Haddonfield Memorial High School
|Haddonfield Memorial High School|
|401 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, New Jersey, 08033
|Type||Public high school|
|Asst. Principal||Dr. Adrienne Capone|
|Faculty||62.1 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||746 (as of 2011-12)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.01:1|
|Athletics conference||Colonial Conference|
Haddonfield Memorial High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone high school of the Haddonfield Public Schools.
As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 746 students and 62.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.01:1. There were 6 students (0.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 3 (0.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
- During the 2004–05 school year, Haddonfield Memorial High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
- The school was the second-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 33rd in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 11th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 14th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 17th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.
- Schooldigger.com ranked the school 23rd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 13 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (95.7%) and language arts literacy (98.9%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
- In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 30th in New Jersey and 1,061st nationwide. In Newsweek's May 22, 2007, issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Haddonfield Memorial High School was listed in 910th place, the 26th-highest ranked school in New Jersey.
- The school was ranked 236th in the nation and 21st in New Jersey on the list of "America's Best High Schools 2012" prepared by The Daily Beast / Newsweek, with rankings based primarily on graduation rate, matriculation rate for college and number of Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate courses taken per student, with lesser factors based on average scores on the SAT / ACT, average AP/IB scores and the number of AP/IB courses available to students.
- In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 186th in the nation among participating public high schools and 13th overall (seventh of non-magnet schools) in New Jersey.
- Haddonfield Memorial High School's Shield was selected as a Silver Crown Yearbook High School award winner in 1990 from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
Haddonfield Memorial High School is a member of the Colonial Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 568 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 486 to 748 students in that grade range.
The school was recognized as the Group II winner of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association ShopRite Cup in 2005–06. The award recognized the school for achieving co-championship in Girls Soccer, 1st in Boys Soccer, a tie for 3rd in Girls Tennis, 1st in Girls Cross Country, 3rd in Boys Cross Country, a tie for 3rd in Girls Basketball, 1st in Boys Basketball, 2nd in Girls Swimming, 2nd in Boys Swimming, 3rd in Girls Indoor Relay Championships, 1st in Boys Golf, a tie for 3rd in Boys Tennis and 3rd in Girls Outdoor Track.
The school repeated as the Group II winner of the ShopRite Cup in 2006–07, based on achieving 2nd place in Girls Soccer, 2nd in Boys Soccer, Tied for 3rd in Girls Tennis, 1st in Girls Cross Country, 1st in Boys Cross Country, 2nd in Field Hockey, Tied for 3rd in Football, 1st in Girls Swimming, 2nd in Boys Swimming, 2nd in Boys Basketball, 2nd in Girls Indoor Track and Field Relays, 3rd in Girls Indoor Track and Field, Tied for 3rd in Boys Tennis and 1st in Girls Golf.
The school repeated as the Group II winner of the ShopRite Cup in 2007–08. The award recognized the school for achieving 1st place in Girls Cross‐Country, 1st place in Boys Cross‐Country, 1st place in Girls Soccer, Tied for 3rd in Girls Tennis, 2nd Girls Swimming, 2nd in Girls Winter Track Relays, 4th in Boys Winter Track Relays, First in Girls Winter Track Individuals, 3rd in Boys Winter Track Individuals, Tied for 3rd in Boys Tennis, 2nd in Girls Golf, 2nd in Girls Spring Track, 4th in Boys Spring Track, plus 3 points for having no disqualifications for the winter season.
The school repeated as the Group II winner of the ShopRite Cup in 2008–09. The award recognized the school for achieving First in Girls Cross‐Country, First in Boys Cross‐Country, First in Girls Tennis, Tied for 3rd in Field Hockey, Tied for 3rd in Girls Soccer, Tied for 3rd in Football, First in Girls Swimming, Second in Boys Swimming, Second in Girls Winter Relays, Second in Boys Winter Track Relays, Second Girls Winter Track, Second Boys Winter Track, First in Boys Golf, Tied for 3rd in Boys Tennis, First in Boys Outdoor Track, plus 9 points for having no disqualifications for the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
The school repeated as the Group II winner of the ShopRite Cup in 2009–10. The award recognized the school for achieving first place finishes in Boys Cross‐Country, Girls Tennis, Girls Soccer, Boys Swimming, Boys Indoor Relays, Boys Indoor Track and Field and Boys Outdoor Track and Field, second place finishes in Girls Cross‐Country, Football, Girls Swimming, Boys Tennis and Girls Outdoor Track and Field, a tie for third in Girls Basketball, a fourth place in Girls Indoor Track & Field plus 9 points for having no disqualifications for the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
The school repeated as the Group II winner of the ShopRite Cup in 2010–11. The award recognized the school for achieving first place finishes in Girls Tennis, Boys Cross‐Country, Football, Boys Indoor Group Track & Field and Boys Outdoor Track & Field, second place finishes in Boys Indoor Track & Field Relays and Boys Golf, third place in Outdoor Track & Field, Field Hockey (tie), Boys Swimming (tie) and Girls Lacrosse (tie), a fourth place in Girls Cross‐Country plus 9 points for having no disqualifications for the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
The school's cross country teamed ranked 4th in The Harrier's Nike / Foot Locker Super 25 National Rankings in 2001.
The girls swim team took the Public South B state sectional championship in 2003, topping Mainland Regional High School 87–83 in the tournament final. The 2007 team won the South – B state sectional championship with a 108–62 against Ocean Township High School.
In 2007, the girls soccer team won the South, Group II state sectional championship with a 3–2 win over Woodstown High School in the tournament final. The team moved on to win the Group II state championship with a 1–0 win over Pascack Hills High School.
World Affairs Council
The HMHS World Affairs Council (WAC) has eared "Best Small" and "Best Medium School" awards multiple times at the Rutgers University Model United Nations (RUMUN) and Philadelphia Model United Nations (PhilMUN). In addition to these conferences, the members of WAC attended Model United Nations at the University of Chicago (MUNUC) in 2008 and the North America Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) in Washington D.C., starting in 2009. WAC members will be attending NAIMUN again in 2010. The group goes to three overnight conferences per year, and they also attend four one-day conferences in the South Jersey area. The members of the WAC additionally run a one-day conference in Haddonfield, HadMUN.
Odyssey of the Mind
Since HMHS started an Odyssey of the Mind team in 2008, a team has won Regional Competition, State Competition and has advanced to World Finals in 2009, 2010, and 2011. This team was started by two graduating members of the Haddonfield Middle School.
The HMHS Marching Colonials were formed in 1938. In celebration of their 70th anniversary, Haddonfield also hosted a Tournament of Bands Home Show and Competition inviting bands from the area to perform competitively, where Marching Colonials received high marks. In 2008, 2009, and 2010, the band won the Chapter 1A Championship. In 2007 and 2010, the band won the Chapter 1 Sportsmanship Award. as of the fall of 2011, the band has moved up to Group 2A. Their 2011 show is entitled "Reflections", with movements "Reflections of Form", "Reflections of Sound", and "Reflections of Light".
- Kasukabe High School, located in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan, made an exchange visit in the summer of 2007.
- Aldegrever Gymnasium, located in Soest, Germany, makes exchange visits.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Chuck Klaus – Principal
- Dr. Adrienne Capone – Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning
- Tracy Matozzo – Dean of Students
The high school consists of three buildings connected by bridges on the upper floors. "A" and "B" buildings have two floors, and "C" building has three.
"A," the original school built in 1926, is rectangular and has an inner courtyard framed by three classical arches. Student and community events are held in the courtyard, and students eat there during good weather. Classrooms in this section were recently refurbished with refinished hardwood floors, new lighting, and a new HVAC system. Language, mathematics and other academic subjects are taught here. "A" also contains the auditorium and the smaller of the school's two gyms.
"B," the smallest section, includes the cafeteria, the wrestling room, and the larger of the school's two gyms.
"C" was added in the 1970s and is home to the science department where labs were recently refurbished. The music department, including band and choir rooms, is on the lower floor. "C" also contains academic classrooms, a home economics room, a wood shop, and the library.
- Andy Breckman (born 1955), co-writer of the television show Monk.
- Joanna Cassidy (born 1945), actress.
- Erin Donohue (born 1983), middle distance runner who competed in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Alfred E. Driscoll (1902–75), Governor of New Jersey.
- David Laganella (born 1974), avant-garde classical composer and author.
- Matt Maloney (born 1971), played in the NBA from 1996 to 2002.
- Bob McElwee (born 1935), who was an on-field football official for 41 years with 27 of those years in the National Football League (NFL) from 1976 to 2003.
- Scott Patterson (born 1958), actor whose most notable role was Luke Danes on the ABC family show Gilmore Girls.
- I.F. Stone (1907–1989), investigative journalist, who graduated 49th of 52 in his class.
- Brian Zoubek (born 1988), 2006 graduate, Duke Blue Devils men's basketball player and 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament champion.
- Data for Haddonfield Memorial High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 19, 2014.
- "New bottom line for top honor", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 18, 2004, "Blue Ribbons were also won by Haddonfield Memorial High School in Camden County..."
