Manalapan High School is a fully-accredited comprehensive high school serving a community of nearly 38,000 residents living exclusively in the Township of Manalapan and the Borough of Englishtown. One of six high schools in the Freehold Regional High School District, Manalapan High School currently provides educational services for approximately 2,000 students. Since opening in 1971, Manalapan High School has enjoyed an outstanding reputation throughout the state for its academic and extracurricular programs.
Manalapan High School maintains a well-deserved reputation for excellence because of its exceptional students. Last year, over ninety-five percent of graduates went on to further their education at two or four-year colleges or universities; additionally, other graduates attended trade or technical schools and entered the military. SAT scores exceed state and national mean scores. The academic program consistently produces students who are able to demonstrate success at some of the finest colleges and universities in the nation. Students from the Class of 2017 are currently attending such Institutions of Higher Learning as Boston University, Brandeis University, Bucknell University, the California Institute of Technology, Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Lehigh University, New York University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, University of Maryland at College Park, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University.
Manalapan High School’s dedicated staff is committed to excellence in the classroom. They bring to their profession a dynamic and enthusiastic approach to education that encourages student growth and achievement. Continuous and timely professional development programs help ensure that student-centered instructional practices within the classroom setting readily prepare students for success. Furthermore, the Manalapan High School Community continuously endeavors to help all students reach their fullest potential both in and out of the classroom. The staff, students, parents, and other members of the Manalapan High School Community, embrace the philosophy that “We are Manalapan High School and this is OUR HOUSE!” This philosophy emphasizes that we, as a school community, maintain pride in our school and strive towards academic excellence while taking the time to enjoy the curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities that our school has to offer.
Challenging and relevant curricular opportunities are offered in Business, Classical & World Languages, English Language Arts, Family & Consumer Sciences, Health & Physical Education, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies and Technology including 23 AP courses. Unique to Manalapan HS are the Law Enforcement & Public Safety Magnet Program as well as the Science & Engineering Magnet Program. These Magnet Programs allow students to pursue their passions within the comprehensive high school.
For four years running, Manalapan High School has been recognized as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. In the 2016-2017 school year, Manalapan High School had 148 Advanced Scholars as designated by the College Board. The College Board recognized nine students who earned the distinction of Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. Five of those students were semi-finalists in the program, and four of those students were finalists.
Our commitment to excellence extends to the athletic fields and to extracurricular activities as well. The gymnasium walls are proudly adorned with banners from our many A-North Conference, Shore Conference, and State Championships. For the 2016-2017 school year, 18 Varsity teams qualified for the NJSIAA State Playoffs, and 13 Varsity teams qualified for the Shore Conference Tournament. The Football Team won an A-North Division Title, and the Wrestling Team won a NJSIAA District 21 team Title. Additionally, the Varsity Cheer Team won the Spirit Brands National Championship. The school community recognized six student-athletes at signing days for their commitment to NCAA Division I and Division II Colleges. Manalapan High School offers students the opportunity to participate in over 60 clubs and activities. Our student government, National Honor Society, and other extra-curricular clubs and activities, in conjunction with the students and staff of Manalapan High School, have raised money and donated time to help the local community, and to provide support to numerous non-profit and charitable organizations throughout the state of NJ and the country.
As Manalapan High School continues to meet the challenges of the new century, we remain confident and enthusiastic. We are proud of our many accomplishments that reflect the efforts of our fine student body and the excellence of our professional staff. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide students with the academic, technological and social skills they need to excel in the dynamic world of the twenty-first century.