Manchester Township High School

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Manchester Township High School
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"Excellence by Example"
101 South Colonial Drive
Manchester, New Jersey 08759
Type Public
Established 1974
School district Manchester Township School District
Principal R. Dennis Adams
Vice Principals Stacie Ferrara
Keith Lister
Tracey Raimondo
Faculty 89.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 1,041[1] (as of 2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 11.63:1[1]
Color(s)      Royal Blue
Athletics conference Shore Conference
Team name Hawks

Manchester Township High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades in Manchester Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, as the lone secondary school of the Manchester Township School District. The school also serves approximately 150 high school students from Lakehurst Borough, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Lakehurst School District.[2]

As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,041 students and 89.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.63:1. There were 254 students (24.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 106 (10.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 220th-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 245th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 260th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 227th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 256th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]


Manchester Township High School competes in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.[7] All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County, and the league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[8] With 743 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as Central Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 506 to 749 students in that grade range.[9]

On October 17, 2013, the school's freshman cross country team won the Ocean County Cross Country Freshmen race (2-mile course) with a record setting team average of 10:54.71, the fastest in meet history.


Core members of the school's administration are:[10]

  • R. Dennis Adams, Principal
  • Stacie Ferrara, Vice Principal
  • Keith Lister, Athletic Director/Vice Principal
  • Tracey Raimondo, Vice Principal


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Manchester Township High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ About Our School District, Manchester Township School District. Accessed August 14, 2014. "We are also the receiving district for approximately 150 high school students from neighboring Lakehurst Borough."
  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 August 22, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 9, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed March 9, 2011.
  7. ^ School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  8. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2014.
  9. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed October 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Contact Information, Manchester Township High School. Accessed October 20, 2014.

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