Dwight Morrow High School & Academies at Englewood
Dwight Morrow High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Englewood, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Englewood Public School District. The school also serves students from Englewood Cliffs, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school has been accredited since 1928 by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Dwight Morrow high school shares its campus with the Academies at Englewood.
|Dwight Morrow High School|
274 Knickerbocker Road
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Englewood Public School District|
|NCES School ID||3404740|
|Enrollment||1,063 (as of 2018–19)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.7:1|
|Color(s)|| Maroon and|
|Athletics conference||Big North Conference|
|Team name||Maroon Raiders|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
As of the 2018–19 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,063 students and 83.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1. There were 475 students (44.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 85 (8.0% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
The Academies at Englewood also known as AE or (the Academies) is a four-year comprehensive magnet public high school program started by Dr. John Grieco (founder of the Bergen County Academies) serving students in the ninth to twelfth grades in Bergen County. The school was initially created in an effort to diversify the Dwight Morrow High School campus by attracting elite students outside the Englewood community to an academically-challenging, high-performing school, and the program was modeled after his Bergen County Academies. The school was additionally created to raise the standard of public education in Bergen County, and is now part of the Englewood Public Schools District (formerly part of the Bergen County Technical Schools District). Dr. John Grieco also served as the district superintendent during the school's inaugural years.
The Academies at Englewood include five professional and academic divisions and is a tuition-free public magnet high school located in Englewood, New Jersey that serves students in the ninth through twelfth grades from Bergen County, New Jersey. The school was established in 2002 with four academies: Finance, Information Systems, Law and Public Safety, and Pre-Engineering. A fifth academy, Biomedicine, was added in 2004. The school graduated its first class in 2006, with a graduating class of 91 at the time. In May 2004, the Academies @ Englewood was designated one of the highest-performing high schools in Bergen County by the International Center for Leadership in Education and the New York Times. The Academies continues to excel in academics, research, and innovation in the fields of science and technology, as well as the humanities.
Located on a 37-acre (15 ha) park-like campus and constructed at a cost of $750,000 from a design by architect Lawrence C. Licht, the school was opened to students in January 1933 with a capacity of 1,200 students, helping to ease overcrowding at the existing high school and junior high facilities.
The school is named after Dwight Morrow, a businessman, politician, and diplomat who lived in the city; Morrow was also the father-in-law of aviator Charles Lindbergh. The school shares its campus with the Academies@Englewood and Janis E. Dismus Middle School. Dwight Morrow and the Academies at Englewood are located east of Miller's Pond and share the same administration. Janis E. Dismus Middle School, formerly Englewood Middle School, is located south of Miller's Pond and operates independently.
During the 1980s, changes in local demographics drastically altered the school's ethnic body resulting in an African American majority. The nearby district of Englewood Cliffs attempted to end its sending receiving relationship with Englewood due to the poor performance of the school. This led to a bitter court battle between Englewood and Englewood Cliffs beginning in 1985, a move characterized by Englewood as racist. By 1992, the school was 97% African American and Hispanic. "There were more violent incidents reported at DMHS (Dwight Morrow High School) than any other school in Bergen County in the 1991–92 school year, and test scores remained painfully low."  Court battles continued, in an attempt to desegregate the high school.
According to Assemblyman John E. Rooney, "white students from Englewood Cliffs, the district trying to end its obligation to send its students to Dwight Morrow, feared for their safety at the heavily minority institution." Most Englewood Cliffs parents have chosen private school over Dwight Morrow High School.
In Fall 2002, a new magnet program was opened up in an attempt to attract non- African American students back to the school. The opening of the new academy led to more discrimination from the viewpoint of Englewood's African American community. The academy was given a portion of the campus to operate on, and the regular high school, Dwight Morrow, continued to operate on the remainder of the campus. The academy has a diverse population and is kept separate from Dwight Morrow while occupying the same campus. This has created two distinct schools on one campus. Dwight Morrow has recently had protests, overcrowded classrooms and an inferior education.
- "The books are old and the classes are overcrowded,' said..., a junior. "In my history class at least five students have to stand up each day.".
