About CHPS

Cherry Hill Public Schools Community Profile

School Start and End Times

High School: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Middle School: 8 am - 3 pm

Elementary School: 9 am - 3:30 pm

Our Location

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 Statement

We shall provide all children with an education that develops open-minded thinkers with the strong academic and interpersonal skills to thrive in an ever-changing world and make it a better place for all.

Our Belief Statements

Because we value high-quality education, we believe:

  • All students can and will learn
  • All learning must be standards-based, challenging, relevant, and developmentally appropriate
  • All students need positive relationships with faculty and staff members
  • All learning must occur in safe and secure environments
  • All staff will dedicate themselves to supporting student achievement
  • A variety of instructional modalities and technology tools must be used to accomplish student learning

Because we value creative, open-minded thinking, we believe:

  • Students must be prepared to explore multiple perspectives
  • Students must be able to analyze new ideas in ways that show healthy skepticism
  • Students must be able to communicate respectfully with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Students must have the opportunity to demonstrate proper respect, responsibility, and positive citizenship in their schools and community

Because we strive to produce well-prepared, inspired graduates, we believe:

  • Students must graduate from our district ready and prepared to enter college and/or careers
  • Schools must partner with families and our community to foster lifelong learning
  • Students must be supported in their efforts to master social and emotional skills
  • Students must be supported in their efforts to develop and pursue meaningful goals
  • Staff must be supported in their efforts to grow professionally and to enhance their knowledge and improve their skills

Our Schools

Total number of schools: 19
Early Childhood Center: 1
Elementary Schools: 12
Middle Schools: 3
High Schools: 2
Alternative High School Program: 1

Our Facilities

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

Our Employees

The Cherry Hill School District is one of the largest employers in the region.

Total number of employees: 1,696
Teachers and other certificated staff: 1,040

Total number of Administrators: 49

Educational Assistants: 337
Beginning teacher salary: $50,000
Median teacher salary: $79,424
Number of teacher workdays: 187

Our Students

Cherry Hill is the 11th largest public school district in the state.

Total number of students, October 2019: 11,004

Pre K-5: 4,708

Grades 6-8: 2,611

Grades 9-12: 3,540
Out-of-district placements: 157
Approximate number of families: 6,750

Ethnic Distribution of Students
White: 57%
Asian: 18%
Hispanic: 13%
African American: 8%
Two or More Races: 4%

Cultural Diversity
Native languages spoken by CHPS students: 69
Number of bilingual students: 2,283
Number of English Language Learners: 416

Socioeconomic Diversity
Students eligible for free or reduced lunch: 18%

Our Indicators of Success

Percentage of 2018 graduates continuing their education: 94%

2018 Average SAT Score
District: Reading and Writing, 576; Math, 578  
State: Reading and Writing, 542; Math, 543     

Class of 2018 Student Graduation Rate: 

District: 96%

State: 91%

AP Courses Offered: 21

National Merit Recognition (Class of 2019):
Semifinalists: 10
National Merit Commended Students: 41

National District of Character 2019

State District of Character 2017

National Schools of Character:  J. F. Cooper Elementary School (2019); Henry C. Beck Middle School (2019 & 2013); Kingston Elementary School (2019); Woodcrest Elementary School (2019); Bret Harte Elementary School (2018); Joseph D. Sharp Elementary School (2018); A. Russell Knight Elementary School (2017); Rosa International Middle School (2017 & 2008); Stockton Elementary School (2017 & 2012); Carusi Middle School (2016 & 2011); Clara Barton Elementary School (2016); Thomas Paine Elementary School (2015); Cherry Hill Alternative High School (2014).

10 schools are Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certified in recognition of their efforts toward sustainability – 9 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.

Cherry Hill Public Schools
45 Ranoldo Terrace
P.O. Box 5015
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-0391

Phone: (856) 429-5600
Fax: (856) 354-1864

Website: www.chclc.org