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About This School

Washington Township High School is a public high school in Washington Township. The principal of Washington Township High School is Mr Joseph Bollendorf, whose e-mail is jbollendorf@wtps.org. 2,615 students go to Washington Township High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.6% of the Washington Township High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 2,615 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Washington Township High School is 19, and the student to teacher ratio is 11:1. Hollydell School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Japanese
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
Hispanic 3% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 12%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Both my kids graduated from college thanks in large part to the great teachers at Washington TWP. HS.

  • (1 year ago)

    Alumnus here parents need to realize and relate to their children that their high school experience will be molded by what they do in middle school. In order to really get ahead academically you need to push your kid to get them into the advanced classes (starting in 7th grade). Do this and the AP program will offer them the opportunity to get into top colleges. Every year this school sends the students who focused on academics to some of the top colleges in the country. What the kids do there is up to them... If your kid wants to play a sport they need to work on that sport starting early in middle school in order to have a shot at playing at WTHS. I remember a few students who did not make the transition from WT middle schools to WTHS because they understood the depth charts/ how large the school is and understood that if the most important thing to them was having their kid start their freshman year WTHS is probably not for them. While at WTHS i can say I only had one bad teacher the whole time. I had an administration athletic and guidance department that helped me get into a great school. High school like life is what you make of it teach your kids to make it out.

  • (1 year ago)

    As I read some of the negative reviews I can't help but think mabey they just can't be pleased. Let me touch on a few of the negative comments; don't kid yourself if you think drugs aren't readily available and used at all schools. If your child needs academic support there are more than enough counselors and teachers that will go out of their way to make sure he or she succeeds. Is your son or daughter an athlete? Be prepared to sit or get cut to make room for a more talented player. In other words the best athletes play no politics involved. Even as a senior don't get comfortable with your spot you have to earn it every week.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a student at twp class of 2013. Being that I am about to graduate having being at this school is bitter sweet. Academically the school is 4 stars IF you have a child that catches on fast. Alot of the teachers dont go out of their way to help your child learn. When they are ready to move on their going to move on wether the children tknow the lesson or not.. Not saying all the teachers are bad because I did have great teachers that I instantly connected with and learned alot from. As for sports twp takes that super serious especially for the sports they feel are most important such as cheerleading football and basketball. I know for a fact that they do grimey things with in the sports department too.. And they also favor other sports over others. As for students the kids are just plain mean if your kid is not strong minded and asertive or at least gives off the appearance of being that sort your child will be eaten alive. Some of the stuudents there even get to the point where they harrass people that are different.. the only thing about this school that is five stars is the school spirit. Twp pride is the best. No school has as much pride as twp in my opinion.

  • (2 years ago)

    Largest athletic program in SJersey and head football coach won't go the extra yard to help a player get to the next level. Needs to take a page from Timber Creek and Woodbury. Title of Head football coach comes with personal responsibility but Instead this coach turns his back and feels he owes his kids nothing which is exactly what he gives them. Parents of talented young football players better explore all options before intrusting your son to this program! Where are your NCAA DI players? On the sidelines or flunking out and being ignored.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Principal Joseph Bollendorf is actively involved and interacts on a personal level with the student body gaining their respect and loyalty. During his tenure he has exponentially increased the student scholarships through his solicitation of local businesses clubs and scholarship funds. He instills a sense of pride within the student body to the point that they refer to their school simply as "Township". TWP "Together With Pride". The academic resources activities clubs sports and music program are all there for the taking. The only prerequisite is that the students choose to engage and get involved themselves to take advantage and make the most of their time to really benefit from being a TWP alumnus. This is where you the parent and your child must take responsibilty yourselves to proactively make most of the time spent here to ensure a bright future.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school as long as your kid doesnt need any special attention academically. If they are an honors student they should have no problems. If they need anything extra by way of support academically they wont get it here. The politics within the sports program is the most disgusting thing ive ever seen. So blatant that they favor much less talented kids whos parents are affiliated with the school. Shameful TWP!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    School sports are run by politics. If you are not well connected your child will not play sports here no matter how talented he is. Sad. My child is an honor roll student and excels at baseball but we are transferring him to GCIT so he can have the opportunity to play sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    LArge school with a lot to offer kids. Great teachers and a great Ap program. Teachers care about the kids and the school system in Washington Township gets parents involved. Kids are encouraged to become involved in the community. My Daughter loves the High School and has done well in and out of the classroom. With a tough workload and plenty of activity after school she is kept busy too busy to find herself bored. She has scored well on all placement tests. Like anything if the parents are invovled and the students are responsible thay can excel!

