Seneca High School (New Jersey)

Seneca High School (New Jersey)

name = Seneca High School

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established = 2003
grades = 9 - 12
district = Lenape Regional High School District
type = Public high school
principal = John Furgione
asst principal = Brad Bauer
John Bowden
William Cornell
Patricia LaBouff
Heather Xenakis
enrollment = 1,412 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 118.2 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 11.9
nickname = Golden Eagles
conference = Olympic Conference
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location = 110 Carranza Road
Tabernacle, NJ 08088
information = 609-268-4600
website = [ School website]

Seneca High School is a four-year comprehensive regional public high school that serves students from four communities in Burlington County, New Jersey, as part of the Lenape Regional High School District. The district serves students from Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township. [ [ Lenape Regional High School District 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 8, 2008. "The Lenape Regional High School District serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland townships and Medford Lakes borough."] The school serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships. [ [ Seneca High School 2007 Report Card Narrative] , New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 9, 2008.]

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,412 students and 118.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 11.9. [ Seneca High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 7, 2008.] The school was the 134th-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 258th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. [ [ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank"] , "New Jersey Monthly", September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.]

Seneca has an abundance of activities available to its students and is a continuous contender in its conference, the Olympic Conference, in many of 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.

Seneca is the newest of the Lenape Regional High School District's schools, and because of this, it features the most modern facilities. The school's most prevalent of its modern technologies would be its doors. Another improvement Seneca has made upon the other schools in the area is the abundant parking lot spaces. With enough parking spaces for all of the facility and every student who can drive, Seneca has made transportation to school very convenient.

Seneca also holds regular adult night school classes and senior citizens events.


The Seneca High School Golden Eagles participate in the Olympic Conference, which consists of public and private high schools located in Burlington County and Camden County.

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. [ [ 2007 Baseball - Public Semis/Finals] , NJSIAA. Accessed June 13, 2007.]

The 2006 Football team made it to South Jersey Group III Final and lost to Lacey Township High School 12-0. [ [ 2006 Football Tournament - South, Group III] , NJSIAA. Accessed January 7, 2008.] The loss ended the team's undefeated season. The team finished 11-1, ranked #1 among South Jersey Large Schools by the "Courier-Post".Fact|date=January 2008

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. [ [ "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] , NJSIAA. Accessed August 19, 2007.]

The 2008 Boys Tennis team captured the Olympic Conference National Division championship for the 4th consecutive year. Other high schools in this division were Timber Creek Regional High School, Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Camden High School and Woodrow Wilson High School.

Other high schools in the district

The Lenape District's three other high schools are:
*Cherokee High School - located in Evesham Township. Serves students from Evesham Township
*Lenape High School - located in Medford Township. Serves students from Mount Laurel Township
*Shawnee High School - located in Medford Township. Serves students from Medford and Medford Lakes


Core members of the school's administration are: [ [ Administration] , Seneca High School. Accessed August 12, 2008.]
*Jeffrey Spector, Principal
*Brad Bauer, Assistant Principal
*John Bowden, Assistant Principal
*William Cornell, Assistant Principal
*Patricia LaBouff, Assistant Principal
*Heather Xenakis, Assistant Principal


External links

* [ Seneca High School web pages]
* [ Lenape Regional High School District]
*NJReportCard|05|2610|0|Lenape Regional High School District
* [ Data for the Lenape Regional High School District] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [ South Jersey Sports: Seneca HS]
* [ Online Alumni Community]

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