LOPATCONG TWP., N.J. -

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was in Warren County on Wednesday to officially open the new Phillipsburg High School.

Christie joined students and leaders from the Phillipsburg School District and officials with the New Jersey Schools Development Authority at the school in Lopatcong Township,

"With the opening of Phillipsburg High School, this administration has delivered what past administrations could only promise," Christie said. "Through sweeping reforms, we have made sure that the inefficiency and wasteful spending habits of previous administrations would not be repeated."

Phillipsburg High School in Lopatcong Township is one of seven new renovated schools opened by the SDA in September.

According to officials, the 330,000-square-foot school is designed to educate 2,172 students in grades nine through 12. It includes 50 classrooms, various labs, and an auditorium.

"Successful partnerships with our fellow state agencies, the school district and local officials were essential to bringing a project of this size to completion," said Charles B. McKenna, the SDA CEO.

Overall, the SDA said it has invested $171.5 million toward completed projects in the Phillipsburg area, including $127.5 million for the new high school.