Cinnaminson High School
|Cinnaminson High School|
|1197 Riverton Road
Cinnaminson, NJ 08077
|School district||Cinnaminson Township Public Schools|
|Asst. _principals||Ryan Gorman
|Enrollment||763 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.0:1|
|Athletics conference||Burlington County Scholastic League|
Cinnaminson High School is a four-year public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Cinnaminson Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Cinnaminson Township Public Schools. The campus covers approximately 26 acres (110,000 m2).
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 763 students and 63.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. There were 81 students (10.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 27 (3.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 99th-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. The school had been ranked 114th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 164th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 161st in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 137th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 163rd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 35 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (79.0%) and language arts literacy (96.0%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1972.
The Cinnaminson High School Pirates compete in the Patriot Division of the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL), which includes public and non-public high schools covering Burlington County, Mercer County and Ocean County in Central Jersey, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 587 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 496 to 778 students in that grade range.
The first championship won by any of the school's athletic teams was in 1969 when the cross country team culminated a 12-1 meet record with a win at the Burlington County Scholastic League Cross Country Championship at Moorestown Memorial Field, with CHS runners placed 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 15th, and 18th to post the low score for the event. Head Coach Gene Campbell was later inducted into the CHS Athletics Hall of Fame.
In 1991, Cinnaminson and Harrison High School were declared boys soccer co-champions after playing to a 0-0 tie in the state Group II final, the program's first state championship. The soccer team won the 1999 South, Group II Group Semifinals, defeating Northern Burlington County Regional High School by a score of 4-2 in the tournament final. In 2002, the girls soccer team won the South, Group II title over Woodstown High School, by a 2-0 score. The 2004 boys soccer team won the South, Group II championship, edging Haddon Township High School in the final, 1-0. In 2007, the boys soccer team won the South Jersey Group II state sectional championship with a 4-1 win over Delran High School in the tournament final.
The 2003 baseball team won its first South, Group II state sectional title with a 16-12 win against Manchester Township High School in the final game. In 2013, the baseball team defeated West Deptford High School by a score of 8-1 to win the South Jersey Group II state title under head coach, Kevin Merrill.
In football, Cinnaminson has notable alumni: Andre Collins, a linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals, headed the first class of inductees to the Cinnaminson High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Collins, a 1986 graduate, went on to compete in football at Penn State, and before playing for the Bengals was a member of the 1991 Washington Redskins' Super Bowl team. The 1992 Cinnaminson football team posted the program's first perfect season by going 11-0 and defeating Hammonton High School for the NJSIAA sectional championship. The football team won the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II state sectional championship in 1991. In 2004, Cinnaminson running back and team co-captain Darrell "DJ" Riley set a single-game varsity football rushing record with 360 yards in only three quarters of play. He also had six touchdowns in his record performance. The coach of the school's football team is Mario Patrizi.
Cinnaminson High School competes in Varsity Tier II of the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League.
CHS Pirate Marching Band
The Cinnaminson High School Marching Band competes and performs at many events. The members of the marching band perform at football games, presenting their pep-band songs and half-time shows. In addition to a this, the band has a season of competitions within two Marching Band circuits: USSBA and Cavalcade of Bands. The band's director is Deb Knisely, who took over as head director in 2004. The band also marched in the national 4 July Parade in Washington, D.C. in 2006. in addition to the marching band the Color Guard also performs original choreography at the half time shows.
In 2008, the band, under the direction of Deb Knisley, went to Allentown, Pennsylvania for the USSBA Northern States Marching Band Championships. They placed 4th out of 14 according to yea.org and marchingbandcontest.com.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Darlene Llewellyn - Principal
- Ryan Gorman - Assistant Principal
- Jim Weber - Assistant Principal / Activities & Athletics Director
- Andre Collins (born 1968, class of 1986), Director of Retired Players with the National Football League Players' Association, All-American football star at Penn State, and 10-year NFL linebacker, former resident.
