Delran High School

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

Delran High School
Delran High School is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Delran High School
Delran High School
Delran High School is located in New Jersey
Delran High School
Delran High School
Delran High School is located in the United States
Delran High School
Delran High School
52 Hartford Road
Delran, NJ 08075

United States
Coordinates40°00′50″N 74°56′34″W / 40.0139°N 74.9427°W / 40.0139; -74.9427Coordinates: 40°00′50″N 74°56′34″W / 40.0139°N 74.9427°W / 40.0139; -74.9427
TypePublic high school
School districtDelran Township School District
PrincipalDaniel S. Finkle [1]
Faculty69.0 FTEs[2]
Enrollment887 (as of 2015-16)[2]
Student to teacher ratio12.9:1[2]
Color(s)     Brown and
Athletics conferenceBurlington County Scholastic League (Patriot Division)
Team nameBears[3]


As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 887 students and 69.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1. There were 150 students (16.9% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 49 (5.5% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]

As of the 2011–12 school year, Delran High School was 77% White, 11% Black, 6% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 2% two or more races, 0.1% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 0% Hawaii Native/Pacific Islander.[4]

Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit

The school was the 169th-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.[5] The school had been ranked 230th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 179th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[6] The magazine ranked the school 155th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[7] The school was ranked 112th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[8]


The Delran High School Bears[3] compete in the Patriot Division of the Burlington County Scholastic League (BCSL) sports association, which operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and consists of public and non-public high schools covering Burlington County, Camden County, Mercer County and Ocean County in Central Jersey.[9] With 682 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as Central Jersey, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 498 to 750 students in that grade range.[10] The school's mascot is the bear and school colors are brown and gold.[3] The football team competes in the Liberty Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference[11] and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group II for football for 2017-18.[12]

The football team won the South Jersey Group II state sectional championship in 1987, 1989, 1990 and 1992.[13]

The Delran High School boys' soccer team has won the NJSIAA Group II championship in 1983 (defeating Millburn High School in the tournament final), 1986 (as co-champion with Millburn), 1988 (as co-champion with Chatham High School), 2003 (as co-champion with Kearny High School), 2004 (vs. Harrison High School), 2008 (as co-champion with Cliffside Park High School), 2009 (as co-champion with Cliffside Park) and 2013 (vs. Newton High School); the program's eight group championships is the tenth-most among high schools in the state.[14] They were co-champs in the 2003 Group I state championship after a 1–1 tie with Harrison High School.[15] The team moved on to win the 2004 Group II state championship with a shootout win vs. Cinnaminson High School in the semifinals and a 2–1 victory against Harrison High School in the tournament final.[16] In 2005, they lost the sectional finals with a 2–1 loss to Haddonfield Memorial High School.[17] In 2007 The team also made it to the sectional finals with a 4–1 loss to Cinnaminson High School. 2007 was their last year in the South Jersey Group II Sectionals. Now the team is currently playing in the Central Jersey Group II. They won the 2008 Central Jersey Group II sectional with a 3–1 win over Shore Regional High School.[18] Then they moved on to play Middle Township High School in the state semis and won 4–2. They drew 2–2 in the state finals to Cliffside Park High School. They recently won the 2009 Central Jersey Group II with a 2–1 over-time victory in the quarter-finals over school rival Cinnaminson High School. In the finals they defeated Raritan High School in penalty-kicks after drawing 0–0 at the normal time. Then they played West Deptford High School and pulled a 1–0 victory over the South Jersey Group II champions in the state semi-finals. In the state finals they had a re-match with Cliffside Park High School, the team they tied in the state-finals the previous year, and ended up beating them, 2-0.[19] By winning the Group II state championships they finished their 2009 season with a 21-2-1 record and were ranked 5th in the state, 2nd in South Jersey and 1st in Group II by The Star-Ledger.[20] In 2013, the team defeated Newton High School in the tournament final by a score of 3-2 in overtime to win the Group II title.[21]

The Delran wrestling team took 3rd in the Group II state championships in 1986 and 1992.[22] Coach Dennis Smith retired in 2013 with a career coaching record of 605-196-5, making him the winningest coach in South Jersey history.[23]

In 1990 and 1991, the Delran swimming team won back-to-back State Group II titles.[24] All-American and Olympic qualifier[25] Jason Rosenbaum held the fastest state 100m freestyle time from 1991 until 2014.[26][27]

The Varsity Tier II Delran Ice Hockey Club represents the school in the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League.[28]

