Arthur P. Schalick High School

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Arthur P. Schalick High School
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Location
718 Centerton Road
Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
Information
Type public high school
Established 1976-1977 school year
Principal Donna J. Meyers
Vice principal Doug Volovar
Faculty 42.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment 572 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 13.62:1[1]
Color(s)      Jungle Green
     Mustard Gold
Athletics conference Tri-County Conference
Team name Cougars
Newspaper Cougar Chronicles
Yearbook Horizon
Website

Arthur P. Schalick High School is a comprehensive community four-year public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Pittsgrove Township, in Salem County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Pittsgrove Township School District.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the school had an enrollment of 572 students and 42.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.62:1. There were 128 students (22.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 39 (6.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 175th-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.[2] The school had been ranked 209th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 168th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[3] The magazine ranked the school 207th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[4] The school was ranked 211th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[5]

Athletics[edit]

Schalick High School is a member of the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[6] With 374 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 182 to 473 students in that grade range.[7]

  • The Boys Baseball team were the Classic Division Champs and Group I South Jersey champions, and Group I state finalist in 1992.
  • The boys soccer team won the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2007 South, Group I state sectional championships with wins over Haddon Heights (twice), Clayton, Woodbury, and Point Pleasant Beach High Schools, respectively. In 2004, they then went on to win the Group I State Championship with a pair of 2-1 wins over Bound Brook in the semi-finals and North Warren in the finals.[8][9][10][11][12][13] For the 2005 and 2006 seasons, Schalick's enrollment classified them as a larger Group II school.
  • The football team took the South, Group I sectional titles in 2003 and 2004, topping Woodbury by a final score of 21-6 and then by a 20-6 win over Paulsboro the following year.[14]
  • The girls soccer won the South I championship with a 2-1 victory versus Riverside High School in 2003, followed by a victory over Pennsville High School in 2004 for consecutive championships.[15][16]
  • The boys basketball team won the 2005 South, Group I state sectional championship, edging Burlington City High School 74-72 in the tournament final.[17] The team took the first round of the 2005 Group I State Championships with a 72-55 win over Florence Memorial High School, but fell in the finals to Science Park High School 69-66 in overtime.[18]
  • The girls field hockey team won the 2009 South, Group I state sectional championship (their first) with a 1-0 victory, in overtime, versus St. Joseph High School.[19]
  • The 2012 boys cross country team won the Tr-County Conference Diamond Division, Colt Classic, and Salem County championships while taking 3rd in the New Jersey Group I State Championships to qualify for the Meet of Champions.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[20]

  • Donna J. Meyers - Principal
  • Doug Volovar - Vice Principal

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Data for Arthur P Schalick High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed August 13, 2012.
  5. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  6. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  7. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for South Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  8. ^ 2001 Boys Soccer - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  9. ^ 2002 Boys Soccer - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  10. ^ 2003 Boys Soccer - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  11. ^ 2003 NJSIAA Group 1 Boys' Soccer State Tournament - NJSIAA, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  12. ^ 2004 Boys Soccer - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  13. ^ 2007 Boys Soccer - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 14, 2007.
  14. ^ 2003 Football Tournament - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  15. ^ 2003 Girls Soccer - South I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  16. ^ 2004 Girls Soccer - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  17. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - South, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  18. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - Group I, Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  19. ^ Staff. "St. Joseph falls in overtime to Schalick in South Jersey Group I field hockey championship", The Press of Atlantic City, November 9, 2009. Accessed September 5, 2012. "Speedy Arthur P. Schalick High School field hockey left wing Joyce Perry scored the only goal of the game on a breakaway with 3 minutes, 2 seconds left in the first overtime on Monday to give the Cougars a 1-0 win over St. Joseph in the South Jersey Group I championship game in Pittsgrove Township.... It was the first South Jersey field hockey title for Schalick, the top seed. The Cougars are 18-4-1, the program's best record."
  20. ^ 2013-14 School Profile, A.P. Schalick High School. Accessed August 24, 2008.
  21. ^ PrepNation report Accessed June 18, 2007.
  22. ^ Huffman, Beth. "SCHALICK GRAD JACKSON HOPES HE'LL CATCH ON WITH MLS FIRE", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2000. Accessed August 10, 2008.

External links[edit]

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