Woodrow Wilson High School (New Jersey)
|Woodrow Wilson High School|
|3100 Federal Streets
Camden, NJ 08105
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Camden City Public Schools|
|Enrollment||905 (as of 2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.8:1|
|Athletics conference||Olympic Conference|
Woodrow Wilson High School is a four-year public high school in the City of Camden, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as part of the Camden City Public Schools.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 905 students and 70.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 762 students (84.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 14 (1.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings
The school was the 314th-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 300th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 321st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 315th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was also ranked 315th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
The Woodrow Wilson High School Tigers compete in the Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County, Camden County and Gloucester County, and operates under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 827 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 772 to 1,082 students in that grade range.
The girls basketball team won the 2005 South, Group III state sectional championship with a 67-31 win over Timber Creek Regional High School. The team won the 2005 Group III state championship with a 73-44 win in the semifinals over Monmouth Regional High School and 1 56-47 win over Northern Highlands Regional High School to take the title. The team moved on to face other state champions, and with a 47-32 win over Pascack Valley High School in the tournament semifinal, and a 64-45 win over St. John Vianney High School won the 2005 Tournament of Champions. In 2006, the team won the South, Group III sectional title with a 55-52 win against Ocean City High School in the tournament final. The 2007 team won the South, Group III champions with a 78-60 win versus runner-up Ocean City High School.
- Rashad Baker (born 1982, class of 2000), safety who played in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles.
- Donovin Darius (born 1975, class of 1994), played in the NFL for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- John J. Horn (1917-1999), labor leader and politician who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature before being nominated to serve as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Industry.
- Turk McBride (born 1985, class of 2003), defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Antwine Perez (born 1988), free safety for the Maryland Terrapins football team.
- Mike Rozier (born 1961, Class of 1979), football player who won the Heisman Trophy in 1983.
- Howard Unruh (1921-2009, class of 1939), spree killer.
- Gary Williams (born 1945), formerly the basketball coach at WWHS and former head coach of the Maryland Terrapins men's basketball team
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Keith Miles, Principal
- Cynthia Buffaloe, 9th Grade Administrator
- Cameron Baynes, 10th Grade Administrator
- Genevieve Byrd, 11th Grade Administrator
- Claire Emmanuel, 12th Grade Administrator
- School data for Woodrow Wilson High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Woodrow Wilson High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2016.
- 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 June 5, 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.
- 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for South Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed October 15, 2014.
- 2017 - 2019 Co‐Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 20, 2017.
- Skaf, Lian. "Wilson coasts to S.J. title", Courier-Post, March 8, 2005. Accessed August 18, 2007. "With a 67-31 win over fourth-seeded Timber Creek in the S.J. Group 3 final Monday, second-seeded Woodrow Wilson won the sectional championship and advanced to play Central Jersey champion Monmouth, a 69-52 winner over Willingboro Monday, in Wednesday's Group 3 state semifinal."
- 2005 Girls Basketball - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- 2005 Girls Basketball - Group III, Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- 2005 Girls Basketball - Tournament of Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- McCann, Sean. "Wilson overcomes mistakes, Ocean City for S.J. Group 3 title", Courier-Post, March 7, 2006. Accessed August 18, 2007. "Wilson eventually prevailed but history did not. The Tigers survived a heroic Ocean City effort to claim a 55-52 victory and their second straight South Jersey Group 3 crown."
- 2006 Girls Basketball - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 18, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Basketball - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- 2004 Boys Basketball - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- NJSIAA South Jersey Group 3 championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 21, 2007.
- Minnick, Kevin. "Belton raising eyebrows at Winslow Twp.", Courier Post, October 25, 2009. Accessed July 21, 2011. "There's no getting around the fact that Mike McBride has a knack for getting his kids into college. While at Woodrow Wilson, the veteran football coach sent Rashad Baker and Turk McBride to Tennessee. He also had Antwine Perez graduate early to attend Southern Cal before later transferring to Maryland."
- Staff. "Oakland signs Donovin Darius The veteran safety from Camden adds experience to the Raiders' secondary.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 2007. Accessed September 7, 2011. "Darius, who will turn 32 next month, had been a mainstay in Jacksonville's secondary since he was the club's first-round pick in the 1998 draft out of Syracuse. But the Jaguars released him in June, trying to get younger and faster on defense. He is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High in Camden."
- Donovin Darius, National Football League. Accessed November 12, 2007.
- Hagenmayer, S. Joseph. "John J. Horn, 81, Labor Activist, Former N.j. Government Official", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 11, 1999. Accessed October 6, 2016. "Mr. Horn had lived in Seaside Park, Ocean County, for the last 20 years. Raised in Camden, he graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, where he was an end on the football team."
- Turk McBride, Kansas City Chiefs. Accessed August 26, 2007.
- Lowe, Herbert. "Rozier, Wounds Healing, Glad To Join The Heisman Scene", The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 15, 1996. Accessed September 24, 2011. "As Mike Rozier readily autographed footballs and miniature helmets in the lobby of the Downtown Athletic Club yesterday, a woman looked at the bandage on his right hand and asked, 'What happened to you?' 'I got shot,' the 1983 Heisman Trophy winner - who set rushing records at the University of Nebraska and at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden - said matter-of-factly."
- Bezdek, Michael via Associated Press. "What To Do With Man Who Killed 13 People?", Portsmouth Daily Times, March 4, 1982. Accessed July 21, 2011. "A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, Unruh was a veteran of many artillery battles during World War II."
- Howard Unruh - 1939 Woodrow Wilson High School yearbook entry.
- Gary Williams coach bio. University of Maryland. Accessed May 27, 2010.
- Administration, Woodrow Wilson High School. Accessed May 21, 2017.
- Woodrow Wilson High School
- Camden City Public Schools
- Camden City Public Schools's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Camden City Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Woodrow Wilson HS