Marlboro High School
|Marlboro High School|
The Struggle Makes Us Who We Are.
|95 North Main Street
Marlboro, NJ 07746
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Freehold Regional High School District|
|Assistant principals||Elena Andreacci
|Faculty||114.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||2,052 (as of 2010-11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.00:1|
|Color(s)||Navy Blue and Gold|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
Marlboro High School, home of the Mustangs, is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Marlboro Township, New Jersey, operating as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). The school serves students from portions of Marlboro Township. In addition, Marlboro High School hosts the Business Administration Learning Center within FRHSD, so there are students attending Marlboro High School from throughout the district. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1974.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,052 students and 114.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 18.00:1. There were 28 students (1.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 19 (0.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
In 2001, Marlboro High School's Academic Challenge team, advised by Peggy Cullen Dever and composed of seniors Jay Heumann, Alan Dodkowitz, Evan Perlman, Larry Goldman, Ariel Agor, and juniors Shane Wilson, James Lin, and Andrei Mamolea, was runner-up (second place) from an original field of 113 teams in the statewide final competition. The team was honored with a New Jersey Senate floor resolution at the Statehouse in Trenton on June 7, 2001. The Rutgers Academic Challenge was an interscholastic statewide competition for high school teams that promoted academic excellence and team building through hands-on, multidisciplinary activities that engaged their knowledge and critical thinking skills. The competition included segments of problem-solving activities in the areas of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts.
In 2006, Principal James Mullevey was named Administrator of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC).
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Marlboro High School's Debate Team was nationally recognized as a consistent powerhouse and frequent invitee to elite, invitation only events. In 1981, the team of Meredith McClintock and Andrea Alterman completed their high school debate careers as one of the top-ranked teams in the nation.
The school was the 123rd-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 93rd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 117th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 76th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 34th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 16 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (93.2%) and language arts literacy (98.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
Business Administration Learning Center
The Business Administration Learning Center, currently located at Marlboro High School, offers a four-year program of study to a limited number of academically motivated students who wish to develop their interests in the areas of business and management. The program is focused through the study of targeted courses, which include finance, management, economics, law, and computer technology. Classroom activities are regularly augmented by guest lectures, field experiences, and close affiliations with business and industry. Enrollment in and successful completion of Algebra 1 with a B average or higher, as evidenced by the middle school transcript, is a pre-requisite.
Students are encouraged to apply and practice the academic knowledge gained in the classroom through participation in various competitions sponsored by the Future Business Leaders of America and the Federal Reserve Bank. These co-curricular activities, as well as other opportunities afforded by our close proximity to financial and corporate institutions in the greater metropolitan area, play an integral role in students’ personal and academic growth. Students will be prepared to attend a college or university with a foundation secured in human relations skills, rigorous academic training, and an appreciation for both social and ethical responsibility.
The Marlboro High School Mustangs compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,539 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2011-12 school year as Central Jersey Group IV, a category that included schools with enrollment of 1,120 to 2,339.
In the 2003, 2004 and 2005 seasons, Marlboro High School's gymnastics team qualified for the State Competition held at Rutgers University. Each year the team placed higher than they were originally seeded. In 2006, the gymnastics team qualified for the Shore Conference competition and the Sectional Competition as well.
In 2003, the Boys tennis team won the Group IV State Championship. The team was ranked #1 in the state for the entire year. Due to international tournaments, the tennis team could not provide their full strength team to the Tournament of Champions, and lost 3-2 to Newark Academy in a rematch in the semifinals.
In 2009, The boy's soccer team became A-North Shore Conference Champions, the first time in school history. In that same season another school first had been accomplished when the boy's soccer team won the Shore Conference Tournament with a 2-1 win in the tournament final over Christian Brothers Academy, having lost the previous season's final to Freehold Township High School.
In 2011, the hockey team won the Shore Conference Division D title, the first championship of the hockey program.
