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St. Patrick High School Academy
Address
221 Court Street
New Jersey Elizabeth, New Jersey Union County, 07206
Coordinates 40°39′09″N 74°11′12″W / 40.652373°N 74.186799°W / 40.652373; -74.186799Coordinates: 40°39′09″N 74°11′12″W / 40.652373°N 74.186799°W / 40.652373; -74.186799
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Established 1863
Oversight Archdiocese of Newark
Principal Joseph Picaro
Vice principal Chris Chevannes
Asst. Principal Br.Daniel McCulloch
Chaplain Rev. Dennis Kaelin
Faculty 29(2008-09)
Grades 912
Enrollment 235 [1] (2005-06)
Average class size 14.1
Student:teacher ratio 15.8:1[1]
Campus Urban
Color(s) Green     , Yellow, White
Sports Basketball,Baseball,Girls Basketball, Track, Croos Country,Volleyball, Soccer
Nickname Fighting Celtics
Team name Celtics
Rival St.Anthony, St.Benedict
Accreditation(s) Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
Newspaper The Celtic Pride
Yearbook The Celtic Cross
Tuition $5,000 +
Dean of Students Chris Chevannes
Admissions Director Biddulph
Athletic Director Robert 'Red' Migliore
Website

St. Patrick High School Academy is a co-educational four-year Catholic high school in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. The school operates under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.[3] The school was founded as a vocational school in 1863 as part of Saint Patrick's Parish in Elizabeth, making it the oldest parochial high school in New Jersey.[4]

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 240 students resulting in a student–teacher ratio of 12.6.[1]

St. Patrick High School has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools since 1992.[5]

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Athletics

St. Patrick High School athletic program is most noted for a storied boys basketball program that has produced numerous college and professional level players. For the nearly 20 years, under the direction of head coach Kevin Boyle, the team has captured multiple NJSIAA sectional and state titles as well as 3 NJSIAA Tournament of Champions titles (2006, 2007, 2009). A national powerhouse, they have gained recognition from multiple national media outlets and have been a staple in many national ranking, including the ESPN RISE Fab 50, USA Today Super 25, and the Max Preps Top 25.

In 2000, the boys basketball team won the Parochial North B sectional title with a 77-56 win over Paterson Catholic High School in the tournament final.[6]

In 2003, the boys basketball team won the Non-Public, North B sectional title with a 76-64 win against Paterson Catholic.[7] The team advanced to take the Parochial Group B State championship with an 86-56 win against Cardinal McCarrick High School.[8] The team took the title in the 2003 Boys Basketball Tournament of Champions, defeating Camden Catholic High School in the tournament final.[9]

The team won the Non-Public, North B sectional title in 2005 with a 77-62 win against Paterson Catholic.[10] The team fell short in the final game of the 2005 Boys Basketball Tournament of Champions, falling 63-60 to Seton Hall Preparatory School.[11]

The team took the 2006 Non-Public Group B State Championship with an 83-57 win against Wildwood Catholic High School.[12] The team won the 2006 Tournament of Champions with a 61-54 win against Linden High School.[13] The team ended the season ranked 11th in the nation by USA Today in its final 2006 rankings.[14]

The 2007 boys basketball team won the North B state sectional championship with a 62-46 win against St. Anthony High School.[15] The team moved on to win the Non-Public Group B State Championship with an 85-56 victory against Wildwood Catholic.[16] The team won the 2007 Boys Basketball Tournament of Champions for the second consecutive year with an 85-61 win over Bloomfield Tech High School; Corey Fisher (Villanova University) broke the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final record by scoring 32 points.[17] The team was ranked second in the nation by USA Today in its final rankings for 2007, falling just short of the top spot in the newspapers calculations.[18]

Coming on the heels of his team's second consecutive Tournament of Champions win, boys basketball coach Kevin Boyle was selected as the 2007 Coach of the Year by USA Today. Through the 2007 season, Boyle had coached the team to a 407-120 record in his 19 seasons with the team, including a 58-6 record in the 2006 and 2007 seasons.[19]

In 2009, the boys basketball team captured its third NJSIAA Tournament of Champions Title in four years, beating Science Park High School (Newark, New Jersey) 73-57. Along the way winning the Non-Public B North Sectional title beating Paterson Catholic 79-54, and the Non-Public B state title defeating Trenton Catholic Academy 76-62. Finishing one of the most successful seasons in the school's illustrious basketball history with a record of 30-3. Ranked #3 Nationally in the ESPN Rise Fab 50 and #4 Nationally in the USA Today Super 25.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c Data for St. Patrick High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 20, 2008.
  2. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". http://www.css-msa.org/search.php/. Retrieved 2009-07-31. 
  3. ^ Catholic Secondary Schools: Union County, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  4. ^ Welcome to Saint Patrick High School, St. Patrick High School. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  5. ^ Saint Patrick High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  6. ^ Parochial Sectional - Parochial North B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  7. ^ 2003 Boys Basketball - Non-Public, North B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  8. ^ 2003 Boys Basketball - Parochial Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  9. ^ 2003 Boys Basketball - Tournament of Champions, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  10. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - Non-Public, North B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  11. ^ 2005 Boys Basketball - Tournament of Champions, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  12. ^ 2006 Boys Basketball - Non-Public Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  13. ^ 2006 Boys Basketball - T of C, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  14. ^ Lawlor, Christopher. "Final Super 25 boys' basketball rankings", USA Today, March 27, 2006.
  15. ^ 2007 Boys Basketball - North B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  16. ^ 2007 Boys Basketball - Non-Public Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  17. ^ 2007 Boys Basketball - Tournament of Champions, NJSIAA. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  18. ^ Lawlor, Christopher. "Super 25: Virginia's Oak Hill Academy finishes on top", USA Today. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  19. ^ "Love leads way on 2007 All-USA boys hoops team", USA Today. Accessed July 25, 2007.
  20. ^ Grant Billmeier, Seton Hall University. Accessed September 16, 2007. "Attended Pennington School as a freshman, averaging 15 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks... Chosen to the All-Prep First Team... Transferred to St. Patrick’s after his freshman year."
  21. ^ Goodman, Jeff. "Heralded recruit struggles with expectations", USA Today, November 16, 2005. Accessed November 30, 2007.
  22. ^ "MADE IN JERSEY: SAMUEL DALEMBERT", The Star-Ledger, March 4, 2007. Accessed August 1, 2007. "ST. PATRICK'S: Dalembert averaged 13 points and 14 rebounds as a 1999 senior All-State selection for coach Kevin Boyle in Elizabeth. He started playing basketball as a high school sophomore."
  23. ^ "The 2 Coreys are set for reality show". Philadelphia Daily News. http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/20070830_The_2_Coreys_are_set_for_reality_show.html. Retrieved August 30, 2007. 
  24. ^ Al Harrington 1998 NBA Draft profile. CNN/ Sports Illustrated. Accessed July 24, 2007. "High School: ST. PATRICK'S HIGH SCHOOL, Elizabeth, NJ "
  25. ^ Riley, Nadia. "Big man providing leadership", The Daily Targum, February 19, 2004. Accessed June 20, 2008. "During his senior year at St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, Lamizana averaged 13.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per game, leading one of the top high school programs in the country to a 25-6 season, the Parochial B Championship, and its record fifth consecutive Union County Tournament Title."
  26. ^ Guzda, Henry P. "James P. Mitchell: social conscience of the Cabinet", Monthly Labor Review, August 1991. Accessed June 20, 2008.
  27. ^ Player Bio: Mike Nardi, CSTV. Accessed June 20, 2008.

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