Lindenwold High School
|Lindenwold High School|
|801 Egg Harbor Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Lindenwold Public Schools|
|Vice principal||Melanie Martin|
|Enrollment||611 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.0:1|
|Athletics conference||Colonial Conference|
Lindenwold High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Lindenwold, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Lindenwold Public Schools. The school opened in September 2001, following the dissolution of the Lower Camden County Regional School District.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 611 students and 51.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. There were 437 students (71.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 42 (6.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 283rd-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 196th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 254th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 256th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 267th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
Lindenwold High School is a member of the Success Practice's Network, an organization of schools run by the International Center for Leadership in Education. LHS' Freshmen Seminar Program is recognized as a model "best practice" by the network. Freshmen Seminar is a year-long, character education and literacy mentor program required of all incoming 9th graders.
Princeton University recognized Lindenwold High School's Ann Ryan as one of four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its Commencement ceremonies on June 6, 2006. Ryan was selected for the award from among 68 nominations from public and private schools statewide.
Staff and students produce a variety of plays and concerts that entertain the entire Lindenwold community. The high school also sponsors many other clubs that serve the community such as Interact Club, LEO Club, and Student Government Services.
- Cheerleading (girls)
- Track and Field (boys and girls)
- Field Hockey (girls)
- Girls' Soccer
- Boys' Soccer
- Tennis (boys and girls)
- Girls' Cross Country
- Boys' Cross Country
- Marching Band
Lindenwold High School Lions compete as a member school in the Colonial Conference, which is composed of small schools whose enrollments generally do not exceed between 750-800 students for grades 9-12 and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 459 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 Memorial 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.
During 2004-05 the Lindenwold High School boys' bowling team captured their third straight Olympic Conference championship and their first South Jersey state crown. The boys' bowling team won a fourth conference title during the 2006-07 season, and yet another in the 2008-09 season.
During the 2008-09 season the Lindenwold High School boys' track and field team captured their first Colonial Conference championship in school history. In 2009-10, the boys repeated as champions.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Peter Brandt, Principal
- Melanie Martin, Vice Principal
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