In 2013, the boys Sprint Medley Relay team, consisting of Chaz Byrnes, Ruben Cruz, Zac Vignola, and Brandon Mazzarella, became the first ever boys relay team to win a Group 4 State Title. 
Later in that same year, Sprint Medley anchor, Brandon Mazzarella, went on to win the Shore Conference Title in the 800 Meter Run.
Neighboring high schools
Attendance at each of the district's six schools is based on where the student lives in relation to the high school closest to the student. Each year, district lines are redrawn for each of the six schools to reduce issues with overcrowding and spending in regards to transportation. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) with their attendance zones for the class entering for the 2009-10 school year are:
- Colts Neck High School - 1,490 students from Colts Neck Township (all), Howell (part), Marlboro (part).
- Freehold High School - 1,494 students from Freehold (all), Freehold Township (part), and Marlboro (part).
- Freehold Township High School - 2,213 students from Freehold Township (part), Howell (part), Manalapan (part).
- Howell High School - 2,487 students from Farmingdale (all) and Howell (part).
- Manalapan High School - 2,079 students from Englishtown (all), and Manalapan (part).
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- Miles Macik (born 1973), football player who played in seven games during his one-year career with the Detroit Lions.
- Sarah Mergenthaler, member of the 2008 US Olympic Sailing Team.
- Adam Mesh (born 1975), winner of Average Joe and star of Average Joe: Adam Returns reality shows.
- Jim Nantz (born 1959), sports commentator for CBS Sports.
- Melissa Rauch (born 1980), actress who appears in The Big Bang Theory.
- Howie Roseman (born 1975), General Manager of the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Gregg and Evan Spiridellis, two brothers who launched the internet media company JibJab.
- Felicia Stoler, host of Honey, We're Killing the Kids on The Learning Channel.
- Paul Wesley (born 1982), actor most noted for playing vampire Stefan Salvatore on CW's drama The Vampire Diaries.
- Data for Marlboro High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2012.
- FRHSD Attendance Boundary Changes Effective 2009 - 2010 School Year, Freehold Regional School District. Accessed June 27, 2011.
- Marlboro High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 27, 2011.
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- "State champions in the Rutgers Academic Challenge to be honored with a Senate resolution June 7 in Trenton", Rutgers University press release dated June 7, 2001. Accessed June 27, 2011. "Livingston High School, the 2001 state champion of the Rutgers Academic Challenge, runner-up Marlboro High School and third-place Brick Township Memorial High School will be honored with a Senate floor resolution at the Statehouse in Trenton Thursday (June 7)."
- Scanlon, Joni. "State champions honored", Rutgers University Focus, June 15, 2001. Accessed June 27, 2011. "Livingston High School, the 2001 state champion of the Rutgers Academic Challenge, runner-up Marlboro High School and third-place Brick Township Memorial High School were honored with a Senate floor resolution at the Statehouse in Trenton June 7."
- Rutgers Academic Challenge, New Jersey Network. Accessed June 27, 2011.
- Scanlon, Joni. "Nine enter Academic Challenge final rounds", Rutgers University Focus, March 30, 2001. Accessed June 27, 2011. "The Academic Challenge was developed by Rutgers faculty and staff in partnership with K-12 educators using New Jersey's core curriculum content standards as its foundation. It provides for a rigorous scholastic competition that allows students to think creatively, strategize in teams and present their ideas as part of a group."
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- School Overview; Click on "Rankings" for 2003-11 HSPA results, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 7, 2012.
- Business Administration Learning Center Fact Sheet
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
- School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
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- 2011-2012 Public Schools Group Classification for ShopRite Cup–Tennis–Soccer–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 4, 2012.
- Morris, Tim. "Marlboro celebrating its '94 CJ state champions: Players to be introduced at halftime of Manalapan game", Farmingdale News Transcript, November 23, 2004. Accessed October 20, 2007. "But Thursday the former Marlboro High School football coach will gladly do some reminiscing when he and the 1994 Mustang football team get together for the very first time since winning the Central Jersey Group IV championship to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their historic triumph.... Ten years removed from Marlboro’s 27-13 win over Piscataway at Giants Stadium, Zdilla said he better understands the significance of Marlboro's championship."
