Immaculate Conception High School (Montclair, New Jersey)
|Immaculate Conception High School|
|33 Cottage Place
Montclair, NJ (Essex County), 07042
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Rev. Edward Farrel|
|School district||Archdiocese of Newark|
|President||Sr. Maureen Crowley, SC|
|Principal||Jo Ann Degnan|
|Vice principal||Patrick Dyer|
|Faculty||16.6 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.9:1|
|Color(s)||Blue and Silver|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
|Accreditation(s)||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Admissions Director||Kathleen Badillo|
|Athletic Director||Omar Mitchell|
Immaculate Conception High School is a Roman Catholic coeducational college preparatory high school located in Montclair, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1957.
Immaculate Conception High School was established in 1925 as a parish school under the guidance of its founder, Rev. Edward M. Farrel. The Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth began their connection to the school with the appointment of Mother Mary Alexandrine as the school's first principal.
The school shares its campus with Renaissance Middle School, which is part of the Montclair Public Schools. Per its mission statement, Immaculate Conception High School "strives, within the context of family to develop the whole person: morally, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Recognizing the work and uniqueness of each individual"
Immaculate Conception High School now competes in the Super Essex Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. The school had previously participated in the Colonial Hills Conference which included public and parochial high schools covering Essex County, Morris County and Somerset County in west Central Jersey.
Dominique Booker won the 55 meter dash at the 2009 Meet of Champions with a time of 6.92 seconds, setting a meet record that was also the fastest time in the nation for the event that year.
At the 2011 Meet of Champions, Mirabel Nkenke won a silver medal with a time of 56.21 in the 400 meter dash, setting a school record for the event.
- Rich Kenah (born 1970), middle distance runner who won bronze medals over 800 metres at the 1997 World Indoor Championships and at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, and was a member of the US Team at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.
- Immaculate Conception High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 15, 2011.
- Immaculate Conception High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed August 15, 2011.
- Essex County High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed August 15, 2011.
- History, Immaculate Conception High School. Accessed May 8, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 10, 2012.
- Staff. "Montclair Immaculate's Booker sprints to 55 dash M of C record", The Star-Ledger, February 11, 2009. Accessed August 30, 2011. "It has been an emotional, roller-coaster ride for the Montclair Immaculate junior this winter, but it culminated with a tight embrace with coach Haneefah Norman after Booker captured the 55-meter dash title in a meet-record 6.92 yesterday.... Booker shaved a hundredth of a second off the meet record, set by Chatham's Ogechi Nwaneri of Chatham last winter, with the No. 1 time in the country this season, surpassing the 6.96 posted by Ashton Purvis from St. Elizabeth of California on Jan. 19."
- Sillery, Bob. "Nkenke's shaving of seconds off time earns silver medal at Meet of Champions", The Montclair Times, June 17, 2011. Accessed August 30, 2011. "Immaculate Conception junior Mirabel Nkenke placed second in the 400-meter dash at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions last Thursday, setting a school record while knocking 2.31 off her time from the Non-Public B Championships a week earlier. "
- Rich Kenah, USA Track & Field. Accessed January 21, 2008.
- Immaculate Conception High School website
- Data for Immaculate Conception High School, National Center for Education Statistics