RIVER DELL REGIONAL (03-4405-050)

River Dell Regional High School

River Dell Regional High School serves the northern New Jersey municipalities of Oradell and River Edge, which have a combined population of approximately 18,000. We are a socially and economically diverse community enriched by close proximity to the resources and cultural opportunities of New York City.
River Dell was named a United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and has won several Best Practice Awards from the New Jersey Department of Education for our innovative programs. New Jersey Monthly magazine has also listed us among the top seventy-five schools in the state, and River Dell is also among the top 1000 schools in the country according to Newsweek magazine.

Our curriculum supports the New Jersey Core Content Standards, providing students with programs that meet the needs of all learners. There are many advanced placement courses and the school has a partnership with Syracuse University's Project Advance that enables students to enroll in college courses at the high school and receive college credit. Furthermore, many of our seniors participate in internships as well as community service.
River Dell supports the social/emotional needs of its students by offering an extensive peer leadership program that assists freshmen in adjusting to the high school. Another program, Teen PEP, developed by the Princeton Center for Peer Leadership and the New Jersey Department of Health, is aimed at reducing risky teenage behaviors.

We are proud of these accomplishments:
* Three students were named National Merit Finalists in the 2015 competition
* Eleven students were named Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Merit
Competition
* Three seniors were accepted into the United States Military Academy at West
Point
* The work of four AP art students was selected by the Photographic Society of
America to be exhibited at their annual conference
* The Chemistry Olympic Team won first place in the state competition
* A senior won third place at the Intel Science Competition
* Six students were accepted into the All-State Chorus
* One student was accepted into the New Jersey Jazz Educators jazz ensemble
* Five students won first place awards in The Chemagination Competition
* The Debate Team won the Bergen County Debate League Championship
* The Morris Museum accepted 50 pieces of art work from our students
* The Select Choir received a silver rating at the 25th annual Roxbury Contest
* The Select Choir received the highest rating possible at the North Jersey
School Music Association High School
* 97% of the Class of 2015 pursued higher education; 91% are attending 4 year
colleges and 6% are attending 2 year schools
* 308 Students took Advanced Placement Tests
* River Dell High School was on Newsweek's Best High Schools in America List
in the top 500
* We have over 50 active clubs

River Dell continues to maintain high academic standards along with a commitment to the development of each student's character and social/emotional development. Our district mission statement, developed by a committee of stakeholders, says it best:
To provide a safe, student-centered environment in which each student is
valued and respected
To challenge each student to reach his/her potential
To nurture every student's intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth
To promote a healthy work ethic, a passion for learning, and a respect for one's
self and others
To develop responsible citizens for our diverse community and ever changing
world
To continue to involve our community in an active partnership
To provide all students the opportunity to achieve and exceed the Common
Core Standards and the New Jersey Common Core Curriculum Content
Standards