Morris Catholic High School

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Morris Catholic High School
Address
200 Morris Avenue
Denville Township, NJ (Morris County), 07834
Coordinates40°54′20″N 74°29′26″W / 40.90556°N 74.49056°W / 40.90556; -74.49056Coordinates: 40°54′20″N 74°29′26″W / 40.90556°N 74.49056°W / 40.90556; -74.49056
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"Scientia Caritatis Christi"[3]
("Knowledge of the Love of Christ")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Christian Charity
Established1957
School districtDiocese of Paterson
PresidentMichael St. Pierre
PrincipalSteven Kramer
ChaplainRev. Carmen Buono
Faculty34.4 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment458[1]  (2009-10)
Student to teacher ratio13.3:1[1]
Campus size33 acres (130,000 m2)
Color(s)Blue and White         
Athletics conferenceNorthwest Jersey Athletic Conference
Team nameCrusaders
Accreditation(s)Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationScope (literary magazine)
YearbookThe Shield
Website
 
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Morris Catholic High School
Address
200 Morris Avenue
Denville Township, NJ (Morris County), 07834
Coordinates40°54′20″N 74°29′26″W / 40.90556°N 74.49056°W / 40.90556; -74.49056Coordinates: 40°54′20″N 74°29′26″W / 40.90556°N 74.49056°W / 40.90556; -74.49056
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Motto"Scientia Caritatis Christi"[3]
("Knowledge of the Love of Christ")
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic,
Sisters of Christian Charity
Established1957
School districtDiocese of Paterson
PresidentMichael St. Pierre
PrincipalSteven Kramer
ChaplainRev. Carmen Buono
Faculty34.4 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment458[1]  (2009-10)
Student to teacher ratio13.3:1[1]
Campus size33 acres (130,000 m2)
Color(s)Blue and White         
Athletics conferenceNorthwest Jersey Athletic Conference
Team nameCrusaders
Accreditation(s)Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[2]
PublicationScope (literary magazine)
YearbookThe Shield
Website

Morris Catholic High School is a four year comprehensive Roman Catholic regional high school located in Denville, New Jersey, USA. It was founded in 1957 and is part of the Diocese of Paterson. Morris Catholic High School has been recognized by the Blue Ribbon Schools Program, the highest award an American school can receive.[4][5]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the school had an enrollment of 458 students and 34.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.3.[1]

The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1967.[2]

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Awards and recognition

During the 1984-85 school year, Morris Catholic High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.[6]

Athletics

The Morris Catholic High School Crusaders compete in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference which comprises 39 public and parochial high schools covering Morris County, Sussex County and Warren County, and operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[7] The sports that Morris Catholic offers are men's and women's soccer, football, women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, winter and spring track and field, men's and women's lacrosse, baseball, softball, and golf.

The 1974 and 1975 boys cross country team won the New Jersey Meet of Champions and finished the season ranked #1 in the state becoming the first team to win back-to-back titles.[8] They were Parochial B champions five consecutive years in 1974, 75, 76, 77 and 78.[9] Their coach, Tom Donahue was selected coach of the decade by The Star-Ledger in their All Century write up.

The 2000 girls soccer team won the Parochial North B state sectional championship, defeating Kent Place School in the tournament final.[10]

The boys soccer team won the 2005 NJSIAA North Group B State Championship with a 1-0 win against St. Rose High School.[11]

In 2007, the girls basketball team won the NJSIAA North Group A State Championship with a 53 - 32 win against Immaculata High School.[12]

In 2010, Will Hurley placed 10th in the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference inaugural golf tournament.

In 2010, the spring track and field team won the Non-Public B state sectional championship.[13]

Notable alumni and faculty

References

  1. ^ a b c d Morris Catholic High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Morris Catholic High School profile, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed May 31, 2007.
  3. ^ About Us, Morris Catholic High School. Accessed July 17, 2012
  4. ^ CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  5. ^ Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
  7. ^ League Memberships – 2011-2012, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 17, 2012.
  8. ^ Staff. "THREE TEAMS FROM THE AREA QUALIFY FOR MEET OF CHAMPIONS", Daily Record (Morristown), November 17, 1999. Accessed July 17, 2012. "Mount Olive has the only Morris County Girls Meet of Champions title. Morris Catholic won consecutive boys crowns in 1974 and 1975."
  9. ^ Staff. "Cross Country Notebook", Daily Record (Morristown), November 11, 2000. Accessed July 17, 2012. "The Morris Catholic boys lead local schools with five straight titles from 1974-79 under coach Tom Donahue."
  10. ^ 2000 Soccer - Parochial North B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 20, 2007.
  11. ^ 2005 Boys Soccer - Non-Public Finals, NJSIAA. Accessed June 4, 2007.
  12. ^ 2007 Girls Basketball - North A, NJSIAA. Accessed June 20, 2007.
  13. ^ Havsy, Jane. "BOYS TRACK AND FIELD: Boonton, Morris Catholic run down titles", Daily Record (Morristown), May 23, 2010. Accessed April 11, 2012. "Morris Catholic earned the inaugural North Non-Public B team title with 83 points, six more than Montclair Immaculate."
  14. ^ Havsy, Jane. "Safety is goal of new state guidelines", Daily Record (Morristown), August 26, 2007. Accessed February 4, 2011. "When Gallagher played at Morris Catholic in the 1960s, coaches would give players salt tablets."
  15. ^ Leibowitz, Barry. "Catholic School Teacher Murdered; Ex-Husband Sought in N.J. Murder in Home Where Both Still Lived", CBS News, June 22, 2010. Accessed February 4, 2011. "A family member found Judith Novellino's body around 7 p.m. Saturday and called 911. Bianchi said it appears that the woman, an English teacher at Morris Catholic High School, and her killer, were involved in 'a violent struggle.'"
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  19. ^ "A Life in the Balance". Time Magazine. November 3, 1975. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,913631-2,00.html. Retrieved May 31, 2007. "Friends from Morris Catholic High School, from which Karen graduated in 1972, describe her as a quiet person." 
  20. ^ "Teacher, 28, Slain In Her Apartment On West 72d Street; Teacher, 28, Is Slain in Her Apartment Other Violence Recalled". The New York Times. January 5, 1973. p. 65. http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20713FE3E551A7493C7A9178AD85F478785F9. 

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