Newton High School (New Jersey)
|Newton High School|
|44 Ryerson Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
|Type||Public high school|
|Asst. principals||Ryan Hashway
|Enrollment||773 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.6:1|
|Athletics conference||Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference|
Newton High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Newton, in Sussex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Newton Public School District. Students from Andover Borough, and Andover and Green townships, attend the high school as part of sending/receiving relationships.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 773 students and 66.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1. There were 113 students (14.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 29 (3.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
- 1 Awards, recognition and rankings
- 2 Academic achievements
- 3 Extracurricular activities
- 4 Athletics
- 5 Field hockey
- 6 Administration
- 7 Notable alumni
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 168th-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 130th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 167th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 160th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 168th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
In the 2013-14 school year, Newton High School ranked second in Sussex County out of nine other public high schools in SAT scores.
Newton High School offers a variety of extracurricular activities, clubs, and groups. They include Aurora yearbook, Calliope magazine, Student Council, Peer Leadership, Red Cross Club, Best Buds, Future Farmers of America, Interact, Art Club, Multicultural Club, and Spanish/German/French clubs. Honor Societies include the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, German Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. Academic Leagues include various Science Leagues (which include the highly successful physics, biology, earth science, and chemistry teams), Math League (a consistent leading county contender), and the Academic Bowl.
The Newton High School Jazz Band program has been highly successful over the past years. Jazz Band is considered an extracurricular, but the high school also offers Concert Band (for lower level performers) and Wind Ensemble (for more advanced instrumentalists) courses which can be added to one's school schedule.
The Newton High School Braves compete in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 578 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 495 to 762 students in that grade range. Prior to the 2010 realignment, the school participated in the Sussex County Interscholastic League until the SCIL was dissolved in 2009.
The school participates as the host school / lead agency in a joint ice hockey program program with Lenape Valley Regional High School, under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2017-18 school year; Lenape Valley is the host school for a joint boys' and girl's swimming program shared by the two schools that expires at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The field hockey team won the North I Group I state sectional championship in 1976 and 1979, and won the North I Group II title in 1981-1986.
The team won the North I Group I state sectional championships in 2009 and 2010, won against Kittatinny Regional High School both years. 2009 marked the program's first sectional title, achieved with a 40-26 win against Kittatinny. The team won its second consecutive title with a 36-28 win against Kittatinny, and made it to the Group I state championship before losing to Paulsboro High School.
- The 1985 boys' baseball team won the Group II state championship, defeating Shore Regional High School in the tournament final.
- In 2001, the girls' basketball team took the North I, Group II title, edging Harrison High School 67-65. The 2002 team repeated the title, topping Indian Hills High School 62-56 in the tournament final. The team won for a third consecutive year in 2003, defeating Dumont High School 67-46.
- The boys' soccer team won the North I, Group II state sectional championship in 1999 with a 2–0 win over Hopatcong High School.
- The 2005 boys' soccer team won the North I, Group II state sectional title with a 2–0 win against Glen Rock High School.
- The 2011 boys' soccer team won the North I, Group II state sectional title with a 1–0 win against Mountain Lakes High School.
- The team won the Group II state championship in 2012, defeating Holmdel High School in the tournament final.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Jeff Waldron, Principal
- Ryan Hashway, Assistant Principal, Athletics & Student Activities
- Kurt Walton, Assistant Principal
- School data for Newton High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Newton High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 14, 2016.
- Newton High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 7, 2016. "Newton High School serves students from Andover Township, Andover Borough, and Green Township as well as historic Newton."
- Obernauer, Eric. "Andover BOE to consider its send-receive options with Newton High School", New Jersey Herald, January 19, 2015. Accessed May 30, 2016. "The send-receive arrangement, under which the K-8 Andover and Green school districts pay tuition to send their students in grades 9-12 to Newton High School, has been under scrutiny ever since a dispute arose nearly a year ago between the sending districts and Newton over the sharing of costs for Newton's multipurpose turf field."
- 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 September 3, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 16, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- Newton High School 2013 Performance Report, New Jersey Department of Education.
- About Us, Team 3142 Aperture. Accessed May 14, 2016.
- League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 14, 2016.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Home Page, Sussex County Interscholastic League, backed up by the Internet Archive, as of February 4, 2012. Accessed November 20, 2014.
- NJSIAA 2016 - 2018 Co-Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- History of the NJSIAA Field Hockey Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 3, 2017.
- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 3, 2017.
- Staff. "Newton 40, Kittatinny 26 (High school Wrestling scores & results)", The Star-Ledger, February 13, 2009. Accessed August 11, 2011."Newton, No. 11 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, rolled to its first sectional title in Hampton. Kittatinny, which won the Group 1 title last year, its eighth group championship, held an 11-6 lead before its Sussex County rival, Newton, won the next four bouts to take a 24-11 lead."
- Lashley, Josh. "Newton wrestlers prepare for 2010/11 season: Hoping to best last year's second place finish", The Sparta Independent, December 15, 2010. Accessed August 11, 2011. "The Braves won the North I Group I sectional crown with a 36-28 win over Kittatinny last February. In the State Group I semifinals, Newton toppled Robbinsville, 39-21. Paulsboro, a stalwart in Group I for many, many years, defeated Newton in the Group I State team championship match last year."
- History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 22, 2016.
- 2001 - North I, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
- 2002 Girls' State Basketball - North I, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
- 2003 Girls' Basketball - North I, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
- Public Group Semifinals - North I, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
- 2005 Boys' Soccer - North 1, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2007.
- Staff. "Mountain Lakes (0) at Newton (1), NJSIAA Tournament, Final Round, North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 - Boys' Soccer", The Star-Ledger, November 11, 2011. Accessed September 28, 2012. "Brett Conrads fired in a through ball from Steven Churchill with six minutes remaining to give Newton a 1-0 victory over Mountain Lakes in the NJSIAA/Sports Authority North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 sectional final on Friday in Newton."
- NJSIAA 2015 Soccer Championship Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 9, 2016.
- Home Page, Newton High School. Accessed May 14, 2016.
- John C. Mather autobiography, Nobel Prize. Accessed June 29, 2008. "When I finished 8th grade, it was time to go to high school, and my parents decided to send me to Newton High School, where they thought we would get the best available education in our area."
- Newton High School web pages
- Newton Public School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Newton Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics