Edgewood Regional High School
|Edgewood Regional High School|
|10 Coopers Folly Road
Atco, NJ 08004
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Lower Camden County Regional School District|
|Rival||Overbrook High School|
|Yearbook||Pearl & Ivy|
Edgewood Regional High School is the original name of Winslow Township High School that opened in 1958. Though the mailing address of the school was Atco, New Jersey, the site actually resided in a section of Winslow Township known as Tansboro. The school's name changed in 2001 due to the breakup of the Lower Camden County Regional School District (L.C.C.R.H.S.) which consisted of Edgewood and Overbrook Regional High School. The buildings were turned over to the Winslow Township School District and became Winslow Township High School. Likewise Overbrook dropped the "regional" part of its name and became Overbrook High School (part of the Pine Hill Schools). At the time of the district dissolution, Edgewood was receiving students from Winslow Township, Waterford Township, and Chesilhurst Borough. Waterford Township reached an agreement with Hammonton to send its students to Hammonton High School rather than the newly renamed Winslow Township High School.
- The Edgewood Eagles varsity baseball team won the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) New Jersey State Group III title in 1978 (vs. Parsippany High School) and 1979 (vs. Pascack Hills High School), which at that time made Edgewood only the second public school to win back-to-back championships. The team also won the Group III and NJSIAA state title in 1989 and won South Jersey Group III state sectional titles in 1963 and 1965.
- In 1979 Edgewood Varsity sports won five (5) South Jersey Group III titles. Boys Soccer, Boys Basketball, Baseball, Girls and Boys Track.
- The Edgewood Eagles marching band won the Tournament of Bands Chapter I, Group I Championships in 1990 and went on to place 3rd on the Atlantic Coast.
- Eugene Chojnacki, class of 1963, Commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard from 2004–2006, retiring at the rank of Major General.
- Ed Forchion (also known as NJWeedman), canabis decriminalization advocate, political activist, perennial political candidate,
- Lee DeRamus, class of 1989, played two seasons for the NFL football New Orleans Saints.
- Dennis Mitchell (born 1966, class of 1984), track and field athlete, winner of the gold medal in 4 × 100 m relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
- James Rolfe (born 1980, class of 1999), filmmaker and creator of the Angry Video Game Nerd character.
- Staff. Hammonton-Waterford Agreement, The Hammonton Gazette, January 18, 2006. Accessed August 29, 2012. "WHEREAS, Waterford is presently a constituent district of Lower Camden County Regional High School District No. 1; and WHEREAS, as a result of the May 12, 1998 referendum held in the seven constituent districts of the Lower Camden County Regional high School District No. 1, the Lower Camden County Regional High School District No. 1 is to be dissolved at an effective date to be determined by the Commissioner of Education of the State of New Jersey... Waterford, as the sending district hereby designates Hammonton as the receiving district for all of Waterford's pupils in grades 7 through 12, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:38-11 et. seq. and the terms of this Agreement."
- History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 4, 2017.
- "Chojnacki Promoted To Brigadier General", Guardlife, Vol. 28 No. 4.
- "Major General Chojnacki Retires", Guardlife, Vol. 32 No. 3.
- Fritz, Phil. "Prep teammates Dayne, Bryant commit to UW", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 29, 1995. Accessed August 29, 2012. "Edgewood, you may recall, sent Michael London, Lee DeRamus and Keith Jackson to Wisconsin in recent years."
- All-Time players: Lee DeRamus, NFL.com
- Staff. "EDGEWOOD RELAY TEAM SETS N.J. MARK IN 1,600", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 5, 1984. Accessed August 29, 2012. "Everyone who had seen Dennis Mitchell run figured it would take someone or something special to bring the sprinter from Edgewood High to his knees."