralympics", The Star-Ledger, March 24, 2010. Accessed March 28, 2011. "Josh Pauls didn't dress like the rest of his classmates at Watchung Hills Regional High School today. He was decked in a U.S.A. hockey jersey — the same one the 17-year-old wore on the ice last week at the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. And as he rolled his wheelchair around the high school's hallways, a glistening, new gold medal hung from his neck."
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  67. ^ Macur, Juliet. "Three Siblings Carry Two Different Flags", The New York Times, February 19, 2010. Accessed March 28, 2011. "Within a week, Allison Reed left Watchung Hills Regional High School to train with Japaridze. Now, she is home-schooled."
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