Woodstown High School

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Woodstown High School
Location
140 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098

Information
Type Public high school
School district Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
Principal Dr. Scott Hoopes
Asst. Principal Christopher M. Snyder
Faculty 44.3 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 766 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 17.29:1[1]
Color(s)      Blue
     Orange
Athletics conference Tri-County Conference
Nickname Wolverines
Website

Woodstown High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from the City of Woodstown, in Salem County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District.

Students from neighboring Alloway Township, Oldmans Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township attend the high school as part of sending/receiving relationships.[2] A majority of public school students in grades 9-12 from Oldmans Township attend Penns Grove High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District, with the balance attending Woodstown High School.[3]

As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 766 students and 44.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.29:1. There were 86 students (11.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 28 (3.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 185th-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 147th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 187th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 171st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]

Athletics[edit]

Woodstown High School is a member school in the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] The school offers several athletics for both men and women such as football, soccer, field hockey, tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, swimming, wrestling and track and field.

Performing arts[edit]

Woodstown High School has an extensive music department and is a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. The high school offers concert choir classes to all students, along with select choirs, including an extracurricular Chamber Choir. The school also has a marching band and a concert band along with an extracurricular jazz and woodwind ensembles. The department is also known for its advanced music technology curriculum for students interested in audio production. The choirs and bands have garnered various exemplary awards on the East Coast. The Drama Club features two shows, a fall/winter play, and an early spring musical.

Communications Academy[edit]

Woodstown High School is an academy school in Salem County featuring special services to students interested in the field of communications and information technology. The academy programs offer studies in radio, television and film production along with studies in journalism, public relations, publishing, mass media law and ethics, public speaking, and creative writing. The junior and senior students in the academy also help to produce the morning news/ entertainment school television show, AM Woodstown.

The information technology academy through Woodstown High School is offered through the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[8]

  • Dr. Scott Hoopes - Principal
  • Christopher M. Snyder - Assistant Principal
  • Andrea Bramante - Director of Guidance & Title IX Coordinator
  • June Cioffi - Director of Athletics

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Data for Woodstown High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 11, 2012.
  2. ^ Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 21, 2011. "Our Board is comprised of eleven members representing the constituencies of the aforementioned sending districts and the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. The sending districts send their students to Woodstown High School, and those students comprise approximately one half of the high school population. School Board representatives from Alloway (1) and Upper Pittsgrove (1) join five representatives from Pilesgrove and four representatives from Woodstown to make up the eleven member Board of Education."
  3. ^ Bumpus, Robert L. "Salem County Report on Consolidation and Regionalization", Office of the Executive County Superintendent of Salem County, March 15, 2010, available at the website of the Asbury Park Press. Accessed July 5, 2011. "A contiguous elementary district, Oldmans Township, sends its students primarily to Penns Grove High School and a smaller number of students to Woodstown High School."
  4. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 5, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2010-2011, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 13, 2012.
  8. ^ Administrative Directory, Woodstown High School. Accessed August 23, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°39′05″N 75°19′18″W / 39.651295°N 75.321618°W / 39.651295; -75.321618