Woodstown High School

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Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School is located in Salem County, New Jersey
Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School is located in New Jersey
Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School is located in the US
Woodstown High School
Woodstown High School
140 East Avenue
Woodstown, NJ 08098
Type Public
School district Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District
Principal Dr. Scott Hoopes
Asst. principal Richard Senor
Faculty 60.6 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 710[1] (as of 2013-14)
Student to teacher ratio 11.7:1[1]
Color(s)      Royal Blue and
     Burnt Orange[2]
Athletics conference Tri-County Conference
Team name Wolverines[2]

Woodstown High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Woodstown and Pilesgrove Township, in Salem County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District.

Students from neighboring Alloway Township, Oldmans Township and Upper Pittsgrove Township attend the high school as part of sending/receiving relationships.[3] A majority of public school students in grades 9-12 from Oldmans Township attend Penns Grove High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District, with the balance attending Woodstown High School.[4][5]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 710 students and 60.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.7:1. There were 108 students (15.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 47 (6.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

The principal is Scott Hoopes. The assistant principal is Richard Senor.[6]

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 137th-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.[7] The school had been ranked 185th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 147th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[8] The magazine ranked the school 187th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[9] The school was ranked 171st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[10]


The Woodstown High School Wolverines[2] competes as a member school in the Tri-County Conference, which operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[11] With 525 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 486 to 748 students in that grade range.[12] The school offers several athletics for both men and women such as football, soccer, field hockey, tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, swimming, lacrosse, wrestling and track and field.

Performing arts[edit]

Woodstown High School has an extensive music department and is a chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. The high school offers concert choir classes to all students, along with select choirs, including an extracurricular Chamber Choir. The school also has a marching band and a concert band along with an extracurricular jazz and woodwind ensembles. The department is also known for its advanced music technology curriculum for students interested in audio production. The choirs and bands have garnered various exemplary awards on the East Coast. The Woodstown High School Drama Club features two annual shows, a fall straight play that is student-directed by seniors, who are taught the process of "how" to direct a play by the Drama Club Advisor, and a winter musical, which is performed at the end of February/early March. In 2015, the Drama Club performed the Broadway musical, A Tale of Two Cities. The writer of this Broadway show came to see two of the performances, to run a theatre workshop with the cast, and also took part in a "Question and Answer" session with the audience.

Communications Academy[edit]

Woodstown High School is an academy school in Salem County featuring special services to students interested in the field of communications and information technology. The academy programs offer studies in radio, television and film production along with studies in journalism, public relations, publishing, mass media law and ethics, public speaking, and creative writing. The junior and senior students in the academy also help to produce the morning news / entertainment school television show, AM Woodstown.

The information technology academy through Woodstown High School is offered through the Salem County Vocational Technical Schools.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Fred Drains (born 1971), American-born and naturalized Swedish basketball player.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Woodstown High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Woodstown High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  3. ^ Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 5, 2016. "It is my pleasure to present to you the 2014-2015 New Jersey School Report Card for the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. This School Report Card provides the school district's constituents with information concerning the district's programs, including test scores, attendance data of students and staff, financial details, and other specifics which together form a comprehensive review of our school district's offerings to the Woodstown-Pilesgrove community as well as the high school sending districts of Alloway, Oldmans, and Upper Pittsgrove."
  4. ^ Oldmans Township School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 1, 2016. "Oldmans sends students in grades 9-12 to the Penns Grove-Carneys Point and Woodstown School Districts, as well as the Academy Programs, and the Salem County Vocational Technical School."
  5. ^ Bumpus, Robert L. "Salem County Report on Consolidation and Regionalization", Office of the Executive County Superintendent of Salem County, March 15, 2010, available at the website of the Asbury Park Press. Accessed July 5, 2011. "A contiguous elementary district, Oldmans Township, sends its students primarily to Penns Grove High School and a smaller number of students to Woodstown High School."
  6. ^ District Administrators, Woodstown-Pilesgrove Township School District. Accessed June 6, 2015.
  7. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  10. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  11. ^ League Memberships – 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  12. ^ 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 12, 2014.
  13. ^ All-Conference.pdf "Men's Basketball All-Conference Team", New Jersey Athletic Conference, March 4, 1992. Accessed February 1, 2017.

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