The East Windsor Regional School District, located in central New Jersey at New Jersey Turnpike Exit 8, is a stable K-12 public school district serving the communities of the East Windsor Township and the Borough of Hightstown as well as Roosevelt Borough students grades 7 through 12. Our very diverse population of approximately 5100 students is enrolled in four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. In addition, the district's Community Services offers children before/after school programs.
The East Windsor Regional School District emphasizes the development of life-long learners through interconnected educational experiences. The school district values an educational climate in which people of different ethnicities, genders, nations, religions, lifestyles, backgrounds, and abilities are welcomed. We believe that education, for all, is an active partnership, one that involves students, family, faculty, administrators, board members, and community stakeholders.
Student achievement continues to be a major goal of the district. To engage each student in a rigorous education experience, we have implemented challenging and innovative curricular programs in a technology-rich learning environment. Our professional development incorporates research based pedagogy, best practices instructional strategies, data driven assessments, and instructional procedures all focused on meeting the diverse needs of our students. In addition to our collaborative efforts to insure the academic success of each student, the East Windsor Regional School District offers comprehensive related arts curriculums which encompass a wide variety of real life learning activities for all students.
Each year, over 90% of Hightstown High School graduates are accepted to colleges such as Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford, West Point and the University of Delaware as well as local schools such as, Princeton, Rutgers, The College of New Jersey and Mercer County Community College. Our students have been finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program and other awards to assist in college financing. A high school diploma requires the completion of 130 credits with courses offered at the standard, academic, honors and advanced placement levels along with a four-year humanities focused program. Those areas that make our high school special include a world class swimming pool, a TV studio, an active National Honor Society, an extensive media center, a Foreign Exchange program, an award winning Red Cross Club and both an Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame. Extra-curricular activities abound from an award winning band and chorus to drama, publications, clubs, and sports.
Community residents are very supportive of our schools with many parents and community members volunteering in a variety of ways, from chaperoning trips and sharing work experiences to listening to and sharing stories and hobbies. Parents play an active role in their children's educational life making a major contribution to academic and social growth. Our district website provides parents with easy access to important communication regarding curriculum, programs, policies, Board of Education information, and updated announcements. Come visit us and see for yourself why we truly demonstrate pride in our performance.