The academy has highly qualified teachers as well as better resources.
- "Academies@Englewood; longer school day, rigorous and engaging core academic curriculum, technology, upgraded classroom materials and equipment not available to Dwight Morrow students, climate reflecting high expectations, inviting classrooms. Students are spirited and proud of their school and opportunities."
Many residents of Englewood feel that the City of Englewood has worked against the progress of the high school by opening up the Academies. About 50% of the students are from Englewood. Englewood's African American community feels the city and the board of education has put its minority residents second with this move.
- "For the past three years they've been feeling like second-class citizens in their own town, sharing a campus with another high school touted as academically superior, and getting no respect...The message to kids and parents at that 97 percent African-American and Hispanic high school is that for so-called integration to happen on the campus, you must swallow the bitter pill that tastes like apartheid."
Dwight Morrow High School has two buildings. One building is called the North building and was the original structure of the school. Later on the Academies at Englewood, also known as the South building, was added to the campus in 2001. The High School's North building was built using Gothic architecture. The North building features a 100-foot (30 m) tower.
Millers Pond on the campus coupled with the Janis E. Dismus Middle School on the grounds lends a collegiate atmosphere to the school.
Academies at EnglewoodEdit
Admission to the Academies at Englewood is highly selective, as the process includes a review of middle school transcripts, standardized test scores, an entrance test, letters of recommendation, and an interview with a panel of faculty. As of 2019, an average of 160 students are accepted to the Academies each year. The challenging entrance criteria make it a competitive admissions process. Students apply to the Academies during the fall of their eighth grade year, and are notified of acceptance by mid-January.
The school offers over fifteen AP courses, including AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP US History, AP World History, AP World Literature, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP French Language and Culture, AP Mandarin Language and Culture, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Government and Politics, AP Anatomy & Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Computer Science Principles with Swift, and more. Along with their major (BioMedicine, Computer Science, Pre-Engineering, Law & Justice, Business & Finance), Academy students are required to take four years of mathematics, science, history, English literature, foreign language, and physical education.
The five academies are considered and recognized by the US Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education as separate schools under the parent, secondary-educational magnet school program known as the Academies at Englewood.
Students in the BioMedicine Academy take a four-year comprehensive pre-collegiate course on the fundamentals of medical and clinical research. BioMedicine course offerings include Pharmacology, Medical Law and Ethics, Fundamentals of BioMedicine, Introduction to BioTechnology, Experimental Design, Medical Terminology, Laboratory Skills, and more.
Law & Public Safety AcademyEdit
The Law and Public Safety Academy is a four-year pre-collegiate course that gauges its focus on helping students gain substantive knowledge about the legal system, and practical skills like problem-solving, public speaking and writing that can be transferred to other disciplines. Course offerings include US Government and Politics, Understanding and Interpreting the Constitution, Fundamentals of Law, Fields in Law, Public Safety, Constitutional Rights, and more. 
Information Systems AcademyEdit
The Information Systems Academy, also known as the Academy for Computer Science, is a four-year comprehensive pre-collegiate course in which students understand the fundamentals of computer science, logistics, programming, hacking, cybersecurity, networking, and IT essentials.
Academy for Business & FinanceEdit
The Academy for Business and Finance is a comprehensive four-year pre-collegiate course which offers Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship, Financial Accounting, Business Marketing, International Business, Economics, and World Economy.
The Pre-Engineering Academy is a comprehensive four-year pre-collegiate course in which students understand and study the concepts of engineering in the following subjects: Introduction to Engineering Design, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Principles of Engineering, Robotics, Physics, and Engineering Design and Development.
The Academy staffing is based upon achievements and expertise from business and academia with 9% holding a Doctoral Degree (PhD), 7% holding a Master's Degree and 21% holding a Bachelor's Degree. There is approximately a ten-to-one (10/1) student/teacher ratio on the high school campus. During its inception, Dr. John Grieco ensured that each teacher had at least a Master's Degree. Now, that regulation has evolved into stricter criteria when hiring faculty, resulting in the staffing of several professors with Ph.D's and other higher professional collegiate degrees to give students an "exceptional education in the arts and sciences."
