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Teaneck High School
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Location
100 Elizabeth Street
Teaneck, NJ, 07666
USA
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1922
Principal Angela Davis
Faculty 111.2 (on FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment 1,460 (as of 2005-06)[1]
Student:teacher ratio 13.2[1]
Color(s) Blue and white
Athletics conference Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League
Team name Highwaymen / Highwaywomen
Information 201-833-5400
Website

Teaneck High School (known as The Castle on the Hill[2]) is a four-year comprehensive public high school, which is part of the Teaneck Public Schools district in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,460 students and 111.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 13.1.[1]

The school was renovated in 2003–04, giving students new classrooms as well as a new student center.

Teaneck has also implemented two new academies for focuses in the sciences and the arts.

Teaneck's sports teams are nicknamed the Highwaymen (girls' teams are called the Highwaywomen) for the highwaymen who would seize money and belongings from those traveling along highways during the 17th and 18th century and for the school's location overlooking Route 4.

The school was the 121st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools. The school was ranked 102nd in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[3]

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Awards and recognition

In Newsweek's May 22, 2007 issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Teaneck High School was listed in 1080th place, the 33rd-highest ranked school in New Jersey.[4]

History

The school was opened in the current building, which resembles a Tudor palace in 1928, and a new wing was added in 1936. Honors courses were introduced in the 1960s. Teaneck has been a four-year high school since the 1980s.

Principal Joseph White resigned after being arrested following taped discussions in which he engaged in sexual conversations with a high school student. White had been acquitted of molestation charges in 2003 in an incident involving a different youth.[5] In May 2007, White was offered a plea deal that would have him serve a year in prison in exchange for pleading guilty to third-degree charges of child endangerment and official misconduct.[6]

In 1987 the school was the subject of a 20/20 documentary on the effects of Heavy Metal on students.[7]

Teaneck High School has a rich chess legacy, having among its alumni state and national champions Shearwood McClelland III '96, Kimberly McClelland '98, and Joan Santana '00. In March 1997, the Highwaymen captured the New Jersey State High School Chess Championship.[8]

Academies

In the fall of 2002, two academies, or "schools within a school," were launched. The T.E.A.M.S. Academy (Technology-Enriched Academy for Mathematics and Science) is a three-hour daily program that seeks to integrate technology, mathematics, science, and computer science in a smaller learning environment. The TAA Performing Arts Academy aims to integrate various art forms such as dance, film making, instrumental music and technical theatre to prepare students for college majors and internships in the Fine and Performing Arts.[9]

Athletics

Teaneck High School competes in the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League, made up of public and private high schools from Bergen, Essex and Passaic Counties. A decrease in enrollment in recent years has resulted in reclassification by the NJSIAA as a Group III school relative to athletics. For the 2007–08 school year, Group IV is made up of schools with 1,162–2,523 students, while in Group III, Teaneck is the school with the largest enrollment, which ranges from 813–1,133.[10]

The boys basketball team won the 2003 Group IV state championship with a 61–54 win over Elizabeth High School in the semis and a 68–56 win over Trenton Central High School in the finals.[11] The boys team won the Group IV state championship in 1999 and advanced to the Tournament of Champions Final, finally losing to Seton Hall Preparatory School.[12]

The THS homecoming football game has been held annually on Thanksgiving Day against rival Hackensack High School since 1931, alternating each year with each school as host.[13]

