RIH District

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional H.S. District

Challenging Educational Programs

  • Over 200 advanced placement, honors, and college prep courses
  • Advanced placement courses in 21 subjects
  • Unique College Prep Excellence Project that includes courses in child development, college reading, English and U.S. History options with college credit and interdisciplinary courses in American studies and in physics and technology
  • Specialized four year University Programs in International Studies and Business; Science, Medicine and Research; Theatre Arts; Communication: Television;, Audio and Film; Engineering and Design; and Information Technology for eligible district students Up-to-date facilities that include state-of-the-art science and world language labs, an interactive digital media center (IDMC), television production studios, wireless internet access, direct internet-based access to student academic achievement for parents, automated library-media centers, wellness centers, and all-weather synthetic athletic fields and track
  • Special education program that prepares students with special learning needs for college, technical institutions, or employment
  • Cooperative Industrial and Technical Education program that provides on-the-job skill training to juniors and seniors
  • Strong support services, including guidance departments with up-to-date computer technology, child study teams, pupil assistance committees, student assistance counselors, peer support groups, and SAT review program


Outstanding Enrichment and Athletic Opportunities

  • Over 40 clubs and activities at each school Over 25 varsity sports plus junior varsity, freshman, and intramural programs at each school
  • Commitment to community service, including mentoring programs with children in the sending districts and projects at inner city facilities


Experienced and Qualified Staff

  • Award-winning faculty; most with advanced degrees
  • Comprehensive staff development program with regular time for curriculum development, technology training, and enhancement of teaching skills
  • Collaborative projects with sending districts


High Achieving Students

  • Above average SAT scores Continued education for 96 percent of graduates
  • 2 Finalist and 27 Commended students in the 2008 National Merit Scholarship Program
  • 70 AP Scholars in the 2007 program
  • 40 Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars
  • National, state, and county honors for recent academic and athletic teams, music groups, and student publications

College Placements

    Among the colleges and universities accepting Ramapo and Indian Hills graduates in recent years are such highly rated schools as Boston College, Brown, Carnegie Melon, Colgate, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Emory, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Lafayette, Lehigh, Middlebury, New York University, Northwestern University, University of Pennsylvania, Tufts, University of Virginia and Yale.


Special State Mandates

    The Ramapo Indian Hills High School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities, which it operates, and it is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a manner. Title IX and State Affirmative Action Officer. The district official responsible for the coordination of activities relating to compliance with Title IX is Mr. Michael Marano, District Director of Student Personnel Services, 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436, (201) 337-0100, ext. 3827. This official will provide information, including complaint procedures, to any student who feels that his or her rights, under Title IX and State Affirmative Action Law, may have been violated.


504 Plans

    Mr. Michael Marano, District Director of Student Personnel Services, coordinates the district policy and regulations concerning the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504. Contact Mr. Marano at 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436, (201)-337-0100, ext. 3827, for additional information.


American Disability Act

    For information contact Beverly MacKay, Superintendent of Schools - 201-416-8100 ext. 3801, 131 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, NJ 07436

    The Ramapo Indian Hills High School District is committed to offering an educational program based on Equal Education Opportunity. Male and female students are strongly encouraged to carefully consider participation in any elective course in the respective disciplines.