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The Northern Burlington County Regional School District is an important part of its growing community. The Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School and High School are located in Mansfield Township. Its constituent elementary districts are Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, and Springfield Townships. In addition, the district serves the children of United States Air Force personnel stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
The regional school district provides comprehensive educational programs for pupils in grades seven through twelve. Students in grades 7 and 8 are housed in a separate Middle School building located on a 53-acre parcel of land. Students in grades 9-12 are housed in two separate buildings located on a 146-acre parcel of land adjacent to the middle school. The High School East building houses 9th graders and the High School West building houses grades 10-12.
Northern was formed in 1959 and began operation with the completion of the original building in 1960. Additions were made in 1961, 1965, 1976, and 1995. In December of 2000, a $28 million referendum, which included the purchase of a 53-acre parcel of land adjacent to the existing school campus, was approved. In September of 2004, the construction of the new 800-student Middle School was completed.
The districts education offerings include academic subjects; business subjects; applied technology; an agriscience program; special education classes, including resource centers; art; music; and a basic skills remediation program. The area is ripe for continued development and the future of the regional school district seems to promise continued growth and expansion.
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District is a very attractive place to live. Citizens enjoy the rural community atmosphere while living in commuting distance to Trenton and points north as well as to Philadelphia. In addition, the area is also convenient to Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore.
Chesterfield Township is in the extreme northern part of Burlington County, borders on Mercer County, and is 21.61 square miles in size. Chesterfield Township provides educational facilities for kindergarten through grade six at the newly constructed Chesterfield Elementary School. Significant growth is anticipated in this community within the next five years.
Mansfield Township lies to the west of Chesterfield Township and is 21.72 square miles in size. Mansfield is a growing community. Mansfield Township provides educational facilities for pre-school handicapped children ages three to five and for grades kindergarten through six.
Springfield Township lies to the south of Mansfield and Chesterfield Townships and is 30.4 square miles in size. Growth in Springfield has been modest. Springfield Township provides educational facilities for kindergarten through grade six at the Springfield Elementary School.
North Hanover lies east of Chesterfield and Springfield Township and borders on portions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is adjacent to the township. The township is 17.14 square miles in size. North Hanover Township provides educational facilities for kindergarten (four and five year old pupils) through grade six at five separate schools. Three of the five schools are located on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in a single educational campus. The fourth and fifth schools are located in Jacobstown, several miles from the Base. North Hanover boasts its newly constructed Upper Elementary School for students in grades five and six.
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District continues to expand and change to reflect the needs of its growing community. School facilities are constantly improving and services to the students are being assessed and revised as appropriate. For a more comprehensive review of both the Middle School and the High School academic, extra-curricular, and co-curricular programs, please carefully review each Principals message.