Florence Township Memorial High School

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Florence Township Memorial High School
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Location
Florence Township Memorial High School is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Florence Township Memorial High School
Florence Township Memorial High School
Florence Township Memorial High School is located in New Jersey
Florence Township Memorial High School
Florence Township Memorial High School
Florence Township Memorial High School is located in the US
Florence Township Memorial High School
Florence Township Memorial High School
1050 Cedar Lane
Florence, NJ 08518
Information
Type Public high school
School district Florence Township School District
Principal John M. Cogan
Asst. principal Maria Sadar
Faculty 27.5 FTEs[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 433 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 15.7:1[1]
Color(s)      Blue and
     gold[2]
Athletics conference Burlington County Scholastic League
Team name Flashes[2]
Rivals Burlington City HS, Bordentown Regional HS, Palmyra HS, Burlington Twp. HS, Northern Burlington HS, New Egypt HS, Riverside HS
Website

Florence Township Memorial High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Florence Township, in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Florence Township School District.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 433 students and 27.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.7:1. There were 83 students (19.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 21 (4.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 258th-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.[3] The school had been ranked 220th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 237th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 183rd in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was ranked 209th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]

Athletics[edit]

The Florence Township Memorial High School Flashes[2] compete in the Burlington County Scholastic League, which consists of 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).[7] With 318 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 12 to 467 students in that grade range.[8] The school's team name is "Flashes" and the primary school colors are blue and gold.[2]

The school participates in a cooperative wrestling program with Bordentown Regional 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 South Jersey Group I sectional title in 1984, 1992 and 1993, and won the Central Jersey Group I title in 2000; The team was Group I state champion in 1992.[10]

The football team won the Central Jersey Group I state sectional championship in 1985, 2003-2006 and 2012.[11] The team won the Central Jersey Group I state championships against South River High School at Rutgers Stadium in 2006, by a final score of 17-6.[12] The win marked the team's fourth consecutive sectional title, the second most of any Burlington County school.[13]

The baseball team won the Group I state championship in 1985 (defeating Cresskill High School in the tournament final) and 1986 (vs. Roselle Park High School).[14]

The boys' basketball team won the Group I state championship in 1986 (vs. Glen Ridge High School in the tournament final), 2000 (vs. Waldwick High School) and 2001 (vs. Cresskill High School).[15] The team won the 2005 Central, Group I state sectional championship with a 64-50 win over Metuchen High School.[16]

The softball team took the Central Jersey, Group I state sectional championship in 2007 with a pair of shutout wins, over Middlesex High School (6-0) in the semfinal and South Amboy High School (3-0) in the tournament final.[17] The team moved on to win the Group I state championship with wins over Gloucester City High School (3-2) and Pompton Lakes High School (3-0) in the final game.[18] The team won the 2008 sectional title over Dunellen High School by a score of 10-0 in the final game.[19][20] The 2008 team lost 9-1 to Pennsville Memorial High School in the first round of the Group I championships.[21][22]

Notable alumni[edit]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[24]

  • John M. Cogan, Principal
  • Maria Sadar, Assistant Principal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d School data for Florence Township Memorial High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Florence Township Memorial High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 13, 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 May 26, 2016.
  8. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ 2016 - 2018 Co‐Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ 2015 Field Hockey Tournament of Champions Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 14, 2016.
  11. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
  12. ^ 2006 Football Tournament - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2006.
  13. ^ Staff. "12-2 Florence Nutshell", Burlington County Times, December 2, 2006. Accessed August 25, 2011. "Florence High School defeated South River, 17-6, in the Central Jersey Group 1 championship game. The Flashes wrapped up their fourth consecutive sectional title and fifth overall. Among Burlington County teams, only Cherokee, with seven, has won more titles."
  14. ^ History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 14, 2016.
  15. ^ Past State Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 14, 2016.
  16. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 4, 2007.
  17. ^ 2007 Softball - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 8, 2008.
  18. ^ 2007 Softball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 12, 2007.
  19. ^ 2008 Softball Tournament - Central, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 28, 2008.
  20. ^ "S. Jersey Girls: Schreck powers Florence to softball crown", The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 30, 2008. Accessed June 30, 2008.
  21. ^ 2008 Softball Tournament - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 28, 2008.
  22. ^ Staff. "Curry leads Pennsville past Florence to final", Courier-Post, June 4, 2008. Accessed June 30, 2008.
  23. ^ Carchidi, Sam. "Wali Lundy shares player-of-week honors", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 29, 2002. Accessed June 8, 2008. "Lundy, who attended Florence for two years before transferring to Holy Cross..."
  24. ^ Staff Directory, Florence High School. Accessed August 25, 2011.

External links[edit]

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