NJ Monthly magazine bi-annually names top public high schools. In the September issue, NJ Monthly revealed that Hopewell Valley Central High School ranked #16 in the top 20. Also in Mercer County, West Windsor-Plainsboro North and South high schools ranked #13 and #17 respectively and Princeton High School placed #20.
“The Board of Education takes great pride in our recent recognition by NJ Monthly, however, the honor only supports what we witness with the outstanding students and future leaders we encounter each day within our district,” said Hopewell Valley Regional School District Board of Education president Alyce Murray. “Our focus on educating and supporting the ‘whole child’ is evident by our innovative inquiry-based learning educational models and counseling programs; A+ Niche rating for academics and athletics and numerous state and regional titles and awards. Our district has increased accessibility for students to advanced level classes while maintaining high success rates, in addition to top honors statewide in SAT scores. Our staff provides 100+ clubs and activities for students grades 6-12, with a dedication to practical skills development, as one of the few high schools with working auto and wood shops, in addition to our engineering labs. The Grammy organization has also honored our quality arts programming. Every budget cycle, we are reminded of the costs of providing such incredible and varied opportunities to engage students, regardless of their strengths, areas needing support and their interests. Our continued recognition remind us of the value of our efforts and financial investments.”
“We are proud to be recognized by NJ Monthly as one of the top high school programs in the county and state,” added Dr. Thomas Smith, HVRSD Superintendent. “We have seen a steady increase in our performance over the past several years and while media rankings do not define us, they do help validate the hard work of our Board, teaching staff, administrators and students. Regardless of our rankings, our focus on developing the “whole child” through social emotional learning, strong student programs and activities, and rigorous academics remains unchanged.”