Haddonfield Memorial High School ranked as the best public school.

Haddonfield Memorial High School won another honor when Newsweek magazine ranked it as the best public school in South Jersey, and 84th among high schools in the nation. The magazine calculated HMHS college readiness better than 85 percent in the country.

With average SAT and ACT scores that are recognized as among the best of South Jersey’s public high schools, the school ranked in the 65th percentile for that measurement. It ranked at the 71st percentile for the number of students who take college-level courses in high school.

Newsweek also gave HMHS a Gold Star that recognized schools where economically disadvantaged students – who tend to face academic challenges – beat the odds by performing at or above their state’s average.

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US News & World Report: HMHS is Best in South Jersey

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The reputable magazine’s annual ranking puts Haddonfield Memorial High School at #129 in the country for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) achievement – an honor based on student participation in and performance on AP science exams. HMHS also maintained its Gold Medal status on other academic measures, ranking #17 in the state for 2015 – better than any other high school in the tri-county area.

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Community Cross-Section with Outstanding Results

Star Ledger - Best High Schools A multi-factor matrix highly ranks Haddonfield Memorial High School among other schools in New Jersey, and across the board gives it the highest score among South Jersey high schools. Haddonfield schools offer a diverse community cross-section: an outstanding public school that produces like an elite private school.

Click the column headings in the Star-Ledger’s report to see how HMHS outscores all competitors in the tri-county region.


HMHS Ranks with Top Private Schools

SuburbanFamily LogoSuburban Family magazine profiled the best public and private high schools in South Jersey. Haddonfield Memorial High School won a spot alongside more expensive and religious-oriented private schools because of the way its enhanced curriculum provides a head start on higher education.

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Tuition Program Attracts from Near and Far

Students from across South Jersey and from across the river have been attracted to Haddonfield schools. A few commute via PATCO from Center City Philadelphia. They’ve been well accepted, suitably challenged, and happily successful.

A Philadelphia Inquirer story  covered the issue.


Haddonfield students experience Drexel learning

A unique partnership between HMHS and Drexel University allows students to enroll in summer or school-year learning experiences. See coverage in the Courier-Post or learn more.

Best Bang for the Buck

Website NerdWallet ranked the Haddonfield district No. 1 on its list of “Best School Districts for Your Buck in New Jersey,” which makes not only staff and students proud but taxpayers, too.

NerdWallet’s number crunchers considered standardized test scores, indicators of college readiness, and average class sizes. They also looked at affordability metrics to filter out communities that are deemed prohibitively expensive.

Haddonfield was the only South Jersey district in the top 10. It also placed first in the top 10 for the percentage of graduates who enrolled in a four-year institution. NerdWallet cited the Haddonfield district’s high scores on standardized tests and mentioned the philanthropic spirit of its students.

NerdWallet is a web-based consumer advocacy service that gathers information and calculates data to help consumers simplify financial decisions.


HMHS Student Named a Presidential Scholar

Rachel Rood-Ojalvo was one of 141 students in the country recognized in this way for academic success, community service and leadership. Among her achievements was a perfect 2,400 score on the SAT.

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Student Honored for
Work in Diversity Club

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Meghan Knecht was one of 23 students in the nation honored with the Princeton Prize in Race Relations. Part of her efforts took place as a member of the high school’s Lead for Diversity Club, which exposes students to cultural and socio-economic differences.

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MARIA – Student

MARIA – Student

“Probably the best thing for me that I’ve done is come here instead of my hometown school. I did spring track and cross country, and I really met a lot of people. There are also clubs and a lot of volunteer work you can do. ”

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ROBERT – Parent

“It’s big enough to be competitive in everything, but the student numbers aren’t overwhelming. My sons felt immediately at home, immediately accepted and immediately part of the student body.”

– Robert, who sons have blended right in with the Class of 2015 as tuition students

TYLER – Student

TYLER – Student

“I’m taking AP classes now and I never thought I would, but I wanted to challenge myself. If you want to challenge yourself here, you’re in the right place.”

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“The transition from private school to public school wasn’t that difficult. The process of meeting people and making friends wasn’t that hard, either. Even if you don’t want to play a varsity sport, there is intramural basketball. And if sports aren’t your thing, there’s an amazing drama club. There’s really a niche for everyone.”

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SARAH – Student

SARAH – Student

“You can kind of choose what courses are right for you and focus on your interests.”

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NANCY – Parent

“After a single year at Haddonfield, she was much more prepared for college than she would have been had she not transferred there. We were impressed with every facet of the Haddonfield experience.”

– Nancy, whose daughter had such as positive experience that her son also enrolled through the Tuition Program

PATRICE – Parent

“I liked Haddonfield because it was small, with more of a private school feeling about it. But the school was big enough that he could do lots of activities.”

– Patrice, whose son attended a private middle school in Philadelphia before transferring to HMHS as a tuition student

PAIGE – Parent

“I like the fact that all of the teachers really know the kids. They weren’t going to get lost in a high school that had 3,000 or 4,000 kids.”

– Paige, whose two children went from a close-knit, private elementary school to HMHS as tuition students


Learn more about the Haddonfield school experience by requesting our informational folder and scheduling a Student For a Day visit. All Tuition Program inquiries for grades 6 through 12 start with a simple phone call to Barbara Nobel in the Business Office at 856-429-7510
(ext. 217) or an email.

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There are limited openings in the high school’s Junior and Senior class only for 2017-18. All other grade levels are full as Haddonfield caps classes at optimal size to maintain a high level of educational quality.