PGHS science department was awarded the Environmental Science Award to generate an environmental courtyard center for our students. Recipient of the 21st Century After School Grant to further student experience and passion for college and career opportunities and readiness. Our school implemented the Positive Behavior Supports program for students and staff in conjunction with Rutgers University and the NJDOE. Our athletic programs of track and field, wrestling and football have qualified and played in championship meets. Our performing bands have qualified, competed, and won first place titles. Several Science students competed and placed for college scholarships in the Del- Valley Science Fair. FFA continues to earn annual National Chapter Recognition. Girls' soccer team earned national and state recognition for high ranking GPA team average.
|White|| 25% |
|Black|| 38% |
|Asian|| 0% |
|Hispanic|| 36% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 44.2% |
|Male|| 55.8% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 70% |
|Students with disabilities|| 25% |
|English learners|| 5% |
|Homeless students|| 2% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|9th Grade|| 28% ||133|
|10th Grade|| 25% ||121|
|11th Grade|| 22% ||105|
|12th Grade|| 25% ||117|
|Incidents per year|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 6% |
|1 to 5 days|| 26% |
|6 to 10 days|| 27% |
|11 to 15 days|| 20% |
|Over 15 days|| 20% |
|English|| 71.1% |
|Spanish|| 27.2% |
|Other|| 1.7% |
Learn more about Penns Grove High School.
PGHS is committed to the mission of building a school community of leaders and achievers. Our Vision includes causing community and family partnerships in developing responsible and productive citizens, who are prepared for college and career opportunities. Our daily school theme is Fired Up to Be Leaders and Achievers, who grow in respect, responsibility and integrity.
PGHS offers an extensive list of AP and Dual Credit courses and honors courses, as well as courses for our Engineering Academy. New courses in social studies, technology and agricultural engineering were generated for the updated high school schedule, which incorporates a lunch and learning stations model. Our elective courses range from French and Spanish courses to business, music, audio technology, art and theatre courses.
Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)
Students participate in a variety of clubs, service organizations, chorus, theater, instrumental and marching bands and academic competitions. An enthusiastic student body and team of advisers support the extensive co-curricular and sports programs.
PGHS offers an extensive group of athletic programs, extra-curricular and co-curricular clubs, including Gifted and Talented, and before and after school tutoring in Math and English. Participation in the 21st Century afterschool program and Achieve Beyond program for alternative learning processes.
Monthly and regular professional development opportunities are afforded to teachers to develop effective teaching and learning strategies, to advance curricular components and to review and consider student data. Professional development goals are aligned with building and district goals.
The counseling department at PGHS provides students with academic, career, social and personal counseling. Counselors work closely with parents, students, teachers and School Based Youth Services and local social agencies to support students in college and career readiness.
The PGHS performing arts department offers community events displaying student talents, theatre, chorus, band performances and regional competitions. Our School Based Youth Services and Guidance Department host family events for College readiness and social time.
PGHS is a comprehensive facility with three computer labs, a library media center, a gymnasium, cafeteria and three main wings of classrooms. All classrooms were renovated with updated HVAC units in summer of 2017.