Bloomfield High School (BHS) is a four-year publichigh school that is located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Bloomfield Public Schools. 2011 featured celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the current school building, which replaced the original high school that had been constructed in 1871.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,824 students and 134.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.57:1. There were 510 students (28.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 160 (8.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch. Among the graduating class of 2010, nearly 88% of Bloomfield High students planned to attend a two-year or four-year college.
The school was the 221st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 226th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 181st in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 225th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 277th out of 376 public high schools statewide in its 2010 rankings (a decrease of 9 positions from the 2009 rank) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the language arts literacy and mathematics components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
BHS's girls' softball team made it to the 2006 North I Group IV State Sectional Championship, falling to Ridgewood High School by 3-0.
The BHS boys volleyball team won the 2006 Essex County Championship for the first time in Bloomfield's History, after defeating Livingston High School. The team advanced to the State Sectional quarterfinals over Livingston High School once again, and fell to Fair Lawn High School.
The wrestling team won the 2007 North I, Group IV State Sectional championship, the first in team history, with a 34-33 win over Hackensack High School.
The Bengal bowlers, with three female and two male team members, won the Essex County Tournament for the first time in the 1998-99 season.
Bloomfield won the boys all-group cross country state championship in 1956 and 1968.
Core members of the school's administration are:
Christopher Jennings, Principal
Thomas Acton, Assistant Principal Activities and Attendance
Dr. John Pierce, Assistant Principal Guidance and Scheduling
Michael Schilare, Assistant Principal Discipline
Cyndie Schirm, Assistant Principal Curriculum and Instruction
^Eustachewich, Lia. "BHS to Celebrate 100 Years with 'Reunion of All Reunions'", BloomfieldPatch, April 6, 2011. Accessed April 11, 2012. "Former Bloomfield High School students will be treated to a night of dancing and reminiscing at the school's 100th anniversary April 16, organized by the Bloomfield Educational Foundation."
^Frankel, Jeff. "Bloomfield High School celebrating 100 years of education", Bloomfield Life, May 5, 2011. Accessed April 11, 2012. "The first high school, located at 155 Broad St., was erected in 1871 at a cost of nearly $30,000. The school now houses the district’s administration building.... Since it’s completion in 1911, thousands of students have walked the halls, and all have unique memories to share. Bloomfield Life spoke with several alumni and a school administrator for a glimpse of life at the high school."
^Behre, Bob. "Bloomfield clicked under Fusaro", The Star-Ledger, March 30, 2007. Accessed September 19, 2007. "And it was Fusaro who molded a team devoid of stars into the school's first sectional champion.... It was senior James Chauncey who came to Bloomfield's rescue in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 final. Chauncey's pin in the meet-closing bout at 125 pounds against Hackensack clinched a 34-33 victory by criteria and secured the sectional championship for Bloomfield (20-3)."
^Lamb, Yvonne Shinhoster. "Journalist Benjamin F. Holman, 76; Advised Nixon, Ford on Racial Issues", The Washington Post, January 27, 2007. Accessed July 18, 2011. "Mr. Holman, who went by Ben, was born in Columbia, S.C. At age 4, his father died, and his mother moved with him and his sister to Bloomfield, N.J. As a youngster, he dreamed of writing musicals -- to combine his passion for writing and music, his sister said -- and also of training to be an engineer. But by his junior year in high school, he knew he wanted to become a journalist."
^Andy Kostecka. basketball-reference.com. Retrieved on January 26, 2013.
^Tuite, James. "METS ENDURE ON RUN IN 7TH, 1-0", The New York Times, April 25, 1982. Accessed January 10, 2012. "Bamberger was exulting over his decision to promote Charlie Puleo to a new four-pitcher rotation that also includes Pat Zachry, Mike Scott and Randy Jones. Puleo, a right-hander who attended Bloomfield (N.J.) High School and Seton Hall University, gave up only three hits in six and one-third innings."
^McIntyre, Jason. "An Interview with ESPN’s Bob Ley", BigLeadSports.com, November 21, 2008. Accessed April 11, 2012. "In one of the more pleasant coincidences (NOT an irony, class – study the difference) of my tenure, the folks in charge hired Anish Shroff to anchor ESPNews – a fella from my old high school in Bloomfield, N.J."
^Frankel, Jeff. "Funeral set for Broncos quarterback Tripucka, formerly of Bloomfield", Bloomfield Life, September 13, 2013. Accessed September 15, 2013. "Funeral plans are set for Frank Tripucka, the Denver Broncos' first quarterback. He was a Bloomfield native.... Tripucka, 85, a 1945 Bloomfield High School graduate, died Thursday at his Woodland Park home."
^Frankel, Jeff. "Tripucka recalls the stadium that started it all", Bloomfield Life, March 4, 2011. Accessed January 10, 2012. "Frank Tripucka credits William Foley, Bloomfield High School's legendary football coach during the 1930s and 40s, for allowing him to enjoy a long, successful career in organized football."