Hackettstown High School

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Hackettstown High School
701 Warren Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Type Public high school
School district Hackettstown School District
Principal Matthew J. Scanlon
Vice Principals Cynthia Dalton
Roy Huchel
Faculty 67.1 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 909 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.54:1[1]
Color(s)      Orange
Athletics conference Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference
Team name Tigers

Hackettstown High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Hackettstown in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Hackettstown School District. Hackettstown High School serves students from Hackettstown, along with those from the townships of Allamuchy, Independence and Liberty, who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.[2]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 909 students and 67.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.54:1. There were 89 students (9.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 33 (3.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 211th-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 216th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 191st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 236th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 215th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6] Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 97th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 73 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (85.8%) and language arts literacy (97.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[7]


The Hackettstown High School Tigers joined the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference in the 2009-10 school year, as a result of the realignment of conferences in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[8] With 710 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North II, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 493 to 732 students in that grade range.[9] The school competes in football, golf, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, basketball, wrestling, fencing, baseball, softball, field hockey and track.

The football team won the North II Group I state sectional championships in 1981.[10]

In 2005, the baseball team had one of its most successful seasons, posting an 17-7 record and winning the Skyland Conference championships.[citation needed]

The wrestling team won the 2007 Skyland Conference Raritan Division championships, the team's first ever conference crown.[11] The 2007 team won the North II, Group II state sectional championship with a 54-6 win against West Morris Mendham High School.[12]

The baseball team won the 2007 North II, Group II state sectional championship, for the first time in 20 years, with a 5-4 win over Cliffside Park High School.[13] The Tigers won the Skyland Raritan Conference title in 2009; their first Skyland title in 20 years. They won the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference title in 2010.

In 2010, the Girls Varsity Soccer team ended the season with a 19-6 record and winning the NJ Group II North II Sectional Championship. The championship game was won with 28.6 seconds remaining by a goal scored by Shanon Browne, a senior on the team and was the school's first NJAC Freedom Division championship. For their accomplishment the New Jersey Herald recognized them as their 2010 Girls Soccer Team of the Year.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]


Core members of the school's administration are:[20]

  • Matthew J. Scanlon - Principal
  • Kevin J. O’Leary - Vice-Principal
  • Kyle S. Sosnovik - Vice Principal of Student Affairs


  1. ^ a b c d Data for Hackettstown High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Hackettstown High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 24, 2014. "Hackettstown High School serves the communities of Hackettstown, Allamuchy, Independence, and Liberty."
  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 February 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 3, 2012.
  8. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 1, 2014.
  9. ^ 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 November 1, 2014.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. N.J.S.I.A.A. FOOTBALL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 29, 2011.
  11. ^ Loigu, Andy. Tigers, Liners claim conference titles, The Warren Reporter, February 9, 2007.
  12. ^ 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament - North II, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 24, 2007.
  13. ^ 2007 Baseball - North II, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2007.
  14. ^ Spaulding, Anthony. "Girls Soccer Team of the Year: Historic year for Hackettstown", New Jersey Herald, December 4, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Their expressions symbolized the type of season the Hackettstown girls soccer team had in 2010, when it went 19-6 to capture the school's first NJAC Freedom Division championship and the North 2, Group 2 title. The Tigers' impressive season helped them claim the title of 2010 Herald Girls Soccer Team of the Year."
  15. ^ Jordan, Chris. "Gaslight Anthem plays Stone Pony", Asbury Park Press, July 30, 2010. Accessed August 20, 2012. "DuHamel and Gaslight's Brian Fallon have been friends since the two spent their teenage years in Hackettstown together."
  16. ^ Bowman, Tom. "'Bold buckaroo' motivates Mid Medal of Honor winner, rescuer of MacArthur meets young 'shipmate'", The Baltimore Sun, November 13, 1993. Accessed October 4, 2011. "She asked her teachers and her principal about this man, John D. Bulkeley. And she read Sea Wolf, detailing the World War II exploits that helped make him one of the most decorated fighting men in U.S. history. After a 59-year career in the Navy, the retired admiral performed one final -- though unwitting -- duty: Serving as the inspiration for his fellow Hackettstown High graduate to enter the Naval Academy."
  17. ^ Staff. "Elections 1999", Daily Record (Morristown), October 28, 1999. Accessed February 23, 2011. "John DiMaio. Personal: 43, married, attended Hackettstown High School, lifelong resident, two children."
  18. ^ Morrow, Geoff. "Commentary: Cole Kimball provides the Harrisburg Senators serious attitude", The Patriot-News, August 15, 2010. Accessed May 30, 2013. "Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Kimball lived in the New York City borough until he was 7. Then his family, including two sisters and a brother, moved to Hackettstown, N.J.... After college stints at St. John’s University and Division III Centenary College, the latter just down the street from his Hackettstown home, Kimball was selected in the 12th round by the Washington Nationals in the 2006 amateur draft."
  19. ^ "Centenary’s Kimball Chosen by Nationals in 12th Round.", Centenary College of New Jersey press release dated July 7, 2006. Accessed January 13, 2008. "A graduate of Hackettstown High School, and a resident of Great Meadows NJ, Centenary has been a terrific fit for Cole’s most recent two seasons."
  20. ^ Building Administration, Hackettstown School District. Accessed November 1, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°50′38″N 74°49′44″W / 40.844°N 74.829°W / 40.844; -74.829