Wallington High School

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Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Location
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School is located in New Jersey
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School is located in the US
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
Wallington Jr./Sr. High School
234 Main Avenue
Wallington, NJ 07057
Information
Type Public high school
School district Wallington Public Schools
Principal Michael Fromfield
Vice principal Gary Kicinski
Faculty 37.1 FTEs[1]
Grades 7-12
Enrollment 537 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 14.5:1[1]
Color(s)      Royal Blue and
     white[2][3]
Athletics conference North Jersey Interscholastic Conference
Team name Panthers[2]
Website

Wallington Jr./Sr. High School is a six-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades from Wallington, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Wallington Public Schools.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 537 students and 37.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.5:1. There were 128 students (23.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 43 (8.0% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 223rd-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.[4] The school had been ranked 239th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 204th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[5] The magazine ranked the school 200th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[6] The school was ranked 206th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[7]

Athletics[edit]

The Wallington High School Panthers[2] compete in the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, comprising private and public high schools located in Bergen County, Passaic County and Hudson County, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[8] With 257 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 187 to 490 students in that grade range.[9] Prior to realignment that took effect in the fall of 2010, the school was a member of the Bergen County Scholastic League (BCSL) in the National Division.[10]

Wallington participates in cooperative sports programs for wrestling, girls' soccer and boys' / girls' tennis with Henry P. Becton Regional High School as the host school / lead agency.[11]

The boys' soccer team won the 2009 North I, Group I state sectional title with a 4-0 win vs. Leonia High School.[12] The team won the 2010 North I, Group I state sectional tournament for a second consecutive year with a 2-1 win over Midland Park High School.[13][14] The soccer team went on to win the Group I state championship, the first for the team in school history, with a win in the tournament finals against South River High School by a score of 1-0.[15][16][17]

Under Hall of Fame coach Leonard J. Smith, the Panthers 1959 football team finished the season undefeated with a record of 7-0-1 and were awarded the North I, Group I state championship.[18][19] In the playoff era, the team won the North I Group I state sectional championship in 1990 and 2010.[20] The football team won the 2010 North I Group I sectional championship, beating Mountain Lakes High School 23-21 at the New Meadowlands Stadium. The defeat ended a 35-game winning streak for Mountain Lakes, at the time the longest such streak in New Jersey.[21]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[22]

  • Michael Fromfield, Principal
  • Gary Kicinski, Vice Principal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d School data for Wallington Junior Senior High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Wallington High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 16, 2015.
  3. ^ Wallington High School Football, MaxPreps.com. Accessed June 23, 2012. "Mascot:Panthers Team:Varsity 12-13 Colors:Blue, White"
  4. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 2, 2012.
  6. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed August 18, 2011.
  7. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  8. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  9. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ League Memberships - 2009-1010, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 24, 2011. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  11. ^ NJSIAA 2016 - 2018 Co-Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 10, 2016.
  12. ^ Boys' Soccer - 2009 NJSIAA Tournament - North 1, Group 1, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 21, 2011.
  13. ^ Kensik, Edward. "Panthers win the sectional crown", Community News, November 18, 2010. Accessed August 18, 2011. "Wallington boys' soccer did its part by defeating Midland Park, 2-1, on Thursday to win the Group 1, North 1 state sectional title in Rutherford on the turf. Wallington raised its record to 21-2. This is the team's second consecutive sectional title."
  14. ^ Boys' Soccer - 2010 NJSIAA Tournament - North 1, Group 1, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 21, 2011.
  15. ^ Giuffra, Brian A. "Wallington wins its first State soccer championship", The Record (Bergen County), November 21, 2010. Accessed August 21, 2011. "Plewa scored the game-winning goal in leading Wallington to a 1-0 victory over South River in the Group 1 boys' soccer final, giving Wallington its first state championship in program history."
  16. ^ 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed February 19, 2017.
  17. ^ 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed February 19, 2017.
  18. ^ Levin, Jay. "Hall of Fame coach Leonard J. Smith dies", The Record (Bergen County), January 9, 2015. Accessed November 16, 2015. "He moved on to Wallington, where he was an assistant for three years and head coach for four. His 1959 team went undefeated and was named State 1, Group 1 champion."
  19. ^ Wallington, Bergen Passaic Football. Accessed November 16, 2015.
  20. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
  21. ^ Vasquez, Andy. "Wallington captures State title with 23-21 win over Mountain Lakes", The Record (New Jersey), December 3, 2010.Accessed August 21, 2011. "It wasn't easy for Wallington, but the Panthers held off a feverish second-half rally from Mountain Lakes for a 23-21 win and the North 1, Group 1 title on Friday.Wallington (11-1) won its first State sectional title since 1990. And the final accomplishment – ending Mountain Lakes' 35-game winning streak, the longest in New Jersey – secured the legacy of this squad."
  22. ^ Contact information, Wallington Jr/Sr High School. Accessed November 16, 2015.

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