Delran High School
|Delran High School|
|52 Hartford Road
Delran, NJ 08075
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Delran Township School District|
|Principal||Daniel S. Finkle|
|Asst. principals||Lena Galati
|Enrollment||855 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.9:1|
|Athletics conference||Burlington County Scholastic League (Patriot Division)|
Delran High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Delran Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Delran Township School District.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 855 students and 71.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.9:1. There were 126 students (14.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 39 (4.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
As of the 2011–12 school year, Delran High School was 77% White, 11% Black, 6% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 2% two or more races, 0.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 0% Hawaii Native/Pacific Islander.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 169th-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 230th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 179th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 155th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 112th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Delran High School Bears compete in the Patriot Division of the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL) sports association, which operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and consists of public and non-public high schools covering Burlington County, Camden County, Mercer County and Ocean County in Central Jersey. With 682 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 498 to 750 students in that grade range. The school's mascot is the bear and school colors are brown and gold.
The football team won the South Jersey Group II state sectional championship in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1992.
The Delran High School boys soccer team have won the NJSIAA boys soccer group championship five times in a 10-year period; 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 and 2013. They were co-champs in the 2003 Group I state championship after a 1–1 tie with Harrison High School. The team moved on to win the 2004 Group II state championship with a shootout win vs. Cinnaminson High School in the semifinals and a 2–1 victory against Harrison High School in the tournament final. In 2005, they lost the sectional finals with a 2–1 loss to Haddonfield Memorial High School. In 2007 The team also made it to the sectional finals with a 4–1 loss to Cinnaminson High School. 2007 was their last year in the South Jersey Group II Sectionals. Now the team is currently playing in the Central Jersey Group II. They won the 2008 Central Jersey Group II sectional with a 3–1 win over Shore Regional High School. Then they moved on to play Middle Township High School in the state semis and won 4–2. They drew 2–2 in the state finals to Cliffside Park High School. They recently won the 2009 Central Jersey Group II with a 2–1 over-time victory in the quarter-finals over school rival Cinnaminson High School. In the finals they defeated Raritan High School in penalty-kicks after drawing 0–0 at the normal time. Then they played West Deptford High School and pulled a 1–0 victory over the South Jersey Group II champions in the state semi-finals. In the state finals they had a re-match with Cliffside Park High School (the team they tied in the state-finals the previous year) and ended up beating them, 2-0. By winning the Group II state championships they finished their 2009 season with a 21-2-1(w-l-d) and were ranked 5th in the state, 2nd in South Jersey and 1st in Group II by the newspaper Star-Ledger. On Nov. 24, 2013, the team defeated Newton High School 3-2 in overtime to win the Group 2 title.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Daniel S. Finkle, Principal
- Lena Galati, Assistant Principal
- Brian Stolarick, Assistant Principal
- Bill Duff (born 1974; class of 1993). co-host of Human Weapon on History and is a former National Football League defensive tackle.
- Nate Hemsley (born 1974; class of 1991), former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
- Alex Lewis (born 1981), former linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.
- Carli Lloyd (born 1982), United States women's national soccer team midfielder and 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics Gold Medalist.
- Todd Lowber (born 1982), former football wide receiver who played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.
- Tony Sacca (born 1970), former quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.
- Peter Vermes (born 1966), United States men's national soccer team defender, former professional soccer player. Current head coach of the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer.
- School data for Delran High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Delran High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 22, 2016.
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- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 22, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 9, 2015.
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- 2008 Boys Soccer – Public Finals
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- Varsity Tier II Teams, South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League. Accessed July 26, 2012.
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- Staff. "Eagles' Johnson anxiously awaits return to lineup against Browns", Courier Post, July 29, 2000. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Local look Bill Duff, a graduate of Delran High School, is listed as the third- team right defensive tackle for the Browns behind starter Stalin Colinet."
- Nate Hemsley, Pro-Football-Reference.com. Accessed May 22, 2016.
- Carchidi, Sam. "Hemsley's Debut At Vet Delayed The Pride Of Delran High, Now A Dallas Cowboy, Is Out With A Broken Leg.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 1, 1998. Accessed May 22, 2016. "Growing up in Delran, Nate Hemsley was a devoted Eagles follower who idolized Wes Hopkins, Byron Evans, Reggie White, and the rest of the NFL club's multitalented defense.... For good reason. Hemsley, the pride of Delran High, is a member of the Dallas Cowboys."
- Alex Lewis, Pro-Football-Reference.com. Accessed May 22, 2016.
- Offord, Jeff. "Delran's Lewis living NFL dream with Lions", Burlington County Times, September 26, 2004. Accessed May 22, 2016.
- via Associated Press. "Parade to honor Delran soccer hero Carli Lloyd on Labor Day", The Star-Ledger, August 24, 2008. Accessed January 29, 2011. "The 2000 graduate of Delran High School scored the only goal in the U.S. women's team's 1–0 victory over Brazil in the gold medal match."
- Borzi, Pat. "Delran's Lowber learns NFL ways A college standout, he's new to football. The Vikes see a gem.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 2007. Accessed May 22, 2016. "The intermittent rain had stopped one Wednesday morning last month when Delran High product Todd Lowber, the rawest Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver, lined up against third-year cornerback Ronyell Whitaker in a one-on-one drill.... Before that, Lowber couldn't precisely remember the last time he caught a football. Middle school, he thought, probably at the apartment complex where his family lived in Delran."
- Staff. "SACCA: MOST UNHAPPY FELLA AT HAPPY VALLEY", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 13, 1989. Accessed January 29, 2011.
- Boyce, David. "Pair of Wizards honored: Vermes, Meola win MLS awards", The Kansas City Star, October 11, 2000. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Their relationship goes back 17 years ago when Vermes' Delran High School played against Meola's powerful Kearny High School..."
- Delran High School
- Delran Township School District
- Delran Ice Hockey Club
- Delran Township School District's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Delran Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics