Moorestown Community Information

Young Moorestown scholars in grades K-12 are serviced by the Moorestown Township Public Schools. This district includes three K-3 elementary schools, George C. Baker, Mary E. Roberts and South Valley. Moorestown Upper Elementary School is available for grades 4-6, William Allen Middle School covers grades 7-8, and Moorestown High School takes care of grades 9-12.

The Moorestown High School staff is focused on preparing students for success in the 21st century. Approximately 1,350 students choose from more than 200 courses in programs of study that reflect their abilities and aspirations. More than 56 percent of the student body participates in Advanced Placement (AP) or honors programs.

Approximately 95 percent of students continue their education at the post secondary level and SAT scores continue to rank above national averages. Both New Jersey Monthly and Philadelphia Magazine have cited Moorestown High School as one of the finest schools in the region. MHS has even been honored as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Moorestown High School was ranked in the top ten high schools in the September 2000 issue of the New Jersey Monthly Magazine and consistently ranks among the top high schools in the state.

A majority of the students are active in both co-curricular and extracurricular programs. Vocal and instrumental programs enable students to participate in All-State chorus, band, and orchestra. Major theatrical productions include a drama performance in the fall and a musical in the spring. Students compete in academic contests in mathematics, government, drama, speech, debate, industrial technology, and business information and technology. The Student Association and the class officers comprise the students’ executive leaders who advise and assist the administration. The Interact Club provides students with active citizenship and community service opportunities outside the classroom. Athletic excellence is another hallmark at MHS. Moorestown fields 27 sports programs with 52 teams at varsity, JV and freshmen levels. Their teams have won multiple NJ State Championships in Girls’ Lacrosse, Girls Field Hockey, Tennis, Football, Boys Lacrosse and more. As of 2005, the Girls’ Lacrosse program was ranked #1 in the United States. Many prominent colleges recruit heavily here, due to the academic and sports achievement for which the town is well known.

Moorestown Friends School is a private Quaker school located at East Main Street and Chester Avenue. The school serves approximately 700 students from Pre-School through 12th grade.

The Riverline, a new train service placed in operation three years ago, offers access to Philadelphia and Princeton to the north, with connections to New York City. Riverline stations can quickly be accessed by a short drive from Moorestown.

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