Located in beautiful, historic Hunterdon County in central New Jersey, Hunterdon Central Regional High School serves the five municipalities of Delaware Township, East Amwell Township, Flemington Borough, Raritan Township, and Readington Township. The District is comprised of 152.5 square miles and has a population of approximately 51,468 residents.
One of the largest, campus-style high school districts in New Jersey, the school occupies a 72 acre campus and includes four general classroom buildings, a music building, a 2,000 seat Fieldhouse, and an Instructional Media Center (library). A communications building houses an FM radio station and cable television station, from which satellite downlinks are available.
The total student enrollment at Hunterdon Central is approximately 3,100. Average class size is 21.0, student to faculty ratio is 10.8 to 1 and student to computer ratio is 1.6 to 1. The school operates under a block schedule system, which supports the district vision of "Performance Excellence for Everyone."
Hunterdon Central has an outstanding Academic Curriculum of approximately 200 general education courses, 45 honors level courses and 22 advanced placement courses, with plans to expand this curriculum for 2013-2014. Every course at the high school has been revised to be in alignment with the national common core curriculum standards.
The high school also offers an alternative path to achieving high school success: the Twilight Program. Students receive individualized instruction, prepare for state standardized tests, and gain vocational skills while working toward the attainment of their high school diploma.
Technology is an integral part of a Hunterdon Central education, promoting increased academic engagement and a high level of skill development. Curriculum and instruction feature wireless connectivity, digital multimedia devices, web publishing tools, and a wide array of subject-specific software to enhance students' comprehension and skills. The high schoolÕs Bring Your Own Device Program allows students the option of using personally-owned devices within the high schoolÕs learning environment.
Hunterdon Central offers student-athletes an Athletic Program of 33 highly competitive interscholastic sports teams. In 2008, 2011 and 2012, the athletic program was awarded the NJSIAA Group IV Shop Rite Cup for excellence in athletic performance and sportsmanship.
The high school also offers a strong Co-curricular Program of approximately 55 clubs and activities, including dramatics, student government, publications, service organizations, and award-winning choral and orchestral programs.
Hunterdon Central's dedicated professional staff is committed to providing a rigorous and expansive academic program to our students. In the classroom, teachers incorporate technology and instructional strategies that develop critical thinking skills, as well as content knowledge. The district offers a staff training program, which has achieved state and national recognition from The National Center for Public Productivity at Rutgers University, The New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the U.S. Department of Education-Professional Development National Awards.
In 2002, Hunterdon Central became the only New Jersey school to be awarded the status of Blue Ribbon School by the U. S. Department of Education for the second time, the first being in 1997. This honor, the highest national recognition a school can achieve, is awarded for excellence in instructional delivery and educational environment. The school was also the first in the State of New Jersey to be designated as a Star High School by the New Jersey Department of Education.
In 2010, Hunterdon Central was chosen as one of two schools in the State of New Jersey to receive a "Best Practice Model for High School Redesign" for technology integration and embedded professional development for teachers.
Hunterdon Central was approved as a choice district for the 2013-2014 New Jersey Interdistrict School Choice Program.