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Hightstown High School is a comprehensive four-year high school serving the Borough of Hightstown, East Windsor Township and the town of Roosevelt with a student body of approximately 1650 students. The Hightstown High School building was first occupied during the 1965-1966 school year with additions being completed in 1973, 1982 and 2005. The High School is approved by the State of New Jersey and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

The Guidance Department believes that each student is an individual with unique goals, experiences, abilities, and resources. The guidance program offers a variety of services that include individual and group counseling, group guidance sessions, college fairs, evening seminars for parents, standardized testing and computer career and/or college searches.

The World Language Department currently offers five levels of French, German, and Spanish, and two levels of Spanish for the Native Speaker. The primary objectives of the program are effective communication as well as an understanding of the interrelationship between language and culture. All world language courses are designed to meet the requirements of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards.

The Mathematics Department takes pride in its efforts to offer a comprehensive program, aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards, to all students. The program offers every student an opportunity to gain knowledge and problem-solving skills for workplace readiness and/or higher education placement. Calculator and computer interaction are an integral part of instruction. Differentiated instruction and assessment allow many avenues of evaluation for our individual learners. The elective program includes courses in Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Statistics, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, Computer Programming in C++, Visual Basics and AP Computer Science with Java.

The English Department offers courses at a variety of levels for all grades. In addition to standard courses, which are college preparatory, there are honors level courses for those students desiring greater intensity of study, quicker tempo, and increased reading and writing load. Intensive basic skills classes are for students requiring supplemental time (two periods per day) and practice necessary to pass state-mandated standardized tests. The Humanities program, an honors level option for students who enjoy a non-traditional environment, uses alternative assessment, sometimes in open space, in team-taught (English and history) classes for two periods daily. The department offers multiple electives as semester courses, as well as a senior level AP program, to supplement required offerings.

The Special Education Department provides classroom instruction to a variety of educationally classified students. The primary goal of the program is to assist students with the acquisition of skills necessary to promote self-advocacy, self-determination and academic success. Every effort is made to assimilate students with learning differences in the regular education environment. Program options are available in various self-contained programs, Resource Center replacement instruction, and In-Class Support modules. The Child Study Team works in conjunction with parents and staff to develop the appropriate individual education programs for each classified student.

The Science Department continues modifying its program to infuse state content standards and the latest technologies into the curriculum. Courses in Geophysical Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics are available at all levels as are electives in Standard Freshwater and Marine Ecology, Standard Introduction to Aerospace Technology and Honors Anatomy and Physiology. The goal of the department is to prepare students for college and/or the workforce after graduation. The department enjoys an excellent rapport with their educational partners as a result of their multidisciplinary approach in all classes.

School Information

School Begins:  7:30 AM
Regular Dismissal:  2:10 PM
Delayed Opening
9:00 AM - 2:10 PM
Early Dismissal Session
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM


Dennis M. Vinson, Jr.

Maninder Sud
Secretary ext. 1159
Athletic Director
Michael Zapicchi
Assistant Athletic Director
Secretary- ext. 1157
Jeffrey Soto
Asst. Principal, Grade 9
Secretary - ext. 1163
Jennifer Riggi
Asst. Principal, Grade 10
Secretary - ext. 1206
Rose Brown
Asst. Principal, Grade 11
Secretary - ext. 1334
John Perillo
Asst. Principal, Grade 12
Secretary - ext. 1700
25 Leshin Lane
Hightstown, New Jersey 08520
Phone: 609-443-7738
Fax: 609-443-7726