- Penns Grove High School
name = Penns Grove High School
established = 1908
grades = 9 - 12
Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District
Public high school
principal = Dr. Paul T. Rufino
enrollment = 622 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 59.0 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 10.5
nickname = Red Devils
colors = Red & White
location = 334 Harding Highway
Carneys Point, NJ 08069
information = 856-299-6300
website = [http://www.pennsgrove.k12.nj.us/pghs/ School website]
Penns Grove High School is a four-year comprehensive
public high schoolthat serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Carneys Point Township and Penns Grove in Salem County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Penns Grove-Carneys Point Regional School District. Students from Oldmans Township attend the district's schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship. The school is located in Carneys Point Township.
As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 622 students and 59.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 10.5. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3412840&ID=341284005048 Penns Grove High School] ,
National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 11, 2008.]
The school was the 266th-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 220th 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.]
Penns Grove High school is also home to the regional Academy of Chemical and Technological Engineering program that prepares students for engineering majors that they might seek when entering college. The Academy of Chemical and Technological Engineering operates in partnership with
Rowan University, Salem Community College, DuPontand various other contributors.
Penns Grove High School is one of the member schools in the
Tri-County Conference, which is composed of schools whose enrollments vary greatly for grades 9-12. The smallest one, Clayton High School, has 249 students enrolled whereas the largest one, Williamstown, has 1,343 students. [ [http://njsiaa.org/NJSIAA/07South.pdf NJSIAA 2007-08 General Group Classification] . Accessed July 31, 2007.]
Penns Grove High School boasts many athletic victories in its recent years and years past, including the Tri-County Diamond Division Championship for Cross Country in 2006 and 2007 [ [http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/high_school/new_jersey/20071010_S__Jersey_Scoreboard.html S. Jersey Scoreboard] , Philly.com,
October 10, 2007. Accessed October 24, 2007. "(1, Robert Konopka, PG, 17:55; Penns Grove clinched Tri-County Diamond Division.)"] , the South Jersey Group One Championship for Outdoor Track in 2007, and a number of relays won by the Outdoor Track team.
In 1986, the boys' track team set the New Jersey state record for most consecutive dual meet wins with 117 fact|date=April 2008. That same year, the track team not only went 10-0 in its dual meets but won every relay meet entered, won the Salem County Meet (10th straight), Tri-County Conference Meet (10th straight), South Jersey Sectional Group 1 meet (10th straight) and its second (the first was a Group II title in
1984) State Group Title in 3 years. The indoor track team that year also won the State Group 1 Relay Meet and Individual Meet fact|date=April 2008.
The school's marching band was
Tournament of BandsChapter One Champions in 1973-1975, 1977 and 1979 (Group 1). The marching band was Atlantic Coast Champion in Group 1 (1975, 1977 and 1979) and Atlantic Coast Champion in Group 2 in 1976. [ [http://www.tob1.org/history.html Tournament of Bands - Chapter One History] , Tournament of Bands. Accessed July 5, 2007.] The band also won the Cavalcade of Bands Group 1 Open Championship in 2006. [ [http://cavalcadeofbands.com/cavalcade/what_is_cavalcade/What%20is%20Cavalcade_files/champions.shtml champions ] ]
Core members of the school's administration are:
*Dr. Paul T. Rufino - Principal [ [http://www.pennsgrove.k12.nj.us/pghs/ Home page] , Penns Grove High School. Accessed
August 25, 2008.]
Don Bragg(born 1935), Olympic gold medalist in the pole vaultat the 1960 Summer Olympicsin Rome. [ [http://www.sportshalloffamenj.org/1999/index.html 1999 Hall of Fame Inductees] , Sports Hall of Fame of New Jersey. Accessed February 4, 2007.]
Bruce Willis(born 1955), Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actor. [Petersen, Melody. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A02E6DF1439F93AA35756C0A961958260 "Bruce Willis Drops Project, Leaving Town More Troubled"] , " The New York Times", May 9, 1997. Accessed December 2, 2007. "Mr. Willis grew up in Carneys Point, attended Penns Grove High School and even worked in one of the Du Pont factories before he found fame on the television series "Moonlighting" and through his "Die Hard" films."] [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000246/awards IMDB - Bruce Willis Awards list] . Accessed December 27, 2007.]
* [http://www.pennsgrove.k12.nj.us/pghs/ Penns Grove High School]
* [http://www.pennsgrove.k12.nj.us/ Penns Grove - Carneys Point Regional School District]
*NJReportCard|33|4070|0|Penns Grove - Carneys Point Regional School District
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3412840 Data for the Penns Grove - Carneys Point Regional School District] ,
National Center for Education Statistics
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