Freehold Regional High School District, New Jersey

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Freehold Regional High School District
Monmouth County, New Jersey
Freehold Regional HSD seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Charles B. Sampson
Enrollment:11,446 students
Graduation rate:91.9%
Number of schools:6
Budget: $136.2 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Heshy Moses
Board members:9
Term length:3
Freehold Regional High School District is a school district in New Jersey that serves Monmouth County. It is the 11th-largest school district in New Jersey, serving 11,446 students in six high schools with an operating budget of $136.2 million.[1]

About the district

Freehold Regional High School District is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Freehold Regional High School District is based in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The district serves K-12 students in several communities including Colt Neck, Farmingdale and Howell. The population of Monmouth County was 630,380 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]


Monmouth County outperformed state rates for poverty, median income and higher education achievement in 2010. The county had a poverty rate of 6.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Monmouth County's median income at $83,842 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of county residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (39.6%) is below the state average (35%).[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Monmouth County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 85.1 73.8
Black or African American 7.7 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.6
Asian 5.3 9
Two or More Races 1.6 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 10 18.5

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin rather than a race. Citizens may report both their race and their place of origin, and as a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table may exceed 100 percent.[3][4]


The current superintendent of Freehold Regional High School District is Charles Sampson, who was appointed to the position in June 2011. He has two Bachelor's degrees from Rutgers University, as well as two Master's degrees, one from Rutgers and the other from Caldwell College. He has held numerous administration positions, including the duties of assistant principal, principal and superintendent.[5]

School board

The Freehold Regional School Board has nine members that are elected by district to three-year terms.[6]

Freehold Regional School Board
Member Role District Term Ends
Heshy Moses President Freehold Borough 2015
Jennifer Sutera Vice President Manalapan 2015
Vincent Accettola Member Colts Neck Township 2017
William Bruno Member Howell Township 2015
Elizabeth Canario Member Englishtown Borough 2016
Amy M. Fankhauser Member Howell Township 2016
Kathie Lavin Member Farmingdale 2016
Michael Messinger Member Marlboro Township 2017
Samuel Carollo Member Freehold Township 2017

School board elections

See also: Freehold Regional High School District elections (2015)

Three seats on the Freehold Regional School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013 and November 4, 2014. Three seats are scheduled for election on November 3, 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Freehold Regional High School District:[1][7]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2010-2011 $129,999,285 71.3% $19,107,491 10.5% $30,813,820 16.9% $2,033,833 1.1% $257,470 0.1% $182,211,899
2011-2012 $134,368,948 71.8% $19,742,406 10.5% $30,916,154 16.5% $1,872,820 1% $328,128 0.2% $187,228,456
2012-2013 $101,645,676 80.6% $7,073,693 5.6% $8,211,071 6.5% $5,386,750 4.3% $3,841,145 3% $126,158,335
2013-2014 $104,210,978 77.7% $7,370,010 5.5% $9,778,510 7.3% $5,400,000 4% $7,283,304 5.4% $134,042,802
2014-2015 $105,767,642 77.6% $5,798,102 4.3% $10,372,587 7.6% $5,408,500 4% $8,898,804 6.5% $136,245,635
Averages: $115,198,505.8 75% $11,818,340.4 8% $18,018,428.4 12% $4,020,380.6 3% $4,121,770.2 3% $153,177,425.4

Teacher salaries

Freehold Regional High School District does not publish its teacher salary schedule on its website.

Schools in Freehold Regional High School District


Freehold Regional High School District serves 11,446 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. The district experienced a 0.95% decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[8]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 11,556 -
2009 11,648 0.8
2010 11,865 1.9
2011 11,310 -4.7
2012 11,446 1.2

District schools

Freehold Regional High School District operates six high schools listed below in alphabetical order:[9]

Freehold Regional High School District
School Name
Colts Neck High School
Freehold High School
Freehold Township High School
Howell High School
Manalapan High School
Marlboro High School
Taxes P
Elected Officials P
Administrative Officials P
Contracts P
Public Records N
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Academics P
Background Checks

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Transparency grading process

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of New Jersey school district websites

The good

  • Budget, including revenue information, is posted.[10]
  • Board of Education members are listed but contact information is not provided.[11]
  • Current and archived board meeting dates, minutes, and agendas are posted.[12]
  • Criminal background check requirements noted in the application procedures.[13]
  • Audit reports are posted.[14]
  • A link is provided to the school's assessment results on the New Jersey Department of Education website.[15]
  • Bidding opportunities are posted but active contracts and union contracts are not posted.[16]

The bad

  • Administrators are listed for each department, but contact information is not provided, including the Superintendent.[17]
  • Public records information is not provided.
  • Local tax information is not provided.

Contact information

Freehold Regional HSD seal.jpg
Freehold Regional School Board
11 Pine Street
Englishtown, New Jersey 07726
Phone: (732) 792-7300

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