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The Northern Burlington County Regional School District is an important part of its growing community.
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District (NB) is an important part of its growing community. The Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School and High School are located in Mansfield Township. Its constituent elementary districts are Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, and Springfield Townships. In addition, the district serves the Children of United States military personnel stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.
The regional school district provides comprehensive educational programs for pupils in grades seven through twelve. Students in grades 7 and 8 are housed in a separate middle school building located on a 53-acre parcel of land. Students in grades 9-12 are housed in two separate buildings located on a 146-acre parcel of land adjacent to the middle school.
Northern Burlington was formed in 1959 and began operation with the completion of the original building in 1960. Additions were made in 1961, 1965, 1976, and 1995. In December of 2000, a $28 million referendum, which included the purchase of a 53-acre parcel of land adjacent to the existing school campus, was approved. In September of 2004, the construction of the new 800-student Middle School was completed.
The district’s educational offerings include core academic subjects, theatre arts, instrumental and vocal music, and varied career and technical education programs in business, applied technology, and agriscience. Programs are continually assessed and developed to meet the changing needs of the communities for continued growth and expansion.
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District is a very attractive place to live. Citizens enjoy the rural community atmosphere while living in commuting distance to Trenton and points north as well as to Philadelphia. In addition, the area is also convenient to Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore.
Chesterfield Township, in the extreme northern part of Burlington County, borders on Mercer County and is 21.61 square miles in size. Chesterfield Township provides educational facilities for kindergarten through grade six at the newly constructed Chesterfield Elementary School.
Mansfield Township lies to the west of Chesterfield Township and is 21.72 square miles in size. Mansfield Township provides educational facilities for pre-school handicapped children ages three to five and for grades kindergarten through six. The John Hydock school is located in Columbus and houses students in grades pre K – 2. The Upper Elementary School is located on the regional school campus and houses students in grades 3 – 6.
North Hanover lies east of Chesterfield and Springfield Township and borders on portions of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is adjacent to the township. The township is 17.14 square miles in size. North Hanover provides educational facilities for Kindergarten (four and five year old pupils) through grade six at four separate schools. Two of the five schools are located on Joint Base MDL in a single educational campus. The third and fourth schools are located in Jacobstown, several miles from the Base.
Springfield Township lies to the south of Mansfield and Chesterfield Townships and is 30.4 square miles in size. Growth in Springfield has been modest. Springfield Township provides educational facilities for kindergarten through grade six at the Springfield Elementary School.
The Northern Burlington County Regional School District continues to expand and change to reflect the needs of its growing community. School facilities are constantly improving and services to students are being assessed and revised as appropriate. For a more comprehensive review of both the Middle School and the High School academic, extra-curricular, athletics, and co-curricular programs, please review each Principal’s message.