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ Administration, Delran High School. Accessed September 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d School data for Delran High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Delran High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 22, 2016.
  4. ^ Delran High School in DELRAN, NJ Student Body, U.S. News & World Report. Accessed February 8, 2015.
  5. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed September 4, 2012.
  7. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 14, 2011.
  8. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  9. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017 Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  10. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  11. ^ Divisions, West Jersey Football League. Accessed September 25, 2017.
  12. ^ NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2017-2018 Archived 2017-09-26 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, finalized August 2, 2017. Accessed September 25, 2017.
  13. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 9, 2015.
  14. ^ History of NJSIAA Boys Soccer Archived 2017-07-31 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 28, 2017.
  15. ^ 2004 Boys Soccer – Central, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2007.
  16. ^ 2004 Boys Soccer – Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2007.
  17. ^ 2005 Boys Soccer – South, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2007.
  18. ^ 2008 Boys Soccer – Public Finals
  19. ^ 2009 Boys State Tournament – Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 20, 2010.
  20. ^ NJ BOYS SOCCER 2009: State, group and area rankings, The Star-Ledger, December 12, 2009. Accessed September 28, 2017.
  21. ^ Bernstein, Jason. "Boys soccer: Delran beats Newton, 3-2 in overtime, to win Group 2 crown", The Star-Ledger, November 24, 2013. Accessed September 28, 2017. "Samuel Santos' shot was stopped by goalkeeper Tanner Euston, but Denny was able to pounce on the rebound in front of the net and score the game-winning goal 1:35 into overtime to give Delran a 3-2 victory over Newton, No. 19 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, in the NJSIAA/Sports Authority Group 2 final yesterday at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. For Delran (19-6-1), it is the eighth state title in the program's history and first since 2009."
  22. ^ NJSIAA State Sectional Champions, New Jersey Wrestling. Accessed November 4, 2017.
  23. ^ Fortenbaugh, Rick. "HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING: Delran's Smith stepping down as winningest coach in SJ history", The Trentonian, April 29, 2013. Accessed November 4, 2017. "He is the winningest coach in South Jersey history with a record of 605-196-5. Under Smith's guidance, Delran won a whopping 25 league championships and 10 district titles.
  24. ^ History of NJSIAA Team Swimming Archived 2017-11-07 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 4, 2017.
  25. ^ Connecticut Swimming USA Olympians
  26. ^ "Six HS State Records Taken down at New Jersey Meet of Champions", Swimming World, March 8, 2014. Accessed November 4, 2017. "Zach Molloy, a senior at Toms River North, was responsible for setting two of the marks. His 44.59 in the 100 free took down Jason Rosenbaum's 1991 time of 45.76, and his 1:37.61 bettered Bobby Savulich's 2005 mark of 1:38.30."
  27. ^ Meet the 2014 All-Shore Boys Swimming Team, USA Today High School Sports, March 22, 2014. Accessed November 4, 2017. "Molloy sped to a win in the 100 in 44.59, besting the 1991 record of 45.76, set by Delran's Jason Rosenbaum."
  28. ^ Varsity Tier II Teams Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League. Accessed July 26, 2012.
  29. ^ Staff. "Eagles' Johnson anxiously awaits return to lineup against Browns", Courier Post, July 29, 2000. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Local look Bill Duff, a graduate of Delran High School, is listed as the third- team right defensive tackle for the Browns behind starter Stalin Colinet."
  30. ^ Franko, Kyle. "Delran's Tricia Fabbri has built basketball winner at Quinnipiac", The Trentonian, February 21, 2016. Accessed November 28, 2017. "Tricia Fabbri wasn't sure she made the right decision. In fact, the Delran native thought she might have made a giant mistake when she became the women's basketball coach at Quinnipiac University in 1995.... The 1987 Delran High School graduate has created a solid program that is having its most successful year ever."
  31. ^ Nate Hemsley, Accessed May 22, 2016.
  32. ^ Carchidi, Sam. "Hemsley's Debut At Vet Delayed The Pride Of Delran High, Now A Dallas Cowboy, Is Out With A Broken Leg.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 1, 1998. Accessed May 22, 2016. "Growing up in Delran, Nate Hemsley was a devoted Eagles follower who idolized Wes Hopkins, Byron Evans, Reggie White, and the rest of the NFL club's multitalented defense.... For good reason. Hemsley, the pride of Delran High, is a member of the Dallas Cowboys."
  33. ^ Alex Lewis, Accessed May 22, 2016.
  34. ^ Offord, Jeff. "Delran's Lewis living NFL dream with Lions", Burlington County Times, September 26, 2004. Accessed May 22, 2016.
  35. ^ via Associated Press. "Parade to honor Delran soccer hero Carli Lloyd on Labor Day", The Star-Ledger, August 24, 2008. Accessed January 29, 2011. "The 2000 graduate of Delran High School scored the only goal in the U.S. women's team's 1–0 victory over Brazil in the gold medal match."
  36. ^ Borzi, Pat. "Delran's Lowber learns NFL ways A college standout, he's new to football. The Vikes see a gem.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 13, 2007. Accessed May 22, 2016. "The intermittent rain had stopped one Wednesday morning last month when Delran High product Todd Lowber, the rawest Minnesota Vikings rookie wide receiver, lined up against third-year cornerback Ronyell Whitaker in a one-on-one drill.... Before that, Lowber couldn't precisely remember the last time he caught a football. Middle school, he thought, probably at the apartment complex where his family lived in Delran."
  37. ^ Ralph, Matthew. "Union U19 leading scorer commits to Penn State Jeremy Rafanello previously verbally committed to Drexel", Brotherly Game, February 7, 2018. "Delran, N.J. native Jeremy Rafanello announced on National Signing Day Wednesday that he will play college soccer at Penn State University this fall.... He played a season of high school soccer with South Jersey power Delran High School leaving the program to play full-time in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy."
  38. ^ "QB Sacca shopping for his new school", The Record (Bergen County), December 13, 1993. Accessed January 1, 2019. "But when John Sacca's relationship with Penn State coach Joe Paterno went sour, Sacca said goodbye. Three months later, the former Delran High School star, who was courted by several big-name universities five years ago before choosing Penn State, is knocking on the doors of Division I-AA colleges, looking for a team."
  39. ^ Staff. "SACCA: MOST UNHAPPY FELLA AT HAPPY VALLEY", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 13, 1989. Accessed January 29, 2011.
  40. ^ Boyce, David. "Pair of Wizards honored: Vermes, Meola win MLS awards", The Kansas City Star, October 11, 2000. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Their relationship goes back 17 years ago when Vermes' Delran High School played against Meola's powerful Kearny High School..."

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