Cherry Hill High School East

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Cherry Hill High School East
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Cherry Hill High School East is located in Camden County, New Jersey
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill High School East is located in New Jersey
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill High School East is located in the US
Cherry Hill High School East
Cherry Hill High School East
1750 Kresson Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003

United States
Coordinates 39°52′41″N 74°57′49″W / 39.878173°N 74.963688°W / 39.878173; -74.963688Coordinates: 39°52′41″N 74°57′49″W / 39.878173°N 74.963688°W / 39.878173; -74.963688
Type Public high school
Established 1967
School district Cherry Hill Public Schools
Principal Dr. Dennis Perry
Asst. principals John Burns
Donean Chinn-Parker
Matt La Grou
Bernie O'Connor
Marsha Pecker
Faculty 133.8 FTEs[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 2,177 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 16.3:1[1]
Color(s)      Crimson and
Athletics conference Olympic Conference[2]
Team name Cougars[2]

Cherry Hill High School East (also known as Cherry Hill East or CHE) is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades in Cherry Hill, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Cherry Hill Public Schools. The school opened in 1967 as the township's second high school; what then became known as Cherry Hill High School West was the first public high school in Cherry Hill. The first class graduated in June 1970, having started their freshman year in the Fall of 1966 in the West building doing split sessions until the East building was ready for occupancy in January 1967. The class of 1970 was the only class in the new building until the class of 1971 arrived in Fall 1967. By Fall 1969, the building housed all four grades. The school is one of three high schools in the district; the others are Cherry Hill High School West and Cherry Hill Alternative High School.

As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,177 students and 133.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.3:1. There were 206 students (9.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 76 (3.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

Cherry Hill East

For the 2001–02 school year, Cherry Hill High School East received the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[3]

In 2015, Newsweek ranked Cherry Hill High School East the 85th best high school in the nation out of 22,000 schools.[4]

In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 354th in the nation among participating public high schools and 29th among schools in New Jersey.[5]

In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 65th in New Jersey and 1,833rd nationwide.[6] The school was ranked 1,664th nationwide, the 66th-highest in New Jersey, in Newsweek magazine's 2010 rankings of America's Best High Schools.[7] In Newsweek's 2007 edition of "America's Top Public High Schools" ranked Cherry Hill High School East in 1,258th place, the 38th-highest ranked school in New Jersey.[8]

The school was the 40th-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.[9] The school had been ranked 98th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 57th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[10] The magazine ranked the school 61st in 2008 out of 316 schools.[11] The school was ranked 42nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.[12] ranked the school tied for 36th 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 (93.3%) and language arts literacy (98.3%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[13]

Cherry Hill High School East won the 1998 National High School Mock Trial Championship, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[14]

The American Scholastic Press Association named Cherry Hill High School East's newspaper, Eastside, number one in the country in 2005, and number one in the state from 2007–2017.[15]

In 2009, the team representing Cherry Hill High School East produced a documentary that placed nationally in the Senior Group Documentary division of the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.[16]


Cherry Hill East has seven wings named alphabetically:[17]

Wing Types of classrooms Other notes
A-Wing Administration offices and the auditorium Only 1 floor; located at the front of the building; sometimes referred to as the "Administration Wing" or "Auditorium Wing"
B-Wing History, science, psychology, and English rooms 2 floors
C-Wing Math, science (mainly chemistry and biology labs), and foreign language rooms 3 floors
D-Wing Performing arts, music, and theatre rooms Only 1 floor; sometimes known as the "Drama Wing" and unofficially re-designated as "T-Wing" as a memorial for late assistant principal Leonard Terranova
E-Wing Janitorial services, cafeteria kitchen, loading dock, and boiler room Only 1 floor
F-Wing1 Industrial classrooms: woodshop, journalism, cooking, 3D art, photography, and drafting; also physics classrooms and labs Only 1 floor
G-Wing Gymnasiums and health rooms DiBart Gym is located on the 1st floor and the Auxiliary Gym is in the basement; known as the "Gymnasium" or "Gym Wing"

1 Automotive technology courses were once conducted in this wing, until the school dropped the course entirely. Currently, Applied Technology courses are held inside the former automotive classrooms.

