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Hanover Park High School earns GreatSchools’ 2022 College Success Award

Hanover Park High School is proud to announce that it has received a prestigious College Success Award from GreatSchools, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families. The annual recognition honors schools that excel at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, as determined by available data in each state.

Hanover Park is among 1,742 high schools from 25 states that have demonstrated a successful track record of graduating students who enroll in two- or four-year college, are ready for college-level coursework, and persist on to their second year.

The College Success Award is possible because New Jersey is leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers.

“It is an honor to be recognized by GreatSchools with a 2022 College Success Award. I am extremely proud of our students and staff for their hard work and effort in all aspects of our academic and co- curricular programs. Our students are excelling in high school and beyond and we are proud to know that the success they had here at HP has translated to their post-secondary educational pursuits.” said Thomas Callanan, Principal of Hanover Park High School.

Despite the many challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hanover Park High School has continued to uphold many best practices to support their students’ college preparation and success, including: providing access to rigorous academic offerings both within school and through extracurricular programs, systematically identifying and supporting students at risk of adverse academic outcomes at every grade level, and providing more robust academic and college counseling.

“We applaud Hanover Park High School for prioritizing a high-quality public education that puts students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools. “It’s inspiring to see how an entire school community — students, teachers, and families — can work together in pursuit of a common goal: success for all. Congratulations to Hanover Park High School for receiving the College Success Award as proof of their hard work and dedication.”

Community members can join GreatSchools in celebrating Hanover Park on social media using #CollegeSuccessAward. To learn more about the College Success Award and view the complete list of winners, visit

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