Lower Cape May Regional High School
|Lower Cape May Regional High School|
|687 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Lower Cape May Regional School District|
|Vice principals||Peter Daly
|Enrollment||905 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.4:1|
Columbia blue and|
|Athletics conference||Cape-Atlantic League|
|Team name||Caper Tigers|
The Lower Cape May Regional High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Lower Township, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Lower Cape May Regional School District. LCMRHS serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from four communities in Cape May County as part of the Lower Cape May Regional School District, which includes Lower Township, Cape May, West Cape May, and Cape May Point; students from Cape May Point attend the district as part of a sending/receiving relationship.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 905 students and 87.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1. There were 339 students (37.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 93 (10.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
In 2013, the district received a proposal that had been prepared for the Cape May City Council that addressed concerns that the city's property tax base meant that it was paying a disproportionate share of the district's tax levy. Cape May raised possible means in which the imbalance could be addressed.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 236th-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 243rd in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 236th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 205th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 185th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Lower Cape May Regional High School Caper Tigers compete in the Atlantic Division of the Cape-Atlantic League, an athletic conference consisting of both parochial and public high schools located in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County, and operates under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 675 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 496 to 778 students in that grade range.
The boys wrestling team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 1982.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Lawrence Ziemba - Principal
- Peter Daly - Vice Principal
- Joy Ford - Vice Principal
- Bob Andrzejczak (born 1986), politician, member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Chris Jay (born 1978), musician, screenwriter, actor, member of the band, Army of Freshmen.
- Bill Pilczuk (born 1971), Olympic swimmer.
- Matt Szczur (born 1989), baseball player, drafted in the 5th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs.
- School data for Lower Cape May Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Lower Cape May Regional High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed February 14, 2016.
- Home page, Lower Cape May Regional High School. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Lower Cape May Regional High School is a four year public school that serves students from four communities including Cape May, Lower Township, West Cape May and Cape May Point."
- Crowley, Terrence J. "A Response to the Cape May Study to Reconfigure the Lower Cape May Regional School District", Lower Cape May Regional School District, January 6, 2014. Accessed November 23, 2016.
- 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 22, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 10, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed February 14, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed February 14, 2016.
- Russo, John. "Holden powers Lower to first South Jersey title", The Press of Atlantic City, March 10, 2015. Accessed February 14, 2016. "Holden scored Lower's last 18 points as the Caper Tigers won their first South Jersey championship, beating Sterling 58-55 in overtime in the Group II final."
- Administrative Contacts, Lower Cape May Regional High School. Accessed February 14, 2016.
- Avedissian, Eric (May 20, 2015). "A soldier's story: Bob Andrzejczak lost a leg, not his resolve". Ocean City Sentinel. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
Following his graduation from Lower Cape May Regional High School in 2004, Andrzejczak attended the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades in Media, Pa. on a full scholarship, where he studied machine tool technology.
- Miller, Joshua Rhett. "FORMER CAPE MAY STUDENT RETURNS TO ALMA MATER TO ROCK WITH BAND", The Press of Atlantic City, May 25, 1998. Accessed August 22, 2012. "After graduating from Lower Cape May Regional High school in 1996, Chris Jay went on a mission. He drove his car to California to start a career as a singer and songwriter."
- Chris, Army of Freshmen. Accessed October 21, 2007. "High School: Lower Cape May Regional "
- Brown, Scott. "PILCZUK FINDS FULFILLING CAREER IN POOL \ THE CAPE MAY POINT NATIVE SAYS HE IS SUCCESSFUL, WITHOUT A TRIP TO THE OLYMPICS.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 1999, Page D15. Accessed August 22, 2012. "Pilczuk graduated from Lower Cape May High in 1989 with a sub-2.0 grade point average and the dreaded Proposition 48 label."
- Lulgjuraj, Susan. "Lower Cape May graduate Matt Szczur to donate bone marrow for child with leukemia", The Press of Atlantic City, November 19, 2009. Accessed August 22, 2012. "Szczur, a Lower Cape May Regional High School graduate, learned Monday he could help save a life, but received just basic information on the baby because of patient confidentiality rights."
- Lupica, Mike. "Star of Villanova's FCS title, Matt Szczur, may help save the life of a 15-month-old girl", Daily News (New York), December 20, 2009. Accessed August 22, 2012. "A kid out of Cape May, and Lower Cape May Regional, who laughs as he reminds you he comes from Exit 0 off the Garden State, next stop Delaware."
- Lower Cape May Regional High School
- Lower Cape May Regional School District
- Lower Cape May Regional High School's 2015–16 School Performance Report from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Lower Cape May Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Lower Cape May HS