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References

  1. ^ a b c d Teaneck High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Race and class. (problems of school integration)", Scholastic Update, November 18, 1994. Accessed January 24, 2008. "The Gothic-style school building, set back on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) campus, resembles a medieval fortress. Residents call it 'the castle on the hill.'"
  3. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  4. ^ "The Top of the Class: The complete list of the 1,200 top U.S. schools", Newsweek, May 22, 2007. Accessed May 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Salazar, Carolyn and Aberback, Brian. Principal faces new sex charges, The Record (Bergen County), June 24, 2006.
  6. ^ Markos, Kibret. "Former principal offered plea deal in child endangerment case", The Record (Bergen County), May 18, 2007. Accessed May 21, 2007.
  7. ^ YouTube - 20/20 Heavy Metal Clip Pt. 1
  8. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-22391585.html
  9. ^ Academies, Teaneck Public Schools. Accessed January 24, 2008.
  10. ^ 2007–2008 General Group Classification for North I, NJSIAA, revised July 1, 2007. Accessed October 16, 2007.
  11. ^ 2003 Boys Basketball - Group IV, Semis/Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed May 26, 2007.
  12. ^ Stancavish, Don. "TEANECK HAILS HOOP HEROES", The Record (Bergen County), March 16, 1999. Accessed July 4, 2008. "Students, teachers, and township officials continued to celebrate Monday, one day after the Teaneck High School boys basketball team captured the State Group 4 championship."
  13. ^ Schutta, Gregory. "HACKENSACK'S CARTER BURIES TEANECK", The Record (Bergen County), November 29, 1991. Accessed August 11, 2008. "Carter ran for 102 yards (93 m) and three touchdowns as Hackensack trampled Teaneck, 39-21, in the 60th Thanksgiving football meeting between the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League Pacific Division rivals. "
  14. ^ Lance Ball profile, Indianapolis Colts. Accessed April 29, 2009.
  15. ^ Chris Brantley, databaseFootball.com. Accessed November 4, 2007.
  16. ^ "The game I'll never forget: the Timberwolves' first go-to guy had his career day on the expansion franchise's biggest stage yet", Basketball Digest, January 2003. Accessed May 5, 2007. "Campbell hasn't quit his day job: He's the in-school suspension counselor at Teaneck High School, his alma mater."
  17. ^ Teaneck actor got in the zone to land 'Friday Night Lights' role, The Record (Bergen County), November 26, 2006.
  18. ^ a b Beckerman, Jim. "WHERE STARS ARE BORN", The Record (Bergen County), August 19, 2000. Accessed July 3, 2007. "When Shanell Jones graduated from Teaneck High School in June, she already had a deal with Def Jam, a major recording label. But as former Motown Records artist Taral Hicks (Teaneck, Class of 1994) and Alligator recording artist Shemekia Copeland (Teaneck, Class of 1997) could tell her, that's no big deal in this neck of the woods."
  19. ^ Popper, Steve. "A Coach in Training, Even as a Teenager", The New York Times, January 28, 2004. Accessed March 28, 2008. "Almost 20 years ago, Bruce Frank was the starting point guard for the Teaneck High School team, playing alongside the future N.B.A. player Tony Campbell. Frank was good enough to dream of playing in the N.B.A. himself someday and to earn a place in Howie Garfinkel's Five-Star Basketball Camp. The camp also held interest for Bruce Frank's younger brother, Lawrence, a 16-year-old who had been cut from the same Teaneck High team."
  20. ^ Philadelphia vs. New York Mets, USA Today, September 1, 2002. Accessed December 12, 2007. "'Playing in the rain today felt like playing on the ballfields at Teaneck,' said Glanville, who played at Teaneck High School in New Jersey."
  21. ^ Jeff Gottesfeld, CherieBennett.com. Accessed October 10, 2007. "...Jeff was also a member of the Teaneck High School (NJ) state championship Ultimate Frisbee team."
  22. ^ Hanley, Robert. "From Political Heights to a Quiet Life in the Suburbs", The New York Times, September 25, 1997. Accessed March 28, 2008. "He maintained an athlete's trim, which dated from his teen-age days as an all-county tackle on Teaneck High School's football team, by jogging regularly and pursuing his avocation of golf."
