Haddon Heights High School
|Haddon Heights High School|
|301 Second Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
|Type||Public middle school / high school|
|Motto||"Where Tradition and Progress Meet"|
|Asst. principal||Eric Rosen (7-9)
Michael Renner (10-12)
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Enrollment||761 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.2:1|
|Athletics conference||Colonial Conference|
Haddon Heights High School, also called Haddon Heights Junior/Senior High School, is a six-year comprehensive public middle school / high school that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades from Haddon Heights, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Haddon Heights School District. The school also serves students from the neighboring communities of Barrington and Lawnside who attend the high school for grades 9-12 as part of sending/receiving relationships. The Haddon Heights district approved a plan in September 2013 that would add nearly 80 students a year from Merchantville to the high school, in addition to the average of more than 260 students from Barrington and 120 from Lawnside that are sent to Haddon Heights each year. The plan was approved by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education, and students from Merchantville began attending the school in September 2015. Students from Merchantville already in high school before 2015 will continue to attend Pennsauken High School until their graduation, as part of a longstanding sending/receiving relationship with the Pennsauken Public Schools in Pennsauken Township.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 761 students and 67.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1. There were 112 students (14.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 33 (4.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 207th-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 151st in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 129th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 168th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 135th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 159th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 69 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (84.0%) and language arts literacy (91.8%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Haddon Heights High School Garnets compete in the Colonial Conference, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 468 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.
Cross Country: The 1991 boys cross country team finished a perfect season of 11-0 for the first time in 17 years, won the South sectional title and finished second in the state meet. The 1992 boys cross country team won the South sectional title and won the Group I state championship for the first time in the school's history. The 2007 team claimed the Group 1 South sectional title; they also claimed the Group I state title. Haddon Heights won the Group I cross country state championship in 1992 and 2007. The school's John Salisbury was the individual champion in Group I in 1992, while Mickey Borsellino won the Group I individual title in 2007.
Marching band: The school's marching band finished in third place at the 2007 United States Scholastic Band Association National Championships, competing as a Group I band at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on November 16, 2007, with a score of 94.175, missing second place by 1/20th of a point.
The marching band was Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Champions in Group 1 in 1994. They were also the TOB Chapter 1 Champions in Group 1 from 1992-1997.
Color guard: The school's indoor color guard, known as High Voltage, was the Scholastic Open Class champions at the Tournament Indoor Association All-Chapter Championships in 1994 and 1996. They were the Scholastic World Class Champions from 1998-2001, the Independent Open Class Champions in 2005 and 2006, and the Independent A Class Champions in 2002, 2004, 2007, and 2008. They were the Independent A Class Champions in the MAIN circuit in 2004, 2005, and 2009.
Indoor percussion ensemble: The school's indoor percussion ensemble was the Tournament Indoor Association Scholastic A Champions in 2006. The school's indoor percussion ensemble also attended the 2007 WGI (Winter Guard International) World Championships in Dayton, Ohio. In 2008, the percussion ensemble was the 2008 Tournament Indoor Association Scholastic Open All Chapter Champions performing their award winning show entitled, Illusions.
Core members of the school's administration include:
- Ronald Corn - Principal
- Eric Rosen - Assistant Principal Grades 7-9
- Michael Renner - Assistant Principal Grades 10-12
- Ray Fisher (born 1988) actor best known for his role in the 2008 short film The Good, the Bad, and the Confused, and an upcoming appearance as Cyborg in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016).
- Steve Israel (born 1969), former American football cornerback who played nine seasons in the NFL.
- Herb Kelleher (born 1931), co-founder, Chairman and former CEO of Southwest Airlines.
- Bill Manlove (born 1933, class of 1951), National Champion football coach at Widener University.
- Haason Reddick (born 1994), football linebacker drafted 17th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
- School data for Haddon Heights Jr-Sr Hs, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Haddon Heights High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2016.
- About Our School, Haddon Heights High School. Accessed January 7, 2012. "Haddon Heights High School serves over eight hundred students from three local towns: Haddon Heights, Barrington, and Lawnside."
- Correa, Mark. "Haddon Heights board OKs plan to bring Merchantville students to high school", Barrington Bulletin, September 16, 2013. Accessed December 27, 2013. "The Haddon Heights School District Board of Education approved a contract with the Merchantville School District this month that would add Merchantville to Barrington and Lawnside as communities that send students to Haddon Heights High School, the district confirmed.... Barrington is projected in coming years to send about 263 students per year to Haddon Heights High School, the study said."
- Merchantville School District 2015 Report Card Barrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 1, 2016. "In the Spring of 2015, Merchantville School won a ruling to start a send/receive relationship with Haddon Heights. We continue to work closely with Haddon Heights High School to ensure that our students are well prepared to meet their expectations. We will continue to phase in one grade level at a time into Haddon Heights High School until all high school students are enrolled for the 2018-2019 school year."
- Romalino, Carly Q. "Merchantville school decision 'historic'", Courier-Post, April 17, 2015. Accessed November 1, 2015. "The state's final authorization this week allowing Merchantville to choose Haddon Heights High School over Pennsauken, is a 'landmark decision' for a state focused on school choice, according to education officials."
- "Send/Receive Final Decision; The Commissioner of Education affirmed the Administrative Law Judge's decision to start a send/receive relationship with Haddon Heights for our High School students.", Merchantville School District. Accessed November 1, 2015. "The Merchantville Board of Education is proud to announce that the Commissioner of Education has affirmed the Administrative Law Judge's decision to sever its sending-receiving relationship with Pennsauken and enter into a new sending-receiving relationship with Haddon Heights.... The current graduating 8th graders (Merchantville Class of 2015) will be able to attend Haddon Heights High School under the send/receive agreement. However, students that are already attending Pennsauken HS or other high schools will not qualify to attend under the new send/receive agreement. Instead, every year for four years, a new class will be sent to Haddon Heights until all of our students are phased into Haddon Heights."
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 29, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed January 7, 2012.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 6, 2012.
- Colonial Conference teams, accessed April 5, 2007.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Public Past State Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 16, 2016.
- 2015 Field Hockey Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 16, 2016.
- Boys 5k Run CC Group 1, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 7, 2012.
- Boys 5k Run CC Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, November 10, 2007. Accessed January 7, 2012.
- Cross Country State Group Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 7, 2012.
- 2007 Girls Basketball - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 25, 2007.
- "Schlichtig lifts Haddon Heights to Group 2 title", Courier-Post, June 1, 2001. Accessed August 18, 2007. "The Haddon Heights High School softball team won its second straight South Jersey Group 2 championship Thursday when it turned back Manchester Township 2-0 in the title game at Washington Township."
- 2001 NJSIAA Softball - South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 18, 2007.
- Group I, M&T Bank Stadium, November 16, 2007, United States Scholastic Band Association. Accessed November 18, 2007.
- Yamaha Cup 2, USSBA, October 13, 2012. Accessed October 15, 2012. "1 Open Haddon Heights High School (NJ) 74.55 1 Best Visual, Best Guard"
- Administration, Haddon Heights High School. Accessed November 19, 2014.
- Points of Pride, Haddon Heights High School. Accessed April 27, 2017. "Fisher, Class of 2005, has won the role of a cyborg in the upcoming Batman-‐Superman movie."
- Steve Israel profile, database Football. Accessed June 3, 2007.
- Blackwell, Charles W. "Flying High with Herb Kelleher: A Profile in Charismatic Leadership.", Journal of Leadership Studies, June 22, 1999. Accessed November 2, 2007. "Graduating from Haddon Heights High School where he distinguished himself as an athlete and student body president, Kelleher's first job was at Campbell Soup Company where he worked for six summers, joining his dad who was General Manager."
- Kern, Mike. "Widener legend Bill Manlove entering College Football Hall of Fame", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 14, 2011. Accessed August 29, 2012. "Manlove graduated Haddon Heights High School in 1951 and enlisted with the U.S. Army."
- Dunleavy, Ryan. "Temple's Haason Reddick, walk-on to NFL Draft fast-riser: 'I came so far: Literally from the bottom'", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 9, 2017. Accessed April 27, 2017. "To understand why Reddick is afraid to pinch himself, consider that he thought his football career was over after injuries marred his final two seasons at Haddon Heights High School."
- Official website
- Haddon Heights School District Website
- Haddon Heights School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Haddon Heights School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Haddon Heights HS