Seneca High School (New Jersey)
Seneca High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Burlington County, New Jersey that operates as part of the Lenape Regional High School District. The district serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township. Seneca High School serves students from four of the communities: Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township. Seneca is the newest of the Lenape Regional High School District's four high schools. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 2008.
|Seneca High School|
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Lenape Regional High School District|
|Enrollment||1,197 (as of 2016-17)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.7:1|
|Color(s)|| Vegas gold and|
|Athletics conference||Olympic Conference|
|Team name||Golden Eagles|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,216 students and 113.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1. There were 106 students (8.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 44 (3.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit
The school was the 111th-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 119th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 135th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 134th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 258th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
Schooldigger.com ranked the school 82nd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 14 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (89.5%) and language arts literacy (95.9%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
The Seneca High School Golden Eagles participate in the Olympic Conference (New Jersey), which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County and operates under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 945 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015-16 school year as South Jersey, Group III for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 794 to 1,076 students in that grade range. The football team competes in the Constitution Division of the 95-team West Jersey Football League superconference and was classified by the NJSIAA as South Jersey Group III for football for 2017-18.
Seneca has an abundance of activities available to its students through its sports programs. The school goes by the moniker the Golden Eagles, which narrowly beat out other contending names, such as the Sacagaweas, Apaches, and the Squantos.
The boys' track team coached by Rich Watson, a physics teacher at Seneca, has enjoyed moderate success with standouts such as the 2006 shuttle hurdle team, and record setting performances by Drew Kanz-Oshea in the High Jump: 7'1 (2009), and Michael Maira in the Pole Vault: 15'0" (2008-2010). Both were multiple-time state champions.
The 2006 football team made it to South Jersey Group III final and lost to Lacey Township High School 12-0. The loss ended the team's undefeated season. The team finished 11-1, ranked #1 among South Jersey Large Schools by the Courier-Post.
The 2006 girls' tennis team won the South, Group III state sectional championship with a pair of 5-0 wins, defeating Ocean City High School in the semifinals and Shawnee High School in the finals.
The baseball team won the 2007 NJSIAA Group III state championship, defeating Ocean Township High School 5-4 in the semifinals and Cranford High School 5-2 in the group final. The team also won the Group III state championship in 2011, defeating Paramus High School by a score of 12-3 in the tournament final.
The girls' track team won the Group III state indoor relay championship in 2009.
In 2016, Joe Manchio became the school's first individual state champion in wrestling at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. He won the 106 pound state title, defeating Paulsboro High School's Nick Duca 5-4.
Other high schools in the districtEdit
- Cherokee High School - located in Evesham Township, with 2,190 students from Evesham Township
- Lenape High School - located in Medford Township, with 1,768 students from Mount Laurel Township
- Shawnee High School - located in Medford Township, with 1,582 students from Medford Lakes and Medford Township
- Administration, Seneca High School. Accessed September 8, 2017.
- School data for Seneca High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Seneca High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 2, 2016.
- Secaucus High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed February 8, 2018.
- Lenape Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 5, 2017. "The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships and Medford Lakes Borough. Encompassing an area of 350 square miles the Lenape District is the largest school district in Burlington County."
- Staff. "Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2016. "LENAPE REGIONAL Serves: Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Woodland"
- Seneca High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "ATTENDANCE AREA: Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships"
- Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 24, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed October 5, 2011.
- "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 1, 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.
- Divisions, West Jersey Football League. Accessed September 25, 2017.
- NJSIAA Football Public School Classifications 2017-2018, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, finalized August 2, 2017. Accessed September 25, 2017.
- 2006 Football Tournament - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 7, 2008.
- "Seneca earns first sectional tennis title Moorestown makes it 18 straight; Moorestown Friends falls short", Burlington County Times, October 14, 2006. Accessed August 19, 2007. "When Nicole Portner shook hands with Emily Scott after their first singles match in the South Jersey Group 3 tennis championship, Portner's Seneca High School teammates asked coach Fran Siedlecki if it was OK to go and congratulate her. The Golden Eagles can be forgiven if they didn't know what the protocol is when a team wins a school's first sectional title, a 5-0 win over Shawnee."
- 2006 Girls Team Tennis - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed August 19, 2007.
- 2007 Baseball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 13, 2007.
- Anastasia, Phil. "Comer, Seneca win state Group 3 championship", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2011. Accessed October 5, 2011. "Joe Banes was supposed to bunt. He hit a three-run homer instead. 'I missed the sign,' Banes said after leading Seneca to a 12-3 victory over Paramus on Saturday in the Group 3 state championship game. Kevin Comer pitched six strong innings to earn his fifth tournament victory, and Ryan Williams rapped three hits as the Golden Eagles won their second state title in front of a large crowd at Toms River East."
- History of the NJSIAA Baseball Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- "Boys lacrosse: Olympic Conference Player of the Year and other postseason awards, 2015". NJ.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- "2015 US Lacrosse Boys' High School All-Americans". www.uslacrosse.org. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- Evans, Bill. "Seneca's Joe Manchio holds off Paulsboro's Nick Duca, 5-4, in 106-pound state final", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, March 6, 2016. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Seneca sophomore Joe Manchio became his school's first state champion when he held off Paulsboro's Nick Duca, 5-4, in the NJSIAA 106-pound state final on Sunday afternoon."
- Data for the Lenape Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Profile and History, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed June 2, 2016. "The Lenape District's four high schools are: Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee North and South and Seneca. Students from Mount Laurel attend Lenape; students from Medford, Medford Lakes attend Shawnee; students from Evesham (Marlton) attend Cherokee North and South and students from Tabernacle, Shamong, Southampton and Woodland attend Seneca."
- Pupil Attendance Area, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- New Jersey School Directory for Lenape Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
- Cherokee High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- Lenape High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- Shawnee High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed January 25, 2017.
- Zangaro, Dave. "Comer picked 57th in MLB entry draft", Burlington County Times, June 7, 2011. Accessed November 28, 2017. "Kevin Comer watched the TV in his Shamong home with great anticipation. By the 50th pick of the Major League Baseball entry draft Monday night, the Seneca High School senior hadn't heard his name called."
- Koller, Brock. "New Jersey's Daria Berenato taking risks, making history on path to WWE", WPVI-TV, June 28, 2015. Accessed February 23, 2017. "21-year-old Daria Berenato from Shamong Township, New Jersey was recently standing inside a wrestling ring in Full Sail University, in her bathing suit, on worldwide television, in front of a panel of judges made up of WWE hall of famers and legends including current Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative, Paul Levesque, better known as superstar Triple H.... Her journey to that WWE ring began when she was a sophomore at Seneca High School in Tabernacle, NJ."
- Kolumbic, Dubravka. "Once a teacher, now a comedian, Marlton's Jay Black still knows how to work a room", The Central Record, February 7, 2012. Accessed September 26, 2017. "Jay Black, a former English teacher at Shawnee High School, will be back at his old employer to support the Shawnee Soccer Booster Club comedy night fundraiser on Feb. 10. (see related story). Black was an English teacher at Shawnee for four years and also taught at Seneca High School."
- Seneca High School web pages
- Lenape Regional High School District
- Lenape Regional High School District's 2015–16 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Lenape Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics
- South Jersey Sports: Seneca HS
- Online Alumni Community