Other facilities[edit]

Grade-fixing scandal[edit]

In 2007, the school received coverage for a grade-fixing incident, after two students had been found to have used a teacher's password to hack into the board of education's database and change at least six other students' grades. In September 2006, during a routine check, the school became aware of the changes and began an investigation with the police. In January 2007, two students were arrested for the crime and charged with third degree computer theft. One was a freshman at Drexel University while the other was still a senior at East.[18] The students received probation after pleading guilty.[19] Four more students were disciplined by the school for paying the two hackers to change their grades.[18]


The Cherry Hill High School East Robotics club is one of the top programs in the state, consistently sending at least one team to the Vex Robotics World Championship since 2009. The teams have received numerous awards and acknowledgements both within the state and the world.[20] The school has hosted the New Jersey state championship, at which the 2616B team has won the New Jersey state championship for the last three years.[21] The 2616F team (Frightening Lightning) qualified for the World Championship in their rookie year (2013) and won the Teamwork award there. In the 2014 season they won multiple awards and competed at the World Championship again, along with 2616B and 2616D.[22]


The Cherry Hill High School East Cougars[2] compete in the Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County, and is overseen by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[23] With 1,644 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,082 to 1,934 students in that grade range.[24] The football team competes in the National Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference[25] and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group V for football for 2017-18.[26]


The varsity boys' baseball team won the 2014 Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They also won the 1986 Olympic Conference Championship.

Cross country[edit]

The varsity boys' cross country team won the South Jersey Group IV boys' NJSIAA sectional championships in 2013 and 2014. They won their first ever state Group IV boys' NJSIAA championship in 2014.[citation needed] The team is coached by Christopher Corey and assisted by Christine Mason


Cherry Hill East's basketball team is coached by David Allen. East basketball teams are consistently ranked in the Top Ten in South Jersey.[27] The team won its first ever South Jersey Group IV boys' NJSIAA championship in 2014, defeating Cherokee High School by a score of 54-41.[28] They retained their South Jersey Group IV title in 2015 with a 48-39 win against Cherokee High School in double overtime.[29]


The Cougars used to play their home games at the township stadium, Jonas C. Morris Stadium, which they shared with Cherry Hill High School West. Annually, the Cougars face cross town rival Cherry Hill West on Thanksgiving morning, a rivalry described by The Philadelphia Inquirer as "one of the best in South Jersey", in which the winner of the contest receives the Al DiBart Memorial Trophy, also known as "The Boot."[30] The Cherry Hill High School West Lions defeated the Cougars 8-0 in 2014 in the 46th game played in the series between the two teams, which Cherry Hill West leads 31-15.[31]

The football team won the South Jersey Group IV state sectional championships in 1988.[32]


The girls' volleyball team, coached by Scott Mooney, won its first New Jersey Group IV state championship in November 2005, posting victories over perennial powerhouses Hunterdon Central Regional High School and Bridgewater-Raritan High School.[33][34]

The boys' volleyball team, coached by Karl Moehlemann, won New Jersey Group IV state championships in 1996 (vs. Fair Lawn High School), 1997 (vs. West New York Memorial High School) and 1998 (vs. East Brunswick High School).[35][36] Moehlemann, who established the school's volleyball program in 1994, won his 300th game as coach in May 2011, the most of any coach in South Jersey history to go along with the 11 conference championships and three state titles his teams have won during his 18 years with the team.[37][38]


The boys' tennis team won the 2007 South, Group IV state sectional championship with a string of 5–0 wins over Washington Township High School, Toms River High School North, and ultimately Egg Harbor Township High School in the tournament final.[39]

In 2007, the girls' tennis team won the South Jersey, Group IV state sectional championship with a 4–1 win over Washington Township High School in the tournament final.[40] In 2016, the girls' team repeated as South Jersey, Group IV state sectional champion with a 5-0 win over Egg Harbor Township High School.[41]


The boys' bowling team won the overall state championship in 1979. The team won the Group III title in 2007 and went on to win the sport's first Tournament of Champions.[42]

Ice hockey[edit]

Cherry Hill High School East has a separate club ice hockey team as a member of the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League. Every Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, the club plays the Cherokee Ice Hockey Club to raise money for the program.


The boys' swimming team repeated as Central Jersey "Public A" Sectional Champions for the 2010 season. Before the 2009 season, the Cougars had a streak as South Jersey "Public A" sectional champions from 1999–2005, with several other similar streaks in years past. The boys' team has been annual contenders for the state championship, losing in both 2010 and 2011 to the Bridgewater-Raritan High School swim team.[43][44]

Track and field[edit]

Cherry Hill East had not had a winning season in almost 30 years until the team of 2009–10 finished their season 3-2. In 2012, the boys' spring track team went undefeated and won the Group IV title, Olympic Conference title, and New Jersey state title. They went to win conference champs again back to back in the 2014 and 2015 outdoor season.