The Academies continue to receive funding from the New Jersey Department of Education for persistence in academic excellence.
Clubs at the Academies at Englewood include:
Mock Trial, Model United Nations (MUN), Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA), Student Council, Junior States of America, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), DECA - Business Administration and Finance, BioOlympiad Team, Red Cross, National Honors Society, Science National Honors Society, Mathematics National Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, French National Honors Society, Mandarin/Chinese National Honors Society, History National Honors Society, English National Honors Society, Technology Students of America (TSA), YSAP, Dr. John Grieco Scholarship Fund, Diversity Club, Interact Club, Asian Young Life, Greek Young Life, Prosthetics for Change, Maroon Tribune, Spanish Club, Free Tibet Club, Math Team, Robotics, Ensemble, Choir/Chorus, Play, Concert Band, Orchestra, Acapella,
Ninety-nine percent (99%) of graduating seniors progress to a college education, many to some of the nation's most prestigious institutions. Seniors participate in a year-long internship as part of the Senior Experience. Most students are suggested internships at affiliated corporations related to their majors, such as at the many internship opportunities provided at Cisco for a student in Information Systems Academy. Additionally, students can gain both research and experience by taking an internship at the local reputed Englewood Hospital. The Senior Experience Program partners 12th graders in mentor internships one day per week for the full high school year. Students report to corporations and post-secondary institutions in pursuit of authentic, experiential learning every Thursday. This program is endorsed by the New Jersey State Department of Education. A sample of mentor partnerships that typically hosts seniors includes: Columbia University Genome Project-NYC, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia (Celiac Disease)-NYC, Clifford Dias P.E.P.C.-NYC, Donna Karan-NYC, NJ Motion Picture & Television, Smith Barney-NYC, Bergen County Sheriff's Dept-NJ, United Nations Development Programme-NYC, Englewood Medical Center (Medical Rotation, Nursing, Behavioral Health)-NJ, Hackensack University Medical Center (Pharmacy, Virology Research)-NJ, District 37 Legislative Office (Political Science)-NJ, Major League Gaming (Technology)-NYC, and The Humane Society of NY (Veterinary Medicine).
Dilly Gillespie AuditoriumEdit
Named in honor of Dilly Gillespie, a renowned jazz musician from Englewood, the Academies@Englewood auditorium seats over 1300 people, and hosts many DMAE events, such as Diversity Day, award ceremonies, assemblies, ensembles and choir recitals, concerts by the DMAE music department, induction ceremonies, open houses, and other school-related events.
The DMAE Library, located in the North Building, is home to thousands of works of literature, prep books, novels, and playwrights. The library houses a technology workspace with computers and printers, as well as two conference rooms available for booking by students.
The BioMedicine Laboratory, located on the third floor of the South Building, is the biggest of the laboratories in the Academies. The Lab is mainly used for biomedical research and education, but can be borrowed by students in other academies. With the latest medical and clinical research equipment, the lab is a space for medical students to pursue their passions in research and scientific investigation in experimental related procedures.
The Finance Terminal is a uniquely designed facility home to the Business and Finance course in which students analyze, study, and research the current international market.
The Engineering Studio is located in the basement of the South Building and is the workshop for experimental design and development.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hall/Common AreaEdit
The Commons Area, named after famous activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is the area of smaller assemblies, guidance counselor offices, free workspaces, and college brochures and news. Students are encouraged to stop by the Commons Area to check out the latest college application news, attend career and college fairs, or take with them the many SAT, ACT, and other subject practice tests offered.
The Dwight Morrow High School Maroon Raiders compete in the Big North Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 826 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North I, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 786 to 1,074 students in that grade range. The school had previously participated in the BCSL American athletic conference of the Bergen County Scholastic League.
The track team won the Group III indoor relay championships in 1970 and 1971.
The boys' basketball team won the 2008 North I, Group II state sectional title, defeating Pascack Hills High School 72–65 in the tournament final. The win marked the team's first sectional title since 2005, ending a two-year run by Pascack Hills.
