St. Mary of the Assumption High School
|Saint Mary of the Assumption High School|
Princeps schola Assumptionis Sanctae Mariae
237 South Broad Street|
Elizabeth, (Union County), NJ 07202-3403
|Motto||Celebrating Our Past, Focused on Our Future!|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Founder||Sisters of Charity|
|School district||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark|
|Superintendent||Dr. Margaret Dames|
|Asst. principal||Daniel Kelly|
|Pastor||Father Manuel D. Rios|
|Enrollment||221 (as of 2015-16)|
|Average class size||15|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.7:1|
|Song||The Bells of St. Mary's|
|Athletics||Basketball, Cheerleading, Bowling, Step Team, Baseball, Softball|
|Athletics conference||Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference|
|Rival||The Patrick School|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Admissions Director||Jaime de Leon|
|Athletic Director||Steve Yensinko|
St. Mary of the Assumption High School is a small Catholic high school on Broad Street in Elizabeth, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The old high school building consists of a three-story brick building with a basement serving as additional classroom space for a total of four floors of education space. The school is affiliated with its parent parish, St. Mary's Church, and operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1992.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 221 students and 17.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1. The school's student body was 50.7% Black, 21.3% Asian, 6.3% White, 1.4% Hispanic, 0.5% American Indian / Alaska Native, 0.5% Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander and 19.5% two or more races.
The St. Mary of the Assumption High School Hilltoppers compete in the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which includes public and private high schools in Union County and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). Prior to the 2010 NJSIAA's realignment, the school had participated in the Mountain Valley Conference, which consisted of public and parochial high schools covering Union County and Essex County in northern New Jersey.
School colors are blue and white. The school is classified as Non-Public Group B for competition purposes. Sports offered include baseball (men), basketball (men and women), bowling (men and women).
- Chris Bollwage (born 1955; class of 1972), mayor of Elizabeth, New Jersey.
- Hubie Brown (born 1933; class of 1951), two-time NBA Coach of the Year (1978, 2004) and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- Chuck Feeney (born 1931, class of 1949), businessman, philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the largest private foundations in the world; his 2016 donation of $250,000 was the largest in school history.
- Robert Sparks (born 1947, class of 1965), former handball player who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics and in the 1976 Summer Olympics.
- Kevin M. Tucker (1940-2012), Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department from 1986 to 1988.
- School data for St. Mary of the Assumption High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 20, 2017.
- Saint Mary of the Assumption High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2016.
- Saint Mary of the Assumption High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed November 7, 2017.
- Tuition, Saint Mary of the Assumption High School. Accessed August 17, 2017.
- Union County Catholic High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed August 13, 2017.
- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- Home page, Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Accessed July 6, 2012.
- Home Page, Mountain Valley Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 2, 2011. Accessed December 1, 2014.
- Staff. "Tour De Elizabeth", Hilltopper Newsletter, Spring 2015, Volume 12, Issue 1. Accessed August 6, 2015. "Ashley Bolivard ('16), Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage ('72), Nicole Fernandes ('16) and Xavier Sanchez ('15)"
- Staff. "Basketball Hall Of Famer Returns To Visit St. Mary's ", NJToday.net, November 16, 2011. Accessed December 1, 2014. "In October, Hubie and Claire Brown visited St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth. Hubie, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, former NBA coach and current TV analyst, is a 1951 graduate of St. Mary's."
- Haydon, Tom. "Billionaire remembers his Elizabeth high school with $250K donation", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, November 12, 2016. Accessed January 6, 2017. "On Thursday, the international foundation Feeney started, Atlantic Philanthropies, gave $250,000 to his alma mater, St. Mary of Assumption High School in Elizabeth. The donation is the largest single contribution to the high school, St. Mary officials said. Feeney graduated from the school in 1949 and his desire to donating to others was inspired from his time at the school, Christopher Oechsli the president and CEO of the Atlantic Philanthropies, told St. Mary students."
- Staff. "Handball Player to Represent Area in Olympics", Rahway News-Record / Clark Patriot, June 1, 1972. "Bob Sparks of Clark will play for the United States at the indoor team handball competition.... Sparks, who was a star pitcher for the St. Mary's High School baseball team of Elizabeth in 1965, as introduced to team handball in October 1970 in Fort Sam Houston, Tex., where Dr. Peter Buehning of Short Hills, coach of the United States team, operated a clinic there."
- Warner, Bob. "Former Police Commissioner Kevin M. Tucker dies at 71", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 20, 2012. Accessed July 6, 2012. "He was one of six children born to Irish immigrants William and Catherine Tucker. The family moved to Rahway, N.J., and Mr. Tucker attended St. Mary High School in Elizabeth."