Barringer High School
|Barringer High School|
|90 Parker Street
Newark, NJ 07104
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Newark Public Schools|
|Principal||Shonda A. Davis|
|Vice Principals||K. Brown
|Faculty||116.5 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||1,498 (as of 2011-12)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.86:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
|Team name||Blue Bears|
Barringer High School, formerly Newark High School, is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Newark Public Schools. Some consider it to be the third oldest public high school in the United States. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1981.
As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,498 students and 116.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.86:1. There were 1,071 students (71.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 57 (3.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 327th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology. The school had been ranked 313th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 311th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 306th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 303rd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
In 1838, Nathan Hedges opened a high school in a building on Bank Street. On January 7, 1853, a three-story building was opened at the corner of Washington and Linden and had an enrollment of 498 boys and girls.
In 1875, Dr. William N. Barringer was hired to succeed George B. Sears as Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Barringer oversaw the construction of a second high school building at a cost of $300,000, which is now the faculty parking lot. Construction started in 1878 and was completed in 1899. In 1907, the name of Newark High School was officially changed to Barringer, in honor of Dr. Barringer.
Barringer High School competes in the Super Essex Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 1,480 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North II, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,087 to 3,896 students in that grade range.
Arts and literature
- Albert Boni (1892-1981), publisher.
- Jerome Kern (1885–1945), composer of musical theatre and popular music.
- Amiri Baraka (born 1934), poet and playwright, New Jersey Poet Laureate.
- Hilda Belcher (1881-1963), artist known for her paintings, watercolors, and portraits.
- Ted Fio Rito (1900–1971), singer and songwriter.
- Moe Berg (1902–1972), Major League Baseball player, and spy for the CIA, "the brainiest guy in baseball".
- Robinson Canó (born 1982), baseball player, attended for one year.
- Andre Tippett (born 1959), Hall of Fame former linebacker with the New England Patriots.
- William J. Brennan (1906-1997), Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- Robert L. Carter (1917–2012), civil rights leader and United States District Judge.
- Donald M. Payne (1934-2012), Member, United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's 10th congressional district; Graduated in 1952.
- Peter W. Rodino (1909–2005), Member, United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's 10th congressional district.
- Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., (1895–1958), first superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and father of General "Stormin' Norman" Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.
- George M. Wallhauser (1900–1993), Member, United States House of Representatives from New Jersey's 12th congressional district; graduated in 1918.
- Administration, Barringer High School. Accessed October 24, 2011.
- Data for Barringer High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 10, 2014.
- Barringer High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. accessed June 28, 2011.
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 1, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 12, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- History of Barringer High School, Barringer High School. Accessed December 26, 2006.
- League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 1, 2014.
- 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed August 1, 2014.
- Imholtz, Jr., August A. "Albert Boni: A Sketch of a Life in Micro-Opaque", American Antiquarian Society, 2006. Accessed August 10, 2014. "There in Newark he attended Barringer High School and, at age of sixteen, became the youngest secretary of the local chapter of the Socialist Party."
- Slonimsky, Nicholas and Laura Kuhn (ed). Kern, Jerome (David)". Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Volume 3 (Schirmer Reference, New York, 2001), accessed May 10, 2010 (requires subscription)
- Message from Amiri Baraka, New Jersey and Newark Schools' Poet Laureate, dated July 1, 2003, accessed April 13, 2007. "Now, in an attempt to prevent my appearance at Barringer High School (my alma mater) June 30, to give the Commencement Address, they threatened to picket Barringer and otherwise cause disruption."
- Klacsmann, Karen Towers. "Hilda Belcher (1881-1963)", New Georgia Encyclopedia. Accessed August 10, 2014. "Upon graduating from Newark High School (later Barringer High School) in 1900, Belcher moved to New York City to further her education."
- Ted Fiorito: The Newark Son of Italian Immigrants who Became One of Greats of American Music. Virtual Newark. Accessed December 26, 2006.
- Acocella, Nick "Moe Berg: Catcher and spy", ESPN.com, July 29, 2004, accessed April 13, 2007. "Morris Berg was born in a cold-water tenement on East 121st Street in Manhattan on March 2, 1902, to Russian-Jewish immigrant parents – Bernard, a druggist, and Rose.... He later starred at Barringer High School."
- Araton, Harvey. "A Fearless Prediction by Yanks’ Cano", The New York Times, October 9, 2010. Accessed October 24, 2011. "Cano finished eighth grade and enrolled at Barringer High School, but he failed to make it through his freshman year or to play an inning of high school baseball in New Jersey."
- "THE ULTIMATE NEW JERSEY HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: T-Z AND ALSO...", The Star-Ledger, June 27, 1999. Accessed August 4, 2007.
- Resolution Adopted by the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States to Record Our Deep Respect and Affection for Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., accessed December 26, 2006. "The Justice graduated from Barringer High School in 1924."
- Schwaneberg, Robert. "Education building honors a champion: Rights lawyer Carter argued Brown case", copy of article from The Star-Ledger, November 21, 2006, at the Warren County Education Association. Accessed March 5, 2012. "Born in Florida, Carter was 6 weeks old when his family moved to Newark. He attended Barringer High School in Newark and East Orange High School, graduating at age 16 after skipping two grades."
- Donald Milford Payne, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 8, 2007.
- Peter Wallace Rodino, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 26, 2006.
- Wren, Jr., George J. "Of Competence and Character: A New Jersey Story Passed on from Father to Son", New Jersey State Police Former Troopers Association. Accessed August 10, 2014. "After graduating from Barringer High School in Newark, Herbert was granted a Congressional appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point from the Honorable Walter I. McCoy, Judge of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C."
- George Marvin Wallhauser, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 8, 2007.
- Local Talk News Editor "Stephen N. Adubato to be awarded honorary degree from Kean University", LocalTalkNews.com, May 7, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2010.
- Barringer High School web pages
- Newark Public Schools
- History of Barringer High School
- Barringer High School's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Newark Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics