Hackettstown School District

Home of the Tigers


    Notice is hereby given to the residents of the Town of Hackettstown, State of New Jersey that the Hackettstown Board of Education is having a non action meeting on December 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm in the High School Cafeteria to discuss possible reorganization of the district's schools. 

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  • 2014-2015 NJDOE  Governor's Educator of the Year Program
    To access the 2015 Governor's Educator of the Year Eligibility guidelines please click the following link GEOY
    To access the 2015 Governor's Educator of the Year nomination form please click the following link Nomination Form
    To access the 2015 timeline please click the following link Timeline
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Soccer #1  Congratulations Soccer Figure 2
to the
Hackettstown High School 
Boys Soccer Team 
Group 2
State Champions
To read about yesterday's game please click here.
To read more about the Coach Thomas and the Tigers win
click here

A Message from the Superintendent

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!


Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,

      As the end of the summer is nearing, I hope all of you had a chance to spend quality time with your families, as I did, and are now preparing for another school year refreshed and rejuvenated.  Taking time to be with your family is crucial to reenergizing for the upcoming school year.  Together, let us embark on another successful year!

     This summer we have been hard at work with beautification projects, academic/extracurricular improvements, and renovation projects at Hackettstown Public Schools.  Hackettstown High School continues to see upgrades with a partial roof replacement, boiler replacement, upgrades to the auditorium such as new drapes, stage curtains, and refurbishing the stage floor.  New auditorium seating will be installed this September.  In addition to these upgrades, the high school has new external doors at the new gym entrance/exit, new internal doors at the old gym entrance/exit, and the old gym floor has been refurbished. I am thrilled with the progress our team is making for the betterment of our schools and for our children/students to enjoy. 

     As observed during the Strategic Planning process in the winter of 2013, security was a major concern for the participating constituents.  Therefore, I am very happy to report that security surveillance cameras are currently being installed at Willow Grove School, Hackettstown Middle School, and Hackettstown High School.  Hatchery Hill School will have surveillance cameras installed the summer of 2015. In turn, we will have security personnel at the high school under the guidance and supervision of our Director of Security.  Keeping our children/students safe is a top priority.

     While our schools have seen improvement, so has our Central Office staff.  We have two new shared services positions with Great Meadows Regional School district.  These two positions are Facilities Supervisor, Mr. Marinelli and Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Inskeep.  In the area of Curriculum and Instruction, we will see complete vertical articulation, development of a common K-12 language, and assessments.

     In the academic arena, Hackettstown High School has been selected as a School Choice participant in 2014-2015. In the 2015-2016 school year, the entire Hackettstown School District will be a K-12 School Choice district. School Choice provides the opportunity for students from other school districts to attend our schools. This speaks to the validity of our academic programs, course selections, and co/extracurricular opportunities.

     Just a reminder to parents who joined us last year and to new parents who would like to attend this year, we will continue to conduct district wide Principal Forums which allow for parent and staff input concerning the future of our schools. In addition, please join us for our College Fair Night, where parents and students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various colleges and universities on September 30th in our High School. I encourage all to attend!

     Going forward, communication and parent involvement is crucial to your child’s academic success. We urge you to be active participants in your child’s educational journey and partner with our staff and faculty in the complete development of your child.


 David C. Mango

 David C. Mango

Superintendent of Schools

Hackettstown School District

Hackettstown Public Schools
Mission Statement
Building on tradition and success, the mission of the Hackettstown School District is to educate and inspire students through school, family, and community partnerships so that all become positive, contributing members of a global society, with a life-long commitment to learning.
It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards at all grade levels.

Action Plan
To view a copy of the 
New Jersey Department of Education 
Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance
Corrective Action Plan
click here