Cherry Hill Public Schools Community Profile
School Start and End Times
High School: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Middle School: 8 am - 3pm
Elementary School: 9am - 3:30pm
AM: 9am - 11:30am
PM: 1pm - 3:30pm
Cherry Hill is a 24-square mile area located in southern New Jersey, about 20 minutes from Philadelphia, 90 minutes from New York City, one hour from Atlantic City and three hours from Washington, D.C.
Our Mission and Goals
The mission of the Cherry Hill Public Schools is to provide a quality education program that ensures that all students are proficient in the Common Core State Standards & New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. This program will be delivered in a positive environment, preparing our students to be knowledgeable, responsible, caring, and confident citizens in an ever-changing world.
- Continue to improve student achievements at all grade levels for all students and close the achievement gaps where they exist.
- Create a cost-effective budget that provides for educational resources as well as preventive maintenance and ongoing facilities improvement in all schools.
- Enhance communication with and outreach to internal and external stakeholders.
- Enhance relationships with internal stakeholders through effective hiring and retention practices and staff training programs.
Total number of schools: 19
Early Childhood Center: 1
Elementary Schools: 12
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 2
Alternative High School Program: 1
Square feet of building space: 1.7 million
District grounds: 354 acres
Year that oldest school was built: 1955
Year that youngest school was built: 1970
The Cherry Hill School District is one of the largest employers in the region.
Total number of employees: 1,651.4
Teachers and other certificated staff: 1009.3
Total number of Administrators: 48
Educational Assistants: 331
Beginning teacher salary: $48,377
Median teacher salary: $62,953
Number of teacher workdays: 187
Cherry Hill is the 13th largest public school district in the state.
Total number of students, September 2016: 11,172
Pre K-5: 4,834
Out-of-district placements: 129
Approximate number of families: 6,800
Ethnic Distribution of Students
African American: 8%
Two or More Races: 4%
Native languages spoken by CHPS students: 57
Number of bilingual students: 2,164
Number of ELL students: 267
Students eligible for free or reduced lunch: 20%
Diverse Student Needs
Students eligible for special education services (includes speech-only services): 18%
Our Indicators of Success
% of 2016 grads continuing their education: 94%
2016 Average SAT Score
District: Critical Reading, 525; Math, 545; Writing, 524
State: Critical Reading, 500; Math, 521; Writing, 499
Class of 2015 Student dropout rate: 1%
AP courses offered: 21
National Merit Recognition (Class of 2016):
National Merit Commended Students: 29
National Schools of Character: Clara Barton Elementary School (2016); Carusi Middle School (2016 & 2011);Thomas Paine Elementary School (2015); Cherry Hill Alternative High School (2014); Beck Middle School (2013); Stockton Elementary School (2012); Rosa Middle School (2008)
The Cherry Hill School District has been designated a high-performing district through the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) review process.
All 19 schools, and CHPS as a whole, are Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certified in recognition of their efforts toward sustainability – 18 schools certified at Bronze Level; 1 school (Bret Harte Elementary) certified at Silver Level.
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For information on which schools serve which neighborhoods, please call the Cherry Hill Public Schools Registration Department, (856) 429-5600, extension 4436, 4430 or 4432.