|Superintendent George M. Chando|
The Phillipsburg School District, located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, has enjoyed a long heritage of educational commitment to its children. For over one hundred years, our schools have provided safe, healthy, competitive, and rewarding school environments for our students. We encourage our children to be active learners so that they may grow and be able to apply their knowledge to experience a life full of the joys of learning. School spirit, pride in the community, and the pursuit of excellence are integral parts of our system.
The district serves students from the Town of Phillipsburg and five sending communities at the secondary level: Alpha, Bloomsbury, Greenwich, Lopatcong and Pohatcong Townships. Phillipsburg is the largest community in Warren County.
It has a population of 16,000 people and an area of 3.2 square miles on the Delaware River. The Phillipsburg School District serves approximately 3500 students.
There are four elementary schools, a middle school, high school, alternative learning secondary school and an early childhood center. Administrative offices, the district technology department, and the office of special services are located in the PSD Education Center/Board of Education. The Phillipsburg Early Childhood Learning Center serves Preschool and Kindergarten students. Barber and Freeman Schools serve grades one and two. Andover-Morris and Green Street Schools house grades three, four and five. The Phillipsburg Middle School serves students in grades six, seven and eight, and ninth through twelfth graders attend Phillipsburg High School or Phillipsburg Alternative Secondary School.
Busing is provided for over 1100 Phillipsburg students on 42 routes and 660 students from the sending districts. Elementary school students who live more than two miles from school are bused, and at the high school level more than 2.5 miles from school. Students who are bused represents more than half of the total school population.
The Phillipsburg School District stresses high academic standards for all students at both the elementary and secondary levels. Additionally, there is a wide array of extra-curricular organizations and sports to help develop a student's leadership abilities and team-building skills. Student generated quality work drives every decision made in the district, starting with board policy through curriculum revision and staff development programs.