The Morris Hills Regional District accommodates students in grades nine through twelve from Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township, and Wharton, as well as out-of-district students through the New Jersey School Choice Program. The district operates two high schools, Morris Hills and Morris Knolls, both offering a common comprehensive curriculum. It is the policy of the Morris Hills Regional District not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program, activities, or employment policies or practices as required by Title IX of the 1977 Education Amendments of Title IV.
The Morris Hills Regional District was initially formed in 1951. Our original school building, Morris Hills High School, in Rockaway Borough, was completed in 1953. Morris Knolls High School in Denville was opened in 1964. Both schools are accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Morris Hills High School receives students from Wharton, the southern-most portion of Rockaway Township, which includes Rockaway Road to East Blackwell Street, north across Route #46, including Rockaway Gardens, both sides of Swede Mine Road to the boundary, Sunnyhill Road, the upper portion of Daniel Street to the intersection of Robert Street, and the White Meadow Lake portion of Rockaway Township; Rockaway Borough north of Route #46 as well as within the area of Rockaway Road, the Trailer Park behind the Boro Plaza (west of the railroad track) south of Route #46.
Morris Knolls High School receives students from Denville, all of Rockaway Township with the exception of White Meadow Lake and the area described above in the southern part of Rockaway Township, Rockaway Borough south of Route #46 with the exception of the area of Rockaway Road and the Trailer Park behind the Boro Plaza (west of the railroad track) south of Route #46.
Students who move into the Morris Hills Regional District, or who change residence within the District, must register in the school assigned to the section of the District in which they reside. In addition, if students select a class not offered at their high school, the district will transport students from one high school to the other, based on the availability of staff.