Clinton Township is a rural community located in north-central Hunterdon County, located in northwestern New Jersey. Clinton Township is Hunterdon County’s third largest municipality covering an area of 33 square miles. The character of the Township remains heavily rural despite considerable housing construction in recent years. The Township had an estimated population of 13,158 in 2014. The township includes Annandale, Lebanon, parts of Clinton Town and parts of High Bridge. Clinton Township is bordered by the Townships of Raritan, Readington, Tewksbury, Lebanon and Franklin, as well as the Borough of High Bridge and the Town of Clinton. Clinton Township also completely surrounds the Borough of Lebanon (0.9 sq miles) but it is a separate municipality. Major highways traversing the Township include U.S. Routes 78 and 22, and also State Highway Route 31.
Clinton Township School District is a PreK-8 district with a total school population of 1,461 students as of October 15, 2014, as per the Application for School State Aid. This includes non-tuition paying Clinton Township residents educated in our district, those special education students sent to out-of-district placements, as well as preschoolers for whom parents pay tuition and seventh and eighth graders received from Lebanon Borough.
Four schools comprise the PreK-8 school district of Clinton Township. Spruce Run School contains grades Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade; Patrick McGaheran School consists of grades 2 and 3; Round Valley School includes grades 4, 5 and 6; and Clinton Township Middle School accommodates grades 7 and 8. While Lebanon Borough has its own school for grades K-6, Lebanon Borough students attend the Clinton Township Middle School for grades 7 and 8, with tuition paid for attendance. Clinton Township School District students attend the North Hunterdon High School, which is part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District.
The State of New Jersey has included Clinton Township School District in the District Factor Group “I,” which is the second highest grouping in the measure of a community’s relative socioeconomic status. In 2013-14, the Clinton Township School District was designated a “High Performing District” by the State of New Jersey Department of Education (the highest designation that can be achieved) as a result of the district’s participation in the state-mandated Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) performance review.
The guiding principle of the district is “Where Children Come First.” The school district has a strong success orientation, which is effectively balanced by an actively supportive environment. Expectations for students, staff and administration are high.
Our school district has had a long-term commitment to education for all students. Providing differentiated instruction, which addresses the diverse needs and interests of our students, is one of our highest priorities. Our special needs students are included in the heterogeneous regular education classes. Teams of regular education and special education teachers collaborate and develop plans to meet the needs of all students.
Instruction is supported through a comprehensive technology plan. All classrooms have Internet access, schools have computer labs that feature iMac computers, and most classrooms are equipped with SmartBoard technology and Chrome Books.
The district’s success is based on many factors. These include a highly qualified staff, dedicated Board of Education members and administrators, and supportive parents and community members. We work hard at communicating with parents and encourage their involvement. Parental support is an important factor in the life of our schools, which is exemplified by the Clinton Township Parent Teacher Association and the Clinton Township Foundation for Educational Excellence.