Irvington High School (New Jersey)

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Irvington High School
Irvington High School (New Jersey). logo.png
1253 Clinton Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Type public high school
Established 1875
School district Irvington Public Schools
Principal Sandra Boone-Gibbs
Assistant principals

John Amberg

Sean C. Evans
Faculty 114.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 1,320[1] (as of 2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 11.53:1[1]
Color(s)      Navy blue and
Athletics conference Super Essex Conference
Team name Blue Knights[2]
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Irvington High School: Frank H. Morrell Campus is a four-year comprehensive community public high school in Irvington, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades, as the lone secondary school of the Irvington Public Schools. IHS has three main floors and a basement, with each floor holding up to 23 classrooms. A west wing of the building was erected in the 1980s.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,320 students and 114.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.53:1. There were 631 students (47.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 41 (3.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 331st-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 309th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 287th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[4] The magazine ranked the school 307th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[5] The school was bottom-ranked, 316th, in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[6]


The Irvington High School Blue Knights[2] compete in the Super Essex Conference, which consists of public and private high schools in Essex County and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[7] With 931 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as North II, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 758 to 1,061 students in that grade range.[8] Prior to the 2010 reorganization, the school had competed in the Watchung Conference, which consisted of public and private high schools in Essex County, Hudson County and Union County in northern New Jersey.[9]


Irvington High School's administrative staff consists of:[10]

  • Sandra Boone-Gibbs, Principal
  • John Amberg, Assistant Principal
  • Sean C. Evans, Assistant Principal

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Irvington High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Irvington High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 12, 2015.
  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 December 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 2, 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 – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2014.
  8. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for North II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed November 19, 2014.
  9. ^ Home Page, Watchung Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 7, 2011. Accessed December 16, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff, Irvington High School. Accessed August 12, 2015.
  11. ^ Ragozzino, Joe. "Irvington’s Josh Evans hopes to get picked in the NFL Draft", Essex News Daily, April 16, 2013. "Irvington’s Josh Evans is hoping to get his name called during the National Football League Draft, which starts Thursday, April 25, and runs through April 27. Evans, a 2009 Irvington High School graduate, completed his collegiate career at the University of Florida."
  12. ^ Staff. Queen Latifah, Gale (publisher). Accessed February 2, 2011. "She added popular music, especially rap, to her repertoire around the time she entered Irvington High School, where she also played power forward on her school's championship basketball team."
  13. ^ Staff. "Jerry Lewis' Old-Time 'Thing' Now Setting Pace In Movies", The Calgary Herald, June 26, 1970. Accessed February 2, 2011. "In today's vernacular, he has been 'letting it all hang out' ever since he was a cheerleader at Irvington (New Jersey) High School."
  14. ^ Gelb, Matt. Irvington High alum and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris honored in return to hometown", The Star-Ledger, June 5, 2009. Accessed May 11, 2013. "Morris, a 1994 Irvington High graduate, made his first trip back to his hometown since being hired by the Buccaneers Jan. 17."
  15. ^ "Al Singleton". Retrieved October 10, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′44″N 74°14′02″W / 40.728822°N 74.233985°W / 40.728822; -74.233985