Glassboro High School

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Glassboro High School
560 Joseph L. Bowe Boulevard
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Type Public high school
Principal Danielle F. Sneathen
Asst. Principal Cynthia Bodden
Faculty 55 (on FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment 617 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 11.22:1[1]
Color(s)      Maroon
Athletics conference Tri-County Conference
Team name Bulldogs

Glassboro High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Glassboro, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Glassboro Public Schools.

On June 19, 1986, President Ronald Reagan became the first sitting president to speak at a high school graduation when he spoke at the Glassboro High School commencement ceremonies.[2]

As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 610 students and 52.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.62:1. There were 175 students (28.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 33 (5.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 231st-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 188th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[3] The magazine ranked the school 197th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[4] The school was ranked 242nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[5]


Glassboro High School participates in the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[6]

The 1972 field hockey team completed an undefeated season en route to a state championship.[7] In 2007, the field hockey team won the South Jersey, Group I state sectional championship with a 3-2 win over St. Joseph High School in the tournament final.[8]

The 1993 boys' cross country team went undefeated.[9]

The varsity football team won the 2007 and 2008 South Group I State Championships with a 24–7 win over rival Paulsboro High School in 2007[10] and a 28–8 win over Penns Grove High School in 2008, as part of a season in which the team finished with a perfect 12-0 record.[11]

Sam Laspata won the 1988 state championship at 140 lbs., becoming the school's only state wrestling champion, in a season in which he won all 34 of his matches. He is a member of the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2006 to the Gloucester County Hall of Fame.[12]


  • Danielle F. Sneathen - Principal[13]
  • Cynthia Bodden - Assistant Principal[14]

Marching band[edit]

The school's marching band was Tournament of Bands Chapter One Champions in 1982.[15]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Data for Glassboro High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 8, 2012.
  2. ^ Remarks at the High School Commencement Exercises in Glassboro, New Jersey June 19, 1986. Accessed July 17, 2006.
  3. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed August 27, 2011.
  5. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  6. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Glassboro High School Hall of Fame (2005 Inductees). Accessed August 6, 2007.
  8. ^ 2007 Field Hockey - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 12, 2007.
  9. ^ Glassboro High School Hall of Fame (2006 Inductees). Accessed August 6, 2007.
  10. ^ Group I 2007 Football - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 24, 2008.
  11. ^ Callaway, Rob. "Despite loss, Penns Grove is on the rise", Today's Sunbeam, December 8, 2008. Accessed August 27, 2011. "Saturday's South Jersey Group I football championship game was the first to ever match a pair of Tri-County Conference teams. Glassboro's 28-8 victory over Classic Division rival Penns Grove put the victorious Bulldogs in dynasty territory as they became just the fourth South Jersey team to ever complete consecutive 12-0 seasons. In 2010 the Bulldogs once again defeated Paulsboro 36-0 to win the South Jersey Group I Championship. In 2011 the Bulldogs defeated Pennsville 41-13 to win their fourth title in five years. After being admitted into the playoffs with a record of just 3-5, the 2013 Bulldogs made New Jersey football history by winning their next five straight games to capture their fifth South Jersey Group I Championship"
  12. ^ "Gloucester County Hall of Fame to Induct 15 New Members",, January 22, 2006. Accessed August 27, 2011. "In a school that has boasted its share of many fine wrestlers over the past several decades, Laspata can lay claim to being the lone Glassboro High athlete to ever win a state wrestling championship. He accomplished the feat in 1987-88 after posting a remarkable 34-0 overall record en route to the 140-pound NJSIAA state wrestling title in Princeton. He ranks third in career victories at Glassboro with an overall record of 94-12-3 in four seasons."
  13. ^ Principal's Message, Glassboro High School. Accessed August 27, 2011.
  14. ^ Assistant Principal, Glassboro High School. Accessed August 27, 2011.
  15. ^ Tournament of Bands - Chapter One History, Tournament of Bands. Accessed July 5, 2007.
  16. ^ Gary Brackett player profile, Indianapolis Colts. Accessed March 3, 2007.
  17. ^ Glassboro High School Hall of Fame (1989 Inductees). Accessed August 6, 2007.
  18. ^ Jarvis D. Lynch, United States Marine Corps. Accessed December 26, 2007.

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Coordinates: 39°42′54″N 75°07′19″W / 39.715102°N 75.122005°W / 39.715102; -75.122005