Belvidere High School (New Jersey)

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Belvidere High School
809 Oxford Street
Belvidere, NJ 07823

Type Public high school
School district Belvidere School District
Principal Edward J. Lazzara
Vice principal Jason Klebez
Faculty 46.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 509 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 10.94:1[1]
Color(s) Scarlet and white
Athletics conference Skyland Conference
Nickname County Seaters
Newspaper Scarlet Scoop

Belvidere High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Belvidere, in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Belvidere School District.

Students from Harmony Township, Hope Township and White Township attend Belvidere High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with the respective school districts.[2]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 509 students and 46.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.94:1. There were 48 students (9.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 18 (3.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 117th-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.[3] The school had been ranked 189th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 250th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 250th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 251st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]


The Belvidere High School County Seaters athletic teams (in New Jersey) play in the Valley Division of the Skyland Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] With 339 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North I, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 117 to 478 students in that grade range.[8] Sports played include football, baseball, softball, basketball, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, golf, wrestling, field hockey, and soccer.

The girls soccer team won the North II, Group I state sectional championship in 2005 with a 1-0 win over North Arlington High School.[9] The team won the North I, Group I state sectional title in a shootout after overtime ended in a 2-2 tie with Cresskill High School.[10]

Activities and clubs[edit]

There are many clubs at Belvidere, including Marching Band, Color Guard, Madrigals, Chorus, S.T.A.N.D, Diversity Club, FFA, Student Government, a science club, a book club, a running club, Scarlet Scoop (school newspaper), HOPE Club, Leo Club, Yearbook Club, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, and others.


Core members of the school's current administration are:[11]

  • Edward J. Lazzara, Principal
  • Jason Klebez, Assistant Principal


  1. ^ a b c d Data for Belvidere High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  2. ^ Belvidere High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 8, 2014. "Belvidere High School is a Group I school of approximately 500 students; encompassing grades nine through twelve. The District serves students from the Belvidere K-12 district and three surrounding K-8 districts; Hope, Harmony, and White."
  3. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  8. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  9. ^ 2005 Girls Soccer - North II, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 30, 2007.
  10. ^ Staff. "Cresskill 2, Belvidere 2", The Star-Ledger, November 12, 2010. Accessed September 28, 2011. "Kelsey Barofski blocked two shots in a 3-1 shootout victory as Belvidere beat Cresskill after the teams battled to a 2-2 tie through overtime in the NJSIAA/The Sports Authority Stores North Jersey, Section 1, Group 1 final yesterday in Cresskill."
  11. ^ Administration, Belvidere High School. Accessed September 8, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°49′27″N 75°03′56″W / 40.824041°N 75.065671°W / 40.824041; -75.065671