  • (3 years ago)

    Would love to send my kids to WTHS. I am very unhappy with the local school that they are in now.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school has great clubs sports teachers counclers and all that nice stuff. But the actual kids in twp can be mean so if your child is on the shy side(meaning very shy)this may not be the right school..

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a former student 2007 graduate of WTHS and the teachers taught me real well and I've learned alot. I learned many things that can help me with my future and careers and couldn't be any more proud of myself for graduating. This school may be overcrowded and it will keep getting more overcrowded as the township's population soars as long as housing developments are being built and until the township starts transferring students to other schools in the county. Other than that the academics in this school are excellent thats why I gave it 5 Stars but every high school is going to have its cliques drugs fights and so and so. Also the adminstration is great keeping everyone organized and out of trouble.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent academics! I graduated from WTHS and was very impressed. The Faculty is awesome as well and really do show a concern for the student's education.

  • (5 years ago)

    i graduated from WTHS and i loved it. There are some teachers who just go through the motions and dont really care. but there are also teachers there that are very passionate about what they do and make a big impact on their students. the sports program is great. i myself played sports and it opened alot of opportunities for me. i was offered scholarships to schools due to the success of our athletic programs. i have also had friends who recieved full-scholarships and have been very successful in their college careers. I wasnt at the top of my class. i was your average student. I didnt feel that the teachers paid more attention to the above average students. As long as you make an effort to do well and develop a relationship with your teacher your teacher will be more than happy to help in any way

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has had many problems with WTHS. The teachers are unwilling to help children with learning problems. They are children themselves. I have dealt with so many teachers that act inappropriate. There is zero communication between departments (i.e.; admin. teachers nurse etc.) One hand doesn't know what the other is doing. If the is a problem with a child everyone that is in contact with him/her should be made aware of any issues. The sports program is horrible if you are not a stellar athlete or a favorite or even a child of a friend of the coach forget about getting much play time. The coaches think that they are Pro-Athletes. I have heard of kids failing the drug tests but since they are good players they were able to continue in the sports programs. What kind of signal is this sending to our children? Not impressed!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is to large and it is true that only the students that are at the top of their class are noticed and nurtured. I had two children that went to Township one that was at the top of the class and one not. The one that was not was treated unfairly many times. Not until she took honors classes did she feel that she was getting a good and fair education. Administration is in denial about this issue I have talked to them about it. If your child goes to Township be their advocate if they are not in honors or AP classes or they will be treated unfairly.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is just too large. It is very easy for kids to get lost in the crowd. Class sizes are much too big. There are some outstanding teachers here; if you could handpick them your child would receive a top-notch education. Unfortunately you can't and there are some very lazy and/or burnt out teachers at this school--perhaps more than at most because it is so big they can hide. Your child is more likely to get the best teachers if he takes advanced or honors classes. There is definitely an anti-intellectual atmosphere at the school; sports are emphasized not academics. If your kid is a jock he will probably love it. Teacher salaries are on the low side which doesn't help quality recruitment or turnover. I had a mold issue in my classroom. The school is pretty dirty in general.

  • (7 years ago)

    Academic and scholastic opportunities are there for the better students. The problem arises if a student is not above average he falls through the cracks. The star students seem to get all the attention and facilities which are endless. The guidance department may be overworked as it appears as though they do not have sufficient time for all the students. Good students will do well but parents have to keep on the average or below average students.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is currently a senior. Most of his teachers have been superior however he has been in the highest level of classes. He is suitably challenged reading many books & writing many papers. He has hours of homework nearly every night. The teachers in the music department go out of their way to help nurture and encourage. There are many extracurricular activities from which to choose in every area of interest.

  • (7 years ago)

    My three children graduated from twp between 2001-2004. They received a good education - a few star teachers many just collecting a paycheck. You need to be very involved senior year with the college ap process - could be good or bad depending on which counselor you get. There is an undercurrent of drugs racism and truancy/delinquency but the benefits of a diverse large school with many extra curriculars and AP/honors classes overshadows the bad eggs. If you have good kids you don't need to worry much - watch who their friends are and what they do in their social time. Some class sizes were under 20 and almost all were between 20-25. A few were 25-30. Every three years the teacher's contract comes up and there is always the threat of a job action/strike.

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