Randolph High School (New Jersey)
|Randolph High School|
|511 Millbrook Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
|Type||Public high school|
|Motto||Educating students - Creating the future|
|School district||Randolph Township Schools|
|Vice principals||Matthew Agrati
|Enrollment||1,611 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.0:1|
Navy Blue and|
|Athletics conference||Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference|
Randolph High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Randolph, in Morris County, New Jersey, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as the lone secondary school of the Randolph Township Schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1973. A new addition was completed for the 2007-08 school year with an extended cafeteria and new second floor wing.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,611 students and 134.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. There were 79 students (4.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 24 (1.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards and recognition
The school was the 63rd-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 37th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 52nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 65th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 32nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 90th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 24 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (87.9%) and language arts literacy (96.1%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Randolph High School Rams participate in the regional Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,074 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 786 to 1,074 students in that grade range. Prior to the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had competed as part of the Iron Hills Conference, made up of private and public high schools in Essex County and Union County.
The football team won the North II Group III state sectional championships in 1983 and from 1986 to 1989, and won in North II Group IV in both 1990 and 2010. The Randolph football team set New Jersey state records by winning 54 consecutive regular-season and playoff games and going unbeaten in 59 straight games from 1986 to 1991, a record since broken by Paulsboro High School with 63 straight wins from 1992 to 1998. The team's 34-22 win over East Orange High School in October 1990 had broken the state record of 40 consecutive wins, which had been set by Memorial High School of West New York. The 2010 football team won the New Jersey North 1 Group 4 state sectional title, the team's first since 1990.
The boys' soccer team won the Group III state title in 1986 (as co-champion with Lakewood High School); the girls' team won the Group III championship in 1991 (vs. Holy Cross Academy), 1995 (vs. West Windsor-Plainsboro High School) and 2001 (in overtime vs. Lenape High School).
The wrestling team won the North II Group IV state championship in 1991-1995, won the North I Group IV title in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009; the team won the Group IV state championship in 1993.
The field hockey team won the North I / II Group IV sectional title in 1994 and won the North I Group IV championship in 2009.
The ice hockey team has won the Public School state championships in 2003 and 2006 (Public) and in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 (Public A). In 2003, Randolph High School won its first New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Public School Ice Hockey state championship in the 64-team tournament, with a 7-0 shutout of Brick Memorial High School at the Continental Airlines Arena. The team was the 2006 NJSIAA 64-team tournament. In 2007, they won the championship with a 5-4 win against Bridgewater-Raritan High School. The school won their fourth public title in the 2009 NJSIAA Public School A Ice Hockey state championship with a 1-0 win over Ridge High School. The team won the 2011 Public A title with a 1-0 win against Montgomery High School at the Prudential Center.
The cheerleading squad were three-time national champions, in 2006, 2007 and 2008 at the CanAm Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They won again in 2010 at the CanAm Nationals. In 2013, the small varsity team was second in the region behind national champions Burlington High School by 3 points. In 2013 the competition cheerleading team was ranked 16th in the nation in the Small Varsity division in the UCA NHSCC competition at Walt Disney World, which was the first time that RHS was a national finalist in the competition.
The girls' cross country team won the Group IV state championship in 2009.
Ram-Page is the school's monthly newspaper, and was the first high school newspaper in the state with a mobile application, available on Android devices.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Debbie Iosso - Principal
- Matthew Agrati - Vice Principal
- Lee Hackney - Vice Principal
- Michael Sorge - Vice Principal
- Frank Beltre (born 1990), gridiron football player for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.
- Jon Hurwitz (born 1977, class of 1996), screenwriter.
- Chris Pennie (born 1977, class of 1995), drummer for The Dillinger Escape Plan and Coheed and Cambria.
- Sherry Ross (born c. 1954, class of 1972), sportscaster and journalist.
- Hayden Schlossberg (born 1978, class of 1996), screenwriter.
- Bob Van Dillen (born 1972, class of 1991), meteorologist on HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade.
- Drew Willy (born 1986), NFL quarterback.
- School data for Randolph High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Randolph High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 31, 2015.
- Randolph High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools, backed up by the Internet Archive as of March 15, 2012. Accessed March 29, 2015.
- 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 23, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 2, 2012.
- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016 9, 2014.
- Home Page, Iron Hills Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 2, 2011. Accessed December 3, 2014.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
- Idec, Keith. "Wayne Hills' streak hits 55", The Record (Bergen County), September 26, 2009. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Randolph won 54 consecutive games from 1986-91, but the Rams tied Roxbury, 6-6, in their 55th game.... Randolph's unbeaten streak extended to 59 games, but Paulsboro broke both marks by winning 63 straight games from 1992-98."
- Staff. "School Football; Randolph Revels In Breaking Record", The New York Times, October 7, 1990. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Four days a week, John Bauer receives dialysis treatment for his kidneys. Then after a four-and-a-half hour session, Bauer heads to the Randolph High School football field, where the team he coaches just eclipsed a New Jersey state record of 41 consecutive victories."
- Staff. "Randolph shuts out Montclair 19-0 to capture the North 1, Group 4 title", The Star-Ledger, December 4, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Randolph Senior Chris Westenhiser threw two scoring passes in the first half to Mike Rampone and Mike Mastrangelo, and ran for a touchdown in that half to account for the game's scoring and guide Randolph to a 19-0 win and their first sectional title since 1990."
