- Hamilton High School (New Jersey)
name = Hamilton High School (West)
motto = "Tradition, Pride, and Excellence"
grades = 9 - 12
Hamilton Township Public Schools
Public high school
principal = David McWilliam
viceprincipal = Joanne May
enrollment = 1,405 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 92.5 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 15.2
teamname = Hornets
Colonial Valley Conference
colors = Orange and Black
location = 2720 South Clinton Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08610
coordinates = coord|40.1992|-74.7233|display=inline,title
information = 201-262-4447
website = [http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/hamilton/Schools/Hamilton%20High%20School School website]
Hamilton High School (also known as Hamilton High School West) is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Hamilton, in Mercer County,
New Jersey, United States, as part of the Hamilton Township Public Schools.
As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,405 students and 92.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 15.2. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3406540&ID=340654003092 Hamilton High School] ,
National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 15, 2007.]
The school was the 262nd-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 240th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. [ [http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolrankings/top-new-jersey-high-schools-by-rank.html "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank"] , " New Jersey Monthly", September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.]
The Hamilton High School Hornets compete in the
Colonial Valley Conference, which is composed of private and public high schools located in Mercer County, Monmouth County and Middlesex County, New Jersey, under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association(NJSIAA).
The [http://hornetbands.org Hamilton High School West Marching Band] is a division of the [http://hornetbands.org Hamilton West Bands] , which are composed of the Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Jazz Bands. The Marching Band became competitive in the Fall of 2006, and competes in the
United States Scholastic Band Association(USSBA) Marching Band Circuit. The Instrumental Program at Hamilton West was in place on the first day of school ( September 8, 1930), and the first Director of Bands was Harlan A. Darling. The band is also known throughout the state as "The Pride of Mercer County." The school's "fight song" is called "Loyalty", and their Alma Mater is the melody of "Far Above Cayuga's Waters", which is actually the Alma Mater of Cornell University.
Core members of the school's administration are: [ [http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/hamilton/Schools/Hamilton High School/Administration/ Administration] , Hamilton High School. Accessed
August 25, 2008.]
*David McWilliam - Principal
*Joanne May - Vice-Principal
*Katherine Taylor - Vice-Principal
*Chuck Zalescik - Vice-Principal
*Steven Gazdek - Athletic Director
The two other high schools in the district are:
Steinert High School(East)
*Nottingham High School (North)
Jim Hoey(born 1982), pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. The school retired Hoey's number in a ceremony held on February 1, 2007. [ [http://www.rider.edu/174_5638.htm WZBN Video Vault - Former Bronc Hoey to Have Number Retired at Hamilton West on February 1, 2007] , Rider University, January 15, 2007. Accessed October 22, 2007. "Former Bronc and current Baltimore Oriole James Hoey will have his number retired by Hamilton West High School on February 1, 2007."]
* Kevin Johnson (born 1976), former
NFLwide receiver for seven seasons for the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Detroit Lions. Standout at Syracuse Universityalong with future NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb.
Tad Kornegay(born 1982) defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughridersin the Canadian Football League. [ [http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=roster&func=display&ros_id=425 CFL.ca Player Profile] . Accessed December 17, 2007. "Thaddeus was An All-County and All-Area selection at Hamilton High School West in Trentonsic, New Jersey"]
* [http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/hamilton/Schools/Hamilton%20High%20School Hamilton High School West Official Website]
* [http://www.hamilton.k12.nj.us/ Hamilton Township Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|21|1950|0|Hamilton Township Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3406540 Data for the Hamilton Township Public Schools] ,
National Center for Education Statistics
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