- U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2005 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed June 5, 2006.
- "CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department", Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- "Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test", The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- 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 September 11, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 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 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed February 23, 2012.
- Mathews, Jay. "The High School Challenge 2011: Haddonfield High School", The Washington Post. Accessed August 5, 2011.
- "The Top of the Class: The complete list of the 1,200 top U.S. schools", Newsweek, May 22, 2007. Accessed May 24, 2007.
- Staff. "America's Best High Schools 2012", The Daily Beast / Newsweek, May 20, 2012. Accessed May 23, 2012.
- Streib, Lauren. "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast, May 6, 2013. Accessed May 8, 2013.
- 1990 Scholastic Crown Recipients: Silver Crown Yearbooks High Schools, Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2014.
- 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for South Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed November 19, 2014.
- Third Annual ShopRite Cup: 2005‐2006 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2008.
- Fourth Annual ShopRite Cup: 2006‐2007 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2008.
- Fifth Annual ShopRite Cup: 2007‐2008 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed April 22, 2010.
- Sixth Annual ShopRite Cup: 2008‐2009 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed April 22, 2010.
- Seventh Annual ShopRite Cup: 2009‐2010 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- Eighth Annual ShopRite Cup: 2010‐2011 Final Standings, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 10, 2011.
- 2005–2006 Colonial Conference All-Sports Award, posted July 11, 2006.
- Canyon CA boys, Haddonfield NJ boys, Esperanza CA girls move up in top 10, The Harrier's Nike / Foot Locker Super 25, October 29, 2001. "There is status quo at the top – Kingwood TX boys and Saratoga Springs NY girls – but considerable movement below them in the new rankings by The Harrier. Mt. SAC winners Esperanza CA girls (from unranked to #8) and Canyon CA boys (from No. 6 to #2) made the biggest moves up, along with Haddonfield NJ boys (from No. 14 to #4)."
- 2007 Boys Tennis – South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 1, 2007.
- 2003 Girls Team Swimming – Public South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Team Swimming – South – B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2007.
- 2007 Boys Team Swimming – South – B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 22, 2007.
- Camden Catholic ends Paul VI's long winning streak Courier Post, October 11, 2007. Accessed October 12, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Team Tennis – South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 25, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Soccer – South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 15, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Soccer – Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 24, 2007.
- Leonard, Tim. "Pascack Hills vows to win it next year", The Record (Bergen County), November 18, 2007. Accessed November 24, 2007.
- Home Page, Haddonfield Marching Band. Accessed October 16, 2008.
- Linear Chapters Seedings
- "The Memo", PTA Newsletter, Haddonfield Memorial High School, September/October 2006
- Home Page, Haddonfield Memorial High School. Accessed November 19, 2014.
- Keller, Joel. "Funny Business: Ever watch the offbeat TV series Monk and wonder, How did they come up with that? For the answer, step into the writing laboratory of Madison’s Andy Breckman and his quirky crew.", New Jersey Monthly, December 19, 2007. Accessed January 23, 2011. "While Breckman was finishing Haddonfield High, his father died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 51."
- Staff. "Joanna Cassidy at reunion remembers self as a rowdy kid", Lakeland Ledger, November 27, 1983. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Actress Joanna Cassidy, star of the movie Under Fire, remembers being 'a rowdy kid' at Haddonfield Memorial High School two decades ago."
- Erin Donohue
- Staff. "ALFRED DRISCOLL OF JERSEY IS DEAD; First Two-Term Governor Initiated the Turnpike and Judicial Reform", The New York Times, March 9, 1975. Accessed January 23, 2011.
- American Composers Orchestra chooses areas best young composers
- Matt Maloney Past Stats, Playoff Stats, Statistics, History, and Awards, accessed December 21, 2006.
- National Association of Sports Officials profile: Bob McElwee, accessed December 6, 2006.
- Klaidman, Stephen. "I. F. Stone Returns to College at 68: Stone Starts A New Career As a Scholar", The Washington Post, April 15, 1977. Accessed June 5, 2007. "I. F. Stone, a college dropout turned publisher of an incisive Washington newsletter bearing his name, began his academic career rather inauspiciously. He graduated 49th in a class of 52 from Haddonfield (N.J.) High School."
- Duke Basketball bio for Brian Zoubek, Duke Blue Devils men's basketball. Accessed December 14, 2006.
- Haddonfield Memorial High School
- Haddonfield Public Schools
- HMHS State Championships History
- Haddonfield Public Schools's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Haddonfield Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Haddonfield Marching Band
- South Jersey Sports: Haddonfield Memorial High School