Administration

Superintendent's Narrative

Welcome to Red Bank Regional High School! 
 
Red Bank Regional High School (RBR) is a high performing high school and has been recognized as such by Newsweek Magazine which continues to rank RBR in the top 2% of high schools nationwide.  RBR also enjoys recognition from N] Monthly Magazine and is included in this year's listing of the top 100 high schools in the state. Our school is also identified as a High Performing District by the New Jersey Department of Education. The Washington Post has identified RBR as one of the "most  challenging high schools in the US" and has again listed us among the top 2000 high schools in the nation - 37th in the state and 2nd in Monmouth County. 
 
Red Bank Regional offers 18 Advanced Placement courses, 29 Honors courses, and is one of 12 New Jersey high schools to offer the renowned International Baccalaureate program. Our academies of Visual and Performing Arts, Finance/Business, and Information Technology are magnets for students throughout Monmouth County. RBR also offers an award-winning English Language Learner program. 
 
The student body at RBR is racially and socioeconomically diverse - a source of pride for us. This year 94% of our students will be continuing their education - 62% in four year schools, 30% in two year schools, and 2%in career-tech education. Our International Baccalaureate program's diploma success continues as our student candidate success rate has increased to 83% and the number of students electing to participate in the program is on the rise. One hundred and eighteen RBR students completed dual enrollment courses last year, earning college credit while still in high school. 
 
Our Mission Statement 
The Mission of Red Bank Regional High School is to ensure the academic success and personal growth of all students while developing a passion for learning. 
 
Our Beliefs 
 
We believe the educational process succeeds when parents, staff, students, and the surrounding communities are active in their supportfor academic success. 
 
We believe children learn best in a safe environment which embraces diversity, values creativity, and  challenges all students to reach their full potential. 
 
We believe an effective education process prepares each and every student to master the curriculum and to achieve future aspirations while aspiring continual learning, critical thinking, and a positive social environment. 
 
The school is organized into smaller learning communities through which all students receive a personalized learning experience focused on their needs, interests, and abilities. All students upon entering RBR as freshmen transition into high school via our Freshman Academy which organizes students and teachers into interdisciplinary teams. Teachers work collaboratively to maximize the learning of the students they share. By 10th grade students will have chosen a specialized academy which becomes their personal learning path for the remainder of their high school program.
 
RBR's Career-Themed Academies 
 
Academy of Visual and Performing Arts 
Academy of Information Technology 
Academy of Engineering 
Graphic Communications 
Academy of Finance/Business 
Academy of Math & Science 
Academy of Humanities and Social Science 
Academy of Sports Medicine and Management 
Visual and Performing Arts Interdisciplinary Arts 
 
The academy structure at RBR serves as both a motivator and a career path through which students are challenged to grow and become self actualized. While the onus for earning a diploma rests primarily with each individual student we offer a myriad ofsupport services to assist students to succeed. It all starts with a professional high school faculty and specialized support personnel who are trained to respond to issues and situations as they occur. They are dedicated to their respective disciplines and committed to the welfare of the students they serve. 
 
RBR offers a full array of interscholastic athletic teams which participate in the highly competitive Shore Athletic Conference. There are 26 varsity sports teams and an array of junior varsity and freshman teams as well. There are also 34 Co-Curricular clubs, societies, and other organizations for students to pursue after formal class time. 
 
We are proud of our school and of the success our students enjoy! And we are especially proud and grateful for the support we receive from our families and communities. Please accept our best wishes for a successful and enjoyable school year! 
 
Thomas M. Pagano 
Interim Superintendent