Cherry Hill East added men's lacrosse to their spring athletics program in 2005. In 2011 they won for the first time the "Lacrosse Head", the trophy given to the team that wins the annual Cherry Hill East vs. Cherry Hill West game. In 2012, the team, led by 15 seniors, had its first winning season and made it first appearance in the NJ state playoffs losing to South Brunswick High School in the opening round. Coached by Erik Wood, son of former East head football coach Bo Wood and Social Studies teacher.


Clubs offered include Adopt A Grandparent, African-American, Art, Badminton, Blood Drive, Cheerleading, DECA, FOP, Habitat For Humanity, Ice Skating, Korean Culture, Latino, Mathematics, Miracle League, Namaste, and Pop Culture Club.[45]


The Cherry Hill East Music Department is award-winning. In 2007, the Cherry Hill East "East Singers" received a Superior Rating and Best Overall Mixed Ensemble from a Boston Choir Competition.

The East Choral program consists of eight performing groups:

  • Vocal Workshop: Entry-level choir. No audition necessary. Consists of grades 9–12.
  • Chansons: Women's choir made up of 10th through 12th grade women. Auditioned group.
  • Concert Choir: An auditioned mixed choir consisting of 10th through 12th grade men and women.
  • East Singers: An Advanced auditioned mixed choir consisting of 10th through 12th grade men and women. In addition to school concerts, East Singers performs off-campus in select concerts. They made their Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 and consistently receive superior ratings at adjudications and festivals. They performed Carmina Burana at the Kimmel Center in May 2005 as a Concert for Hope to benefit breast cancer research at City of Hope. The concert raised $40,000. In February 2006, they hosted the first East Coffee House that raised $8319.00 for Alex's Lemonade Stand. The second annual Coffee House was raising money for Suicide Prevention Education. The cafeteria was made up to look like a coffee house and the Thespians and East Singers decided on the slogan "Life is Groovy." The Coffee House is now an annual tradition.
  • Belles of East: Auditioned group of 14 young women who sing and accompany themselves on English hand bells. All repertoire is arranged by a former or present Belles member. Belles perform throughout the Delaware Valley area all year. They have been invited frequently to perform at Longwood Gardens during the Christmas season and performed in the Cherry Hill Township Arts in Bloom Concert Series.
  • Vocé (known as Madrigal Singers until 2014): Auditioned group of 19 young men and women who represent the Renaissance era in both music and costume. They have been invited frequently to perform at Longwood Gardens during the Christmas season and performed in the Cherry Hill Township Arts in Bloom Concert Series on March 26, 2006. The group performs throughout the Delaware Valley all year. They have participated in the Rutgers Madrigal Festival and competed at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire where they have won the Highest Accolades Award.
  • Casual Harmony: An auditioned group of 11 young men who perform everything from ballads to pop tunes. They perform throughout the New Jersey area and have also performed in the Cosmic Rays Cafe in Disney World. Casual Harmony was featured this past December on the NBC morning show, 10!
  • The Key of She: The newest auditioned a cappella group in East's music program of 13 young women who, like Casual Harmony, perform popular tunes.
  • Stay Tuned: An auditioned group of around 18 young men and women (usually composed of members of The Key of She and Casual Harmony) who compete in a cappella competitions around the state and the country with current hits. In 2016, Stay Tuned starred on a Lifetime docuseries, called Pitch Slapped, following their work with Deke Sharon.[46][47] Stay Tuned regularly competes in the ICHSA (International Championship for High School A Cappella), and placed runner-up at the Mid-Atlantic Semifinals in 2013, 2015, and 2016, before winning Semifinals and advancing to Finals in both 2017 (placing 4th in the nation) and 2018. Over 200 groups compete in the ICHSA every year.
  • Celebrations: No longer in East's music program but was an auditioned group of traditional hand bell players. Celebrations performed bell arrangements from Classical music to show tunes. Last spring, they guest performed with the Greater South Jersey Chorus.

East is also well known for its dramatic arts with director Tom Weaver. Their past shows include Ragtime, Beauty and the Beast, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof. The Cherry Hill East Drama Department perform five shows a year.

