Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School
|Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School|
1300 Market Street|
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
|Type||public high school|
|Principal||Sean P. Gorman|
|Asst. principals||Sarah K. Finley|
|Enrollment||786 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.7:1|
Navy blue and|
|Athletics conference||Tri-County Conference|
Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School is a comprehensive six-year community public high school that is based in Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States, serving students from seventh through twelfth grade as the lone secondary school of the Gloucester City Public Schools, an Abbott district.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 786 students and 73.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1. There were 462 students (58.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 83 (10.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 270th-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 179th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 194th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 190th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 247th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Gloucester City High School Lions compete as a member school in the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 446 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 78 to 478 students in that grade range. The football team competes in the Classic Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group I for football for 2017-18.
Girls' championships include:
- 2014 Bowling Tri-County, SJ Group I Champs
- 2009 Softball Tri-County, South Jersey and Group I State Champions with a 3-0 win vs. Saddle Brook High School
- 2009 Basketball Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 2007 Softball Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 2005 Softball Group I State Champs
- 2004 Field hockey Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 2004 Cross Country Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 2003 Cross Country Tri-County and Group I State Champs
- 2002 Field Hockey S.J. Group I Champs
- 2001 Cross Country S.J. Group I Champs
- 2001 Softball Group I State Champs
- 2000 Softball Tri-County and Group I State Champs
- 2000 Field Hockey Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 1999 Field Hockey Tri-County and S.J. Group I Champs
- 1999 Cross Country S.J. Group I Champs
- 1996 Field Hockey S.J. Group I Champs
Boys' championships include:
- 2012 Football Tri-County Champs
- 2004 Baseball Tri-County Champs
- 2002 Football Tri-County Champs
- 2001 Bowling Olympic Conference National Division Champs
- 2000 Bowling Olympic Conference Champs
- 1999 Baseball Tri-County Champs
- 1998 Baseball Tri-County Champs
- 1998 Basketball Tri-County Champs
- 1998 Football Tri-County Champs
- 1971 Baseball Group I state champion
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Sean P. Gorman, Principal
- Sarah K. Finley, Assistant Principal
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- Iezzi, Bill. "Chain finds corners; Lions win Group 1 over Falcons", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 8, 2009. Accessed August 23, 2014. "The adrenaline paid off for Chain as she struck out 18 and allowed two hits in a 3-0 victory, wrapping up Gloucester's first state crown since 2005. The Lions (29-1), ranked No. 2 in South Jersey by The Inquirer, also won state titles in 2000 and 2001."
- 2015 Field Hockey Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 16, 2016.
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- Parent / Student Handbook 2017-2018, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School. Accessed September 25, 2017.