- Goldberg, Jeff. N.J.S.I.A.A. FOOTBALL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 1, 2011.
- Morris, Tim. "Mustangs rally to win first conference crown: Two late goals help Marlboro sink CBA in soccer tournament", News Transcript, November 4, 2009. Accessed June 27, 2011. "The Mustangs certainly proved that by scoring a pair of goals in less than two minutes to stun CBA, 2-1, and win the program's first Shore Conference Tournament title. It was an especially sweet victory for all of the Marlboro seniors who lost in the championship game last year to Freehold Township."
- Morris, Tim. "Marlboro ice hockey team wins first division crown", News Transcript, February 9, 2011. Accessed December 1, 2011. "With one division game left, the Mustangs had already clinched the Shore Conference D Division title. On Feb. 8 the Mustangs played Point Pleasant Borough High School in their final division game and they were looking to finish division play undefeated. The Mustangs (15-1) were 9-0 in the division with one game to play."
- Data for the Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 9, 2011.
- Manalapan High School 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 27, 2011. "Manalapan High School is a fully-accredited comprehensive high school serving a community of nearly 38,000 residents living exclusively in the Township of Manalapan and the Borough of Englishtown."
- Idec, Keith. "Mamma's Boy bucks trend", The Record (Bergen County), July 15, 2009. Accessed January 16, 2012. "Two years after they moved to New Jersey, the summer before Douglin's senior year at Marlboro High School, he was involved in a car accident in which he suffered a career-threatening neck injury."
- Boyd, Alesha Williams. "Kids find reading can be fun", Asbury Park Press, March 3, 2010. Accessed March 3, 2011. "At 5 feet tall, Josh said he may be the shortest in his sophomore class at Marlboro High School, but he's already well on his way to being a big star."
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- Staff. "FOR CHAMPS, LITTLE MARGIN FOR ERROR", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 1, 1994. Accessed March 3, 2011. "Macik, from Marlboro High in New Jersey, is a prime example of the sort of not- quite-blue-chip prospect who comes into an Ivy League program and evolves into an impact player."
- Wentworth, Bridget. "Marlboro's Mergenthaler, teammate protest after disappointing sailing result", The Star-Ledger, August 11, 2008. Accessed March 3, 2011. "Marlboro High graduate Sarah Mergenthaler and her teammate, Amanda Clark, finished 12th in both races of the women's 470 two-person dinghy event this morning, leaving them in 13th place, according to the Associated Press."
- Ramer, Larry. "'Average Joe' using fame to boost charity efforts", News Transcript, April 21, 2004. Accessed May 5, 2007. "Life seems to be going well for one of Marlboro High School's most famous alumni, Adam Mesh."
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- Considine, Bob. "Take Five With Melissa Rauch", Inside Jersey, , May 2011. Accessed July 15, 2013. "I also had a terrific theater teacher at Marlboro High School who taught me a great deal and was very encouraging. There wasn’t a ton to do in Marlboro, so for me, it was either hang outside the Wawa or put on a show."
- Jensen, Mike. "Howie Roseman relentlessly pursued NFL dream", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 9, 2010. Accessed March 3, 2011. "All the NFL teams had begun getting Roseman's letters while he was still in high school in Marlboro, NJ, in Monmouth County."
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- Tesoriero, Tobi Drucker. 'Felicia Stoler: Spreading Health With A Little TLC", living Marlboro, July 1, 2007. Accessed November 15, 2008. "Stoler calls both Holmdel and Marlboro home. She grew up in Marlboro, where she attended the Delfino (Central School), Marlboro Middle School, and Marlboro High School (her family owns a home in town). Now she, along with her 9-year-old daughter Isabella and 6-year- old son Zachary, live in Holmdel."
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- Marlboro High School website
- Freehold Regional High School District website
- Marlboro High School's 2012–13 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- DigitalSports Marlboro Homepage