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West Windsor, New Jersey
Mercer County
West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South is a public school located in West Windsor, New Jersey with 1,605 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
Niche.com ranks High School South in the top 1% of all public high schools in America. US News and World Report certifies HS South as a National Gold Medal School.
HSS has a number of winning sports teams for both girls and boys.
Teams such as Robotics, Science Olympiad, and Model United Nations compete consistently at National and International levels of competition.
Awards

We have a graduation rate of almost 100 percent. 96 percent of students indicated they planned to attend college or other post-secondary education. SAT scores (652/679) and ACT scores (29.7/29.5/29.2/28.3/29.3) are well above state & national averages. There were 25 National Merit Scholar Finalists; 27 National Merit Semifinalists; 139 National Merit Scholar Letters of Commendation. 1,161 students took 2,274 Advanced Placement examinations; 92 percent receiving grades of 3 or higher.

Location
346 Clarksville Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Contact
Principal: Mr. Dennis Lepold
609-716-5050
dennis.lepold@ww-p.org
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Grades
9-12
White 24%
Black 5%
Asian 65%
Hispanic 4%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
1,605
students
Female 48.4%
Male 51.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 5%
Students with disabilities 8%
English learners 3%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
401
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 27%
426
10th Grade 25%
406
11th Grade 23%
373
12th Grade 25%
400
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English & language arts proficiency
83%
of students

Math proficiency
64%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
2.8
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 2
Vandalism 2
Substances 27
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 13
Total incidents 45
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
86%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 9%
1 to 5 days 47%
6 to 10 days 30%
11 to 15 days 11%
Over 15 days 4%
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English 53.8%
Other 19.1%
Chinese 8.9%
Hindi 7.9%
Telugu 6.0%
Tamil 4.2%
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Learn more about West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South.

Mission

Building upon our tradition of excellence, the mission is to empower all learners to thoughtfully contribute to a diverse and changing world with confidence, strength of character, & love of learning. We believe that every individual has intrinsic worth, that embracing diversity enriches & empowers our community, and that people reach their full potential when encouraged to believe it is possible. We will guide and support students’ growth, empowering them to value individual learning journeys.

Academics

Curriculum documents, approved by the WW-P Board of Education, can be found on the district web site. In addition, information about 21st Century Competencies, student performance, educator evaluation, and homework policy can be found on these pages as well. The link is: http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/departments/Curriculum

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Diving (Boys & Girls), Fencing (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Boys & Girls), Ice Hockey (Boys), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

High School South offers a variety of after-school clubs and activities. Information about these programs can be found on the links for the individual schools on the district web site: http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/schools/high_school_south

Programs

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District offers before and after school care for Grades Kindergarten through Grade 8.

Supports

We provide a continuum of special education & related services to eligible students, including out-of-district programs, in-district self-contained classes, resource in-class & pull-out replacement programs, general education programs with appropriate accommodations & modifications, related services, & home instruction. Services are based upon individual needs as determined by each student’s individualized education plan: http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/departments/special_services

Health

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District offers a variety of programs for the health and wellness of students. Programs are organized under the direction of the Guidance Department (http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/Guidance) and Food Services (http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/parents___students/Food_Services), which includes daily breakfast and lunch menus, and nutrition news.

Parents

The West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District has 11 Parent-Teacher Associations and/or Parent-Teacher-Student Associations. These groups work hand-in-hand with school administration to support each of the schools. Information about the High School South PTSA can be found at this link: http://www.west-windsor-plainsboro.k12.nj.us/parents___students/p_t_as-_p_t_s_as

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West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and High School South reflect the lifestyle of a community that takes pride in its continuing tradition of academic and cultural achievement. The richness of the academic programs, alternative options, and extracurricular activities expands learning beyond classroom boundaries. Each high school provides an educational environment that motivates students to learn and requires them to exercise imagination and sensibility in solving problems. Approximately 3,100 high school students may choose from a program of studies that reflects a demanding and challenging curriculum. Qualifying high school seniors may elect to participate in Senior Practicum and Internship; this is designed to give students structured, supervised activities that will assist them to clarify career goals, explore career possibilities, develop employable skills, or make the transition between school and employment or further education and training.The high schools offer state-of-the-art resources and technology that allow faculty to provide interdisciplinary instruction with maximum flexibility. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North and High School South each offer teams in over 30 sports and sponsor various student publications, acclaimed performing groups in vocal and instrumental music, academic teams, and over 30 clubs/activities devoted to specialized interests. The academic and cultural resources of West Windsor and Plainsboro have attracted a dedicated and highly trained instructional staff, which welcomes the challenges and excitement of a diverse student population. The high schools value their excellent student to faculty ratios. High School South is accredited by the NJ Department of Education and an excellent reputation for HSS has been earned through the commitment of staff and students to the quality of life and learning. HSS has been named a top high school in the state and nation.

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