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Absegami High School

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Type  Public high school
Principal  Jeri-Lynn Vernon
Grades  9–12
Founded  1972
Athletics conference  Cape-Atlantic League
Established  1972
Faculty  115.0 FTEs
Phone  +1 609-652-1372
Color  Vegas Gold
Absegami High School
Vice principals  Brian Aron Leslie Madison Jaclyn Mongelluzzo Chris Penna
Address  201 S Wrangleboro Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205, USA
District  Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District
Similar  Atlantic City High School, Holy Spirit High School, Mainland Regional High Sch, Egg Harbor Township High Sch, Stockton University

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Absegami High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States The student body comes from Galloway Township. The school is one of three secondary schools operating as part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, which also serves students from the constituent municipalities of Egg Harbor City, Hamilton Township and Mullica Township, together with students from Port Republic and Washington Township (in Burlington County) who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,410 students and 115.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1. There were 502 students (35.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 146 (10.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

Oakcrest High School and Cedar Creek High School are Absegami's sister schools. Absegami and Oakcrest shared the same buildings during the period from the creation of Absegami High School in 1972 to the construction of a separate campus for Absegami in 1982. In a referendum held on September 25, 2007, voters approved by a 3,176 – 1,719 margin a plan to construct a third high school in the district, to be located in Egg Harbor City, which would help alleviate overcrowding in the two existing schools and serve students from Egg Harbor City and Mullica Township. Construction started in Fall 2008 and was completed in Summer 2010 at a total project cost of $80 million (of which $59.9 million was related to construction costs), with the new facility opening that September.

The school has a variety of programs designed for a diverse student body, including 'special needs', a "High School-to-Work" program, college preparatory, Advanced Placement (AP), and performing arts. The school offers 13 courses through which students earn college credits by taking AP examinations, and 89% of students planned to go on to college.

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Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 164th-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 260th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 238th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 230th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 231st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.


The school's mission statement objective is to "provide each student the educational opportunity and support that will enable him or her to develop the skills necessary to function politically, economically, and socially as a responsible and contributing citizen in a democratic society." To accomplish this goal, Absegami provides a diverse range of classes designed to help students reach their full potential during their future careers in mathematics, art, wood technology, humanities, and science.


The Absegami High School Braves compete in the Atlantic Division of the Cape-Atlantic League, an athletic conference consisting of both parochial and public high schools located in Atlantic County, Cape May County, Cumberland County, and Gloucester County, that operates under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,164 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as South Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,084 to 1,845 students in that grade range.

School colors are brown and Vegas gold. Sports offered at the school include Tennis (women), Lacrosse (men), Lacrosse (women), Baseball, Track and Field Winter (men), Tennis (men), Track and Field Winter (women), Swimming (women), Golf (men), Swimming (men), Field Hockey, Soccer (women), Football, Soccer (men), Cross Country (women), Softball, Volleyball (women), Basketball (men), Wrestling (men), Track and Field Spring (women), Basketball (women), Track and Field Spring (men) and Cross Country (men).

Teams that have won notable championships include:

  • Football: Absegami beat Cherokee High School 27-26 to win the 2006 South Jersey Group IV championship.
  • Boys Cross-Country: 1985, 86, 87, 90, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, and 2005
  • Girls Cross-Country: 1994 and 1999
  • Boys Soccer: 1977, 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • Girls Basketball: Group IV state title in 2005 (vs. Montclair High School) and 2006 (vs. Bayonne High School).
  • Marching Band: Tournament Of Bands: Chapter 1 Champions 1991 (Group 2), 1998-2005 (Group 3). NJ State Champions 1991, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 13. Atlantic Coast Group III Champions 1998, 2002. USSBA Central Jersey Regional Champions 2006, 2007, 2010. USSBA New Jersey State Champions 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2013 and 2014. Absegami was recognized as the USSBA Group IV National Champions for 2006, for its program titled "Through the Eyes of Children".Also, Absegami Marching Braves won the title of group lV AA national champions 2013 with their show, "New World Symphony" as well as Group IVA New Jersey State Champions and had the first undefeated season in history.
  • Boys Wrestling: 1973, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004
  • Administration

    Core members of the school's administration are:

  • Jeri-Lynn Vernon - Principal
  • Brian Aron - Assistant Principal, Supervisor of Social Studies
  • Leslie Madison - Assistant Principal, Supervisor of Art, Music, and Performing Arts
  • Jaclyn Mongelluzzo - Assistant Principal, Supervisor of World Language
  • Chris Penna - Interim Assistant Principal, Supervisor of World Language
  • Controversy

    Absegami employs a school resource officer, who is a member of the area's police force permanently assigned to a particular school. In March–April 2005, it was revealed that Absegami's then resource officer, Eric Allen, had sex with a 17-year-old female student in his patrol car three times over the course of a month. Allen was dismissed from his position and found guilty of official misconduct.

    Notable alumni

  • Tabitha D'umo (born 1973), hip hop choreographer.
  • Meaghan Jarensky, Miss New York USA 2005.
  • Rodney Jerkins (born 1977), producer, hip hop mogul.
  • Mushond Lee (born 1967), actor who appeared on The Cosby Show and in the film Lean on Me.
  • Erica Skroski (born 1994), soccer player who plays as a defender for Sky Blue FC in the NWSL.
  • References

    Absegami High School Wikipedia

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