The FRHSD is located in western Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA. Our sending schools cover an area of over 200 square miles. We educate approximately 11,200 students in our six high schools.
Western Monmouth County, New Jersey, was originally settled in the seventeenth century. The field of the Battle of Monmouth, which occurred in 1777, is within the district's borders. Life in Monmouth County, however, has been much quieter throughout most of the region's history. Our county has primarily been a farming community, and also a chief source of marl and other resources. Recently, however, western Monmouth County has experienced tremendous residential growth. A large percentage of its residents are business owners and professionals, and many commute to New York City. The Freehold Regional High School District serves students from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.
We place a high priority on student performance and staff accountability. More than 87 percent of our students pursue higher education, including the most prestigious colleges in the nation. At all of the high schools, SAT scores consistently exceed state and national averages.
The curriculum at each of our high schools is the same for all academic subjects. Six specialized Learning Centers for students who are highly motivated and talented are located throughout the district; all 8th grade students from a sending school in our district are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive. The Specialized Learning Centers include the areas of business administration at Marlboro; humanities at Howell; global issues at Freehold Township; medical sciences at Freehold; science and engineering at Manalapan; and law and public service at Colts Neck.
The District also offers a culinary arts/hospitality management academy and a computer science academy at Freehold High School; a fine and performing arts academy at Howell; a Navy JROTC character and leadership development academy at Colts Neck High School; law enforcement and public safety academies at Manalapan High School; and an animal and botanical sciences academy at Freehold Township High School. Every effort is made to keep special education students in district; a variety of in-class support, resource center, and self-contained programs are conducted.