Randolph High School (New Jersey)

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Randolph High School
511 Millbrook Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869

Type Public high school
Motto Educating students - Creating the future
School district Randolph Township Schools
Principal Debbie Iosso
Vice Principals Michael Sorge
Lee Hackney
Jesse Spencer(Athletics)
Patrick McQueeney
Faculty 120.7 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,675 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.88:1[1]
Color(s) Navy Blue and White
Athletics conference Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference
Team name Rams
Publication Rampage

Randolph High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve from Randolph, in Morris County, New Jersey, operating as part of the Randolph Township Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1973.[2] A new addition was completed for the 2007-08 school year with an extended cafeteria and new second floor wing.

As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,675 students and 120.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.88:1. There were 50 students (3.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 15 (0.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

The school was the 37th-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 52nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[3] The magazine ranked the school 65th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[4] The school was ranked 32nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.[5] Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 90th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 24 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (87.9%) and language arts literacy (96.1%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[6]


The Randolph High School Rams participate in the regional Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7]

The football team won the North II Group III state sectional championships in 1983 and from 1986 to 1989, and won in North II Group IV in both 1990 and 2010.[8] The Randolph football team set New Jersey state records by winning 54 consecutive regular-season and playoff games and going unbeaten in 59 straight games from 1986 to 1991, a record since broken by Paulsboro High School with 63 straight wins from 1992 to 1998.[9] The team's 34-22 win over East Orange High School in October 1990 had broken the state record of 40 consecutive wins, which had been set by Memorial High School of West New York.[10] The 2010 football team won the New Jersey North 1 Group 4 state sectional title, the team's first since 1990.[11]

The ice hockey team has won the Public School State Championships in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2003, Randolph High School won its first New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Public School Ice Hockey State Championship in the 64-team tournament, with a 7-0 shutout of Brick Memorial High School at the Continental Airlines Arena.[12] The team was the 2006 NJSIAA 64-team tournament.[13] In 2007, they won the championship with a 5-4 win against Bridgewater-Raritan High School.[14] The school won their fourth public title in the 2009 NJSIAA Public School A Ice Hockey State Championship with a 1-0 win over Ridge High School.[15][16] The team won the 2011 Public A title with a 1-0 win against Montgomery High School at the Prudential Center.[17][18]

The Cheerleading Squad were three time national champions, in 2006, 2007 and 2008 at the Canam Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.[19] They won in 2010 at the CanAm Nationals.[citation needed]

The 2010 baseball team won the New Jersey Group IV State Championship with an 8-4 win over Jackson Memorial High School.[20]


Ram-Page is the school's monthly newspaper, and was the first high school newspaper in the state with a mobile application, available on Android devices.[21]


Core members of the school's administration are:[22]

  • Debbie Iosso - Principal
  • Michael Sorge - Vice Principal
  • Lee Hackney - Vice Principal
  • Jesse Spencer - Athletic Director
  • Patrick McQueeney - Vice Principal

