Winslow Township High School
|Winslow Township High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Winslow Township School District|
|Asst. principals||Christopher Chambers|
|Enrollment||1,356 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.7:1|
|Color(s)|| Kelly Green|
|Athletics conference||Olympic Conference|
Winslow Township High School (WTHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Winslow Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades as the lone secondary school of the Winslow Township School District. Until 2000, the facility that is now Winslow Township High School was part of the Lower Camden County Regional School District and was known as Edgewood Regional High School, which was the sister school of Overbook Regional Senior High School in Pine Hill (now known as Overbrook High School).
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,356 students and 115.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.7:1. There were 526 students (38.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 107 (7.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 271st-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 299th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 309th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 274th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 297th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. In 2014-15 the boys' basketball team won the group OV state championship.
Winslow Township High School Television Production, also known as "Studio 106," has won three National Student Television Awards (Student Emmy Awards) for both Writing and Technical Achievement from the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It has taken home top honors from the New Jersey State Teen Arts Competition (Film and Television Awards). Studio 106 produces two shows - a daily live morning show called "Good Morning Winslow" is broadcast via closed circuit television to the students and staff of Winslow Township High School. "Eye on the Eagles", a cable news magazine, is broadcast on Southern New Jersey Comcast Cable Channel 13.
Drama club and stage crew
- Each year Winslow's Drama Club and Stage Crew present at least two major productions, a comedy or drama in the fall and a musical in the spring. The ticket sales and fund raisers benefit the Theatre Guild Senior Scholarship Program. Previous performances include: Ah, Wilderness! (2001), South Pacific (2002), The Crucible (2002), The Music Man (2003), Don't Drink the Water (2003), Footloose (2004), It's a Wonderful Life (2004), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (2005), Our Miss Brooks (2005), The Sound of Music (2006), Miracle on 34th Street (2006), Little Shop of Horrors (2007), A Christmas Carol (2007), Guys and Dolls (2008), Arsenic and Old Lace (2008), Grease (2009)" , A Christmas Story (2009), The Fiddler on the Roof" (2010) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (2011)
- The WTHS Drama Club and Stage Crew have been recognized for outstanding achievement in theatre by the distinguished Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards.
- The WTHS Drama Club and Stage Crew has taken home top honors multiple years from the New Jersey State Teen Arts Competition.
The Winslow Township High School Eagles participate in the Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County, and operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. With 1,039 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 football team competes in the Constitution Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group IV for football for 2017-18.
In spring of 2006, Winslow Township created an ice hockey club team for students of Winslow Township High School, playing competitive hockey in the South Jersey league out of the Flyers Skatezone in Voorhees, New Jersey. In fall 2006 and early 2007, Winslow Ice Hockey competed in the Independent High School league out of the Vineland Ice Arena in Vineland, New Jersey.
The boys indoor track team won the Group IV state championship in 2003 and won in Group III in 2004. The girls team won the Group IV indoor track title in 2003 and in Group III in 2006.
The Winslow Township High School is host to a branch of U.S. Army JROTC. The Battalion, named Soaring Eagle, is well known in the community, and even conducts annual food drives. It is currently an Honor Unit. The Senior Army Instructor is (retired) Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Lyons accompanied by First Sergeant Ronnie Workman.
Winslow Township High School gained national attention in 2006 because of a shooting plot which was to take place during a lunch period. Two females, sophomores at the high school, had heard rumors of a plot in close relation to the 2003 movie 'Elephant' and alerted school officials who in turn notified the Winslow Township Police Department. The students involved were arrested before the plot could be carried out. The only subject to be sentenced at this point has received four years probation and must undergo counseling and psychological evaluations.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Kurtis Marella, Principal
- Christopher Chambers, Assistant Principal
- Richard Dawkins, Assistant Principal
- William Shropshire, Assistant Principal
- Mark Whittaker, Assistant Principal
- Bill Belton (born 1992, class of 2011), free agent running back who played with the Penn State Nittany Lions.
- Jordan Burroughs (born 1988), Olympic gold medalist in wrestling.
- Shonn Greene (born 1985), running back for the Tennessee Titans after a record setting career at the University of Iowa.
- Brandon Jones (born 1989), football cornerback.
- Jeromy Miles (born 1987), Safety for the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Dennis Mitchell (born 1966), Olympic gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meters relay race at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
- James Rolfe (born 1980), filmmaker, better known as The Angry Video Game Nerd.
- Julian Talley (born 1989), wide receiver for the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League (AFL).
- School data for Winslow Township High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Winslow Township High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2016.
- Osborne, James. "N.J. to investigate Chesilhurst school district", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 12, 2010. Accessed April 15, 2011. "Up until last year, Chesilhurst functioned as a traditional school district and maintained a single elementary school. In the spring of 2009, the school board voted to close that school and bus its students to Winslow, leaving Chesilhurst to operate in an administrative capacity with a skeleton staff. Chesilhurst, a small district on the edge of the Pinelands, subsequently was declared a non-operating district by the state and set for closure at the end of June 2010."
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 11, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 15, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 20, 2017.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed September 12, 2014.
- Divisions, West Jersey Football League. Accessed September 25, 2017.
- NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2017-2018, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, finalized August 2, 2017. Accessed September 25, 2017.
- History of NJSIAA Indoor Group Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 11, 2012.
- "Principal: Kids' Tips Stopped Shooting", CBS News, April 8, 2006.
- Staff, Winslow Township High School. Accessed October 11, 2017.
- Anastasia, Phil. "Winslow Township's Belton thrilled to be going to Penn State", The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 3, 2011. Accessed August 13, 2015. "Belton, The Inquirer's South Jersey offensive player of the year as a senior at Winslow Township, said Penn State was his 'dream school' when he was a youngster and his 'favorite team' when he was in middle school."
- Narducci, Marc. "Sicklerville's Burroughs excited for shot at Olympic gold", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2012. "A Sicklerville resident and 2006 graduate of Winslow Township High in Camden County, Burroughs is considered the favorite to win the gold in freestyle wrestling at 74 kilograms (163 pounds)."
- Nelson, Jim. "Hawkeye profile: 'Low maintenance' Greene accepts limited role on offense.", The Courier (Waterloo-Cedar Falls), October 12, 2006. Accessed November 14, 2008.
- "New England Patriots Sign Cornerback Brandon Jones", Rutgers Scarlet Knights football, May 3, 2013. Accessed October 11, 2017. "played on the prep level for coach Michael McBride at Winslow Township High School"
- Pompey, keith. "Star eclipsed at Winslow With Vince Jones around, Jeromy Miles wrestles unnoticed.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 26, 2005. Accessed September 14, 2013. "But none of that fazes Jeromy Miles, a senior at Winslow Township and one of the area's top wrestlers at 171."
- South Jersey Sports: He's Here - New Jersey Record Holder Dennis Mitchell. Accessed March 17, 2008.
- Vacchiano, Ralph. "Julian Talley tries to follow in Victor Cruz's NY Giants footprints as undrafted New Jersey kid from UMass", New York Daily News, August 12, 2012. Accessed September 26, 2017. "When Talley left Winslow High School in South Jersey and arrived in Amherst, Mass., in 2007, the coaches asked Cruz to take him under his wing."
- Winslow Township High School
- Winslow Township School District
- Winslow Township School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Winslow Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Winslow Township HS