Egg Harbor Township High School
|Egg Harbor Township High School|
|24 High School Drive|
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Egg Harbor Township Schools|
|Principal||Dr. Terry Charlton|
|Asst. principals||Jaclyn Carugno|
|Enrollment||2,325 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.6:1|
|Color(s)|| Silver and|
|Athletics conference||Cape-Atlantic League|
Egg Harbor Township High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Egg Harbor Township in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Egg Harbor Township Schools.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,325 students and 200.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1. There were 879 students (37.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 223 (9.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 173rd-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 213th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 227th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 217th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 154th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 268th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 47 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP French Language, AP German Language, AP Spanish Language, AP United States History, AP World History, AP United States Government and Politics, AP Psychology, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Latin: Vergil, AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics.
The school offers a business curriculum, including classes such as Introduction to Business and College Accounting.
The Egg Harbor Township High School Eagles compete in the Atlantic Division of the Cape-Atlantic League, an athletic conference consisting of both parochial and public high schools located in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County, operating under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,762 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. The football team competes in the Continental Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group V for football for 2017-18.
Egg Harbor Township has the following interscholastic athletic teams:
The football team captured the Cape Atlantic League title and had been undefeated until they lost by a score of 14-0 to Cherokee High School in the South Jersey Group IV state sectional title game, ending the season with a record of 11-1. The team had won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championships in both 1992 and 1993.
The wrestling team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 2001.
The softball team had a 47-2 record over the 2016 and 2017 seasons, capturing the Group IV state championship in 2017, the South Jersey Group IV state sectional championship in 2016 and 2017, and the Cape Atlantic League conference championship in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, the team won the Group IV state championship, the program's first, with a 2-1 win against North Hunterdon High School in the tournament final. The team advanced to the inaugural New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association softball Tournament of Champions as the top seed, falling to Immaculate Conception High School by a score of 13-1 in the semifinal round.
In November of the 2016-2017 school year, some students attending Egg Harbor Township High School created a music video to Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill's song, "DC4" Album Outro. The music video was filmed by the students at the high school without permission. The video featured clips of students gambling, fighting, and making various gang signs and/or gestures. After editing the video, it was posted on YouTube. It quickly spread around and it was not long until the staff found out. After much controversy, the students involved in the music video each received a 10-day out-of-school suspension. The staff claimed the students were suspended for using explicit language and inappropriate behavior inside of the school building. Soon after the students were suspended, many other students performed a walkout to protest the suspensions. The students eventually agreed to return to their classes. One student, Aidin Hendriks, started a petition on change.org which claimed that the Egg Harbor Township School District had punished the students involved in the video too harshly.
The school's marching band was Tournament of Bands Chapter One Champion in 1988 (Group 1) and State Champion 2006 (Group 4). In 2008, the band was overall Cavalcade of Bands State Champion throughout all groups. In 2009, the band won state champions and the percussion section won Best Percussion in the Cavalcade of Bands Circuit in the Yankee Conference (group 4). In 2010, the band placed 2nd out of 9 bands in the Liberty A division (Cavalcade of Bands) winning the captions for Best Percussion, Best Visual, and Best Music. In 2011, the band tied for 6th place out of 15 bands in the American Open division, (Cavalcade of Bands), placing as New Jersey State Champions, with their show titled "Rise Above".
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Principal: Dr. Terry Charlton, Principal
- Jaclyn Carugno, Assistant Principal
- Tatiana Cunningham, Assistant Principal
- Tracey Domena, Assistant Principal
- Mark Walter, Assistant Principal
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- Staff. "Cherokee 14, Egg Harbor 0 (High school Football scores and results)", The Star-Ledger, December 5, 2009. Accessed November 24, 2011. "Andy Martin threw one touchdown and ran for a score to guide Cherokee, No. 4 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, past No. 7 Egg Harbor, 14-0, yesterday in the NJSIAA/Gatorade South Jersey, Group 4 playoff final before 2,200 in Marlton.The playoff title was the seventh for Cherokee, which last won in 2005. Egg Harbor was seeking its third championship."
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- Weinberg, David. "Egg Harbor Township wins first state softball title", The Press of Atlantic City, June 3, 2017. Accessed December 2, 2017 ."A year after losing in the state Group IV championship game, the undefeated Eagles (23-0) avenged that defeat Saturday with a 2-1 victory over North Hunterdon (23-5).... The Eagles, who are 46-1 over the last two seasons, will now advance to the inaugural Tournament of Champions in Newark."
- Evans, Bill. "Full coverage of Lodi Immaculate's upset win over undefeated EHT in the Softball TOC semifinal", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, June 7, 2017. Accessed December 2, 2017. "Fifth-seeded Lodi Immaculate roared into the Tournament of Champions final with a 13-1 victory over top-seeded Egg Harbor at Ivy Hill Park in Newark on Wednesday night. Egg Harbor, the Group 4 champion, had come into the game undefeated at 23-0."
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- 10th Grade Assistant Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School. Accessed October 28, 2018.
- 11th Grade Assistant Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School. Accessed October 28, 2018.
- 9th Grade Assistant Principal, Egg Harbor Township High School. Accessed October 28, 2018.
- Lulgjuraj, Susan. "Egg Harbor Township grad Ryan Lancaster signs professional contract in Norway", The Press of Atlantic City, August 3, 2009. Accessed February 1, 2011.