Sacred Heart High School (New Jersey)

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Sacred Heart High School
Address
15 North East Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Coordinates 39°29′10″N 75°0′59″W / 39.48611°N 75.01639°W / 39.48611; -75.01639Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 75°0′59″W / 39.48611°N 75.01639°W / 39.48611; -75.01639
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1927
Closed 2013
President Fr. Edward Namiotka
Principal Diane Tucker
Faculty 23.8 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 288[1] (2009-10)
Student to teacher ratio 12.1:1[1]
Color(s) Red and Blue         
Athletics conference Cape-Atlantic League
Team name Lions
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Average SAT scores 510 Verbal
529 Math
518 Writing
Newspaper Visions
Yearbook Vine Leaves
School fees $500 (2010-11)
Tuition $7,950 (2010-11)
Athletic director Keith Jones
Website

Sacred Heart High School was a co-educational four-year Catholic high school in Vineland, New Jersey, United States, operating under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1963.[2]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 288 students and 23.8 faculty (on an FTE basis), resulting in a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The Sacred Heart High School Lions competed in the National 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, operating under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[4]

The girls basketball team won the 2001 Parochial South B state sectional championship with a 34-28 win against Gloucester Catholic High School.[5] The 2001 team moved on to win the Group B State Championship with a 65-53 win over Marist High School.[6] In 2003, the team won the Parochial South B title again, capping off a 22-game winning streak that included defeating St. Rose High School 47-40 in the final game of the tournament.[7][8] The team won the title again in 2005 over Holy Spirit High School.[9] The 2005 team moved on to win the Group B State Championship with a 74-37 drubbing of Morris Catholic High School.[10][11]

In 2004, the girls softball team won the Parochial South B state title over McCorristin Catholic High School with a 5-2 win in the tournament final.[12]

The girls tennis team won the 2006 Parochial South B title with a pair of 3-2 wins, over Bishop Eustace High School in the semifinals and over Moorestown Friends School in the tournament final.[13]

In 2008, the boys soccer team won the Non-Public B state championship by defeating Gill St. Bernard's School by a score of 1-0, ending the season with a 19-2 record and marking the program's first state title.[14]

Notable alumni[edit]

Closure[edit]

On April 12, 2013, it was announced that Sacred Heart High School would close on June 30. This announcement was made with no prior warning by Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan of the Camden Diocese. He maintained that his decision was final and gave no chance for the five-year plan that was established a year prior to take effect.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Data for Sacred Heart High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Member Directory, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Catholic Schools Office, Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  4. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 20, 2012.
  5. ^ 2001 - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  6. ^ 2001 - Parochial Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  7. ^ "Camden Catholic takes on a tall foe - Defending state champ Bergen...", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 15, 2003. "Sacred Heart has won 22 in a row, including Wednesday's 47-40 win over St. Rose of Belmar in the South Jersey Parochial B championship."
  8. ^ 2003 Girls Basketball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  9. ^ 2005 Girls Basketball - Non-Public, South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  10. ^ Seegers, Sandy. "Mo. Catholic hits the wall: Nothing goes right for Crusaders as title hopes dashed by Sacred Heart, Daily Record (Morristown), March 13, 2005. Accessed July 17, 2007. "Little, if anything, went right on Saturday night for the Morris Catholic girls basketball team in their 74-37 loss to Sacred Heart in the Non-Public B final at the Ritacco Center in Toms River."
  11. ^ 2005 Girls Basketball - Non-Public Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  12. ^ 2004 Softball - Parochial South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  13. ^ 2006 Girls Team Tennis - South B, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  14. ^ Staff. "Sacred Heart 1, Gill St. Bernard's 0 (High school Boys Soccer scores & results)", The Star-Ledger, November 18, 2008. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Matthew Bik scored the lone goal on an assist from his brother, Patrick, in the 75th minute to steer Sacred Heart to a 1-0 victory over Gill St. Bernard's in the NJSIAA/MAC Testing Non-Public B final last night at The College of New Jersey in Ewing.... Sacred Heart (19-2), which captured its first state title in coach Chris Meyrick's first season, took advantage of one of its few opportunities. "
  15. ^ Assemblyman Albano's Legislative Website, New Jersey Legislature. Accessed July 17, 2007.
  16. ^ Smith, Joseph P. "Sacred Heart to close", The Daily Journal, April 12, 2013. Accessed July 26, 2013.

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