Timber Creek Regional High School
|Timber Creek Regional High School|
|501 Jarvis Road
Erial, NJ 08081
|Type||Public high school|
|Vice principals||Robert Milavsky (9th grade)
Donnetta Beatty (10th grade)
Robert DiMaulo Jr. (11th grade)
Garry Saunders (12th grade)
|Enrollment||1,320 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||14.6:1|
Navy blue and|
|Athletics conference||Olympic Conference|
Timber Creek Regional High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school for students in ninth through twelfth grades located in the Erial section in southern Gloucester Township in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as one of the three secondary schools of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District. When the school opened in 2001, attendance zones were realigned to relieve overcrowding conditions at Highland and Triton high schools. Timber Creek serves students from the southern portion of Gloucester Township.
Timber Creek High School sits on 278,000 square feet (25,800 m2) and contains 32 academic classrooms, 12 laboratory classrooms, a music suite, two art classrooms, an industrial technology lab and a design-drafting classroom. In the high school itself there is an auditorium which seats 1,000 people, a cafeteria, and a library-media center which contains a television studio. The whole building is fully air-conditioned.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,320 students and 90.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.6:1. There were 270 students (20.5% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 101 (7.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 182nd-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 246th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 219th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 240th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 250th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school as 244th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 9 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Timber Creek Regional High School Chargers participate in the Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County, and operates under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 992 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 794 to 1,076 students in that grade range.
The wrestling team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The team won their first sectional title in 2008, defeating second-seeded Hammonton High School in a close battle coming down to the last match, making it 30-29.
The boys' track and field team won Olympic Conference, South Jersey Group III championships and New Jersey Group III state championships from 2008 to 2011. In the 2008-09 winter track season the 4x4 relay team of Derrick Henry, Allen Jackson, Saliym Starkey and Damiere Byrd ran an indoor record with the time of 3:21. In the 55, Damiere Byrd was named the fastest in Group III, ran the fastest time in the state, the fastest for a sophomore and a time that ranked eighth nationally, and he won the Group II titles in the 100, 200 and 400 meters in 2010.
The football team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional title in 2011 and won the South Jersey Group IV title in 2012. In 2016, the football team finished the season 12-0, winning the South Jersey Group IV state sectional championship by a score of 31-10 against Lenape High School in the tournament final.
Timber Creek's Choir and Chorale and Voices of Jazz Vocal Groups have been invited and volunteered to sing for many occasions to service the community.
The drama program has shown play productions like Les Misérables, The Remarkable Incident at Carson Corners High School, The Cinderella Complex, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Rebel Without a Cause as well as its musicals, a revue, Once Upon a Mattress, Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wiz, Damn Yankees, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, "Grease" and the most recent performance of Hairspray for the 2010-11 school year.
The Timber Creek Chargers Marching Band were Top 10 Atlantic Coast Championship finalists in 2006. The band finished in second place at the 2007 United States Scholastic Band Association National Championships, competing as a Group I band at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland on November 16, 2007, with a score of 94.225. In 2011, they won first place in Group 2A at the Tournament of Bands South Jersey Chapter Championships with a score of 93.05 at Clearview Regional High School.
The Timber Creek Indoor Percussion Ensemble has been finalists in the Winter Guard International World Championships in 2009 and 2011. In 2010, the ensemble performed in the Percussion Scholastic A Class, winning Scholastic A Class Finals with a score of 96.713.
The Theatre Arts classes also perform at various school-orientated performances for their fellow students. As of June 2007, Timber Creek has a National Art Honor Society chapter.
Timber Creek also provides numerous opportunities for students to get involved with after school. These include the French Club, Spanish Club, Cooking, Band, in addition to numerous other activities.
Timber Creek has a chapter of the National Honor Society to recognize students at the school, inducting juniors and seniors who meet the Honor Society ideals of character, scholarship, leadership, and service.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Kasha Giddins - Principal
- Robert Milavsky - Vice Principal, Grade 9
- Donnetta Beatty - Vice Principal, Grade 10
- Robert DiMaulo Jr. - Vice Principal, Grade 11
- Garry Saunders - Vice Principal, Grade 12
- Damiere Byrd (born 1993), football player for the Carolina Panthers.
- Kyle Hines (born 1986; Class of 2004), a former basketball player for UNC Greensboro who is the 6th player in NCAA Division I history to amass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 300 blocks in a career. Currently plays professionally.
