St. Mary of the Assumption High School

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Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Princeps schola Assumptionis Sanctae Mariae
Address
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School is located in Union County, New Jersey
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School is located in New Jersey
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School is located in the US
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
Saint Mary of the Assumption High School
237 South Broad Street
Elizabeth, (Union County), NJ 07202-3403
United States
Coordinates 40°39′29″N 74°12′57″W / 40.65806°N 74.21583°W / 40.65806; -74.21583Coordinates: 40°39′29″N 74°12′57″W / 40.65806°N 74.21583°W / 40.65806; -74.21583
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Celebrating Our Past, Focused on Our Future!
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1930
Founder Sisters of Charity
School district Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark
Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dames
Principal David Evans
Asst. principal Daniel Kelly
Pastor Father Manuel D. Rios
Faculty 17.4 FTEs[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 221 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Average class size 15
Student to teacher ratio 12.7:1[1]
Color(s)      Blue and
     white[2]
Song The Bells of St. Mary's
Athletics Basketball, Cheerleading, Bowling, Step Team, Baseball, Softball
Athletics conference Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference
Team name Hilltoppers[2]
Rival The Patrick School
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[3]
Newspaper Hilltopper
Yearbook Ave Maria
Tuition $8,000 (2016-17)[4]
Admissions Director Jaime de Leon
Athletic Director Steve Yensinko
Website

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.[5] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1992.[3]

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.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The St. Mary of the Assumption High School Hilltoppers[2] 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).[6][7] 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.[8]

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).[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d School data for St. Mary of the Assumption High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d Saint Mary of the Assumption High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Saint Mary of the Assumption High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed November 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Tuition, Saint Mary of the Assumption High School. Accessed August 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Union County Catholic High Schools, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed August 13, 2017.
  6. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Home page, Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Accessed July 6, 2012.
  8. ^ Home Page, Mountain Valley Conference, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 2, 2011. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  9. ^ 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)"
  10. ^ 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."
  11. ^ 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."
  12. ^ 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."
  13. ^ 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."

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