Hackettstown High School
Hackettstown High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Hackettstown in Warren County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Hackettstown School District. Hackettstown High School serves students from Hackettstown, along with those from the townships of Allamuchy, Independence and Liberty, who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.
|Hackettstown High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Hackettstown School District|
|Principal||Kyle S. Sosnovik|
|Vice principal||Kevin J. O'Leary|
|Enrollment||921 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||12.7:1|
|Color(s)|| Orange and|
|Athletics conference||Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference|
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 921 students and 72.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1. There were 116 students (12.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 26 (2.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit
The school was the 211th-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 216th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 191st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 236th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 215th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school tied for 97th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 73 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (85.8%) and language arts literacy (97.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Hackettstown High School Tigers joined the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference in the 2009-10 school year, as a result of the realignment of conferences in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 710 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as North II, Group II for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 508 to 770 students in that grade range. The school competes in interscholastic football, golf, soccer, cheerleading, volleyball, marching band, cross country, basketball, wrestling, fencing, baseball, softball, field hockey, lacrosse and track.
Together with Hopatcong High School, the school participates in a joint ice hockey program with Mount Olive High School as the host school / lead agency, under an agreement that expires at the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The football team won the North II Group I state sectional championships in 1981.
The wrestling team won the North II Group II state sectional championships in 2006 and 2007. The team won the 2007 Skyland Conference Raritan Division championships, the team's first ever conference crown, and went on to win the North II, Group II state sectional championship with a score of 54-6 against West Morris Mendham High School in the tournament final.
The baseball team won the 2007 North II, Group II state sectional championship, for the first time in 20 years, with a 5-4 win over Cliffside Park High School. The Tigers won the Skyland Raritan Conference title in 2009; their first Skyland title in 20 years. They won the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference title in 2010.
In 2010, the girls' soccer team ended the season with a 19-6 record and winning the North II Group II state sectional championship. The championship game was won with 28.6 seconds remaining by a goal scored by Shanon Browne, a senior on the team and was the school's first NJAC Freedom Division championship. For their accomplishment the New Jersey Herald recognized the team as their 2010 Girls' Soccer Team of the Year.
The boys' soccer team won the Group III state championship in 2001 (defeating Hopewell Valley Central High School in the tournament final) and the Group II title in 2014 (vs. Cinnaminson High School). In 2014, the boys' varsity soccer team finished the season with a record of 23-1-1. They entered the state tournament with a record of 17-1 and were a three seed. In the North II Group II sectional final, Hackettstown beat Garfield High School by a score of 2-1, capturing the North II Group II title. They then went on to play Ramsey High School where they were tied 1-1 after regulation and two overtimes; In penalty kicks, Hackettstown won by a score of 4-1. In the Group II tournament finals, Hackettstown beat Cinnaminson High School by a score of 3-1 at Kean University, earning the team's first championship since winning the Group III state championship in 2001 and capping a season in which the team broke a total of 8 school records including most goals scored in a season (27), most shutouts posted (8) and fewest losses (1).
- John D. Bulkeley (1911–1996), Medal of Honor recipient and United States Navy vice admiral.
- John DiMaio (born 1955), member of the New Jersey General Assembly representing the 23rd Legislative District since March 16, 2009.
- Brian Fallon (born 1980), musician who plays guitar and lead vocals for The Gaslight Anthem.
- Cole Kimball (born 1985), pitcher who has played for the Washington Nationals.
- Jimmi Simpson (born 1975), actor known for Westworld, House of Cards, Zodiac, Breakout Kings, Black Mirror and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Kyle S. Sosnovik, Acting Principal
- Kevin J. O'Leary, Vice-Principal
- Building Administration, Hackettstown School District. Accessed March 11, 2018.
- School data for Hackettstown High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Hackettstown High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 16, 2015.
- Hackettstown High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 7, 2016. "Hackettstown High School serves the communities of Hackettstown, Allamuchy, Independence, and Liberty."
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- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 3, 2012.
- League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
- General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- NJSIAA 2017 - 2019 Co-Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 19, 2015.
- History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 16, 2016.
- Loigu, Andy. Tigers, Liners claim conference titles, The Warren Reporter, February 9, 2007.
- 2007 Team Wrestling Tournament - North II, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 24, 2007.
- 2007 Baseball - North II, Group II, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 5, 2007.
- Spaulding, Anthony. "Girls' Soccer Team of the Year: Historic year for Hackettstown", New Jersey Herald, December 4, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Their expressions symbolized the type of season the Hackettstown girls' soccer team had in 2010, when it went 19-6 to capture the school's first NJAC Freedom Division championship and the North 2, Group 2 title. The Tigers' impressive season helped them claim the title of 2010 Herald Girls' Soccer Team of the Year."
- 2015 Soccer Championships Program, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 16, 2016.
- Bernstein, Jason. "Cinnaminson falls in Group 2 state final", South Jersey Sports Digest, November 23, 2014. Accessed March 31, 2015. "Then, Josh Weiss sent a long through ball to Leckburg, who scored the go-ahead goal with 6:30 remaining and Hackettstown went on to defeat Cinnaminson, 3-1, in the NJSIAA Group 2 final at Kean University. The two late goals gave Hackettstown (23-1-1) its first state championship since 2001 and denied Cinnaminson (19-5-2) a shot at its first state title since 1991."
- Bowman, Tom. "'Bold buckaroo' motivates Mid Medal of Honor winner, rescuer of MacArthur meets young 'shipmate'", The Baltimore Sun, November 13, 1993. Accessed October 4, 2011. "She asked her teachers and her principal about this man, John D. Bulkeley. And she read Sea Wolf, detailing the World War II exploits that helped make him one of the most decorated fighting men in U.S. history. After a 59-year career in the Navy, the retired admiral performed one final – though unwitting – duty: Serving as the inspiration for his fellow Hackettstown High graduate to enter the Naval Academy."
- Staff. "Elections 1999", Daily Record (Morristown), October 28, 1999. Accessed February 23, 2011. "John DiMaio. Personal: 43, married, attended Hackettstown High School, lifelong resident, two children."
- Condran, Ed. "Brian Fallon grows up, goes solo", Asbury Park Press, March 11, 2016. Accessed September 10, 2017. "The charismatic Fallon, 35, is anything but blase. The Hackettstown High School alum is a live wire."
- Morrow, Geoff. "Commentary: Cole Kimball provides the Harrisburg Senators serious attitude", The Patriot-News, August 15, 2010. Accessed May 30, 2013. "Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Kimball lived in the New York City borough until he was 7. Then his family, including two sisters and a brother, moved to Hackettstown, N.J.... After college stints at St. John's University and Division III Centenary College, the latter just down the street from his Hackettstown home, Kimball was selected in the 12th round by the Washington Nationals in the 2006 amateur draft."
- "Centenary's Kimball Chosen by Nationals in 12th Round.", Centenary College of New Jersey press release dated July 7, 2006, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 10, 2012. Accessed September 21, 2015. "A graduate of Hackettstown High School, and a resident of Great Meadows NJ, Centenary has been a terrific fit for Cole's most recent two seasons."
- Newman, Melinda. "Jimmi Simpson, Hollywood’s Favorite Creep; Jimmi Simpson, star of SundanceTV's upcoming Hap and Leonard, recalls his 'really great' Hackettstown upbringing and "Jersey Style" barbecues.", New Jersey Monthly, March 1, 2016. Accessed July 25, 2018. "At Hackettstown High, he took one drama class 'and it didn’t quite make sense to me,' Simpson says."