Glassboro High School
|Glassboro High School|
|550 Joseph L. Bowe Boulevard
Glassboro, NJ 08028
|Type||Public high school|
|Principal||Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen|
|Asst. principal||Cynthia Bodden
|Enrollment||611 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.6:1|
|Athletics conference||Tri-County Conference|
Glassboro High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Glassboro, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Glassboro Public Schools.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 611 students and 45.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1. There were 197 students (32.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 31 (5.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The school was originally established in 1913 at the corner of High Street and Lake Street, then moved its facility to Delsea Drive in 1930, due to increased population. In 1965, the school moved to its current building located at 550 Joseph L. Bowe Boulevard, across from Rowan University.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 221st-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 231st in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 188th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 197th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 242nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Glassboro High School Bulldogs compete in the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 452 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 496 to 778 students in that grade range.
The school operates as the lead agency for cooperative athletic programs with Clayton High School in boys and girls tennis expiring in 2017 and boys and girls swimming expiring in 2018; Clayton is the lead agency with Glassboro for cooperative programs in golf and wrestling under agreements that expire at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The 1972 field hockey team completed an undefeated season en route to a state championship. In 2007, the field hockey team won the South Jersey, Group I state sectional championship with a 3-2 win over St. Joseph High School in the tournament final.
The football team won the South Jersey Group I state sectional championships in 1974, 1975, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1999, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. The team won the 2007 sectional title with a 24–7 win over rival Paulsboro High School. The team had a 28–8 win over Penns Grove High School in 2008, as part of a season in which the team finished with a perfect 12-0 record.
The boys' basketball team won the Group I state championship in 1978 (defeating Newark Tech High School in the tournament final), in 1991 (vs. Verona High School), in 1994 (vs. Cresskill High School).
Sam Laspata won the 1988 state championship at 140 lbs., becoming the school's only state wrestling champion, in a season in which he won all 34 of his matches. He is a member of the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2006 to the Gloucester County Hall of Fame.
The boys' track team won the Group I indoor relay state championships in 2009.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Dr. Danielle F. Sneathen – Principal
- Cynthia Bodden – Assistant Principal
- Jeff Cusack – Assistant Principal for Activities and Athletics
- Gary Brackett (Born 1980, Class of 1998), NFL Linebacker of the Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts.
- Gordon Lockbaum (Born 1965, Class of 1984), attended Holy Cross College in Massachusetts and as a football player there was twice named the New England States Player of the Year, and twice finished in the top five in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
- Jarvis Lynch (Born 1933, Class of 1951), retired Major General in the United States Marine Corps.
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- Callaway, Rob. "Despite loss, Penns Grove is on the rise", Today's Sunbeam, December 8, 2008. Accessed August 27, 2011. "Saturday's South Jersey Group I football championship game was the first to ever match a pair of Tri-County Conference teams. Glassboro's 28-8 victory over Classic Division rival Penns Grove put the victorious Bulldogs in dynasty territory as they became just the fourth South Jersey team to ever complete consecutive 12-0 seasons. In 2010 the Bulldogs once again defeated Paulsboro 36-0 to win the South Jersey Group I Championship. In 2011 the Bulldogs defeated Pennsville 41-13 to win their fourth title in five years. After being admitted into the playoffs with a record of just 3-5, the 2013 Bulldogs made New Jersey football history by winning their next five straight games to capture their fifth South Jersey Group I Championship"
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- "Gloucester County Hall of Fame to Induct 15 New Members", SouthJerseySports.com, January 22, 2006. Accessed August 27, 2011. "In a school that has boasted its share of many fine wrestlers over the past several decades, Laspata can lay claim to being the lone Glassboro High athlete to ever win a state wrestling championship. He accomplished the feat in 1987-88 after posting a remarkable 34-0 overall record en route to the 140-pound NJSIAA state wrestling title in Princeton. He ranks third in career victories at Glassboro with an overall record of 94-12-3 in four seasons."
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- Glassboro High School
- Glassboro Public Schools
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