Bloomfield Tech High School
|Bloomfield Tech High School|
|209 Franklin Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
|Type||Vocational Public high school|
|School district||Essex County Vocational Technical Schools|
|Vice principal||Dan Romano|
|Enrollment||514 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.1:1|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
Bloomfield Tech High School (also Essex County Bloomfield Tech or Bloomfield Tech) is a regional public high school located in Bloomfield, that offers occupational and academic instruction for students in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools. The school is also home to the first Green Energy Academy in a high school setting, which opened in 2009. The district offers adult programs in the evening at Bloomfield Tech.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 514 students and 42.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1. There were 313 students (60.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 86 (16.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
In 2015, Bloomfield Tech was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of nine public schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.
During the 2009–10 school year, Bloomfield Tech High School was also awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 102nd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 58 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (83.9%) and language arts literacy (99.1%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Bloomfield Tech Spartans compete in the Super Essex Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 400 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 73 to 481 students in that grade range.
In 2004, the girls basketball team took the North II, Group I sectional title with a 70-44 win against Belvidere High School. The team repeated the title in 2005 with a 58-46 win against University High School.
The boys and girls basketball teams both won their respective Group I state championships in 2006, the boys defeating LEAP Academy University Charter School of Camden, 73-51, and the girls topping Salem High School.
The boys basketball team won the 2007 North II, Group I state sectional championship with a 78-74 win over Science Park High School. The boys basketball team won the 2007 Group I NJSIAA state championship with a 73-59 win over Create Charter High School.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Eric Love – Principal
- Dan Romano – Vice Principal
- Da'Sean Butler (born 1987), basketball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2010.
- Hector Santiago (born 1987; class of 2006), starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.
- Herb Scherer (1929–2012), professional basketball player for the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and New York Knicks.
- Charmaine Tay (born 1992), basketball player for the Louisville Cardinals.
- School data for Bloomfield Tech, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Essex County Vocational-Technical Bloomfield, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 19, 2015.
- 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 14, 2016.
- Mueller, Mark. "Which N.J. schools were named National Blue Ribbon schools?", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 29, 2015. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Fifteen New Jersey schools have been recognized by the federal government as National Blue Ribbon Schools, a designation that celebrates excellence in academics or progress in closing the achievement gap among groups of students.... Each of the 15 New Jersey schools was chosen for the 'exemplary high performing' category, which weighs state or national tests, high school graduation rates and the performance of subgroups of students, such as those who are economically disadvantaged."
- 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools: All Public and Private Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 29, 2009.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 3, 2012.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 25, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Bevensee, Rich. "Bloomfield Tech rolls by Belvidere for championship", The Star-Ledger, March 9, 2004. Accessed August 2, 2007. "Victoria Sykes led four players in double figures with 13 points and Bloomfield Tech converted 23 fast-break points off 31 turnovers en route to a 70-44 victory in the NJSIAA/ShopRite North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 tournament championship game in Rahway."
- 2004 Girls Basketball - North II, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 2, 2007.
- 2005 Girls Basketball - North II, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 31, 2007.
- "Double the pleasure", The Record (Bergen County), March 13, 2006. Accessed July 12, 2007. "Bloomfield Tech won the boys and girls State Group 1 basketball titles Sunday."
- 2007 Boys Basketball - North II, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 25, 2007.
- 2007 Boys Basketball - Public Group Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 29, 2007.
- Administration, Essex County Vocational Technical Schools. Accessed September 24, 2015.
- "West Virginia 81, Seton Hall 70", Sporting News, February 3, 2007. Accessed November 14, 2007. "'It was definitely special coming back to see my family and just to play against the teams we were playing,' said Butler, a former Bloomfield Tech player who came into the game averaging 9.5 points."
- Behre, Bob. "Bloomfield Tech's Santiago called up by White Sox", The Star-Ledger, June 28, 2011. Accessed July 31, 2013. "Left-handed pitcher Hector Santiago, a 2006 Bloomfield Tech grad, was summoned by the Chicago White Sox from the Double-A Birmingham Barons yesterday to report today (Tuesday) to the big club."
- Staff. "Former Blackbird Herb Scherer Passes Away", LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, July 3, 2012. Accessed July 29, 2012. "Herb was born on December 21, 1928, at home in Maplewood, New Jersey. He attended Bloomfield Technical High School and Long Island University where he graduated in 1950 with a BS degree in physical education. A college basketball star, Herb was on the starting five of the nationally ranked LIU Blackbirds. Herb was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1950 where he played from 1951–1952. He married Mary Buist on June 9, 1951 and they settled in Parsippany, New Jersey for the next thirty years in the home he built for them."
- Charmaine Tay, Louisville Cardinals. Accessed June 17, 2011.
- Bloomfield Tech High School
- Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
- Essex County Vocational Technical Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Statistical data for the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools, National Center for Education Statistics