Manchester Regional High School

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BOE Meeting
Date: 6/28/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Library
BOE Meeting
Date: 7/26/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Library
BOE Meeting
Date: 8/23/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Library
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Anti Bullying Info

Colleen Dorn
Assistant Principal
Phone: 973-389-2874
Ms. Colleen Brogan
Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Student Services
Phone: 973-389-2833
Harrassment Policy School HIB Grade

Superintendent Miguel Hernandez, Ed.D

Dear Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members,
Happy Spring! I hope the inclement weather days are well behind us. We have experienced some bizarre weather this past winter, from the freezing temperatures to the numerous snow storms. I guess the groundhog was correct in predicting six more weeks of winter!
Nonetheless, Springtime is here. April/May begins our annual state assessments for students in grades 9-11. We ask that you encourage your child to perform his/her best. Your support of providing positive encouragement, a good night sleep and a healthy breakfast go a long way in helping your child to perform at his/her very best.
In response to concerned students and parents following the recent school violence, I want to give you an overview of safety practices and measures that are carried out at MRHS to ensure a safe and secure building.
At our main entrance a security guard is trained to check in visitors on a specific system that runs driver’s licenses through a background check before they are allowed to enter the building. All visitors are given a paper name tag with their pictures on it. All doors are locked and secured and students and staff are taught not to answer the doors for visitors.
MRHS has many security cameras positioned inside and outside of the school building and administrators have the ability to check the cameras at any time. Staff and students are mandated by state statue to participate in bi-monthly drills to prepare for all scenarios in the school. We also work closely with the Haledon Police Department to ensure we are following the best safety protocols to keep our students and staff safe.
In the addition to the aforementioned, MRHS is pleased to announce the introduction of a pilot program, Report It, a free smartphone-anonymous reporting platform app that is all about helping to make our school community safer by allowing students and their families to share information anonymously and confidentially with school officials. By connecting students and their families directly to myself and other administrators, Report It provides an easy to use, anonymous and confidential tool that will help us work together to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
From any smartphone, users simply go to to download the app. The users answer a few simple questions and provide information as to the nature of their concern. Users can also attach a picture or video. The information provided and the incident Geo-Location data is sent directly to the appropriate school personnel for review.
I thank you for your continued support of the school district. For more information concerning MRHS activities and programs, please check the district website at or visit our social media pages at &
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Principal Richard Ney, Ed.D.

I am pleased to welcome you to Manchester Regional High School, a unique school in a warm and friendly environment, providing a quality education to all of its students, and a school that has been listed among the best high schools in America.
Manchester Regional High School serves over 850 students from the Passaic County boroughs of Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park.  It is also one of only two Interdistrict Public Choice Schools in the county providing a quality college preparatory curriculum to students outside the district who want to avail themselves of this program.  One hundred four students from Essex, Bergen and Passaic Counties are enrolled in the school. 
Manchester was recognized by U.S. News and World Report on their list of Best High Schools in America for six consecutive years. This was in recognition of the Advanced Placement program and for narrowing the achievement gap between economically disadvantaged and non-economically disadvantaged students.   The School to Careers Program also earned Manchester Regional High School the title of “New Jersey Best Practices School”. 
The school has a full complement of athletic teams for all three seasons.  These include football, girls’ and boys’ soccer, volley ball, girls’ and boys’ basketball, wrestling, bowling, baseball, softball, track and field, and cheerleading. These sports accompany a wide variety of activities from Drum Corp to Environmental club, D.E.C.A., School Newspaper and Year Book along with chapters of the National Honor Society, and National Spanish Honor Society.
MRHS Channel 77 broadcasts from a state of the art TV Studio.  The community is advised of local items of interest, school news, weather, and the activities calendar.  Students write, direct, edit and produce the Morning Announcements, which are presented by student news anchors during home room.  Also included in the realm of technology are CISCO training, science and math labs with educational hardware and software and numerous elective courses centered on aspects of technology.
One of the programs that the school is most proud of is its partnership with Passaic County Community College.  Through this program, students can earn Thirty-two college level credits during the school day.  Certified MRHS teachers with advanced degrees in their subject areas are adjunct professors for the local community college.  Courses in both the humanities and mathematics provide an affordable means for students to earn college credits without leaving the school building.  The Advanced Placement courses in all four core subject areas also provide students with an opportunity to earn college credits.  Between the two programs, students can earn a total of 50 college credits.
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