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Carneys Point, New Jersey
Salem County
Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District
Penns Grove High School is a public school located in Carneys Point, New Jersey with 476 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
Innovative curriculum based on NJSLS, RU Case, & College Board. Offerings include core, AP, and elective courses such as journalism, public speaking, and college/career readiness online preparation.
Variety of clubs, service organizations, & award-winning performing arts. Hosts the Salem County Engineering Academy. Achieve Beyond, a setting for students with different learning styles.
2017 Sportsmanship Award; Football Champions 2018, Boys’ Basketball Team, Girls Tennis, Wrestling, Track & Field Placements; 2018 Girls’ soccer team’s national/state recognition for GPA team average.
Awards

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.

Location
334 Harding Highway
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
Contact
Principal: Mrs. Lory O'Brien
856-299-6300
lobrien@pgcpschools.org
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Grades
9-12
White 25%
Black 38%
Asian 0%
Hispanic 36%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
476
students
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%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
119
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 28%
133
10th Grade 25%
121
11th Grade 22%
105
12th Grade 25%
117
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English & language arts proficiency
34%
of students

Math proficiency
14%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
59%
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%
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English 71.1%
Spanish 27.2%
Other 1.7%
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Learn more about Penns Grove High School.

Mission

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.

Academics

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.

Sports

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)

Clubs

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.

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.

Teachers

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.

Supports

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.

Parents

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.

Facilities

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.

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