- Tyler Hines (born 1990; Class of 2008), professional basketball player and brother of Kyle Hines.
- School data for Timber Creek Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Timber Creek High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 3, 2016.
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- District Home: Registration Info tab, Black Horse Pike Regional School District. Accessed February 6, 2017. "What school will you be attending? All Bellmawr and Runnemede residents attend Triton Regional High School. Gloucester Township residents Click Here to view the District Map."
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- 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.
- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed February 6, 2017.
- Staff. "S. Jersey Boys: Timber Creek tops Hammonton for mat crown", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 2008. Accessed June 5, 2011. "Trailing Hammonton by 29-25 with one bout left in the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 final, visiting Timber Creek managed to tie the match when Lowry decisioned Alex Zeborowski. And by virtue of having two pins to Hammonton's one, the Chargers took the meet..."
- Ryan, Thomas. "Timber Creek boys beat Hammonton", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5, 2008. "The Chargers defeated top-seeded Hammonton, 58-50, yesterday for their first South Jersey Group 3 title."
- 2008 Boys Basketball - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2008.
- Staff. "Timber Creek 9, Clearview 3", The Star-Ledger, May 30, 2008. Accessed February 12, 2012. "J.J. Williams and Nate Floyd keyed a strong performance at the plate that powered Timber Creek to a 9-3 decision over Clearview and its first NJSIAA/Star-Ledger South Jersey, Group 3 title yesterday in Erial."
- 2008 Baseball Tournament - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 10, 2008.
- Marrella, Richard J. "Five Things You Need to Know About ... Timber Creek Track and Field: Spring has sprung, and out of the starting blocks comes Timber Creek's highly rated track program", GloucesterTownshipPatch, April 8, 2011. Accessed February 12, 2012. "Timber Creek's boys' track team has had tremendous success in recent years, having been the Olympic Conference champions, South Jersey Group 3 champions and the New Jersey State Group 3 Champions for the last three years (2008, 2009, 2010)."
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 9, 2015.
- Evans, Bill. "Pick, finger-tip catch changed momentum for Timber Creek in comeback win", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, December 4, 2016. Accessed December 11, 2016. "The Timber Creek High School football team trailed Lenape, 10-0, but Charger wide receiver/defensive back Dante Waugh-Hill said he knew Sunday's South Jersey Group 4 final was over.... The momentum had changed and it never went back Lenape's way as Timber Creek scored the final 31 points in a 31-10 victory.... While a team might get the better of them for a while, nobody was able to do it for 48 minutes as Timber Creek finished 12-0."
- 11-12-2006: 2006 Atlantic Coast Championships Groups 1 & 3 at Lackawanna County Stadium, Moosic, PA, Tournament of Bands. Accessed July 8, 2013.
- Group I, M&T Bank Stadium, November 16, 2007, United States Scholastic Band Association. For the 2008-09 school year, the band placed first in Group 2 with a score of 91 at the USSBA 20th Anniversary show and placed 7th overall. Accessed November 18, 2007.
- Littel, Bryan. "WDHS Marching Band Makes It Six Straight; West Deptford won Chapter 1 Sunday night, and heads to the Atlantic Coast Championships as the top seed in Group 3 Open.", West Deptford Patch, October 28, 2011. Accessed July 13, 2015.
- 2010 Percussion A Class Finals - Results , Winter Guard International, April 16, 2010. Accessed October 23, 2011.
- National Honor Society, Timber Creek regional High School. Accessed October 14, 2014.
- Administration, Timber Creek Regional High School. Accessed July 13, 2015.
- Damiere Byrd, Carolina Panthers. Accessed December 11, 2016. "Attended Timber Creek Regional HS in Erial, N.J."
- Kyle Hines biography - UNCG Athletics. Accessed January 8, 2008.
- UNCG to retire Kyle Hines' No. 42 at the end of season - UNCG Athletics. Accessed January 8, 2008.
- Hines named to CHN's Pre-season Mid-Major All-American First Team. "Hines, a 6-6, 230 lb (100 kg). senior from Sicklerville, NJ and a product of Timber Creek HS, was the school's first-ever Conference Player of the Year and AP All-America Honorable Mention selection last season." Accessed January 8, 2008.
- Tyler Hines, UMES bio. Accessed September 12, 2014.
- Timber Creek Regional High School web pages
- Black Horse Pike Regional School District
- Black Horse Pike Regional School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Black Horse Pike Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Timber Creek HS