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Data for Randolph High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Randolph High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 22, 2011.
  3. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 23, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  6. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 2, 2012.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  8. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. N.J.S.I.A.A. FOOTBALL PLAYOFF CHAMPIONS, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 2, 2011.
  9. ^ Idec, Keith. "Wayne Hills' streak hits 55", The Record (Bergen County), September 26, 2009. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Randolph won 54 consecutive games from 1986-91, but the Rams tied Roxbury, 6-6, in their 55th game.... Randolph’s unbeaten streak extended to 59 games, but Paulsboro broke both marks by winning 63 straight games from 1992-98."
  10. ^ Staff. "School Football; Randolph Revels In Breaking Record", The New York Times, October 7, 1990. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Four days a week, John Bauer receives dialysis treatment for his kidneys. Then after a four-and-a-half hour session, Bauer heads to the Randolph High School football field, where the team he coaches just eclipsed a New Jersey state record of 41 consecutive victories."
  11. ^ Staff. "Randolph shuts out Montclair 19-0 to capture the North 1, Group 4 title", The Star-Ledger, December 4, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Randolph Senior Chris Westenhiser threw two scoring passes in the first half to Mike Rampone and Mike Mastrangelo, and ran for a touchdown in that half to account for the game's scoring and guide Randolph to a 19-0 win and their first sectional title since 1990."
  12. ^ 2003 NJSIAA Ice Hockey Tournament. Accessed August 10, 2011.
  13. ^ 2006 Ice hockey - Public, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 12, 2006.
  14. ^ 2007 Ice Hockey Tournament - Public, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2011.
  15. ^ Hague, Jim. "Randolph's stifling defense stellar again", Daily Record (Morristown), March 22, 2009. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Not only was one the goal total for the victorious Rams, a number that proved to be enough to come away with the school's fourth state title in the last seven years, but for an amazing 13-minute stretch of the second period, it was the entire shot total for Ridge."
  16. ^ Staff. "Randolph 1, Ridge 0 (High school Boys Ice Hockey scores and results)", The Star-Ledger, March 21, 2009. Accessed August 10, 2011. "A forecheck led to a turnover and senior defenseman Alex Zackowski delivered his first goal of the season at the most opportune time as Randolph, No. 9 in The Star-Ledger, behind sophomore Dan Fullam’s 17 saves, held on for a 1-0 victory over No. 4 and top-seeded Ridge in the final of the NJSIAA/Devils Public A state championships yesterday before 9,234 at the Prudential Center in Newark.... Randolph (18-6-4) earned its first Public A title and fourth public title overall."
  17. ^ High School Sports 2011 NJSIAA Boys Ice Hockey Championship - Public A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2011.
  18. ^ Brett, Joshua. "Randolph stops Montgomery again in final", The Times (Trenton), March 14, 2011. "A pleasantly surprising run to the Public A state final after losing 14 seniors ended in more heartache with a 1-0 loss to the top-seeded Rams yesterday at the Prudential Center."
  19. ^ Manochio, Matt. "Randolph cheerleading squad takes 3rd straight U.S. title", Daily Record (Morristown), March 23, 2008. Accessed April 11, 2011.
  20. ^ Lerner, Gregg. "Randolph 8, Jackson 4", The Star-Ledger, June 5, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "After missing a fastball, Hugg got another and unloaded a line-drive grand slam to right field that ignited Randolph, No. 7 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, to an 8-4 victory over No. 4 Jackson in the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger Group 4 championship game yesterday at Toms River East."
  21. ^ Knapp. Claire. "Randolph High’s 'Ram-Page' reaches new heights", Randolph Reporter, May 16, 2012. Accessed August 23, 2012.
  22. ^ RHS Administration, Randolph High School. Accessed January 22, 2013.
  23. ^ a b Cahillane, Kevin. "Homegrown: A Stoner Comedy Straight Out of Randolph", The New York Times, August 15, 2004. Accessed March 2, 2012. "'The high school we went to had a lot of Indian and Asian kids,' said Mr. Schlossberg, who graduated from Randolph High in Morris County in 1996, as did Mr. Hurwitz."
  24. ^ a b "A movie with Jersey written all over it." (EDITORIAL), The Star-Ledger, July 8, 2004, p019.
  25. ^ Staff. "Chris Pennie", Sick Drummer Magazine, August 30, 2006. Accessed April 11, 2011. "After graduating from Randolph High School in 1995, Chris attended Berklee College of music in Boston Massachusetts, where he majored in music synthesis. After leaving in 1996, he along with Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minikakis, John Fulton, and Adam Doll, formed the Dillinger Escape Plan."
  26. ^ of Fame booklet.pdf Hall of Fame Induction Dinner, Randolph High School Alumni Association, May 4, 2007. Accessed April 11, 2011.
  27. ^ Staff. "N.J. Statehouse to honor Sherry Ross", New Jersey Devils, March 22, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "The resident of West Orange, NJ has covered the Stanley Cup Finals on 15 occasions, while attending the Kentucky Derby six times.... In May 2007, the native of Dover, NJ was among those inducted into the inaugural class of Randolph (NJ) High School’s Hall of Fame."
  28. ^ McKissic, Rodney. "Willy bowls over UB coaches", The Buffalo News, August 2, 2008. Accessed July 27, 2009. "Willy had worked under a different offensive coordinator and offensive system for four straight seasons, dating from his senior season at Randolph High School in New Jersey."

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