Ewing High School (New Jersey)

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Ewing High School
Ewing HS Blue Devils.jpg
Ewing High School is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Ewing High School
Ewing High School
Ewing High School is located in New Jersey
Ewing High School
Ewing High School
Ewing High School is located in the US
Ewing High School
Ewing High School
900 Parkway Avenue
Ewing, NJ 08618
Type Public high school
School district Ewing Public Schools
Principal Dr. Rodney J. Logan[1]
Asst. principals Maggy Hanna
Scott Sheplock[1]
Faculty 90.0 FTEs[2]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1,171 (as of 2014-15)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 13.0:1[2]
Color(s)      Blue
Athletics conference Colonial Valley Conference
Team name Blue Devils[3]

Ewing High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Ewing Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Ewing Public Schools.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,171 students and 90.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1. There were 387 students (33.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 111 (9.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

Ewing High School

The school was the 252nd-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.[4] The school had been ranked 212th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 258th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 196th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]


Academically, Ewing High School operates on an intensive block schedule, which allows students the opportunity to take eight courses (40 credits) a year, four classes during each semester. Each instructional block is 87 minutes, with an average teacher-student ratio of 1:11.1. Included in the 140 credit requirement are four courses in English, four in Science, three in Math, three in History, and one in a World Language (French, Spanish or Italian) all offered on four ability levels. The school offered over 225 courses during the 2006-07 school year, including a new Computer Science course sequence.

The school's Senior Experience program allows students the option of being dually enrolled at local colleges and universities, completing an internship at a local business, school, or government organization, or participating in a supervised work experience during their senior year. Each year several students are selected to attend the Princeton University Preparatory Program and the Sarnoff Corporation's Dixon Mentoring in Engineering Program.

Of the 231 students in the 2005 graduating class, 71% were accepted to over 150 colleges and universities nationwide, with the balance moving on to technical schools, the military, or employment. 12 graduated as Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars for 2006-2007.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Ewing High School offers a diverse set of extra- and co-curricular activities. Over 30 academic, dramatic, and performing arts groups, student government, community service groups, and other clubs expand the spectrum of experiences offered to our students.

Clubs offered include Anime Club, Drama Club, Athletic Club, Cheerleaders, Coffee for the Soul, Debate Team, EITC, Environmental Club, Forza Ewing, French Club, Frescoes, Gay-Straight Alliance, Handbell Choir, Key Club, Junior State of America, Math Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Odyssey of the Mind, REBEL, Renaissance, a FIRST Robotics team, Rotary Interact Club, SADD, School Show, Sign Language Club, Spanish Club, Spring Musical, Step Team, Student Government and Yearbook.

Music program[edit]

Ewing High also offers a comprehensive music program that includes orchestra, jazz band, marching band, choir, and Mastersingers. Their string orchestra includes instruments such as violin, viola, cello, and double bass. In the marching band the main instruments are the flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, tuba, trombone, and drums. The jazz band and Mastersingers are groups that meet outside of school hours, while orchestra, marching band, and choir all have designated classes that meet every other day during school.


Interscholastic athletics include 19 different sports available at a variety of levels (freshman, junior varsity, and varsity).

The Ewing High School Blue Devils[3] compete in the Patriot Division of the Colonial Valley Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Mercer County, Monmouth County and Middlesex County, New Jersey, under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] With 853 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 822 to 1,068 students in that grade range.[8]

Interscholastic athletics offered as the school include (B=Boys', G=Girls', C=Coed):[3]

  • Fall: Cheerleading (C), Cross Country (B,G), Field Hockey (G), Football (B,G), Soccer (B,G) and Tennis (G)
  • Winter Basketball (B,G), Bowling (C), Cheerleading (C), Swimming (B,G), Winter Track (C), Wrestling (C)
  • Spring Baseball (B), Golf (C), Lacrosse (B,G), Softball (G), Tennis (B), Track (B,G)

The school participates in a joint ice hockey program with Hightstown High School and Lawrence High School (as the lead agency), under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2017-18 school year.[9]

The girls' field hockey team won the Central Jersey Group IV state sctional championships in 1977.[10]

The football team has won the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III state sectional title in 1981, beating Somerville High School 21-18, and in 1985 with a 3-0 win versus Colonia High School.[11]

The boys' basketball team, under coach Emil Wandishin, won the New Jersey State Group III championships in 1986 vs. Clifford Scott High School and 1992 vs. Orange High School.[12] The boys' basketball team also won the 2007 Central, Group II state championship, topping Somerville High School 57-43.[13] The team won the Central Jersey Group III sectional title in 2000, with a 38-35 win over Wall High School.[14] The boys' basketball team again went on to win the 2011 Central Jersey Group II state championship, defeating Raritan High School 44-42.[15] They went on to lose in the NJSIAA Group II state final to Newark Central by a score of 66-58.[16]

