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Haddon Township High School

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Type  Public high school
Faculty  50.8 FTEs
Enrollment  651 (as of 2014-15)
Color  White
Athletics conference  Colonial Conference
Principal  Gary O'Brien
Grades  9-12
Phone  +1 856-869-7750
Number of students  651 (2014–2015)
Haddon Township High School

Asst. principals  Tim George Andrew Swiecicki
Address  406 Memorial Ave, Westmont, NJ 08108, USA
District  Haddon Township School District

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Haddon Township High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades, located in Haddon Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Haddon Township School District. The school offers courses in math, science, languages, humanities and various vocational skills. It also offers athletics and after-school clubs and organizations. The school follows a quarter-semester system, uses a 5-point GPA scale, and offers Advanced Placement and Honors courses, both of which use a weighted average grading system.


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 651 students and 50.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 66 students (10.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 34 (5.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

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Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 108th-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 50th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 97th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 80th in 2008 out of 316 schools. Previously, in 2006, the magazine ranked the school 77th out of 316 schools in New Jersey. ranked the school tied for 141st out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 11 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (85.0%) and language arts literacy (93.2%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).


Clubs and organizations include Student Council, Bowling Club, Guitar Club, Math Club, Knowledge Bowl, Philosophy Club, Drama Club, Mock Trial, Environmental Club, Art Club, Athletic Training Club, Spanish Club, French Club, German Club, Latin Club, The Anvil (yearbook club), American Technological Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Teachers of America, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Magigal Show Choir, Chorus, National Honor Society, REBEL (an anti-smoking campaign), Students Against Destructive Decisions, National Language Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Haddon Township High School compete as a member of the Colonial Conference, which operates under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 475 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 78 to 478 students in that grade range.

The baseball team won the 1979 Group III state title, defeating Verona High School in the championship game.

The wrestling team won the South Jersey Group II state sectional championship in 1980 and 1987.

The field hockey team won the South Jersey Group I state sectional championships in 1988 and 1995.

The girls' basketball team won the Group I state championship in 1990, defeating North Warren Regional High School in the tournament final.

In 2000, the girls' soccer team was the Group I co-champion with New Providence High School; in 2011, the boys' team defated Waldwick High School to win the Group I state championship.


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Gary O'Brien, Principal
  • Tim George, Assistant Principal
  • Andrew Swiecicki, Assistant Principal
  • Notable alumni

  • Laurie Beechman (1953–1998), Broadway actress best known for her performances in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, and Les Misérables.
  • Tony Black (born 1951, Class of 1970), record-holding jockey in North American Thoroughbred horse racing.
  • Leslie Clark (née Slemmer; born 1952, Class of 1970), elected as the first female mayor of nearby Woodbury in the city's 148-year history, serving from January 2002 – December 2006.
  • Pieter Gaspersz (born 1979; Class of 1998), feature film producer and director.
  • Brad Strauss, whose number 16 was retired by the Camden Riversharks on September 13, 2007.
  • Julianna White (born c. 1989), Miss New Jersey USA 2011.
  • References

    Haddon Township High School Wikipedia