Millville Senior High School

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Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School is located in New Jersey
Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School is located in the US
Millville Senior High School
Millville Senior High School
200 Wade Boulevard
Millville, NJ 08332
Type Public high school
School district Millville Public Schools
Principal Stephanie Derose
Asst. principal Steve Matusz
Krisitin McManus
Zachary Wurcel
Faculty 101.3 FTEs[1]
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 1,107 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 10.9:1[1]
Color(s)      Orange and
Athletics conference Cape-Atlantic League
Team name Thunderbolts[2]

Millville Senior High School is a comprehensive community public high school located in Millville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in half of tenth grade through twelfth grade as part of the Millville Public Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1943.[3]

Maurice River Township students attend the district's high schools, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Maurice River Township School District.[4] Commercial Township and Lawrence Township also send students to the district's high schools; The sending districts filed suit in 2009, challenging the way in which the Millville district charges for students from outside the district to attend the school.[5] Students from Woodbine had attended the district's high schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship, before the Woodbine district switched to have students attend Middle Township High School.[6]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,107 students and 101.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1. There were 470 students (42.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 87 (7.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Millville High School is a participant in the NASA Toys in Space program, a joint project of American and Russian students to learn the science behind designing a toy, and about the study of space.[7]

As part of a $110 million expansion project overseen by the New Jersey Schools Development Authority and scheduled to start in 2017, the school's capacity will be doubled to accommodate up to 2,300 students, allowing all freshmen and sophomore classes that had been at Memorial High School to be consolidated at the Senior High School building.[8]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 291st-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.[9] The school had been ranked 308th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 306th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[10] The magazine ranked the school 289th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[11] The school was ranked 295th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[12]


The Millville Senior High School Thunderbolts[2] 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 that operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[13] With 1,348 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,082 to 1,934 students in that grade range.[14]

Vineland Senior High School South/Vineland Senior High School North, in Vineland, have participated since before 1900, in an annual Thanksgiving football game with Millville High School. The rivalry is the one of the oldest public high school rivalries in the United States, meeting for the 135th time.[15][16]

The boys' tennis team was the state overall co-champion in 1950 with Asbury Park High School.[17]

The football team won the NJSIAA South Jersey Group IV state sectional title in 1975.[18] The team won the South Jersey Group V state sectional championship in 2016, defeating Toms River High School North by a score of 22-16 in the tournament final.[19]


Core members of the school's administration are:[20]

  • Kathleen Procopio, Principal
  • Steve Matusz, Assistant Principal
  • Krisitin McManus, Assistant Principal
  • Zachary Wurcel, Assistant Principal

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Millville Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Millville Senior High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 30, 2016.
  3. ^ Member Directory, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  4. ^ Maurice River Township Elementary School, Maurice River Township School District. Accessed March 29, 2011. "The Maurice River Township School District consists of one elementary school and is a sending district to the Millville School District for its high school students.... Maurice River Township transports approximately 180 students to the Memorial and Senior High Schools in Millville."
  5. ^ Jones, Jean. "Sending districts Maurice River, Commercial, Lawrence, Woodbine suing Millville School District over tuition rates", The News of Cumberland County, April 13, 2009. Accessed March 29, 2011. "The suit, filed in the state Administrative Law Court, asks the commissioner of education to resolve a dispute about the method which the Millville school district is using to estimate and audit tuition for four sending districts. The four districts, Maurice River, Commercial, Lawrence and Woodbine, have joined in the suit with Maurice River as the lead agency."
  6. ^ Campbell, Al. "Woodbine School Proposes Consolidation with Middle Schools", Cape May County Herald, February 27, 2008. Accessed March 29, 2011. "One key factor, said Kopakowski, is Woodbine's sending-receiving relationship with Millville School District. That Cumberland County district, with about 6,400 pupils K-12 has long educated Woodbine's high school students."
  7. ^ Millville High School Students Participate in Toys in Space Project, New Jersey Department of Education, press release dated March 2, 2007.
  8. ^ Smith, Joseph P. "Millville planners get look at high school expansion", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), March 15, 2016. "Schematic designs submitted to New Jersey for a proposed $110 million Millville Senior High School expansion were laid out before city planners Monday night.... On completion, the district will be able to consolidate at the senior high all freshman classes and those sophomore classes now in Memorial High School.... Additional space will allow the student population to increase from 1,200 now, approximately, to about 2,300."
  9. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  11. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed January 31, 2011.
  12. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  13. ^ League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 30, 2016.
  14. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  15. ^ Thanksgiving brings feast of rivalries, The Courier-Post, November 22, 2006
  16. ^ VHS-MHS games on the 6s were eventful, colorful, The Daily Journal (New Jersey), November 29, 1996.
  17. ^ History of Boys' Team Tennis Championship Tournament, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 27, 2016.
  18. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 20, 2012.
  19. ^ Evans, Bill. "Millville shut down some of state's top stars on way to title", NJ Advance Media for, December 3, 2016. Accessed December 11, 2016. "On Saturday night, the Thunderbolts took down top-seeded and No. 3-ranked Toms River North, 22-16, in a South Jersey Group 5 victory that did as much to put Millville athletics on the map as any non-Mike Trout-related event in recent memory."
  20. ^ Administration, Millville Senior High School. Accessed April 17, 2012.
  21. ^ a b Our People of the Century - Millville's Class of 1913: Fame, Power, Influence Await Three High School Graduates", Cumberland County, New Jersey. Accessed December 6, 2007. "The legendary Millville High School Class of 1913 turned out a business leader, a political leader, and a religious leader. Collectively known as the 'Big Three,' William M. Dougherty, Leon Henderson, and Bishop Fred Pierce Corson, all schoolboy chums, went on to shape a good chunk of 20th century America."
  22. ^ Cook Jr., Jim. "Battling Stray Electricity: A family's journey", The News of Cumberland County, November 20, 2011. Accessed March 20, 2012. "Anthony 'Bubba' Green, a Woodbine-native and member of the 1975 football team that led Millville High School to its state title, lost his daughter in a tragic accident involving stray electricity running through a fence in a Baltimore city recreation park in 2006."
  23. ^ Smith, Joseph P. "2015 Election: 1st Legislative District Democrats", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), October 28, 2015. Accessed August 18, 2016. "A 1968 Millville high school graduate, Land was drafted in 1969 for a two-year hitch."
  24. ^ Gray, Matt. "Former NFL player, city commissioner Steve Romanik dies", The News of Cumberland County, September 16, 2009. Accessed January 31, 2011. "Steve Romanik graduated from Millville Senior High School as part of the Class of 1942."
  25. ^ Lulgjuraj, Susan. "Millville minor-leaguer Mike Trout named All-Star", The Press of Atlantic City, June 14, 2011. Accessed July 6, 2011. "Arkansas Travelers center fielder Mike Trout was selected Monday to start in the Texas League All-Star Game for the North Division on July 29 in San Antonio. Through Monday, the Millville High School graduate was sixth in the league with a .327 batting average through 56 games this season for the Travelers, the double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels."
  26. ^ Staff. "Ashleigh Udalovas eliminated from Miss America pageant", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), January 15, 2011. Accessed January 31, 2011. "Udalovas, 22, a graduate of Millville Senior High School, appeared on television during the opening introduction of the 53 contestants."

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