The North Warren Regional School District is home to just under 1100 students from the communities of Blairstown, Frelinghuysen, Hardwick, and Knowlton. The district stretches almost 97 square miles from the Sussex County border to the Delaware River and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.
As a grade 7-12 Regional District, our goal is to provide the best possible education to all our students. To accomplish this, our Board of Education has adopted four District Goals, which are outlined later in this document.
Academically, students in the seventh and eighth grades are team taught and follow a block schedule in a program designed to deliver core academic content, foster literacy, and provide exploratory experiences in the arts, technology, family and consumer science, and agriculture.
High school students follow a more traditional schedule that provides access to four levels of academic preparation coupled with a growing catalog of electives and Advance Placement (AP) courses. In 2012-2013, new courses will be added in AP Psychology, as well as in English, Visual Arts, and Business Education. New curriculum paths have been developed to allow more students to challenge themselves by taking honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses earlier in their high school careers. North Warren is also one of eight high schools in the state that piloted a Financial Literacy course that is now a graduation requirement for all high school students in New Jersey.
State assessment results from grades 7, 8, and 11 continue to demonstrate levels of achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards as measured by the NJASK and HSPA. Approximately ninety percent of graduates attend two or four year colleges. Students from our school are often recognized by the College Board, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and as AP Scholars. In 2012, eight North Warren students achieved AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, or AP Scholar with Distinction designations, and were honored by the College Board as such.
In November 2010, New Jersey Monthly magazine designated North Warren Regional High School as one of the 10 Most Improved High Schools in the state, and recently, the same publication listed North Warren as the Number 1 High School in Warren County.
In addition to this comprehensive academic program, North Warren offers a strong co-curricular program that includes 24 sports and 30 clubs. Almost seventy percent of our students engage in some sort of after-school activity. North Warren students have won many awards in music, drama, visual arts, clubs, and athletics.
We are proud of our students and the outstanding level of community support offered by our community, either through booster groups, or through the cooperation of our local government officials in completing cooperative projects such as the expansion of our parking lots. The community also recently supported budgetary proposals that allowed the district to upgrade the roofing system, and will permit increased security for our school. We are currently engaged in the construction of a solar farm on the District property that will provide savings to our school for the next fifteen years, as well as establishing a greener footprint for our facility.
The district continues to work with the constituent cluster schools to find ways of sharing services and increasing fiscal efficiency and accountability, while offering an outstanding education to all students in our communities.