Located in beautiful, rural Sussex County in northwest New Jersey, Kittatinny Regional School District serves the five municipalities of Fredon Township, Hampton Township, Sandyston Township, Stillwater Township and the Township of Walpack. The District is comprised of 125 square miles and has a school population of approximately 1200 students. These students are housed on a beautiful 96 acre campus with a modern, up-to-date high school and a separate middle school wing where the 7th and 8th grade students are educated.
Kittatinny Regional School District fosters a collaborative approach to the education of the students in the district, as it takes great pride in developing partnerships with faculty members, parents, students and our community to provide a rigorous and comprehensive academic program. Kittatinny is one of the most decorated schools in New Jersey. A nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School District, Kittatinny has also been recognized by the State of New Jersey as a Star School. Most recently, Kittatinny was recognized as a Top 100 High School in the 2012 publication of New Jersey Monthly magazine and was also honored as one of the top 20 most improved High Schools in the state. KRHS has been awarded the New Jersey Governors School Of Excellence award in 2005. Kittatinny was proud to be the first Star School and Blue Ribbon School in Sussex County, New Jersey. These prestigious awards are a direct result of our shared vision for excellence as a district. Our students have been recognized nationally as academic and social leaders and our faculty has garnered a number of Best Practice Awards from the Department of Education in the State of New Jersey. There have been no less than ten Best Practice Awards given to the teachers of the district since the 1995-1996 school year. This alone is a tribute to their dedication and hard work to provide the most current and relative curriculum for the students of Kittatinny Regional School District.
Kittatinny has received many awards in the area of technology. The Board of Education, administration and faculty of the district have dedicated many hours and resources to the infusion of technology into the everyday curriculum. KRHS teachers have enthusiastically welcomed this challenge and have used technology to enhance student comprehension, improve upon classroom instruction and to transform Kittatinny into a 21st century school district teaching career and college ready skill sets. The school features wireless connectivity and two full mobile laptop labs that are completely mobile from classroom to classroom with internet connectivity. There are three complete computer labs in addition to a full computer animation lab and a graphics design lab. Kittatinny students are encouraged and expected to be active participants in the learning process and this includes having a complete understanding of the effective use of technology in our technology infused 21st century world. Kittatinny has introduced two complete, 30 unit IPad carts to be used school wide by teachers and students for instruction during the 2012-2013 school year. We will continue to investigate expanding these IPad labs in the future as Kittatinny remains committed to creating a learning environment that compliments the needs and learning style of the 21st century student. In addition, our Video Technology lab has been completely updated with a full complement of 25 workstations with Apple IMac computers for video production.
Approximately 75-80% percent of our student population is involved in at least one after-school or extra-curricular activity. These diverse offerings range from a very involved Peer Leadership program to an accomplished State Championship Wrestling team. Our NJSIAA approved athletic program includes 19 different interscholastic athletic teams and various levels of competition from 14 junior varsity teams to 45 varsity teams. Kittatinny has over 45 recognized extra-curricular activities for the students of the district and every student is encouraged to become involved in at least one activity that will connect them to the school. Our goal is to connect each and every child with an activity in which they are interested and motivated by at the school. These activities only enhance the overall goal of a well rounded academic experience and comprehensive school program.
Each year Kittatinny Regional School District performs as one of the top school districts in Sussex County on the state assessments. Many of our recent graduates have been recognized as Edward Bloustein Distinguished Scholars and Advanced Placement Scholars which are state and nationally recognized academic honors. We are again promoting concurrent college level courses with our academic partner, Sussex County Community College. Kittatinny, with its own faculty members, is offering eight concurrent courses in-house in the academic areas of Anthropology, Biology 2 Honors, Chemistry 2 Honors/AP, Physics Honors, AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus, AP Environmental Science and SP Literature Composition. We will be offering AP Physics and AP Statistics as new accelerated courses for the 2012-2013 school year. Kittatinny also boasted its first ever Sussex County Scholar Athlete winner in 2011-2012, thereby demonstrating a strong tradition of success with our student athletes.
We at Kittatinny are proud to offer the students of our community a well rounded, diverse educational experience in an environment that fosters high expectations and success for all. Please take the opportunity to visit our website at www.krhs.net.
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