The Cherry Hill East Instrumental Department is made up of various performing groups:

  • Freshman Wind Ensemble: An entry-level instrumental group featuring primarily Freshman students.
  • Symphonic Band: An entry-level group consisting of students grades 10–12.
  • Wind Ensemble: An advanced audition group consisting of students grades 10–12.
  • String Ensemble: An entry-level instrumental group featuring string musicians primarily grades 9 and 10.
  • Symphonic Orchestra: An advanced instrumental group featuring string musicians with the accompaniment of some percussionists and brass instrumentalists. This ensemble recently had the honor to perform at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall and will return for their second performance in April 2011.
  • Jazz Band: An auditioned group of about 20 students, grades 9–12, who perform jazz music. In addition to performing at Cherry Hill East's concerts, this group travels to many off-campus competitions including the annual Cavalcade of Bands Competition and the regional non-competitive Essentially Ellington Competition at Temple University, which is organized by Jazz at Lincoln Center.
  • Jazz Standards Group: An auditioned group of about 5–7 students, who perform jazz music. This group is based around improvisational solos, worked into each piece of music. This group also travels to many off-campus competitions. The band's instrumentation changes every year. A vocalist sometimes accompanies the band.
  • Marching band: Cherry Hill East's Marching Band is a non-audition group made up of students grades 9–12. The band is accompanied by the Cherry Hill East Color Guard. The Marching Band performs their field-show at all of the home football games during half-time and in the stands during the game. They also travel to away football games, playing their field-show before the start of the game and also playing during the game. The Marching Band travels to some off-campus festivals each year, for example a competition of bands at Pennsbury High School and one at William Tennet High School.
  • Small Chamber Groups: Cherry Hill East has many small chamber groups which consist of students grades 9–12. These groups include a Saxophones Quartet, a Brass Quintet, a Clarinet ensemble and some other string ensembles. These groups perform at the Chamber Concert in April.


Core members of the school's administration are:[48]

  • Dr. Dennis Perry, Principal
  • John Burns, Assistant principal
  • Donean Chinn-Parker, Assistant principal
  • Matt La Grou, Assistant principal
  • Bernie O'Connor, Assistant principal
  • Lou Papa, Assistant principal

Notable alumni[edit]


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  28. ^ Callahan, Kevin. "Boys' Basketball: Top-seeded Cherry Hill East wins program's first South Jersey championship", Courier-Post, March 12, 2014. Accessed December 3, 2014. "'It's the best feeling in the entire world,' Silpe said surrounded by a red sea of celebrating East students after the top-seeded Cougars won their first sectional basketball title Tuesday with a 52-41 victory over sixth-seeded Cherokee."
  29. ^ Phillippi, Kyle. "Cherry Hill East wins second-straight Group 4 title in double-overtime over Cherokee", NJ Advance Media, March 9, 2015. Accessed October 24, 2015. "For the second straight year, Cherry Hill East reigns supreme in South Jersey, Group 4 after a thrilling 48-39 victory over Cherokee in which they held Cherokee to zero points in both overtime periods."
  30. ^ Anastasia, Phil. "Phil Anastasia: The Boot belongs to Cherry Hill West's seniors", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 26, 2010. Accessed July 8, 2011. "Cherry Hill West beat Cherry Hill East for the fourth consecutive year in the annual battle for the Al DiBart Memorial Trophy – also known as 'The Boot' – in the snow and rain on Thanksgiving Day.... The rivalry is one of the best in South Jersey. These schools are connected – both their bands combine to play the national anthem, and both schools introduced their homecoming courts at halftime.
  31. ^ Hughes, Connor. "Cherry Hill West (8) at Cherry Hill East (0) - Football", The Star-Ledger, November 26, 2014. Accessed December 3, 2014. "Tyrone Williams scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to give Cherry Hill West an 8-0 victory over Cherry Hill East on Wednesday evening at Jonas Morris Stadium in Cherry Hill. The game was the 46th between the neighborhood rivals in the Thanksgiving series, which stands 31-15 in favor of Cherry West."
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  47. ^ Flowers, Matt. "Cherry Hill a cappella group ready to 'Pitch Slap' competition", Courier-Post, January 5, 2016. Accessed February 13, 2016. "The 21-member group, comprised of former and current Cherry Hill High School East students, formed in 2013 and has become one of New Jersey's top high school a cappella groups."
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  51. ^ Pensiero, Nicole. "Matt Bush", South Jersey Magazine, January 2011. Accessed February 3, 2011. "Yet, Bush was hardly a child star. He graduated from Cherry Hill East High School in 2004 and went on to take a full course load at Rowan University, until he realized that acting was 'something I could do full time and actually get paid for it.'"
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