Passaic County-Manchester Regional High School

Manchester Regional High School (MRHS) serves 903 students from the Passaic County boroughs of Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park. It is also one of only two Interdistrict Public Choice Schools in the county providing a quality college preparatory curriculum to students outside the district who want to avail themselves of this program. One hundred four students from Essex, Bergen and Passaic Counties are enrolled at the school.
MRHS has received a Bronze Medal from US NEWS & WORLD REPORT for five consecutive years. This is in recognition of the Advanced Placement program and for narrowing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and non-economically disadvantaged students. The NJ PAPERS, Inc. also recognized MRHS as one of the top three high schools in its District Factor Group. Together, these awards show the school to be one of the best schools in New Jersey. The School to Careers Program also won Manchester Regional High School the title of "NJ Best Practices School".
The school has a full component of sport teams for all three seasons. These include football, girls' and boys' soccer, volley ball, girls' and boys' basketball, wrestling, bowling, baseball, softball, track and field and cheerleading. Last year, the boys' basketball team were State Sectional Champions. These sports accompany a wide variety of activities from Drum Corp to Environmental club, D.E.C.A. to Red Cross, School Newspaper and Year Book along with chapters of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (National Mathematics Honor Society).
MRHS Channel 77 broadcasts from a state of the art TV Studio. The community is advised of local items of interest, school news, weather the activities calendar. Students write, direct, edit and produce the Morning Announcements, which are presented by student news anchors during home room. Also included in the realm of technology are CISCO training, science and math labs with educational hardware and software and numerous elective courses centered on aspects of technology.
One of the programs that the school is most proud of is "Manchester University". Thirty-two college level credits may be earned by students during the school day. Certified MRHS teachers with advanced degrees in their subject areas are adjunct professors for the local community college. Courses in both the humanities and mathematics provide an affordable means for students to college credits without leaving the school building. The Advanced Placement courses in all four core subject areas also provide students with an opportunity for a total of 50 college credits.