West Deptford High School

Infobox_School | name = West Deptford High school


imagesize = 120px
motto = "Building Excellence and Success Through Teamwork"
established =
grades = 9-12
district = West Deptford Public Schools
type = Public high school
principal = Kevin Kitchenman
asst principal = Donna Martello
Kelly Saia
enrollment = 1,111 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 68.4 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 16.2
colors = Green & White
teamname = Eagles
conference = Colonial Conference
location = 1600 Old Crown Point Road
flagicon|New Jersey West Deptford, NJ 08093
information = 856-848-6110

West Deptford High School is a comprehensive community public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from West Deptford Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the West Deptford Public Schools.

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,111 students and 68.4 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 16.2. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3412480&ID=341248004430 West Deptford High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 4, 2007.]

The school was the 185th-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 170th 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.]

Athletics

West Deptford High School is a member school in the Colonial Conference, which is composed of small schools whose enrollments generally do not exceed between 750-800 students for grades 9-12. The school competes in Varsity Tier II of the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League, a high school ice hockey league with 20 teams participating at the varsity level from South Jersey.

The football team won the 1999 Group III State Championship, edging North Hunterdon High School 25-24 in the semifinal game and defeating Sparta High School 34-28 in the finals. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=374&tclass=Group%20III Group Finals - Group III] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.] The team won the South, Group II state sectional championship in 2002 edging Buena Regional High School 21-20 in the tournament final. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=25369&tclass=South,%20Group%20II 2002 Football - South, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.] The team repeated in 2003 with a 17-12 win against Overbrook High School in the final game. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=49990&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20II 2003 Football Tournament - South, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.] The team won for a third consecutive year in 2004 with a 42-20 victory over Point Pleasant Boro High School. [Schnatz, Pete. [http://infoweb.newsbank.com/iw-search/we/InfoWeb?p_action=doc&p_docid=106D9F27F9E40205&p_docnum=14&p_queryname=NaN&p_product=NewsBank&p_theme=aggregated4&p_nbid=K5CH50PHMTE4NTg0NzQ0OS4yODY4NjU6MTo3OnJhLTE4ODg "A scary opening turned to easy win for West Deptford"] , "The Philadelphia Inquirer", December 6, 2004. Accessed August 19, 2007. "Going by the final score, West Deptford's 42-20 win over visiting Point Pleasant Boro on Friday night was the easiest of the Eagles' three consecutive South Jersey Group 2 championships."] [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=84343&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20II 2004 Football Tournament - South, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.]

The field hockey team won the South, Group II state sectional in 2003 with a 3-2 win over Camden Catholic High School in the final game, [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=49655&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20II 2003 Field Hockey - South, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.] avenging a 2-1 loss the previous year against the same team. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=24677&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20II 2002 Field Hockey Tournament - South, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.]

The wrestling team took the South, Group III in 2000 with a 37-23 win in the tournament final against Oakcrest High School. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=373&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20III Team Wrestling - South, Group III] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.]

In 1999, the soccer team earned the South, Group III sectional title with a 2-0 win against Moorestown High School. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=44&tclass=South%2C%20Group%20III Public Group Semifinals - South, Group III] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 6, 2007.]

Marching Band

The school's marching band was Tournament of Bands Chapter One Champions in 1978 (Group 2) ,2006 and 2007 (Group 3). [ [http://www.tob1.org/history.html Tournament of Bands - Chapter One History] , Tournament of Bands. Accessed July 5, 2007.]

Administration

Core members of the school's administration are: [ [http://www.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/high_school/Admins/Administration.htm Administration] , West Deptford High School. Accessed August 24, 2008.]
*Kevin Kitchenman - Principal
*Donna Martello - Assistant Principal for Discipline and Attendance
*Kelly Saia - Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

Notable alumni

*Steve Rammel (born 1968), retired U.S. soccer forward who played two seasons in Major League Soccer. [ [http://www.soccertimes.com/ncaa/2005/mgames/dec15.htm "Rammel resigns at Saint Mary's to join MLS Galaxy"] , "Soccer Times", December 15, 2005. Accessed January 7, 2008. "After leading West Deptford High School to two straight New Jersey state championships, Rammel was named Parade magazine's "National Player of the Year" for his 1985-86 senior season."]
*Anthony Scirrotto (born 1986), class of 2005, currently a safety for the Penn State football team. [ [http://www.gopsusports.com/football/People/Player.cfm?rosterid=2920 Anthony Scirrotto player profile] , GoPSUsports.com. Accessed June 8, 2007.]
*Kordell Young (born 1987), class of 2006, currently a running back for the Rutgers University football team; in high school was rated as the seventh-best all-purpose back in the nation and the ninth-best prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com. [ [http://www.scarletknights.com/football/roster/roster-detail.asp?ID=3547 Kordell Young player profile] , ScarletKnights.com. Accessed October 18, 2007.]

References

External links

* [http://www.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/High_School/high.htm West Deptford High School]
* [http://www.wdeptford.k12.nj.us/ West Deptford Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|15|5620|0|West Deptford Public Schools
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3417430 Data for the West Deptford Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.sjsports.com/highschool/westdeptford/ South Jersey Sports: West Deptford HS]


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