Long Branch High School
|Long Branch High School|
|404 Indiana Ave
Long Branch, NJ 07740
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Long Branch Public Schools|
|Principal||Vincent J. Muscillo (Lead Principal)
James H. Brown Jr. (Visual and Performing Arts)
Frank Riley (School of Leadership)
Angela Y. Torres (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
Carmen Vega (Alternative Program Academy)
|Enrollment||1,278 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.4:1|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Team name||Green Wave|
|Rivals||Neptune High School, Shore Regional High School, Red Bank Regional High School|
Long Branch High School is a comprehensive, four-year community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades in the city of Long Branch, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Long Branch Public Schools. LBPS, one of 31 special-needs Abbott districts in the state, serves the city of Long Branch. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,278 students and 103.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4:1. There were 792 students (62.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 161 (12.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 228th-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 167th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 206th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 246th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 290th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Long Branch High School Green Wave compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The conference operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 977 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 822 to 1,068 students in that grade range.
The boys' basketball team won the Group III championship in 1970 (vs. Orange High School), 1977 (vs. Ridgefield Park High School), 1980 (vs. Weequahic High School) and 1998 (vs. Parsippany High School), and won the Group II title in 1997 (vs. Dwight Morrow High School).
The boys' track team won the Group III state indoor relay championship in 1982, 1983 and 1984.
The football team won the Central Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 1986 and 1999.
The field hockey team won the Central Jersey Group III state sectional title in 1998.
The wrestling team won the Central Jersey Group II state sectional title in 2008-2011 and 2013; the team won the Group II state title in 2008-2010. The school wrestling team won the 2008 Group II team state championship, its first ever, finishing the season with a perfect record of 26-0.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Vincent J. Muscillo, Lead Principal
- James H. Brown Jr., Academy Principal of The School of Visual and Performing Arts
- Frank Riley, Administrator/Principal of the School of Leadership
- Angela Y. Torres, Academy Principal of the The School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Carmen Vega - Principal, Alternative Program Academy
- Vinny Browne, Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2010 special election for Hawaii's 1st congressional district.
- Sam Mills (1959-2005), former professional football player for the NFL.
- Robert Pinsky (born 1940) Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1997 to 2000.
- Yvonne Thornton (born 1947), physician and best-selling author.
- Clinton Wheeler (born 1959), former professional basketball player.
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- Adelizzi, Joe. "DAN GEORGE, Long Branch, wrestling", Asbury Park Press, March 29, 2008. Accessed August 14, 2008. "George was the driving force behind a Long Branch team that finished the year undefeated and won four championships, including the NJSIAA Group II championship and the Shore Conference Tournament title. Long Branch, which won its first state group team championship; its first sectional title and its first SCT championship, earned the No. 1 ranking in the final Asbury Park Press Top 10 and was ranked No. 2 in the final Gannett New Jersey Top 20."
- 2015-2016 Student Handbook, Long Branch High School. Accessed November 28, 2015.
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- School of Visual & Performing Arts, Long Branch High School. Accessed November 28, 2015.
- School of Leadership - Contact / Locate Us, Long Branch High School. Accessed November 28, 2015.
- School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics - Contact / Locate Us, Long Branch High School. Accessed November 28, 2015.
- Hawaii 2010 Special Election Candidate Report (PDF), 2010
- Sam Mills, database Football. Accessed October 25, 2007.
- Smith, Timothy W. "Mills at 37: The Little Linebacker Who Could", The New York Times, January 9, 1997. Accessed October 25, 2007. "Going back to the Long Branch playgrounds, to Long Branch High School, to Montclair (N.J.) State College, to the Philadelphia Stars of the United States Football League, to the New Orleans Saints to the Panthers, not many people have been able to knock Sam Mills down."
- D'Amato, Anthony. "Jersey: 'The Most American State?' - What does a three-term United States Poet Laureate have to say about growing up in New Jersey? Find out in this month's Q & A with Robert Pinsky.", New Jersey Monthly, May 7, 2010. Accessed September 6, 2011. "My aunts and uncles and cousins and parents all attended Long Branch High School, as did my brother and I."
- Staff. "Clip: Q&A with Yvonne Thornton", CNN, March 6, 2012. Accessed November 18, 2014. "Brian Lamb: Go back to the beginning, your whole college. Where did you graduate from high school? Yvonne S. Thornton M.D.: I graduated from Long Branch High School."
- Clinton Wheeler, database Basketball. Accessed October 1, 2007.
- Long Branch High School
- Long Branch Public Schools
- Long Branch Public Schools's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
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- DigitalSports Long Branch Homepage