Benjamin Suro is the school's principal.
- Bernard Belle (born 1964), Grammy Award-winning writer.
- Regina Belle (born 1963, class of 1981), Grammy Award-winning singer., class of 1981
- Darnell Carter (born 1988, class of 2006), Arena Football League linebacker.
- Wayne A. Cauthen (born 1955, class of 1974), City Manager of Kansas City, Missouri.
- David X. Cohen (born 1966, class of 1984), executive producer and head writer of Futurama.
- Peter Coyote (born 1941, class of 1960), actor, Grammy winner, author of Sleeping Where I Fall, history of the radical anarchist left during the 1960s in California.
- David Feldman, comedy writer.
- Bruce Harper (born 1955, class of 1973), former NFL Player New York Jets.
- Chris Hewitt (born 1974), former NFL defensive back who played for the New Orleans Saints.
- Doug Howard (born 1956), musician.
- Ernie Isley (born 1952, class of 1970), lead guitarist for the Isley Brothers.
- Marvin Isley (born 1953, class of 1972), bass guitarist for the Isley Brothers.
- Janet Jacobs (1928-2017), shortstop and center fielder who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
- Roberta S. Jacobson (born 1960, née Steinfeld), U.S. diplomat who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico since June 2016.
- Jimmie Jones (born 1947), former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New York Jets and the Washington Redskins.
- Jon Leibowitz (born 1958, class of 1976), chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
- Robert Levithan (born 1951, class of 1969), writer and HIV/AIDS activist
- Richard Lewis (born 1947, class of 1965), comedian and actor who has appeared as a regular on Curb Your Enthusiasm.
- Christina McHale (born 1992), professional tennis player.
- Rick Overton (born 1954, class of 1972), comedian and actor.
- Sarah Jessica Parker (born 1965), actress.
- Freddie Perren (1943–2004, class of 1961), songwriter and record producer.
- Clarke Peters (born 1952, class of 1970), actor (Det. Lester Freamon) from the HBO series The Wire was born Peter Clark.
- Keith Reddin (born 1956, class of 1974), playwright and actor.
- Tracey Ross (born 1959 as Linda Tracey Ross, class of 1977 ), actress, Ryan's Hope (1985–1987) and Passions (1999–2008).
- Owen Renfroe (born 1968, class of 1986), director, General Hospital (2001–present).
- Richie Scheinblum (born 1942), MLB All-Star outfielder.
- Wally Schirra (1923–2007, class of 1940) NASA astronaut.
- Sister Souljah (born 1964), activist and writer.
- Slam Stewart (1914-1987), upright bass player for Charlie Parker, Art Tatum and Slim Gillard.
- Lou Tepe (born 1930, class of 1948), offensive lineman who played for three seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Tony Tolbert (born 1967), former NFL Player Dallas Cowboys.
- David Townsend (1954–2005, class of 1972), musician who played guitar with The Isley Brothers and formed Surface with bassist David Conley in 1983.
- Joey Travolta (born 1950, class of 1969), actor.
- John Travolta (born 1954), actor.
- Austin Volk (1919–2010, class of 1937), former Mayor of Englewood and two-term member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Gregor Weiss (born 1941), artistic gymnast who represented the United States at the 1964 Summer Olympics, placing 7th in the team event
- Sherman White (1928–2011, class of 1947), college basketball player who was indicted in the New York City Colleges Point Shaving Scandal of 1951.
- Bill Willoughby (born 1957, class of 1975), former NBA Player who, along with Darryl Dawkins, were the first high school players drafted by the NBA.
- John Winkin (1919-2014), baseball coach at Dwight Morrow, scout, broadcaster, journalist and collegiate athletics administrator who led the University of Maine Black Bears baseball team to six College World Series berths in an 11-year span.
- John T. Wright, First African American Councilman elected in Bergen County, in November 1952.
- Tom Wright (born 1952, class of 1970), actor (Weekend at Bernie's II, The Brother from Another Planet).
- Elias Zurita (born 1964), retired soccer forward who played professionally in the Major Indoor Soccer League.