- T. J. DiLeo (born 1990), professional basketball player; son of Tony.
- Tony DiLeo (born 1955), former interim head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers; father of T.J..
- Darrell Hazell (born 1964), former head coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes football and Purdue Boilermakers football teams.
- Jason Zimmerman (born 1989, class of 2007), professional Super Smash Bros. player.
- School data for Cinnaminson High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
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- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 6, 2012.
- Cinnaminson High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed June 17, 2011.
- "Taylor Swift loves Cinnaminson High School's one-take 'Shake It Off' video", WPVI-TV, June 9, 2015. Accessed October 27, 2016. "A few days ago, Cinnaminson High School uploaded a video to YouTube - a one-take lip-dub of Taylor Swift's hit 'Shake It Off.'It did not take too long for the Berks County native to notice. Swift, in a tweet Tuesday night linking to the video, said, 'I LOVE YOU CINNAMINSON HIGH SCHOOL.'"
- Strecker, Erin. "Taylor Swift Shares High School's Amazing One-Take 'Shake It Off' Video: Watch", Billboard (magazine), June 9, 2015. Accessed October 27, 2016. "Back when the song first hit, Swift gave some social love to a frat who filmed their own one-take music video to the catchy tune, and now, Swift has shared another one-take interpretation, this time from a ton of students at New Jersey's Cinnaminson High School."
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Beth, Onufrak. "Bengals Linebacker Leads Cinnaminson Hall-of-fame List", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 8, 1997. Accessed June 5, 2015.
- NJSIAA Group Basketball Past Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- History of NJSIAA Boys Soccer, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2015.
- Narducci, Marc. "Cinnaminson Shares State Title After 0-0 Tie", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 22, 1991. Accessed June 5, 2015. "On rain-slickened artificial turf at Trenton State College, the two teams played to an 0-0 tie in regulation, remained scoreless after two 10-minute overtimes, and were then declared co-champions in the state Group 2 title game.It was the first state championship in school history for Cinnaminson, which finished 14-6-2. Harrison (18-4-2) won its seventh state title, and its first since it shared the Group 1 championship with Riverside in 1976 after also playing to a scoreless tie."
- Public Group Semifinals - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, May 10, 2007.
- 2002 Girls Soccer - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 10, 2007.
- 2004 Boys Soccer - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 10, 2007.
- 2007 Boys Soccer - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 14, 2007.
- Falk, Steven. "Musolf receives plenty of support", Asbury Park Press, May 31, 2003. Accessed August 19, 2007. "Travis Musolf labored through the seventh, giving up three runs on four hits, but he did close the door on the Hawks' wild 16-12 victory and first sectional baseball championship."
- 2003 Baseball Tournament - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 19, 2007.
- Cinnaminson at West Deptford, NJSIAA Tournament, Final Round, South Jersey, Group 2, NJ.com, May 31, 2013. Accessed May 2, 2016.
- Staff. "STATE/SOUTH JERSEY FOOTBALL RECORDS", Courier-Post, August 9, 2007. Accessed June 17, 2011.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
- South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League: Varsity Tier II, accessed April 5, 2007.
- Home Page, Cinnaminson High School. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- Andre Collins profile, Database Football. Accessed July 19, 2007.
- "T.J. DiLeo". OwlSports.com. Temple University. 2012. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
- Benevento, Don. "Ex-Cinnaminson player lands 'dream job'", Courier-Post, December 14, 2008. Accessed February 7, 2011. "Back in the days when Tony DiLeo was playing basketball at Cinnaminson High School and later at La Salle University..."
- Narducci, Marc. "Cinnaminson's Hazell realizes dream: An assistant at Ohio State for the last seven seasons, he will be head coach at Kent St.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 22, 2010. Accessed June 18, 2012. "Since graduating from Cinnaminson in 1982, Darrell Hazell has always had the goal of one day becoming a head college football coach."
- Cinnaminson High School
- Cinnaminson Township Public Schools
- Cinnaminson Township Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Cinnaminson Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics