Award Year: 2015

Voorhees High School

256 County Route 513
Glen Gardner, NJ, 08826-9529

(908) 638-6116

Mr. Ronald J. Peterson, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

North Hunterdon - Voorhees Regional School District

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Mission

Voorhees is dedicated to encouraging the development of each student as a unique individual capable of achieving success in a continually changing global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
At Voorhees High School, there is something for everyone.

At Voorhees High School, there is something for everyone.

Voorhees High School is located in scenic Hunterdon County in central New Jersey. The school community works together to educate the whole child with a goal of supporting 1,100 students to learn and become fully informed citizens, ready to enter the workforce or continue in a post-secondary educational setting. All courses are aligned with the appropriate standards, and we infuse literacy skills across the curriculum. Offering 25 Advanced Placement courses and several courses for which students can earn college credit, Voorhees has a rigorous program that leads many students into a highly-competitive four-year college. The school offers many electives, including those in the arts, for students to pursue their interests. Our special class programs provide learning opportunities for all students. Teachers use educational technologies that students access through their district-issued Chromebooks to keep students engaged, and regular professional development keeps teachers abreast of the latest technological and educational programs. Outside of the classroom, Voorhees Vikings participate in 27 varsity sports and numerous clubs and activities. As a school that receives students from six sending districts, our Student High School Integration Program helps students acclimate to the school. This program helps build a sense of community and school spirit that is best displayed during the week-long Spirit Fest that culminates with themed building decorations and a whole-school pep rally with skits by each grade. Throughout the hallways, classrooms, and on the playing fields, our students, staff, and parents embrace our school motto: Its a great day to be a Vike!