Committed to Excellence

    • Points of Pride

      It was apparent during our community meetings throughout the strategic planning process how proud our school community is of many aspects of Kingsway Regional. Below is a list of some of the more talked about points of pride.

       

      College Acceptance
      The Kingsway Regional School District takes great pride in preparing its graduates for future success. This past year more than 88% of our graduates will attend institutions of high learning and have earned more than $7.9 million in academic or athletic scholarships and financial assistance. Our graduates will attend more than 200 colleges, universities and technical schools in 22 different states and include some of the Nation’s top-ranked schools such as MIT, UPENN, University of Virginia, Boston U, St. Joe’s, Colgate,, Rowan and Rutgers. For a complete list of colleges our graduates are accepted to, click here.

       

      Highest Graduation Rates in County
      Out of Gloucester County’s 14 high school districts, Kingsway Regional High School’s graduation rate — at 96.52 percent — is the highest in this calculation, something Superintendent Jim Lavender said is a testament to the school and its teachers. Outside the County, Kingsway narrowly trails Haddonfield and Cherry Hill East as the top high schools. To read the full article click here.

       

      Graduation Rates

       

      Academic Program

       

      • Middle School: Comprehensive team-based middle school programs featuring English, Literature, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health/Physical Education, World Languages, Art, Music, and 21st Century Skills
        • Middle school program offers a 2 periods of Language Arts Literary and 1.25/1.5 periods of math
        • The middle school program offers a study skills/business applications program designed to provide students with direct instruction in the academic and technological skills necessary for student achievement
        • The middle school program offers a full year world language option including French, Italian, or Spanish
        • Middle school programming includes rich arts courses such as orchestra, jazz ensemble, music expressive arts and chorus and introduction to art, art media and techniques, and elements and principles of art
        • Innovative middle school instructional programming including SkatePass skateboard, the only curricular activity of its kind in New Jersey, and the Living Holocaust Memorial presented by students
        • Students of the Month Program emphasizing academics, character, and the artistic talents of our students
        • Academic Tutoring Program to ensure at-risk students meet their academic potential
        • Girls in Engineering partnership
        • Strength of the middle school Language Arts Program; KRMS students have won state and national writing awards and contests including Scope Magazine, Patriot’s Pen, Choosing a Hero and Celebrate NJ Writing Program
        • Excellent performing arts programming
        • Middle School Career Day to investigate future careers

       

      • High School: College preparatory program required for all high school students including language arts literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, visual, performing and practical arts, world languages, economics, health/physical education, and 21st Century skills
        • 82% of 2010 graduates went on to higher education
        • 12 Advanced Placement Programs including Art- 3-D Design, Art- 2-D Design, Art- Drawing, Biology, Calculus AB, Eng. Lang./Composition, Eng. Lit./Composition, European History, French Language, Physics B, Spanish, U. S. History
        • 19 different courses of study in Language Arts Literacy, 15 courses of study in World Languages, 14 courses of study in Mathematics, 10 courses of student in Science, 16 course of study in Social Studies, 15 courses of study in Music, 11 courses of study in Art, 9 courses of study in Business, 8 courses of study in Health and Physical Education, and 5 courses of study in the practical arts
        • Dual Credit agreements with two local colleges
        • Academic Support Program providing after-school tutoring to ensure that all students reach their academic potential
        • Over 20 clubs and after-school activities to provide students with a well-rounded education
        • State and nationally recognized Model Congress program
        • Championship Mock Trial team
        • Award-winning high school yearbook
        • Renowned Memorial Day Ceremony
        • Young Author’s Program
        • In-house multiply disabled program to serve the needs of special education students
        • In-house behaviorally disabled program to serve the needs of special education students

       

      Athletic Program

      • 26 award-winning sports or competitive extra-curricular activities including baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, lacrosse, marching band, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
      • 2009-2010 Tri-County Conference Champions: Boys’ Cross County, Field Hockey, Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Basketball, Softball, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Track and Field
      • NJSIAA Tournament Qualifiers: Boys Cross Country, Girls’ Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Basketball, Indoor Track, Boys’ Bowling, Wrestling, Softball, Baseball, Girls’ Track and Field, Boys’ Track and Field, Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Lacrosse, Girls’ Lacrosse, Boys’ Volleyball
      • Coaches of the Year: George Passante- Boys’ Basketball, Curtis Custis- Girls’ Track and Field

       

      Achievement: Standardized Test Scores
      Advanced Placement Test

      • 2010 Average Highlights: Art 2-D Design 3.0; Calculus AB 3.6; English Language/Composition 3.8; English Literature/Composition 3.6; Physics 4.0; US History 3.5

       

      SAT test

      • 2010 SAT Board Scores
        • Critical Reading 500
        • Math 513
        • Writing 499

       

      HSPA

      • LAL had a total proficiency of 96.5%
      • LAL Advanced Proficiency scores increased from 13.1% to 19.2%
      • All LAL subgroups had an average scale score of over 200
      • Math had a total proficiency of 85.2%
      • Math Advanced Proficiency scores increased from 22.5% to 25%
      • Kingsway students (total population) out-performed the state averages in every cluster score category
      • Kingsway students (total population) equaled or out-performed District Factor Group averages in every cluster score category

       

      Biology Competency Exam

      • District mean score of 210.4, 4 points higher than state average
      • 68.5% proficient, 12.6 points higher than state average

       

      NJ Ask 8

      • Reading Scores above state mean in all three categories
      • Mathematical scores equaled or outscored state mean in 4 of 5 categories
      • Science scores equaled or outscored state mean in 5 of 5 categories

       

      NJ Ask 7

      • Reading Scores above state mean in all three categories
      • Mathematical scores equaled or outscored state mean in 3 of 5 categories

       

      Parent/Community Involvement

      • Kingsway Community Connections (KCC)
        • Fall Senior Citizens Gala
        • Halloween StoryTime
        • Senior Walking Program
      • Kingsway Athletic Boosters Association (KABA)
      • Kingsway High School Advisory Committee (KHSAC)
      • Kingsway Regional School District Equity Committee
      • PowerSchool
      • Global Connect
      • Visits to Shady Lane Nursing Home
      • Charitable activities/participation: food drives, blood drives, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Dragon Run, Relay for Life, basket bingo, Ronald McDonald House

       

      Fiscal Responsibility

      • Ranked 2nd in the state on the NJ Comparative Spending Guide for lowest Per Pupil Cost
      • Energy PaceSetter Award for the district’s efforts to conserve energy and save tax dollars
      • Shared Purchasing and Service Programs
        • Bussing
        • Maintenance
        • Food Services Purchasing
        • Energy

       

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