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Lakewood High School (New Jersey)

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Type  Public
Faculty  101.4 FTEs
Enrollment  1,112 (as of 2014-15)
District  Lakewood School District
Lowest grade  Ninth grade
Principal  Marcy J. Marshall
Grades  9 - 12
Phone  +1 732-905-3500
Athletics conference  Shore Conference
Colors  White, Blue
Lakewood High School (New Jersey)
Asst. principals  Major Finklin Scott Horowitz Douglas Riley
Address  855 Somerset Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701, USA
Similar  Jackson Liberty High Sch, Donovan Catholic High Sch, Jackson Memorial High Sch, Lakewood Board of Education, Toms River High School S

Lakewood High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades in Lakewood Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Lakewood School District.


As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,112 students and 101.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.0:1. There were 913 students (82.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 43 (3.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 324th-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 also been ranked 324th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 316th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 288th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.


The Lakewood High School Piners compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore. All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County, and the league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 863 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 822 to 1,068 students in that grade range. The school competes in the C-Central Division of the Shore Conference, in football, tennis, bowling, cheerleading, softball, baseball, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, track, cross country, and Field Hockey, with the most success over previous years coming in boys' basketball, boys soccer, and girls' and boys' track.

The boys' basketball team won the Group III state championships in 1967 (defeating West New York Memorial High School in the tournament final) and in 1975 (vs. East Orange High School). The team won the Central Jersey Group III state sectional title in 2010, defeating Neptune High School in the sectional final by a score of 59-51.

The baseball team won the North I Group III state title in 1967, won the Group III championships in 1973 (vs. Ridgefield Park High School) and 1980 (vs. Newark East Side High School), and won the Group IV title in 1984 (vs. West New York Memorial High School).

The football team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 1986.

In 1986, the boys' soccer team was the Group III co-champion with Randolph High School.

The boys' track team won the Group III state indoor relay championship in 1988.


Core member of the school's administration are:

  • Marcy J. Marshall - Principal
  • Major Finklin - Assistant Principal
  • Scott Horowitz - Assistant Principal
  • Doug Riley - Assistant Principal
  • Notable alumni

  • Matthew Boxer, first New Jersey State Comptroller.
  • Melvin Cottrell (1929-2002), former mayor of Jackson Township who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 until his death.
  • Michael Cudlitz (born 1964), actor who has appeared in Band of Brothers and the TV shows Southland and The Walking Dead.
  • Marc Eckō (born 1972), founder and CEO of Eckō Unltd.
  • Dick Estelle (born 1942), pitcher for the San Francisco Giants in 1964 and 1965.
  • Damian Hahn, wrestler who was a three-time New Jersey state champion, three-time All-American at Minnesota and two-time NCAA Champion.
  • Virginia E. Haines (born 1946, class of 1964), politician who serves on the Ocean County Board of chosen freeholders and had served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 to 1994 and as Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery from 1994 to 2002.
  • Rubby Sherr (1913-2013), Princeton University physicist who participated in Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  • Chris Smith (born 1987), basketball player for Hapoel Galil Elyon of the Israeli Liga Leumit.
  • J. R. Smith (born 1985), National Basketball Association player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • References

    Lakewood High School (New Jersey) Wikipedia

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