  23. ^ "Chiefs Select DE Tamba Hali in Round 1", Kansas City Chiefs, April 29, 2006. Accessed July 3, 2007. "Hali was an All-American defensive end at Teaneck High School by G&W and Super Prep."
  24. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "The seeds of 'Grey Gardens' songs", The Record (Bergen County), June 6, 2007. Accessed June 6, 2007. "Michael Korie, the Tony-nominated "Grey Gardens" lyricist, leads a visitor to a room in the Teaneck home where he grew up... This place, the Indicks' home since 1963, and these parents had a profound influence on Korie (his middle name, which he uses professionally), a successful lyricist who has also done several operas.... By the time Korie got to Teaneck High School -- where he was rehearsal accompanist for shows like "Oklahoma" -- he was going on his own, and with friends, to see New York shows."
  25. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "North Jersey simply not 'Lost'". The Record (Bergen County), February 5, 2007. "Lindelof got into the production end of television while at Teaneck High School, where he worked on a start-up TV news program."
  26. ^ Lumenick, Lou. "LEONARD MALTIN'S REEL-LIFE STORY -- MOVIE MAVEN WENT FROM TEANECK TO HOLLYWOOD", The Record (Bergen County), October 17, 1994. Accessed May 21, 2007. "Leonard Maltin was a so-so student. 'I was the only student in the history of Teaneck High School to fail a take-home, open-book exam,' he says with a mixture of pride and embarrassment."
  27. ^ Alvarado, Monsy. "Bulletin Board", The Record (Bergen County), October 13, 1996. Accessed April 21, 2009. "Melissa Morgan, a junior at Teaneck High School, has been accepted as a scholar for the National Young Leaders Conference in December in Washington, D.C."
  28. ^ Kelly, Mike. "One nation under ... ?", The Record (Bergen County), June 30, 2002. Accessed May 5, 2007. "But Newdow, who reportedly was nicknamed "Noodle" at Teaneck High School, has forced us to take a hard look at the 31-word Pledge of Allegiance that far too many of us recite by rote and without questioning what it says."
  29. ^ Teaneck H.S. graduate may head Joint Chiefs, The Record (Bergen County), April 21, 2005.
  30. ^ Wojnarowski, Adrian. "POWELL LEADS FOR GENERAL", The Record (Bergen County), March 16, 2002. Accessed April 1, 2008. "Three years ago, Kasib Powell came out of Teaneck High School too small and slight for a major conference scholarship."
  31. ^ Longsdorf, Amy. "Cameraman always has eye on Jersey roots", The Record (Bergen County), June 1, 2009. Accessed June 2, 2009.
  32. ^ Coutros, Evonne. "THE DRUMMER WHOM `GUMP' MARCHES TO", The Record (Bergen County), March 26, 1995. Accessed October 21, 2007. "Nearly three decades after Alan Silvestri drummed out beats for the Teaneck High School band, he's hoping to march to the podium Monday night to collect an Oscar."
  33. ^ Nash, Margo. "Still Singing, Still a Fan Of Trains", The New York Times, June 22, 2003. Accessed October 10, 2007. "Her first record, Phoebe Snow (Shelter 1974), with the single Poetry Man, went gold, and the 22-year-old, who had been discovered performing in a Greenwich Village coffeehouse, shortly after graduating from Teaneck High School, found herself a sudden success."
  34. ^ Sports Historian Relishes Distant Replays, FDU Online Magazine, Spring 2000. Accessed July 6, 2007. "Hired initially as a consultant by NBA commissioner and fellow Teaneck High School graduate David Stern after a chance meeting at a reunion, Himmelman played a major role in the production of the league’s encyclopedia."
  35. ^ Treaster, Joseph B. "Paul Volcker: The Making of a Financial Legend", Accessed July 6, 2007. "Donald W. Maloney, another Teaneck High School graduate, entered Princeton along with Volcker. Although they had been in the same homeroom at Teaneck High for several years and had been high achievers, they had not been especially close."
  36. ^ Quentin Walker, database Football. Accessed September 29, 2007.

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Coordinates: 40°53′28″N 74°0′28″W / 40.89111°N 74.00778°W / 40.89111; -74.00778


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