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Public High School Guide 2016

by Erica Bauwens

Back to school is just around the corner, and with that comes another full year of news, accomplishments and so much more. But where does your local public high school stand going into the 2016-17 school year?

Check out these facts and figures for our area’s public schools, reviewing everything from SAT scores to graduation rates. We also dove into some fun facts, introduced you to notable alumni and shared some of the classes offered this year that make us kind of wish we could sit in and take notes. With the impressive numbers coming from across all three counties, it looks like this school year promises to be another stunner.

CHEROKEE
120 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................539
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1579
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: .................12:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................96 percent
Interesting alumni: Cherokee alumni seem to have found success in the realm of performing arts. Singer and reality star Christina Grimmie—who passed away at the start of this summer—graduated in 2010, True Blood actress Brit Morgan walked with the class of 2005 and actor Richard Ruccolo—who co-starred on the hit sitcom Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place alongside Ryan Reynolds—graduated in 1990.

CHERRY HILL EAST
1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill 
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ................................515
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1716
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: .................16:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................96 percent
Fun fact: Cherry Hill East has done a fairly good job remaining level-headed despite its new-found celebrity. The school’s a capella group Stay Tuned was recently the star of a Lifetime channel reality show, Pitch Slapped, which pitted the group against Highlands Voices from North Jersey’s Northern Highlands Regional High.

CHERRY HILL WEST
2101 Chapel Ave., Cherry Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................318
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1537
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................13:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................92 percent
Interesting alumni: Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde actress Ali Larter walked with the West class of 1991, and local celebrity Lauren Hart—the daughter of Flyers legend Gene Hart and the voice that kicks off every big Flyers game with the national anthem—graduated in 1985.

CLEARVIEW REGIONAL
625 Breakneck Road, Mullica Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ..............................402
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1543
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................15:1
GRADUATION RATE: ....................95 percent
Cool classes: Clearview students with a love of gaming can apply that hobby in the school’s video game design & programming courses, offered for all grades. There are also courses for journalism, cultural food education and even a full class in personal financial literacy.

EASTERN REGIONAL
1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ..............................497
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1654
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: .................14:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................94 percent
Fun fact: Listed among their noteworthy alumni, which includes television host Kelly Ripa and Broadway star Julia Udine, Eastern’s athletics have earned a reputation for producing real talent. Class of 2013 football player Eli Apple was just drafted by the New York Giants, sisters Rachel and Sarah Dawson both played field hockey for Team USA, while class of 2014 athlete Tom Flacco turned down an offer from the Philadelphia Phillies out of high school to play football at Western Michigan.

HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL
401 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield 
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................191
TUITION: ...............................................$11,250 (for out-of-district students)
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1761
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ...................4:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................96 percent
Cool classes: Go deep into the history of your hometown with a brand new class on Haddonfield & The Great War, which teaches young minds about the historical significance of World War I in the town. Students can also dance the year away for the first time with two new physical education classes: dance repertory & composition and dance fitness.

KINGSWAY REGIONAL
201 Kings Hwy., Woolwich Township 
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................374
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1532
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................13:1
GRADUATION RATE: ....................95 percent
Fun fact: Kingsway recently partnered with Rothman Institute for a new sports medicine program. The class will provide seminar and practicum classes to seniors, who will then have the opportunity to work with Rothman medical professionals directly on-site.

LENAPE
235 Hartford Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................475
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: .........................1584
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................96 percent
Cool classes: Students can develop their love of reading through personal hobbies, thanks to classes like sports literature and science fiction literature. Meanwhile programs like literature of the Holocaust, journalistic writing and celebrating diversity are available for students interested in exploring new interests, and spark ideas for future majors.

MOORESTOWN
350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................325
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: .........................1699
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: ...................12:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................97 percent
Interesting alumni: New Jersey Senator Diane Allen graduated in 1966 then went on to run the board of education, while class of 1959 graduate Dave Robinson took his talents outside of the state to play for the Green Bay Packers and the Washington Redskins, winning two Super Bowls before being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

SENECA
110 Carranza Road, Tabernacle
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ..............................228
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1576
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: .................10:1
GRADUATION RATE: ....................95 percent
Fun fact: Seneca still remains one of the youngest high schools in the area, opened just 13 years ago in 2003.

SHAWNEE
600 Tabernacle Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................398
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1617
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................13:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................98 percent
Interesting alumni: Actress Calista Flockhart walked with the class of 1983 before going on to star in the hit show Ally McBeal and co-star in the new series Supergirl. Other alumni took their talents to athletics, like 2004 grad Sean Doolittle who currently pitches for the Oakland A’s and retired NBA player Malik Allen.

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
519 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell 
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................598
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1548
STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: ...................12:1
GRADUATION RATE: ...................94 percent
Cool classes: Dive deep into the many fields that science has to offer with more than a dozen science courses available, including geosciences, marine biology and biotechnology.

*Information compiled from USNews.com and the NJ School Performance Report

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 6 (August, 2016).
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