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LRHSD Points of Pride Scroll To See What Makes Us Stand Out

The Difference is Clear

The Lenape Regional High School District has a lot of which to be proud. With outstanding learning opportunities, exceptional academic achievements by students and staff, and a bevy of community service, it's no wonder the LRHSD was named one of the 2020 Best School Districts in Burlington County.

Endless Opportunities

With a rigorous curriculum featuring STEM and AP classes, championship-caliber athletic teams, and dozens of extracurricular activities, Lenape District students are able to explore virtually any interest they have.

"I got to experience a wide variety of opportunities that Shawnee offers, from academics and music, to extracurriculars and athletics." - Aditya, Shawnee Class of 2019

Project Lead The Way - Pathway to Engineering is a four-year Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics elective program that engages students with activities, projects, and problem-based learning opportunities designed to help them understand how the skills developed in the classroom can be applied to a career in engineering.

“Lenape has given me the opportunity to take various classes that have pushed me to grow as a student and as a person.” - Olivia, Lenape Class of 2020

Advanced Placement (AP) and College Accelerated Program (CAP)/Dual Enrollment courses provide LRHSD students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit in 9 different subject areas. Last year, 85.6% of district students earned college credit by scoring a 3 or higher on an AP test.

“Cherokee prepared me for college with the AP courses I took. I knew that I was going to be academically challenged every day at school.” - Zhudi, Cherokee Class of 2019
2017 Seneca Girls Lacrosse Group 2 Champions

Each of the Lenape District's four high schools field varsity and junior varsity teams in 25 different sports.

“Seneca High School has prepared me to succeed by instilling qualities of leadership, determination and independence into my everyday outlook." - Andrew, Seneca Class of 2019

From Student Council to Marching Band to Robotics - and everything in between - the LRHSD has dozens of ways for every student to get involved. In 2019, over 74% of district students were involved in extracurricular activities.

“Being involved in so many clubs and activities at Cherokee has taught me countless skills that will be valuable in the future.” - Aarushi, Cherokee Class of 2020

Honors

Lenape District students have been bestowed with countless awards in areas including science, music, JROTC, sportsmanship, robotics, community service, business, debate, video production and more.

LRHSD schools have won 28 Marching Band State Championships
“Lenape has provided me with life-changing experiences and opportunities that have allowed me to pursue my passions, all the while enabling me to construct the best version of myself.” - Nina, Lenape Class of 2019

Prepared to Succeed

The mission of the Lenape Regional High School District, a leader in progressive education, is to develop physically and emotionally healthy students who excel in an ever-changing world.

“Seneca has prepared me to be successful by challenging me to step out of my comfort zone.” - Nate, Seneca Class of 2020

The LRHSD's graduation rate is 8 points higher than the New Jersey average, and 13 points higher than the national average.

Our students' average score is 58 points higher than the state average and 88 points higher than the national average.

80.4% of the 1,605 graduates from the Class of 2020 went on to attend 256 different two or four-year colleges and universities.

Two Graduations

Since 1958, Lenape District graduates have been making their mark on the world. The Two Graduations initiative aims to demonstrate, to current students, the importance of education beyond high school by featuring various LRHSD alumni who have earned two diplomas and are now excelling in their respective fields.

“I'm living my dream because of hard work, perseverance, and the tools I learned back at Cherokee and in the Lenape Regional High School District.” - Brian Herzlinger, Cherokee Class of 1994

Where Are They Now

The district's award-winning series has interviewed over 150 alumni who have risen above the rest in their chosen professions.

Community

An inclusive school environment is essential for student growth and achievement. LRHSD students and staff participate in peer leadership training, school climate surveys, cultural proficiency training, leadership academies, anti-bias training and more.

“At Seneca, I was able to follow my interests wherever they took me and express my individuality.” - Nick, Seneca Class of 2020

Every year since 2012, each Lenape District school has earned the No Place For Hate designation from the Anti-Defamation League. Our Upstander Step-Up and ID initiative demonstrates how anyone, regardless of background or interest, can be a supportive member of our school community.

Class of 2021

Service & Leadership

National Honor Society, Renaissance, Peer Leaders, Camp Lenape, Seneca Peer Training, Cherokee Core Values, and Shawnee Green Dot are just some of the organizations within the LRHSD that provide students with the opportunity to grow as leaders and give back to their communities.

“My experience at Cherokee has been instrumental in shaping me into the person I am today.” - Gaurav, Cherokee Class of 2019

Over 90% of 12th grade students participate in the annual Senior Day of Service.

In an effort to make Better Connections with the community, the Lenape District's leadership group took part in a team-building workshop. Their time and energy resulted in 12 new bicycles for local children just in time for the holidays.

Numerous clubs and athletic teams conduct drives and collections, as well as participate in charitable events to help give back to those in need.

American Red Cross blood drives are popular events at all four of our high schools. Each year LRHSD students and staff give of themselves to help countless others.

Since partnering with Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia in 2011, Lenape District students have collected over half a million pounds of donations for the local nonprofit!

Faculty & Staff

Our knowledgable and dedicated staff provide the foundation for the transformative experiences that occur in the LRHSD. Our educators are speakers at national conferences, published in professional journals, and active leaders in job-related organizations.

“With each bold goal I set for myself, the Shawnee community provided support, encouragement, and resources every step of the way.” - Alayna, Shawnee Class of 2020
October 2019 Staff In-Service

Degrees of Distinction

Over half of Lenape District certified teachers have a Master's Degree, and 12 staff members have a PhD. In the past year alone, 10 educators have earned advanced degrees.

Since 2000, a Lenape District teacher has been named Burlington County Teacher of the Year 10 times.

Top Row (left to right): Ingrid Williams (Shawnee), Susan Brandt (Cherokee), Lee Ann Lowden (Cherokee), Gary Williams (Shawnee), Carol Smith (Cherokee); Bottom Row (left to right): Kate DeSantis (Lenape), Justin Smith (Cherokee), Kim Condurso (Lenape), Rick Bozarth (Shawnee), Dave Knecht (Seneca)

Annually, LRHSD staff members earn awards including:

  • New Jersey Technology and Engineering Association Image Award
  • Coach of the Year
  • Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching
  • VFW Voice of Democracy Award
  • FIRST Robotics Competition Awards
  • Athletic Director of the Year
Top (left to right): Karen O'Neil (Seneca), Scott Agnew (Cherokee); Bottom (left to right): Nathan Knauss (Cherokee), Amy Johnston (Shawnee)

Staff members regularly participate in continuing education and professional development.

The Lenape Regional High School District is proud to provide an educational program that challenges every student to achieve their maximum potential.

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