- 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed January 21, 2017.
- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 21, 2017.
- History of the NJSIAA Field Hockey Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 21, 2017.
- NJSIAA 2015 State Ice Hockey Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 24, 2015.
- Stypulkoski , Matt. "Matt Koop, Matt Bruno lead Randolph to fourth state title in five years", NJ.com, March 9, 2015. Accessed September 24, 2015. "It took two third-period goals, but the Rams defeated Howell, 2-1, at the Prudential Center in Newark to claim the NJSIAA/Devils Public A tournament title Monday night."
- 2003 NJSIAA Ice Hockey Tournament. Accessed August 10, 2011.
- 2006 Ice hockey - Public, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 12, 2006.
- 2007 Ice Hockey Tournament - Public, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2011.
- Hague, Jim. "Randolph's stifling defense stellar again", Daily Record (Morristown), March 22, 2009. Accessed April 11, 2011. "Not only was one the goal total for the victorious Rams, a number that proved to be enough to come away with the school's fourth state title in the last seven years, but for an amazing 13-minute stretch of the second period, it was the entire shot total for Ridge."
- Staff. "Randolph 1, Ridge 0 (High school Boys Ice Hockey scores and results)", The Star-Ledger, March 21, 2009. Accessed August 10, 2011. "A forecheck led to a turnover and senior defenseman Alex Zackowski delivered his first goal of the season at the most opportune time as Randolph, No. 9 in The Star-Ledger, behind sophomore Dan Fullam's 17 saves, held on for a 1-0 victory over No. 4 and top-seeded Ridge in the final of the NJSIAA/Devils Public A state championships yesterday before 9,234 at the Prudential Center in Newark.... Randolph (18-6-4) earned its first Public A title and fourth public title overall."
- High School Sports 2011 NJSIAA Boys Ice Hockey Championship - Public A, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2011.
- Brett, Joshua. "Randolph stops Montgomery again in final", The Times (Trenton), March 14, 2011. "A pleasantly surprising run to the Public A state final after losing 14 seniors ended in more heartache with a 1-0 loss to the top-seeded Rams yesterday at the Prudential Center."
- History of the NJSIAA Boys' Lacrosse Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 19, 2017.
- Manochio, Matt. "Randolph cheerleading squad takes 3rd straight U.S. title", Daily Record (Morristown), March 23, 2008. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- 2016 NJSIAA Group Cross Country Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 21, 2017.
- Lerner, Gregg. "Randolph 8, Jackson 4", The Star-Ledger, June 5, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "After missing a fastball, Hugg got another and unloaded a line-drive grand slam to right field that ignited Randolph, No. 7 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, to an 8-4 victory over No. 4 Jackson in the NJSIAA/Star-Ledger Group 4 championship game yesterday at Toms River East."
- History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 21, 2017.
- Knapp. Claire. "Randolph High's 'Ram-Page' reaches new heights", Randolph Reporter, May 16, 2012. Accessed August 23, 2012.
- RHS Administration, Randolph High School. Accessed November 24, 2015.
- Frank Beltre, Calgary Stampeders. Accessed December 3, 2014. "Beltre was born in the Dominican Republic and attended Randolph High School in New Jersey."
- Cahillane, Kevin. "Homegrown: A Stoner Comedy Straight Out of Randolph", The New York Times, August 15, 2004. Accessed March 2, 2012. "'The high school we went to had a lot of Indian and Asian kids,' said Mr. Schlossberg, who graduated from Randolph High in Morris County in 1996, as did Mr. Hurwitz."
- "A movie with Jersey written all over it." (EDITORIAL), The Star-Ledger, July 8, 2004, p019.
- Staff. "Chris Pennie", Sick Drummer Magazine, August 30, 2006. Accessed April 11, 2011. "After graduating from Randolph High School in 1995, Chris attended Berklee College of music in Boston Massachusetts, where he majored in music synthesis. After leaving in 1996, he along with Ben Weinman, Dimitri Minikakis, John Fulton, and Adam Doll, formed the Dillinger Escape Plan."
- Hall of Fame Induction Dinner Class of 2007, Randolph High School Alumni Association, May 4, 2007. Accessed September 11, 2015. "Ms. Ross was the salutatorian of the RHS graduating class of 1972."
- Staff. "N.J. Statehouse to honor Sherry Ross", New Jersey Devils, March 22, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2011. "The resident of West Orange, NJ has covered the Stanley Cup Finals on 15 occasions, while attending the Kentucky Derby six times.... In May 2007, the native of Dover, NJ was among those inducted into the inaugural class of Randolph (NJ) High School's Hall of Fame."
- Staff. "No storm clouds lie in Randolph's Robert Van Dillen's forecast", New Jersey Hills, December 26, 2002. Accessed April 15, 2015. "Van Dillen moved to the Shongum Lake area of Randolph with his family in 1977 when he was 4. He progressed through the public school system and graduated from Randolph High School in 1991."
- McKissic, Rodney. "Willy bowls over UB coaches", The Buffalo News, August 2, 2008. Accessed July 27, 2009. "Willy had worked under a different offensive coordinator and offensive system for four straight seasons, dating from his senior season at Randolph High School in New Jersey."
- Randolph High School
- Randolph Township Schools
- Randolph High School's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Randolph Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Enrollment statistics