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SRHS Earns Middle States Accreditation


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West Long Branch, NJ — Shore Regional High School announced today that it has earned accreditation by the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, a worldwide leader in accreditation and continuous school improvement.

“Middle States accreditation serves as an independent validation of the good work we do, and the accreditation process focused our attention on strategic planning and continuous improvement practices,” said Superintendent Thomas Farrell. “We are proud to have earned accreditation and look forward to continuing to work with our administrators, teachers, and parents to provide high quality education for all students.” 

Accreditation is a multifaceted evaluation process that schools and school systems voluntarily use to demonstrate they are meeting a defined set of research-based performance standards. The 12 Middle States Standards for Accreditation are: mission; governance and leadership; school improvement planning; finances; facilities; school organization and staff; health and safety; educational program; assessment and evidence of student learning; student services; student life and activities, and information resources.

The accreditation process begins with a self-study that is conducted by the school or school system and requires input from school leaders, teachers, parents and students. Following the self-study, a team of volunteer educators from Middle States member schools conducts an on-site peer review visit to observe school operations and interview various stakeholders.

The visiting team makes its recommendation to the Middle States Association Commissions, which votes on the accreditation.

“The Middle States accreditation process is a proven approach to help schools and students grow and improve,” said Henry G. Cram, Ed.D., president of the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. “School leaders, teachers and parents are to be commended for working together to plan for the future and set goals aimed at advancing student achievement.”

About Shore Regional High School

Shore Regional High School, located in West Long Branch, New Jersey, is a comprehensive secondary school that proudly serves the communities of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright, and West Long Branch. As of the 2018-2019 school year, 651 students attended Shore Regional High School. Recognized as one of America’s Top High Schools, Shore Regional’s exceptional faculty members consistently nurture, engage, and challenge students throughout an educational program resplendent with academic rigor. Encompassed in the Program of Studies is deep student engagement with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Shore Regional encourages students to extend learning beyond state mandates. One of the greatest indicators of Shore Regional’s commitment to academic excellence is the designation it received as an International Baccalaureate World School. Shore Regional was the first comprehensive high school in Monmouth County to offer this prestigious program. Shore Regional’s IB Diploma Programme enables students to delve into a full liberal arts curriculum that stresses the importance of international-mindedness in a global society. Through a rigorous assessment process, the program serves as an alternative to our already established and thriving Advanced Placement curriculum. At the core of our district's philosophy is the concept that students come first and foremost. We strive to put "students first". Students should be the primary recipients of our resources. As such, our belief is that our Program of Studies, along with special services, vocational, community, and college partnerships, assist each student in becoming a productive citizen. Our end goal is to produce altruistic graduates with unlimited capacity to compete in a superior manner in any challenge they undertake in any walk of life.

About Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)

Based in Philadelphia, the Middle States Association is the worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 125 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development and advance student achievement.  With more than 2,500 accredited schools and school systems in 34 states and over 100 countries, MSA-CESS is proud of its continuing legacy and its ongoing innovations to meet the challenges of improving education in the 21st century. For more information visit