Welcome to Highland Park High School

Highland Park High School

Principal's Message

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer!  The faculty and staff of Highland Park High school are excited for the start of the 2022-23 school year and look forward to our students return!  This year promises to be a great year as we continue providing quality instruction and programs in person.

We are very proud of the students' accomplishments in all of our programs including athletic, academic, and artistic achievements.  Our high school has received quite a number of recognitions over the years including continual ranking by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the Best High Schools in New Jersey.  Additionally, 41% of our graduating seniors earned a 3 or higher on at least one AP exam before they graduated our high school.  We have Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey for Schools in recognition of our efforts to pursue "green" initiatives and a number of wellness projects in our school in support of sustainability.  Our student athletes excel in football, soccer, tennis, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball, and track.  We consistently are recognized for our sportmanship and have won state or division championships in Tennis and Track in recent years.  This academic and athletic recognition along with the numerous individual and team awards received by our Model UN/ Model Congress, DECA, Mock Trial team, Robotics team, Mathletes, Orchestra, Choir, and Band and other competitive clubs demonstrate that our students, faculty, and school community are focused on all aspects of student achievement!

All of our students are encouraged to set their individual goals for success at the highest levels and to take advantage of the broad range of opportunities and supports our school has to offer.  Students who need assistance with coursework and want to improve their grades should meet with their counselor or teachers to arrange for tutoring or for additional help if needed.  We are always available to provide help to any student who needs it.

Remember that we are the OWLS, and our mission is for each of our students to demonstrate Openness, Wisdom, Leadership, and Spirit as they prepare for college, future careers, and active participation in society.  We are dedicated to serving our students and guiding them as they fulfill this mission.  Please do not hesitate to contact us whenever you have a question or concern.

Michael J. Lassiter

Principal of Highland Park High School
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