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Spotswood, New Jersey
Middlesex County
Spotswood Public School District
Spotswood High School is a public school located in Spotswood, New Jersey with 671 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
Class of 2019: 91% attending college; 3% workforce; 2% military; $3 million in scholarship monies.SHS offers 19 varsity sports teams.
2018-19: Award winning Distributive Education Club. 55 state qualifiers. 3 placed in the top 18 in the world for their presentation, 3 placed in the top 8 in the world for their overall project.
2018-19: Award winning SHS Band program. Jazz Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble all rated "excellent."
Awards

Award Winning Distributive Education Club of America: 104 students attended the regional competition. 55 finalized or placed to go on to the State Career Development Conference. 36 students qualified at the state competition to move on to the International Career Development Conference. 3 placed in the top 18 in the world for their presentation. 3 placed in the top 8 in the world for their entire project. Award Winning SHS Band: Honors Wind Ensemble placed 1st in their section. Awarded the Dr. Tim Lautenheizer Esprit de Corps Trophy at the Festival of Music Awards in Boston, Massachusetts. This award recognizes a program that demonstrates kindness, leadership, respect, and professionalism. Winners 4 out of 7 years.

Location
105 Summerhill Road
Spotswood, NJ 08884
Contact
Principal: Ms. Amy Jablonski
732-723-2200
ajablonski@spsd.us
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Grades
9-12
White 76%
Black 4%
Asian 5%
Hispanic 14%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
671
students
Female 50.2%
Male 49.8%
Economically disadvantaged students 8%
Students with disabilities 8%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
168
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 25%
170
10th Grade 24%
158
11th Grade 25%
167
12th Grade 26%
176
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English & language arts proficiency
67%
of students

Math proficiency
42%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
8.1
Incidents per year
Violence 17
Weapons 0
Vandalism 3
Substances 31
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 4
Total incidents 54
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
66%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 33%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 18%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 91.8%
Other 4.5%
Spanish 2.1%
Arabic 1.6%
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Learn more about Spotswood High School.

Mission

The Spotswood Public School District is dedicated to excellence in education by inspiring and challenging our students to achieve their full potential while becoming productive citizens of the global community.

Academics

A rigorous curriculum offers many courses: Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, and Career/Technical Arts courses. Spotswood High School, in conjunction with Fairleigh Dickinson University and Middlesex County College, offers the opportunity for exceptional students to earn college credits when registered in the following courses: Honors College Accounting, Honors Principles of Business, Honors College Marketing, Honors Biology II, Honors Calculus, Honors English 12 and College Composition. Approximately 87% of the Class of 2018 pursued higher education.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Cheerleading (Coed), Cross Country (Coed), Football (Coed), Golf (Coed), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Coed)

Clubs

Concert Band, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Honors Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Charger Pride, Community Service Club, Drama Club, Environmental Club, Euphony (School Literary Magazine), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Film Club, Girls Learn International, Heroes & Cool Kids, Kids Create, Lead For Diversity, Math League, Music Club, National Honor Society, Scribbler (School Newspaper), Student Government, Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), TEAMS, TV & Radio Club, Pegasus (Yearbook Club). Additionally, many of our clubs have a strong focus on community outreach and other humanitarian efforts.

Programs

National Honor Society Tutoring

Teachers

The Spotswood High School staff is required to attend workshops and participate in learning activities as a part of their professional development. The workshops present various ideas and practices to help educators learn new skills to effectively work with students and peers. The high school faculty is committed to the belief that continuous improvement occurs through sustained professional development; Thus, the faculty pursues a continuum of professional growth activities aimed at improving instruction for all students with a focus on maintaining a differentiated approach to instruction. Opportunities include: New Teacher Induction Program, Spotswood Professional Development Academy. 2018-19 High School Committees including: Culture & Climate, Assessment & Grading, Strategic Action Planning.

Post high school

Class of 2019 earned over $3 million in scholarships. As a class, 91% attended college: 56% 4 year college, 31% 2 year college, 4% business/technical college. Recent SHS graduates were accepted to a variety of postsecondary institutions including: Bryn Mawr College, Cornell University, Fashion Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Johnson & Wales, NJIT, Princeton, Rowan, Rutgers, Syracuse, and others. Please see the School Profile at www.spsd.us for a complete list of recent acceptances.

Supports

Intervention & Referral Services, Student Assistance Counselor, Child Study Team, Crisis Counselor, Peer Mentoring, ESL Classes, Special Education--Resource, In-Class Support

Health

Arena scheduling in Health & PE has been implemented to create greater interest and participation. Students choose three classes each marking period: an individual activity, a team sport, and a physical fitness component. Schoolwide assemblies feature student wellness themes.

Parents

We are fortunate to have such a caring and supportive parent community; They have been exceedingly generous in the support of the school. Key parent support groups include: Spotswood PTA, Band Parents Association, Touchdown Club, Project Senior Week, Spotswood Education Foundation. Many opportunities are presented to parents for their involvement in our schools including Parent/Teacher Conferences, Back to School Night, Financial Aid Night, College Planning Night. Our students are involved in outreach programs that seek to build connections with younger grades and the larger community. These include Kids Create, Heroes & Cool Kids, Community Service Club, and NHS Tutoring.

Facilities

SHS was built & opened in 1977. Recent renovations completed in 2016 include new locker rooms, new outdoor track, new bleachers, upgraded HVAC, air-conditioning, 4 computer labs, chromebook carts. Renovations in 2019 include: security vestibule construction, main office suite, conference rooms, security office, attendance office.

School safety

Spotswood High School recognizes that the health and safety of our students is paramount in creating an environment in which all of our members feel secure. To ensure this, the Spotswood School District utilizes a comprehensive approach to school safety and security with a focus on the following areas: Security Coordination, Communication & Alerts, Training & Drills, Plan Review/Climate Assessment. School administration work closely with the Spotswood Police Department via the School Resource Officer. Monthly meetings are held to review security matters with relevant personnel.

Technology

Teachers are issued laptops and 21st century carts are utilized in our classrooms. Teachers also incorporate Google classroom into their curricula.Students have ample opportunity to utilize Chromebooks, laptops, and desktop computers.

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High School Schedule - 1st Warning Bell: 7:20am 2nd Warning Bell: 7:25am Period 1: 7:30am-8:12am Homeroom: 8:12am-8:17am Period 2: 8:21am-9:03am Period 3: 9:07am-9:49am Period 4: 9:53am-10:35am Period 5 (Lunch): 10:39am-11:09am Period 5/6: 10:39am-11:21am Period 6/7: 11:12am-11:54am Period 7/8: 11:24 am-12:06pm Period 7 (Lunch): 11:24am-11:54am Period 8/9: 11:57am-12:39pm Period 9 (Lunch): 12:09pm-12:39pm Period 10: 12:43 pm-1:25pm Period 11: 1:29pm-2:11pm

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