Brick Township High School
|Brick Township High School|
|346 Chambers Bridge Road
Brick, NJ 08723
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Brick Public Schools|
|Vice Principals||Paul Panuska
|Faculty||106.3 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||1,415 (as of 2010-11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.31:1|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Publication||Regaler (literary magazine)|
Brick Township High School is a four-year public high school located in Brick Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, operating as part of the Brick Public Schools. The school day lasts 6 hours and 40 minutes (7:10 AM – 1:30 PM).
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,415 students and 106.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.31:1. There were 163 students (11.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 72 (5.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 261st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 248th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 251st in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 251st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 234th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (an increase of 26 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Brick Township High School Green Dragons compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 1,099 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2011-12 school year for most sports as Central Jersey Group III, a category that included schools with enrollment of 802 to 1,104.
Sports programs offered at Brick Township include Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Indoor Track, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Wrestling.
The school's football team won the South Jersey Group IV state sectional championships in 1974, 1981–83 and 1989, and won the South Jersey Group III title in 1994. BTHS is noted for its strong football program formerly led by head coach Warren Wolf. Wolf is the Green Dragano's first head coach and is the school's all-time winningest football coach, with a record of 361-122-11. Wolf retired after the 2008 football season as the state of New Jersey's all-time winningest football coach.
The gymnastics team placed fourth in state sectionals in 2006.
The school's ice hockey program which produced NHL player Jim Dowd. Head Coach Bob Auriemma Sr. is New Jersey's all-time highest-winning high school ice hockey coach earning his 600th career win (on January 21, 2008), third highest winning high school coach in the nation, and the only hockey coach in the school's history.
Brick Township won the boys Group II cross country state championships in 1959 and won the Group III titles in 1964-67. The school's Russ Taintor was the individual champion in Group III in 1965, 1966 and 1967, making him one of only seven boys runners in New Jersey to win three individual state championships. He also won 3 consecutive one mile outdoor state championships and added 2 indoor two mile championships for a total of 8 individual state championships. The girls team won the Group IV state title in 1976-77, 1987 and 1989, and won the Group III championships from 1994-96.
BTHS also is notable for its performing arts program, which includes Marching Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Chorus and Advanced Chorus. Their marching band has had great success competing in the USSBA circuit where they won the regional championship in 1998 and 2000 under their band director David Lyncheski.
BTHS's mascot is a green dragon.
Active clubs in Brick Township High School include Art & Poetry Society, Bible Club, CBE, Challenge Yearbook, Chess Club, Computer Club, DECA, GSA Club, Dance Club, Drama, FBLA, Fashion Design, Forensics, HOSA, Interact Club, Key Club, LEO Club, Math Club, Multicultural Club, National Honor Society, Regaler (Literary Magazine), Student Government Association, School Store, Ski Club, Spirit Club, Sweep, Table Tennis, The Flame school newspaper, TV Club, Marching Band, Chorus, Color Guard, Jazz Band, Junior State of America and Sewing Club.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Dennis Filippone, Principal
- Peter Panuska, Vice Principal - South Office: Sophomores, Seniors H-O
- William Kleissler, Vice Principal - East Office: Freshmen, Seniors P-R
- Daniel O'Cone, Vice Principal - West Office: Juniors, Seniors A-G
- Jim Dowd (born 1968), hockey player who played most of his career for the New Jersey Devils and won the Stanley Cup with them in 1995.
- Art Thoms (born 1947), NFL defensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders (1969–1975) and Philadelphia Eagles (1977).
- Data for Brick Twp High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 8, 2012.
- Brick Township High School, Shore Conference. Accessed March 11, 2008.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 9, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 12, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2009-2010, Schooldigger.com. Accessed January 10, 2012.
- School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
- 2011-2012 Public Schools Group Classification for ShopRite Cup–Tennis–Soccer–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2012.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 14, 2011.
- "The Fountain of Youth? Keep Coaching High School Football", The New York Times, July 15, 2007.
- 2006 South Jersey Gymnastics, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 23, 2007.
- Herrmann, Michael. "Milestone win for Brick's hockey coach", Asbury Park Press, January 22, 2008. Accessed December 14, 2011. "The Brick High School ice hockey team skated past Jackson Memorial, 9-0, in a Shore Conference nondivisional game, giving legendary head coach Bob Auriemma career win No. 600. "
- Cross Country State Group Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2012.
- Administrators, Brick Township High School. Accessed April 12, 2011.
- Yannis, Alex. "HOCKEY; No Weak Links for Devils, Including 2 Newest Players", The New York Times, December 19, 1993. Accessed October 11, 2007. "The only New Jersey native on the Devils, Dowd was drafted in the seventh round in 1987 out of Brick High School, but he went to Lake Superior State, where he scored 91 goals and led the team to the national title in the 1987-88 season."
- Art Thoms player profile, database Football. Accessed August 11, 2007.
- Art Thoms, Oakland Raiders. Accessed August 11, 2007. "I started playing football in high school. It was the freshman team at Wayne High School in Wayne, N.J. I played two years there and then my family moved to Brickjohn [sic], NJ. I played the last two years of high school ball there."
- Brick Township High School
- Brick Public Schools
- Brick Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Statistical data for the Brick Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
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