- Andrew Zwicker (born 1964, class of 1982), physicist, science educator and member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- The High School's North building is featured as outside scenery for the show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
- Dwight Morrow High School was used in the filming of the Sidney Lumet film Running on Empty starring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch and Christine Lahti.
- Dwight Morrow was featured in the film Gracie.
- The gymnasium at Dwight Morrow was featured in a deleted scene in the movie Swimfan.
- The school's auditorium is named after famed jazz musician and long-time Englewood resident, Dizzy Gillespie.
- School data for Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
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- Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 6, 2016. "Dwight Morrow High School is a community of learners and teachers consisting of approximately 1055 students and 125 faculty members. Our school serves Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, and our campus is the home of the largest Interdistrict Public School Choice program in New Jersey, the Academies@Englewood."
- "Reasons for Hope in Englewood, New York Times, 1"
- "Reasons for Hope in Englewood, New York Times, 2"
- "AE school profile"
- "NJPATCH Top Ranking (Among The Best)"
- Staff. "School Dedicated to Morrow Ready; $750,000 Englewood Building Will Open This Month in a 37-Acre Park. Will Accommodate 1,200 Students; Provided $1,300 Fund to Decorate Halls for Study of English and Latin.", The New York Times, January 1, 1933. Accessed December 22, 2016. "The new $750,000 Dwight Morrow High School here, named in memory of the late United States Senator from New Jersey, who with Mrs. Morrow established his home in Englewood, will be opened to classes in January."
- Tergeson, Anne E. "School denies it's a hotbed of danger", The Record, October 22, 1993, sec. B, p. 1.
- Crouse, Douglass. "Englewood School Turns Heads -- Academy Concept May Stop Decline"[dead link], The Record, February 25, 2002. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- "Englewood students stage walkout over chaotic conditions"[permanent dead link], The Record, September 23, 2005
- Aaron, Lawrence. "Students still feel slighted at Dwight Morrow", The Record, September 30, 2005. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- "Selection Process"
- "Academies Road Map"
- "NJ Dpt. of Education, School Report"
- "The BioMedicine Academy"
- "Law Public Safety Academy"
- " The Information Systems Academy"
- "Business Academy"
- "Engineering Academy"
- "NJ Dpt. of Edu. School Report, Faculty Experience"
- "NJ Dpt. of Edu. School Report"
- "Senior Internhip Report"
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- New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association League Memberships – 2009-2010, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 24, 2011. Accessed November 25, 2014.
- History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 7, 2015.
- 2008 Boys Basketball – North I, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 9, 2008.
- Stapleton, Art. "Stapleton: Englewood rallies for title" Archived 2008-04-09 at the Wayback Machine, The Record, March 4, 2008. Accessed March 9, 2008. "The Maroon Raiders (19–8), with their first sectional title since 2005 in their back pocket, now will travel to Vernon for Thursday's State Group 2 semifinal against Lincoln."
- 2019-2020 Administrators, Dwight Morrow High School. Accessed October 7, 2019.
- Spelling, Ian. "Playing the keys to success: Bernard Belle", (201) magazine, April 4, 2017. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Belle started playing in Reality, a band formed while he attended Englewood Junior High School. His sister, Regina – a Grammy Award-winning singer – joined the group. He continued to perform while at Dwight Morrow High School, and, in 1985, Regina paved the way for him to play in her new band, The Manhattans."
- Beckerman, Jim. "For Regina Belle, time for a special payback", The Record, October 31, 2004. Accessed June 17, 2016. "It was at Englewood's Mount Calvary Baptist Church, and then Paterson's Friendship Baptist Church (presided over by Belle's uncle, the Rev. Fred Belle), that Regina Belle began attracting attention with her vocal abilities. She sang her first solo in church at age 8; by the time she graduated from Dwight Morrow High School at age 17, she was the church's star singer."
- Darnell Carter, Virginia Cavaliers football. Accessed June 17, 2016. "Hometown: Englewood, N.J.; High School: Dwight Morrow"
- Rohan, Virginia. "Blast Forward", The Record (North Jersey), March 26, 1999. "After graduating from Englewood's Dwight Morrow High School, he headed off to Harvard..."
- Hu, Winnie. "Forced to Pick a Major in High School", The New York Times, August 16, 2007. Accessed August 27, 2018. "But starting this fall, freshmen at Dwight Morrow High School here in Bergen County must declare a major that will determine what electives they take for four years and be noted on their diplomas.... The comedians David Feldman and Rick Overton, alumni of the high school, are scheduled to conduct a comedy writing workshop in October."
- "Dwight Morrow to hold fundraiser", The Record (North Jersey), June 20, 2007. Accessed November 19, 2007. "The celebration will feature alumni acts including musician Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers, actor Clarke Peters, and comedians Rick Overton, David Feldman and Michael Dermansky. Comedian Richard Lewis will appear on video."
- Rondinaro, Gene. "Picturesque, Affluent West of Palisades", The New York Times, November 3, 1996. Accessed July 9, 2007. "A former football standout at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, Mr. Harper was interested in finding a small, diverse community to live and raise a family in away from the media hype of New York's sports world."
- Leggate, Jim. "Englewood Native Chris Hewitt Headed to Super Bowl as Ravens Coach; Chris Hewitt is the Baltimore Ravens' assistant special teams coach.", Englewood Patch, February 1, 2013. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Englewood native Chris Hewitt is headed to the Super Bowl as an assistant special teams coach for the Baltimore Ravens, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. Hewitt, a Dwight Morrow graduate, spent three years as a defensive back for the New Orleans Saints before coaching at Notre Dame and Rutgers."
- "Ex-Rocker turns 'He-Man" in Live Fantasy Show"], The Star-Ledger, February 11, 1987. "....Howard grew up in Englewood and attended Dwight Morrow High School, though he regrets not graduating."
- Mansour, Josh. "Happy Birthday To Englewood's Doug Howard", Englewood Daily Voice, May 3, 2016. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Happy birthday to Englewood native and noted musician Doug Howard.... Howard attended Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, at which time he was introduced to Ernie Isley of the famed music group The Isley Brothers, who gave him his first bass lessons."
- Wilner, Paul. "Isley Brothers: A Family Affair", The New York Times, March 13, 1977. Accessed August 27, 2018. "While their older brothers toured America, the younger Isley boys enrolled successively in Englewood Junior High and Dwight Morrow High School. 'We always had lots of instruments lying around the house—Stratocaster Fenders and jazz instruments—so naturally we were interested and decided to learn how to play,' Ernie Isley said."
- Laing, Dave. "Marvin Isley obituary: Bassist for the Isley Brothers, he co-wrote many hits including Harvest for the World", The Guardian, June 9, 2010. Accessed June 12, 2011. "The family moved to New York, where he graduated from Dwight Morrow high school in Englewood, New Jersey, in 1972."
- Hertzel, Bob. "Janet Murk a true pioneer for women's athletics", Clarksburg Exponent Telegram, July 9, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2020. "Janet Murk, in the 1940s, had actually played for the Dwight Morrow High School boys baseball team … briefly. She played four, maybe five games, before she was called into the principal’s office. 'They called me into the principal’s office and said it wasn’t the proper way for a young lady to conduct herself, playing ball,' she said on the phone from the assisted living facility in which she now resides."
- Jackson, Herb. "Jackson: 'Jersey girl' stuck in limbo for Mexico ambassador post", The Record (North Jersey), December 7, 2015. Accessed December 7, 2015. "Jacobson, the former Roberta Steinfeld, grew up in Englewood Cliffs and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School."
- Goldaper, Sam. "Jones, Jets' 220-Pound Rookie, Getting Gastronomical Build-Up; Defensive End Has Gained Yardage at Dinner Table but Still Is Too Light", The New York Times, September 3, 1969. Accessed August 27, 2018. "When the New York Jet players line up in the Hofstra University dining room, the waiters give a larger helping of food to Jimmie Jones than to most of the other players.... The same applies when the 22-year-old Jones is fed at his home in Englewood, N. J.... The 6-foot-4-inch Jones was an all-state end at Dwight Morrow High School before becoming one of the outstanding defensive players at Wichita State."
- Diduch, Mary. "FTC chairman returns home to Bergen", The Record (North Jersey), June 20, 2012. Accessed June 21, 2012. "When Jon Leibowitz was growing up in Englewood, his friends and classmates at Dwight Morrow High School knew him as smart kid who didn't flaunt his intelligence, and who was friends with everyone. Few could have imagined he would end up running the Federal Trade Commission, a powerful federal agency with more than 1,000 employees."
- Levithan, Robert. "MLK, Selma, Marriage Equality, You and Me", Huffington Post, January 20, 2015. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Dr. Martin Luther King was only 39 when he was murdered in 1968. I remember that day clearly. I was a Junior at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey and I was amongst about ten students who were summoned to the vice principal’s office to discuss how to ‘not have an eruption of violence’ in our school."
- Condran, Ed. "Richard Lewis: All Grown Up; Veteran comedian Richard Lewis insists he wasn't raised in New Jersey, he was, 'lowered in New Jersey.'", New Jersey Monthly, October 20, 2015. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Richard Lewis came of age in Englewood, but the veteran comic insists he wasn’t raised in New Jersey. Rather, he quips, 'I was lowered in New Jersey.' Still, the 68-year-old actor/comedian, a 1965 graduate of Dwight Morrow High School, has a soft spot for the town of his youth."
- Klein, Alvin. "Actress, 18, Has Some Regrets", The New York Times, October 30, 1983. Accessed December 27, 2007. "Before attending Hollywood High School, she was a student at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood."
- Staff. "Freddie Perren", Contemporary Black Biography:Profiles from the International Black Community, p. 122. Gale (publisher), 2007. ISBN 0-7876-7932-1. Accessed August 27, 2018. "At Dwight Morrow High School, Perren was a member of the marching band, the orchestra, and sang in the chorus."
- Apter, Kelly. "The Wire's Clarke Peters in Fringe run of Five Guys Named Moe", The List (magazine), August 3, 2010. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Clarke Peters CV... 1970: Graduates from Dwight Morrow High School in New Jersey."
- Chriastiansen, Richard. "Red-Hot Reddin Actor-Author Reaching For 'Highest Standard'", Chicago Tribune, September 14, 1986. Accessed June 12, 2011. "The new comedy, in fact, had its origins in Reddin's own experience in Russia, when he visited Moscow shortly after his graduation from Dwight Morrow High School ('John Travolta's alma mater') in Englewood, N.J., in 1973."
- Horvitz, Peter S.; and Horvitz, Joachim. "The Big Book of Jewish Baseball: An Illustrated Encyclopedia & Anecdotal History", p. 165. SP Books, 2001. ISBN 1-56171-973-0. Accessed January 22, 2011.
- Staff. "High-Flying Sportsman; Walter Marty Schirra Jr.", The New York Times, October 4, 1962. Accessed June 12, 2011. "He attended public schools in Oradell and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood in 1940."
- Wells, Amy Stuart. Both sides now: the story of school desegregation's graduates, p. 56. University of California Press, 2009. ISBN 0-520-25677-8. "In fact, Dwight Morrow's 'artsy' reputation was buttressed by its many famous alums, including John Travolta, Sister Souljah, and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few."
- Stewart, Slam (Leroy Elliot) Archived 2012-08-31 at the Wayback Machine, Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians. Accessed February 4, 2013. "Leroy Elliot Slam Stewart was born on September 21st, 1914 in Englewood, New Jersey. Stewart started his musical journey at age six playing the violin. Claiming he didn't care for the timbre of the violin, Stewart switched to the string bass while attending Dwight Morrow High School."
- Moss, Irv. "Education continues to stoke former Steeler", The Denver Post, January 22, 2008. Accessed January 1, 2015. "The experience took Tepe back to his roots in Englewood, N.J., and to a time when he needed the incentive of playing football to keep him in school.... Born: June 18, 1930, North Bergen, N.J. High school: Dwight Morrow, Englewood, N.J., 1946-48"
- "Tolbert Wins First Trip To Honolulu", The Record (North Jersey), December 13, 1996. Accessed July 4, 2008.
- [While in New York, his godfather said Jackson should contact his nephew David Townsend who had been a guitarist with The Isley Brothers. The Isleys produced their band Sunrize with David and drummer / writer Everett Collins and long-time friend Tony Herbert (bass) from David's high school, Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, N.J."
- via United Press International. "Joey Travolta: you-know-who's brother", Eugene Register-Guard, June 7, 1979. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Joey's first appearance was on stage at Dwight Morrow (N.J.) high school, where his late mother directed school plays and musicals."
- Reeves, Michael. "Travolta recalls lonely high schooldays", The StarPhoenix, September 28, 1978. Accessed June 12, 2011. "As far as academics were concerned, John was not the best student at Dwight Morrow High School. He confesses that 'I was only an average student.'"
- "Summer Southampton resident Austin N. Volk dies at 91". Southampton News. September 22, 2010. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
- Modern Gymnast, November 1964. Accessed November 16, 2017. "Greg Weiss: Height , 5-6; Weight, 138; Age, 23; Ridgefield, New Jersey.... Attended high school at Dwight Morrow, Englewood, New Jersey."
- Goldstein, Richard. "Sherman White, Star Caught in a Scandal, Dies at 82", The New York Times, August 11, 2011. Accessed August 27, 2018. "Sherman White was born on Dec. 16, 1928, in Philadelphia but grew up in Englewood, N.J., where he starred for an unbeaten Dwight Morrow High School team in 1947."
- Attrino, Anthony G. "Former Nets player Bill Willoughby arrested after alleged fight with cops", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 4, 2016. Accessed June 17, 2016. "The 6-foot, 8-inch Willoughby was born in Englewood and graduated from Dwight Morrow High School."
- Levin, Jay. "John Winkin, Maine baseball coach who got his start in Englewood, dead at 94 ", The Record (North Jersey), July 22, 2014. Accessed July 23, 2014. "At the invitation of Englewood's schools superintendent, Mr. Winkin joined the faculty at his alma mater, Dwight Morrow High School. He taught history and coached baseball."
- Staff. "Georgia, Jersey Gets Negro 'Firsts' In Elections", Jet (magazine), November 20, 1952. Accessed June 17, 2016. "In Englewood, N. J., John T. Wright, owner of a taxi-cab company, was elected the city's first Negro councilman."
- Peters, Ida. "What's Happening: Backstage at Center Stage", Afro-American (newspaper), June 2, 1984. Accessed June 12, 2011. "Tom Wright has the role of Gerald. He's 31, six feet and weighs 170 pounds. He's the son of Harold and Winifred Wright of Englewood, N.J. He graduated from Dwight Morrow High School and West Chester State College."
- Leonard, Tim. "Soccer still giving to former Dwight Morrow star Elias Zurita", The Record (North Jersey), January 4, 2011, backed up by the Internet Archive as of January 7, 2011. Accessed August 27, 2018. "It all looked so familiar to Elias Zurita as he was watching television with his daughter, Bella, not long ago. The movie, called "Gracie," had a soccer theme, but it was the field that caught Zurita's eye. The two-time All-State selection for Dwight Morrow High School looked incredulously at the screen and swore he saw his old Englewood stomping grounds."
- Munoz, Daniel. "Englewood may have new speaker for graduation ceremony", The Record (North Jersey), June 9, 2016. Accessed June 17, 2016. "Zwicker is a Dwight Morrow High School Class of 1982 graduate."
- Gordon, William A. Shot on This Site: A Traveler's Guide to the Places and Locations Used to Film Famous Movies and TV Shows, p. 205. Citadel Press, 1995. ISBN 9780806516479. Accessed October 8, 2017. "In Running on Empty (1988), filmed in Tenafly and Englewood, River Phoenix attends the Dwight Morrow High School at 274 Knickerbocker Road, in Englewood."
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