Glen Ridge High School
Glen Ridge High School (GRHS) is a comprehensive six-year public middle school / high school serving students in seventh through twelfth grades in Glen Ridge Borough, New Jersey. The school is located in Essex County. It is the lone secondary school in the Glen Ridge Public Schools. GRHS is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education.
|Glen Ridge High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Color(s)|| Red and|
|Athletics conference||Super Essex Conference|
Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit
Glen Ridge High School was ranked 27th out of 339 schools statewide by New Jersey Monthly in 2014. New Jersey Monthly had ranked the school 12th out of 328 schools statewide in 2012 and fourth out of 322 schools statewide in 2010.
In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 836th in the nation among participating public high schools and 62nd among schools in New Jersey. The school was ranked 255th in the nation and 24th in New Jersey on the list of "America's Best High Schools 2012" prepared by The Daily Beast / Newsweek, with rankings based primarily on graduation rate, matriculation rate for college and number of Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate courses taken per student, with lesser factors based on average scores on the SAT / ACT, average AP/IB scores and the number of AP/IB courses available to students.
GRHS was ranked 37th in New Jersey and 1,193rd nationally by The Washington Post in 2011. The school was ranked 452nd in Newsweek's 2009 ranking of the top 1,500 high schools in the United States and was the 10th-ranked school in New Jersey, with 2.219 advanced placement (AP) tests taken in 2008 per graduating senior and 30% of all graduating seniors having passed at least one AP exam.
The Glen Ridge High School Ridgers compete in the Super Essex Conference, which consists of public and private high schools in Essex County and operates under the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 408 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 73 to 457 students in that grade range. Prior to the NJSIAA's 2010 realignment, the school had competed in the Colonial Hills Conference which included 18 public and parochial high schools covering Essex County, Morris County and Somerset County in west Central Jersey. The mascot is the Ridger (a two-headed zebra).
The football team won the NJSIAA North II Group I state sectional championships in 1977, 1980 and 1982.
The girls' soccer team won the Group I state championships in 2001 (defeating Pennsville High School in the tournament final), in 2012 vs. Shore Regional High School and was co-champion in 2013 with Shore Regional. The 2007 girls soccer team won the North II, Group I state sectional championship with a 3-1 win over second-seeded North Arlington High School in the tournament final.
The school participates in a joint ice hockey program in partnership with Verona High School as the host school / lead agency, under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The team competes in the NJIHL Central Conference (Essex Division). Each year the team hosts the Holiday Tournament at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange. The 2004-2005 season saw the team win its first conference championship.
Glen Ridge rape caseEdit
In 1989, a group of football players from the school were involved in the sexual assault of a developmentally disabled female student, with three of the athletes convicted of sexual assault in the case. Author Bernard Lefkowitz wrote about their crime in Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb, which was later produced as Our Guys, a 1999 made-for-television movie.
- Tom Cruise (born 1962 as Tom Cruise Mapother), actor and producer.
- Gary Cuozzo (born 1941), former NFL quarterback.
- Michael J. Doherty (born 1963), Member of the New Jersey Senate since 2009.
- Joe Dubuque (born 1982), Amateur wrestler commonly referred to as "The Champ".
- Sean Gleeson (born 1986), offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football.
- Ezra Koenig (born 1984), lead singer of Vampire Weekend.
- Rudy Mancuso (born 1992), actor, producer, internet personality, comedian and musician best known for his comedic videos on YouTube.
- William Hazlett Upson (1891-1975, class of 1909), author best known stories featuring Alexander Botts, a salesman for the Earthworm Tractor Company.
- Dick Zimmer (born 1944), former member of the United States House of Representatives who was a candidate for United States Senate in 1996 and 2008.
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