Our Principal

  • Now over 100 years old, Butler High School boasts a longstanding tradition of excellence.  At the core of that tradition is a caring and committed teaching staff that provides many opportunities for student learning and success.  We recognize that we must endeavor to meet the needs of a diverse population by creating opportunities for our motivated students while providing assistance to our students in need.  To that end, our curriculum initiatives at the high school include Advanced Placement courses, college preparatory classes, career and technical classes, a strong student mentoring program, and a dedicated staff to help all of our students discover their unique pathway to success..

    The BHS family is comprised of teachers, administrators, and support staff that welcomes you to participate in your child’s education.  The success of students in both academics and extracurricular activities can only reach its fullest potential when we all work together. 

    I firmly believe in a strong relationship between home and school as a key to success at the secondary level.  Please join us in making your child’s high school experience a meaningful and rewarding one. 



    Rory Fitzgerald
    Butler High School

Phone: 973-492-2000 x7101


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Rory Fitzgerald

Mr. Fitzgerald came to Butler High School in the summer of 2019. Prior to coming to Butler High School, Mr. Fitzgerald served as an Assistant Principal and Director of Guidance at Sparta High School for 9 years.  This is Mr. Fitzgerald’s 25th year in education.  He began his career as a history teacher at Passaic Valley High School.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from East Stroudsburg University, Master’s of Counseling at William Paterson University and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from New Jersey City University. Mr. Fitzgerald loves coming to Butler each day to work with all the students and envisions making Butler High School one of the best small schools in the state.  Outside of school, Mr. Fitzgerald enjoys sports, exercising, spending time with his wife and three children and officiating basketball and soccer  - as it keeps him balanced.