Hoboken High School
|Hoboken High School|
|9th and Clinton Streets
Hoboken, NJ 07030
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Hoboken Public Schools|
|Faculty||40.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||674 (as of 2010-11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||16.85:1|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||Hudson County Interscholastic League|
Hoboken High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Hoboken, New Jersey, operating as part of the Hoboken Public Schools district. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 674 students and 40.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.85:1. There were 414 students (61.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 71 (10.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The current Hoboken High School was built in 1962. Prior to that time, A. J. Demarest High School, dedicated in the autumn of 1911, served as the city's high school. When the current high school was built, Demarest became a junior high school serving grades 8-9, and it is currently a vocational high school.
- Robin Piccapietra, Principal
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 298th-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 187th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 139th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 260th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. The September 2008 issue of New Jersey Monthly magazine noted Hoboken High School as the second most improved high school in the state, having jumped from 260 in 2006 to 139 in 2008. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 327th out of 367 public high schools statewide in its 2009-10 rankings 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 student body of the school is 66% Hispanic, 17% Black, 16% White and 1% Asian.
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a comprehensive and rigorous two-year curriculum for juniors and seniors, in which students are prepared for rigorous examinations offered at the end of the year. As an international program, the IB offers a common experience for students around the world. IB courses are college preparatory courses within high schools complete with the expectations of increased reading and oral and written reports. The final exams are evaluated by a panel of professors from around the world who are experts in their respective fields. Courses involve an internal assessment factor requiring teachers to submit essays and student tapes for grading to external examiners.
Hoboken High School has one of the most successful interscholastic athletic programs in the state of New Jersey. It offers over 24 athletic programs with over 30% student participation. The Hoboken High School Redwings compete in the Hudson County Interscholastic League, which includes private and parochial high schools in Hudson County, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
- Football: Varsity, Freshman
- Boys' Soccer: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls' Soccer: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls' Tennis: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Girls' Volleyball: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Boys' and Girls' Cross Country Track: Varsity
- Cheerleading: Varsity
- Strutters: Varsity
- Boys' Basketball: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshman
- Girls' Basketball: Varsity
- Boys' and Girls' Swimming: Varsity
- Boys' and Girls' Bowling: Varsity
- Boys' and Girls' Indoor Track: Varsity
- Cheerleading: Varsity
- Strutters: Varsity
- Baseball: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Softball: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Boys' Tennis: Varsity, Junior Varsity
- Boys' Outdoor Track: Varsity
- Girls' Outdoor Track: Varsity
The football team won the NJSIAA state sectional championships in North I Group III in 1980, 1994–96 and again in 1998-99, and won the sectional title in North II Group I in 2005. The 1998 football team won the state sectional title over Wayne Hills High School with a 14-7 win in the tournament final at Giants Stadium. The win was the team's fourth title in five years. From 1995 to 1998, the team went 50-1, their only loss coming in 1997 in overtime against Ramapo High School. The 2005 football team won the North II, Group I state sectional championship with a 21-6 win over Verona High School.
The softball team won the North II, Group I sectional title in 2007, edging Secaucus High School 8-7 in 14 innings in the tournament final. The baseball team matched the feat, earning the North II, Group I title with a 5-4 win against Lyndhurst High School.
Theater and drama
Hoboken High School's Musical Theatre and Drama program began in 1997 with the school's production of The Wiz (which was later revived by the high school in 2007) and has since produced popular shows such as Fiddler On The Roof, Once On This Island, West Side Story, Aida and Hairspray.
Harvard Model Congress
Hoboken High School participates in Harvard Model Congress, an annual four-day congressional simulation conference in which students, assuming the role of specific U.S. congressmen and other government, debate and enact legislation, in order to gain the experience of how government works.
- African American Club
- Agape Club
- Computer Club
- Drama Club
- Emergency Response Team
- Environmental Science Club
- French Club
- Gay Straight Alliance Club
- Harvard Model Congress
- Hispanic Culture Club
- Italian Club
- Literary Magazine
- Math Club
- Model United Nations
- National Honor Society
- Rebel Club
- Science Fair
- School Newspaper
- Outdoor/Sierra Club
- Student Council
- Senior Class Club
- Junior Class Club
- Sophomore Class Club
- Freshman Class Club
- Derrick Alston (born 1972), professional basketball player.
- David Walsh (1889–1975), inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961 as a referee.
- "Hoboken High School 50th Anniversary". Hoboken Patch. June 26, 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
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- Hoboken High School. International Baccalaureate Organization. Accessed May 1, 2008.
- October in Hoboken History, Hoboken Museum, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2011. Accessed July 26, 2012.
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- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2009-2010. Schooldigger.com. Accessed December 29, 2011.
- "Hoboken High School". Great Schools. Accessed September 5, 2010
- International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and Advanced Placement (AP) Program, Hoboken High School. Accessed July 26, 2012.
- "League Memberships – 2011-2012". New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 26, 2012.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 29, 2011.
- Glickson, Grant. "HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL; Second Straight Title for Morristown", The New York Times, December 6, 1998. Accessed December 29, 2011. "Finally, Hoboken (12-0), appearing in its fifth straight state final, outclassed Wayne Hills (11-1) by 14-7.... With last night's triumph, the Red Wings, ranked fifth in the state, secured their fourth title in five years and their 50th victory in 51 attempts. Hoboken won its first title in 1980.... The triumph appeared to help ease the pain of Hoboken's overtime loss last season to Ramapo, the only team to beat the Red Wings in four seasons."
- "2005 Football - North II, Group I". New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 4, 2007.
- Mantzouranis, Tom (June 1, 2007). "Hoboken 8 (14) Secaucus 7 NJSIAA Softball: Wings win it in 14th". Jersey Journal. "Yet inside the park, where third-seeded Hoboken was playing No. 4 Secaucus for the North 2, Group I championship, the only person who went home was the Red Wings' Ashley Classen. As Paige Peguero lilted a ball over second base, Classen broke for home, putting an end to a riveting 8-7 Hoboken victory that stretched 14 innings."
- 2007 Softball - North II, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 8, 2007.
- Mantzouranis, Tom (June 2, 2007). "HOBOKEN 5 - LYNDHURST 4: NJSIAA NORTH 2, GROUP I FINAL. Sweet sweep for Hoboken". Jersey Journal. "Just minutes after leading the Red Wings to a 5-4 victory over Lyndhurst in the North 2, Group I championship, a game in which Inhulsen overcame a bizarre and trying start to dominate the Lyndhurst lineup, the bleached-blonde hurler offered an opinion that many at the game would vehemently disagree with."
- 2007 "Baseball - North II, Group I". NJSIAA. Accessed June 12, 2007.
- High/Theater/Theater/Awards/ "Awards". Hoboken Board of Education. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
- "Harvard Model Congress". Hoboken Borad of Education. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- "About". Harvard Model Congress. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
- Brennan, John. "ALL-STAR EFFORTS CARRY NETS". The Record. January 14, 1995. Accessed August 12, 2008. "Derrick Alston, a second-round draft choice by the 76ers out of Duquesne, is a Hoboken High School graduate."
- David Walsh, Basketball Hall of Fame. Accessed August 12, 2008.
- Hoboken High School
- Hoboken Public Schools
- Hoboken Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Hoboken Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics