New Milford High School (New Jersey)

New Milford High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from New Milford in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the New Milford School District. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools since 1964.[3]

New Milford High School
Address
One Snyder Circle

, ,
07646

United States
Coordinates40°56′34″N 74°01′23″W / 40.94278°N 74.02306°W / 40.94278; -74.02306Coordinates: 40°56′34″N 74°01′23″W / 40.94278°N 74.02306°W / 40.94278; -74.02306
Information
TypePublic high school
School districtNew Milford School District
NCES School ID3411280[1]
PrincipalLou Manuppelli
Faculty47.1 FTEs[1]
Grades9-12
Enrollment601 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.8:1[1]
Color(s)  Green and
  white[2]
Athletics conferenceNorth Jersey Interscholastic Conference
Team nameKnights[2]
Websitewww.newmilfordschools.org/NewMilfordHighSchool

As of the 2018–19 school year, the school had an enrollment of 601 students and 47.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1. There were 80 students (13.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 22 (3.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit

The school was the 131st-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.[4] The school had been ranked 169th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 161st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[5] The magazine ranked the school 99th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[6] The school was ranked 86th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[7]

Schooldigger.com ranked the school 132nd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 55 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (83.3%) and language arts literacy (95.9%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[8]

In its 2013 report on "America's Best High Schools", The Daily Beast ranked the school 1028th in the nation among participating public high schools and 72nd among schools in New Jersey.[9]

AthleticsEdit

The New Milford High School Knights[2] participate in the Patriot Division of the North Jersey Interscholastic Conference, which is comprised of small-enrollment schools in Bergen, Hudson County, Morris County and Passaic County counties, and was created following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[10][11][12] With 490 students in grades 10–12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015–16 school year as North I, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 187 to 490 students in that grade range.[13] Prior to realignment that took effect in the fall of 2010, New Milford was a member of the Bergen County Scholastic League (BCSL) in the Olympic Division.[14] The school was classified by the NJSIAA as Group I North for football for 2018–2020.[15] The Knights have won multiple league championships in bowling, football, basketball, and wrestling, as well as soccer.

The school has operated as the host school / lead agency for joint boys' / girls' swimming programs with Dumont High School, under an agreement scheduled to expire at the end of the 2018–19 school year.[16]

The boys track team won the indoor track Group III state championship in 1968.[17]

The boys track team won the Group III spring track state championship in 1968.[18]

The football team was awarded the sectional championship by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association in 1972 (as co-champion).[19] Since the playoff system was introduced in 1974, the team has won the North I Group I state sectional championships in both 1985 and 1986.[20]

The girls track team won the Group I indoor relays state championship in 1987.[21]

In 2004, the baseball team won the program's first Group I state championship, defeating New Providence High School by a score of 2–0 in the tournament final.[22][23] The team won the North I, Group I sectional championship with a 16–1 win over Hasbrouck Heights High School,[24] and then won the state championship with a 3–0 win over Henry P. Becton Regional High School in the semifinals and a 2–0 win in the finals vs. New Providence High School.[25] Pitcher PJ Saporito was named 1st team all-league, all-county and all-state while compiling a 12–0 record and 0.53 ERA, and was selected as the North Jersey Player of the Year.[26] The team repeated as league and as North I, Group I sectional champions in 2005 with a 6–5 win over Glen Rock High School.[27]

The varsity bowling team compiled four straight state sectional titles from 2006 to 2009.[28]

Television appearancesEdit

On June 23, 2007, a group of 55 music students were selected to participate in the second episode of the reality show Schooled, after which they were surprised with a private concert by The All-American Rejects and given backpacks filled with OfficeMax merchandise. The chain also granted New Milford High School a $60,000 gift card. The one-hour show aired on August 5, 2007 on The CW Television Network.[29]

The school was featured on the truTV show The Principal's Office, originally aired on August 21, 2008.[30]

AdministrationEdit

The principal is Lou Manupelli.[31]

