Williamstown High School (New Jersey)

Infobox_School
name = Williamstown High School


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motto =
established =
grades = 9 - 12
district = Monroe Township Public Schools
type = Public high school
principal = Stephen Stumpo
viceprincipal = Scott Boring
Paul Bracciante
Paul Deal
enrollment = 1,769 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 121.7 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 14.5
teamname = Braves
conference = Tri-County Conference
colors =
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location = 700 N. Tuckahoe Road
flagicon|New Jersey Williamstown, NJ 08094
information = 856-629-6400
website = [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/hs/whsmain.htm WHS website]

Williamstown High School is a four-year public high school located in Williamstown, in Monroe Township, located in Gloucester County, New Jersey, as part of the Monroe Township Public Schools.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,769 students and 121.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 14.5. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3404710&ID=340471000380 Williamstown High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 21, 2007.]

The school was the 259th-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 248th 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.]

Construction on the current school building began in 1994 and was completed in 1997. Prior to 1997, Williamstown High School was located in what is currently Williamstown Middle School and middle school students attended the 7th-8th grade Oak Knoll Middle School. The school mascot is a Brave ( [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/CST/images/brave_head_large.pngsee here] ) and the school colors are Royal Blue and White. Construction is to begin again during the 2007-2008 school year on the high school to build an additional two wings because of overcrowding.

Athletics

Williamstown High School is one of nineteen 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.]
*Fall Sports: Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Field Hockey, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Soccer, Girls' Tennis, Girls' Volleyball

In the Fall of 2006 The Williamstown Girls Volleyball won the NJSIAA Group III State Championship, two games to none (25-20 and 26-24) over West Morris Central High School. [Zagone, John. [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/hs/main%20links/sports/hs_sports_girls_volleyball_state_champs_2006.html "Williamstown Girls Volleyball State Champs"] , copy of article from "The Star-Ledger", November 12, 2006, accessed April 19, 2007. "Reigning New Jersey Player of the Year Nina Camaioni's strong jump serve tipped off the net and landed in front of the West Morris Central defense for an ace to clinch a 26-24 victory for the Braves, finishing off a two-game sweep in the NJSIAA Group III State Championship match at William Paterson University."] [ [http://www.chlive.org/ssweeten/ladylionvb_standings.htm 2006 Olympic Conference Girls' Volleyball] , accessed April 19, 2007. "Congratulations to South Jersey's own, Group III State Champion Williamstown Lady Braves!"] Their victory was the team's first State title and made them only the third South Jersey team to win a girl's state title in the sport, joining Eastern and Cherry Hill East.
*Winter Sports: Wrestling, Track, Swimming and Diving, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Cheerleading

Note: Ice Hockey is a separate club sport. Williamstown is a member of the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League, and competes in Varsity Tier I.
*Spring Sports: Boys' Baseball, Girls' Softball, Golf, Boys' Tennis and Boys' VolleyballIn spring 2008 The Williamstown softball team won the Group IV state championship. The team defeated Toms River High School East to win the South Jersey, Group IV state sectional championship, with a 2-0 win in the tournament final. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=277510&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20IV 2008 Softball Tournament - South, Group IV] , NJSIAA. Accessed June 28, 2008.] The team won the Group IV title with a 1-0 win over Old Bridge High School in the semifinals and a 2-0 win against Ridgewood High School in the finals. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=277510&tclass=Public%20Semis%2FFinals 2008 Softball Tournament - Public Semis/Finals] , NJSIAA. Accessed June 28, 2008.] Williamstown was ranked as the number one team in New Jersey and number 25th ranked team in the nation in "USA Today"'s final 2006 rankings. [ [http://www.usatoday.com/sports/preps/softball/rankings.htm "Broad Run tops final prep softball poll"] , "USA Today", June 12, 2008.]

Marching Band

The school's marching band was Chapter One Champions in 2003 and 2007 (Group 1) and 2005-2006 (Group 2). The band was the 2003 Atlantic Coast Champion in Group 1 and the 2000 Atlantic Coast Invitational Champion in Group 2. [ [http://www.tob1.org/history.html Tournament of Bands - Chapter One History] , Tournament of Bands. Accessed July 5, 2007.]

Administration

Senior members of the school's administration include: [ [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/hs/main%20links/hs%20faculty.htm Administrators] , Williamstown High School. Accessed July 7, 2008.]
*Stephen Stumpo - Principal
*Scott Boring - Vice Principal
*Paul Bracciante - Vice Principal
*Paul Deal - Vice Principal

References

External links

* [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/hs/whsmain.htm Williamstown High School snapshot]
* [http://www.monroetwp.k12.nj.us/ Monroe Township Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|15|3280|0|Monroe Township Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3410470 Data for the Monroe Township Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics


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