Monmouth Regional High School
|Monmouth Regional High School|
|One Norman J. Field Way
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
|Business administrator||Maria Parry|
|Students and staff|
|Enrollment||1,008 (as of 2015-16)|
|District Factor Group||GH|
|Monmouth Regional High School|
|One Norman J. Field Way
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Monmouth Regional High School District|
|Asst. principals||Kathy Mihalko
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
Monmouth Regional High School is a regional, four-year public high school and public school district based in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Eatontown, Shrewsbury Township and Tinton Falls, along with students from the military installation of Naval Weapons Station Earle. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1967.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,008 students and 90.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1. There were 248 students (24.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 52 (5.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 123rd-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 129th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 177th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 133rd in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 118th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school as tied for 236th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 17 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
Board of education
The district is governed by a nine-member Board of Education. Board members are elected to serve three-year terms, with three seats coming up for election each year. Of the nine members, four each come from both Eatontown and Tinton Falls, and one from Shrewsbury Township.
The high school is approved by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Special systems are in place to service the needs of youngsters from the transient military population.
52% of the professional staff hold advanced degrees. Monmouth Regional High School classroom teachers have an average of 12 years of teaching experience. The school has a 16 to 1 student to teacher ratio.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP French Language, AP Latin Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP United States History, AP Psychology, AP United States Government and Politics and AP European History. Honors level courses are offered in the five academic disciplines and in advanced elective offerings in the applied technology area. Articulated programs with Brookdale Community College and Ramapo College make it possible for students to earn college credits while in high school. "Futures", a competitive elective program for the Gifted, is designed to develop students' critical thinking and problem solving abilities. Students also have the Opportunity to take part in research opportunities, such as the Waksman Institute at Rutgers University.
In addition to passing the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), all graduates must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits, including four years each of English and Physical Education / Health, three years of Mathematics, three years of Science, 2 years of U.S. History, one year of World History, one year of a foreign language and two years of Fine / Performing / Practical Arts.
The Monmouth Regional High School Falcons compete in the Shore Conference an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore in Monmouth County and Ocean County, operating under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 739 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 498 to 750 students in that grade range.
The boys' soccer team won the Group III state championship in 1965, defeating Vailsburg High School in the tournament final.
The boys' track team won the Group III indoor relay championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980; the girls' team won the indoor relay title in 1988 in Group II and were co-champions in Group III in 1989.
The 2005 baseball team won the 2005 Central, Group III sectional championship with an 11-1 win over Manchester Township High School in the first round, 10-0 over Ewing High School in the semis and a 6-0 shutout over Ocean Township High School in the finals. The team went on to win the 2005 Group III state championship, defeating Ramapo High School by a score of 3-1 in the tournament final.
The 2007 boys indoor track team won every title possible, the 4x400 team was crowned group III and overall state champions, as well as winning the Group III outdoor tile with a meet record time of 3:15.04.
- Milton Goode (born 1960), retired high jumper who represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, having first learned the high jump at Monmouth Regional.
- Bill Winters (born 1954), former professional football offensive lineman who played in the National Football League, Canadian Football League, American Football Association and United States Football League for eight seasons during the 1970s and 1980s.
- Andrew Teeple, Superintendent
- Maria Anne Parry, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
- Brian Evans, Principal
- Kathy Mihalko, Assistant Principal
- Sal Spampanato, Assistant Principal
- School data for Monmouth Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
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- School Profile 2014-2015, Monmouth Regional High School. Accessed December 15, 2014. "Opened in 1961, Monmouth Regional High School is a four year, comprehensive public high school with a diverse student population of approximately 1000 students, including 54% White, 18% Black, 16% Hispanic, 7% Asian and 5% other."
- Monmouth Regional High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 1, 2017.
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- Monmouth Regional High School 2016-17 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 14, 2018. "The district serves the communities of Shrewsbury Township, Eatontown and Tinton Falls."
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- Board Members, Monmouth Regional High School. Accessed March 21, 2011.
- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- Member Schools, Shore Conference. Accessed January 1, 2017.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed January 1, 2017.
- History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 14, 2015.
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- 2005 Baseball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2007.
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- Morris, Tim. "Monmouth, RFH 4x400 teams break state records ", The Hub, June 7, 207. Accessed November 7, 2013. "Monmouth's boys tinkered with their line-up at the State Group III championships, moving Chris Cox to the second leg from his usual penultimate third slot, switching places with Rashon Verrett. Kelly Fisher still led it off and Charles Cox anchored. The new format certainly worked as the All-American quartet turned in a 3:15.04, breaking the old Shore Conference record set by Monmouth's 1980 team of 3:15.60.... Monmouth's boys were looking to duplicate their indoor MOC title and Rumson's girls were looking to win a medal that would confirm that they are one of the best teams in the state."
- Morris, Tim. "Monmouth relay team earns All-American status", The Hub, June 21, 2007. Accessed November 7, 2013.
- Litsky, Frank. "Goode is Jumping With Joy", The New York Times, February 14, 1982. Accessed November 7, 2013. "Milton Goode remembers the first time he high-jumped. 'I come from Tinton Falls, N.J.,' he said. 'It was in my sophomore year at Monmouth Regional High School.'"
- Triblehorn, Chuck. "Calendar benefits gridders", Red Bank Register, September 11, 1974. Accessed October 25, 2017. "Ocean Township's Jim Falco has joined New Shrewsbury's Bill Kahl-Winter of Monmouth Regional on the Princeton varsity football squad."
- Administration, Monmouth Regional High School. Accessed August 29, 2017.
- New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.