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e School data for New Milford High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c New Milford High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ New Milford High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 14, 2012. Accessed March 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 8, 2011.
  7. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  8. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011[permanent dead link], Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 5, 2012.
  9. ^ Streib, Lauren. "America's Best High Schools" Archived May 8, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, The Daily Beast, May 6, 2013. Accessed May 9, 2013.
  10. ^ Mattura, Greg. "Small-school NJIC may debut its own league championship", The Record, January 9, 2017.Accessed August 30, 2020. "The small-school North Jersey Interscholastic Conference may debut its own boys basketball tournament this season, one season after introducing its girls hoops championship. The NJIC is comprised of schools from Bergen, Passaic and Hudson counties and the event offered to the 36 boys teams would serve as an alternative to likely competing against larger programs in a county tournament."
  11. ^ Member Schools, North Jersey Interscholastic Conference. Accessed August 30, 2020.
  12. ^ League & Conference Officers/Affiliated Schools 2020-2021, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 30, 2020.
  13. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  14. ^ League Memberships - 2009-1010, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 24, 2011. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  15. ^ NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2018–2020, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, finalized August 2019. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  16. ^ NJSIAA 2018 - 2020 Co-Operative Sports Programs, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  17. ^ NJSIAA Indoor Group Championship History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  18. ^ NJSIAA Spring Track Summary of Group Titles Boys, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  19. ^ Conrad, JJ; and Iseman, Chris. "NJ HS football championships: How past finalists fared", The Record, November 27, 2016. "Although the state established the current playoff format in 1974, titles have been awarded for decades. Here are the most decorated North Jersey teams playing for a title this weekend, listed by their state championship totals:.... New Milford (3): 1972 (co-champs), 1985, 1986"
  20. ^ NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  21. ^ History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  22. ^ "By the Numbers", The Star-Ledger, June 8, 2004. "1 - Number of state titles that New Milford has won after yesterday's 2–0 victory over New Providence in the Group 1 final."
  23. ^ History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2020.
  24. ^ 2004 Baseball - North I, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 3, 2007.
  25. ^ 2004 Baseball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 3, 2007.
  26. ^ Czerwinski, Mark J. "Lefty always rises to the occasion -- Saporito proves he has stuff of champions in leading team to State title", The Record, June 27, 2004. Accessed December 10, 2015. "Player Of The Year P.J. Saporito New Milford... He was a North Jersey-leading 12-0 with an 0.53 ERA, tossing seven shutouts while striking out 98 and walking 17 in 79 2/3 innings."
  27. ^ 2005 Baseball - North I, Group I, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 5, 2012.
  28. ^ "North Jersey 1A Sectional Finals - Boys", New Jersey Bowling, February 15, 2009. Accessed August 23, 2011.
  29. ^ Graser, Marc. "OfficeMax shops 'Schooled' to CW: Reality style special to air August 5", Variety (magazine), July 25, 2007. Accessed August 10, 2007.
  30. ^ "It's Back-to-School Time as truTV Takes Viewers Inside One of the Most Frightening Places on Earth: THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE.", The Free Library, August 12, 2008. Accessed October 21, 2013. "Eric Sheninger, a dynamic, funny and compassionate principal from New Milford High School in New Jersey, is faced with a star athlete who, during a bus ride, moons a passing car. The student's mother is called to the office for a discussion of the teen's future -- on the team and in school."
  31. ^ About the Principal, New Milford High School. Accessed May 23, 2020.
  32. ^ Distinguished Alumni: Adam Leitman Bailey Archived September 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, New Milford High School. Accessed July 16, 2011. "Mr. Bailey graduated from New Milford High School in 1988. While attending New Milford High School, he was a member and captain of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams and achieved First Team All-League honors as well as Honorable Mention All-County Honors during his junior and senior years."
  33. ^ Kaulessar, Ricardo. "Blue’s Clues returns with New Milford High alum as host", The Record, October 9, 2018. Accessed October 10, 2018. "For Dela Cruz, a 2007 graduate of New Milford High School and 2011 graduate of Montclair State University, it's a role that has challenged him, yet has amazed him."
  34. ^ Cooper, Darren. "Tough Act to Follow", The Record, May 2, 2014. Accessed December 10, 2015. "What Marinaro did on the gridiron is also worthy of notice. He graduated from New Milford in 1968 and went on to a brilliant career at Cornell where he was second in the Heisman Trophy voting in 1971."
  35. ^ Piccirillo, Ann. "New Milford's Rob McClure is Bringing Chaplin to Broadway; And he credits New Milford High School's Theater Program", NewMilfordPatch, October 13, 2011. Accessed October 21, 2013. "McClure credits New Milford High School and its strong commitment to the arts for leading him where he is today, which is why he feels passionately that the arts should not be cut from school programs."
  36. ^ Capitani, Cindy. "Happy Birthday New Milford Actor Joe Regalbuto Of Murphy Brown Fame", Bergenfield Daily Voice, August 24, 2016. Accessed August 15, 2017. "Regalbuto is a New Milford High School graduate, class of 1967 ."

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