The Long Hill Township School District underwent the New Jersey Department of Education’s Quality Single Accountability Continuum performance review during the 2009-2010 school year as was accorded the status of “High Performing District.”
The Mission Statement of the School District is contained in Board of Education policy number 9000.1. It states:
We believe that it is the responsibility of the Long Hill Township Board of Education to provide an educational climate that stresses high academic achievement and will permit students to grow socially, physically, intellectually, morally and emotionally so that they may become happy, useful and self-supporting citizens, within the limits of their individual abilities and interests. We believe in each individual’s worth and dignity as a person.
We believe that:
- Education is a growth process by which people learn to think and act more effectively.
- We must provide a safe, pleasant environment for learning.
- Respect for the policies of a democratic government is desirable.
- Students should acquire an understanding of and a respect for the traditions, customs and heritage of the country.
- Students should be encouraged to use leisure time wisely.
- Students should be taught that education, in its broadest sense, can become a lifelong pursuit for everyone.
Our responsibility extends to encouraging a close relationship among students, teachers, administrators and the community. We seek to prepare our students to function in a rapidly changing world with an awareness of the past, an understanding of the present and an optimistic preparation for the future.
There is a wealth of comparative data available on all New Jersey School Districts, including Long Hill Township, through the New Jersey Department of Education’s Annual Report Card. This document presents thirty-five fields of information for each school in the following categories: school environment, students, student performance indicators, staff, and district finances. Information on student achievement of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) is presented in the Report Card. The Report Card documents may be accessed through the New Jersey State Department of Education website: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/
The Long Hill Township School District met the Adequate Yearly Progress Benchmarks in accordance with No Child Left Behind in both language arts and mathematics at all grade levels based on the achievement of students in grades 3 through 8 on the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK).
SCHOOL EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION
Please check the district website at www.longhill.org after 5:30 a.m.
Information is also available on News12 New Jersey and WABC-TV Channel 7 and http://abclocal.go.com
Watchung Hills Regional High School
Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Watchung Hills Regional High School, which is one mile south of the Township’s border in Warren, New Jersey.
- The high school district recently underwent the Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts as required by New Jersey Administrative Code. Based on the results of the Quality Single Accountability Continuum performance review, the district has been rated as a high performing school district.
- For the 2009-2010 academic year, the average SAT scores were 582 Math, 554 Verbal, and 564 Essay. This represents a 22 point total increase over the 2008-2009 scores.
- In the 2009-2010 school year 447 students took 847 Advanced Placements tests. Ninety-one percent of the students scored a 3 or higher on these tests.
|EMERGENCY CLOSING INFORMATION
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on the Long Hill Board of Education
Morris County School Closing List
LONG HILL TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BUILDINGS
GILLETTE SCHOOL - K-1
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|759 Valley Road, Gillette
MILLINGTON SCHOOL - 2-5
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|91 Northfield Road, Millington
|CENTRAL SCHOOL - 6-8
|90 Central Avenue, Stirling
The bell from the Elm Street School is now at Gillette School near the Board of Education Offices.
(Original Elm Street School buildings: wooden schoolhouse 1888-1910; "new" brick building used 1910-1972, and until 1996 as Board of Education offices; now renovated as a privately-owned office building).