ENGLEWOOD CITY (03-1370-040)

Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood

Dwight Morrow High School is a community of learners and teachers consisting of approximately 1055 students and 125 faculty members. Our school serves Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, and our campus is the home of the largest Interdistrict Public School Choice program in New Jersey, the Academies@Englewood. An alternative high school program called the EAGLE Academy is run in conjunction with the high school program.

Access to technology is afforded students through the numerous labs, computer carts, and software applications which enrich learning opportunities throughout the campus. As such, we prepare our students to use technology in virtually every course and to engage in collaborative, inquiry-based projects to prepare them for college and careers. Our campus contains one of the highest ratios of students per computer in Northern New Jersey.

Dwight Morrow High School provides specialized learning settings or supports for students with disabilities and those arriving in the school with limited English proficiency. Both groups of students have programs to support them toward college admission and success while addressing their unique needs. The EAGLE academy is a highly successful alternative education program that assists students whose learning styles do not fit that of the traditional student. These students have smaller classes and greater opportunities for work-world experiences. Dwight Morrow High School maintains an extensive extracurricular program of clubs and community service organizations that gives students the opportunity to extend their learning. This program enables students to build a portfolio of experiences to augment their academic record for college applications and employment.

Our school has a proud tradition of athletic success. To ensure that the athletes are preparing themselves academically, we maintain an eligibility requirement that matches that of the NCAA standard. Each year college recruiters come to our campus to find athletically talented students who can meet the academic demands of college.

The collaboration of teachers, parents and administrators ensures the highest quality planning and program for our students. Partnerships with the community transcend the immediate stakeholders in our academic process. These include several community-based organizations such as the Englewood Health Department, the Urban League, the Englewood Library, Interact and the Rotary Club. Other long-standing partnerships include a very active Alumni Association as well as the Englewood Historical Society.

The Dwight Morrow High School teaching staff is empowered and supported by the administration as partners in the growth and success of our students. Our Professional Learning Communities are supported by professional development workshops for staff to increase their effectiveness in pedagogy, technology, and subject area competency. Our subject area PLCs provide teachers the opportunity to review and update data, collaborate on the development of assessments, and improve and coordinate the delivery of instruction.