The girls' basketball team won the 1999 Group III state championship and 2000 Central Jersey Group III sectional championship under coach Shelley Dearden.[17]

The girls' track team sailed on to victory by placing 6th and becoming All-Americans at the Nike Indoor Nationals in 2005. Jenise Jones placed 4th in the 55m Hurdles making her a two-time All-American.[citation needed]

The boys' bowling team was the Group II state champion in 2007, 2008, 2013 and 2014.[18]

The softball team won the 2014 Central Jersey Group III sectional championship under coach Dan Bernoski, the team's first sectional title since 1981.[19]


Core members of the school's administration are:[1]

  • Dr. Rodney J. Logan, Principal
  • Maggy Hanna, Assistant Principal
  • Scott Sheplock, Assistant Principal

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Administration, Ewing High School. Accessed November 8, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d School data for Ewing High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d Ewing High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 8, 2015.
  8. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ NJSIAA 2016 - 2018 Co-Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ History of the NJSIAA Field Hockey Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 8, 2015.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
  12. ^ NJSIAA Group Basketball Past Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 8, 2015.
  13. ^ 2007 Boys' Basketball - Central, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 15, 2007.
  14. ^ Public Sectionals - Central, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 14, 2007.
  15. ^ Christie, Sherlon. "Boys: Ewing stops Raritan in NJSIAA CJ Group II final", Asbury Park Press, March 7, 2011. Accessed March 25, 2012. "Griffin had a 3-point play opportunity but he missed the corresponding free throw and neither team scored in the final 1:38 as No. 2 seed Ewing defeated host No. 1 seed Raritan, 44-42, to win the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II title Monday night."
  16. ^ Kinney, Mike. "Ewing (58) at Newark Central (66), NJSIAA Group Tournament, Final Round, Group 2", The Star-Ledger, March 13, 2011. Accessed March 25, 2012. "Ewing's first shot attempt missed and Johnson grabbed the rebound and made a quick outlet to Patrick Cole, who fed Kameen McPleasant for the layup that triggered a game-ending run that guided Central to a 66-58 victory for the NJSIAA Group 2 championship last night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway."
  17. ^ Kipp, Guy. "Pascack Hills (50) at Ewing (59), NJSIAA Group Tournament, Final Round, Group 2 - Boys' Basketball", The Star-Ledger, March 11, 2012. Accessed March 25, 2012. "It was Ewing's first state crown since 1992, when the Mercer County school took the Group 3 championship. However, it was Dearden's second state title. She was the head coach when the Ewing girls' team won Group 3 in 1999."
  18. ^ History of NJSIAA Boys' Bowling Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 8, 2015.
  19. ^ Borders, Andrew. "For first time in 33 years, Ewing softball team wins CJ Group III title", The Times (Trenton), May 30, 2014. Accessed September 16, 2014. "For the first time in 33 years, Ewing has won an NJSIAA softball sectional title, breaking it open late against Middletown South to win 8-2 in the Central Jersey Group III final."
  20. ^ Schwartz, Marc. "52, Picked Up -- An expert blackjack card counter shares his strategy", The Record (Bergen County), April 22, 2007. Accessed November 8, 2015. "The Ewing high school graduate works with underprivileged kids in the Washington, D.C., area."
  21. ^ Franklin, Paul. "Franklin: Ewing High's boys' basketball adds to its legacy with sectional title win', The Times (Trenton), March 10, 2014. Accessed September 16, 2014. "The stars are always out at this cozy gym, alumni like Terrance Bailey and Kelly Williams and longtime JV coach Ishmell McKithen."
  22. ^ Bailey, Marilynn E. "Cole Bebops Into Greatness", Evening Independent, December 2, 1978. Accessed March 25, 2012. "Cole says he was pleased when he learned he and Johnson had gone to the same high school — Ewing High — in Trenton [sic]."
  23. ^ Emanski, Joe. "Catching up with the Copelands", Ewing Observer, March 2004. Accessed June 20, 2007. "One moment, Ewing High grad Hollis Copeland was negotiating a new contract as a member of the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association."
  24. ^ Kerwick, Mike. "Harris outruns loaded hurdles field", Asbury Park Press, June 13, 2002. Accessed March 25, 2012. "But Harris did this against Dudley Dorival, a Ewing High School graduate who finished third at the World Championships last summer."
  25. ^ "Wayne Krenchicki", Baseball-Reference.com. Accessed March 21, 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°15′17″N 74°47′30″W / 40.254669°N 74.791693°W / 40.254669; -74.791693