NORTH WARREN REGIONAL (41-3675)

The North Warren Regional School District is home to approximately 950 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 music and the arts, technology, and World Languages. North Warren Regional continues as an Interdistrict Public School Choice District for 2015-2016.

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 2015-2016, a new AP Environmental Science course will be added, bringing our total AP courses to twelve. Additionally, many of our Honors and AP courses also qualify for Dual Enrollment credit at Warren County Community College, enabling our students to generate a college transcript that is accepted at other colleges and universities as transfer credit upon matriculation. 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. We are proud to offer a strings program to our students, in addition to band and chorus.

North Warren has been designated an AP Honor Roll School by the College Board, in recognition of the growth of our AP programs in the past few years.

State assessment results from grades 7, 8, and 11 continue to demonstrate levels of achievement of the New Jersey Core Curriculum and Common Core 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 2014, twenty-nine North Warren students achieved AP Scholar, AP Scholar with Honor, AP Scholar with Distinction, and the National AP Scholar designations, and were honored by the College Board as such.

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 Spring, 2014, Inside Jersey Magazine also designated North Warren as the Best High School in Warren County. Newsweek Magazine/The Daily Beast named North Warren to its 2000 Best High Schools in America list, and The Washington Post recognized our school as one of America’s Most Challenging Schools (by State).

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. Our Marching Band is currently the 2013 USBands Group 3A NJ State and National Champions!

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 has increased security for our school. North Warren has gone “green” with 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 reducing the carbon 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.

North Warren Regional is a school family committed to excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, and in fostering a climate of caring and acceptance for all students. Our Students of Today will truly be the Leaders of Tomorrow.

Dr Brian D. Fogelson
(908) 362-9342