Red Bank Regional High School

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Red Bank Regional High School
Location
101 Ridge Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739

Information
TypePublic high school
Established1975
School districtRed Bank Regional High School District
PrincipalRisa Clay
Asst. PrincipalRobert Donohoe
Grades9 - 12
Color(s)Maroon, Gray, and Black
Athletics conferenceShore Conference
Team nameBucs
Website
 
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Red Bank Regional High School
Superintendent:Jim Stefankiewicz
Business Administrator:Christina Galvao
Address:101 Ridge Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Grade Range:9-12
School facilities:1
Enrollment:1,013 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs):101.7 (on FTE basis)[1]
Student–teacher ratio:9.96:1[1]
District Factor Group:FG
Web site:District website
Ind.Per PupilDistrict
Spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1Budgetary Cost16,7804313,71022.4%
2Classroom Instruction8,953407,58818.0%
6Support Services2,890431,98745.4%
8Administrative Cost1,624301,47510.1%
10Operations & Maintenance2,359441,81629.9%
16Median Teacher Salary53,460962,000
Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47
Red Bank Regional High School
Location
101 Ridge Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739

Information
TypePublic high school
Established1975
School districtRed Bank Regional High School District
PrincipalRisa Clay
Asst. PrincipalRobert Donohoe
Grades9 - 12
Color(s)Maroon, Gray, and Black
Athletics conferenceShore Conference
Team nameBucs
Website

Red Bank Regional High School (often abbreviated RBR) is a comprehensive regional four-year public high school that serves students in grades nine through twelve in Monmouth County, New Jersey, from the boroughs of Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.[4]

The school includes a vocational program, where students from anywhere in Monmouth County (who pay tuition, with the exception of in-district students, and students coming from townships where their respective district pays) can attend as a major in one of the many programs, including the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, the Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Finance, Engineering, and Graphic Communications. The school also offers a freshman academy which reduces the size of the school for incoming freshman by dividing them into one of three houses. In the spring of 2009, RBR was approved by the International Baccalaureate (IB) North American Division as an IB school and began offering the IB program to juniors and seniors in the Fall of 2009.[5] In the fall of 2009, RBR also launched its three-year academies for sophomores, juniors and seniors in the areas of Math & Science, Humanities & Social Studies, International & Cultural Studies, and Sports Medicine & Management.

The school district was established in 1969 and used space rented from the Red Bank Borough Public Schools until construction of the new high school building was completed in 1975. This building, at 101 Ridge Road in Little Silver, replaced one that had opened in 1917, at 101 Harding Road in Red Bank, one mile away on the same road, and now serves as Red Bank Middle School.[6]

As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,013 students and 101.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.96:1. There were 144 students (14.2% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 27 (2.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "FG", the fourth highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[7]

Red Bank Regional High School is overseen by the New Jersey Department of Education and is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology and the National Academy Foundation.

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

In the 2011 "Ranking America's High Schools" issue by The Washington Post, the school was ranked 45th in New Jersey and 1,394th nationwide.[8] RBR was named to Newsweek's list of top high schools in the country in its June 2010 article "America's Best High Schools 2010", ranked number 1,557 in the country.[9]

The school was the 41st-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 61st in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[10] The magazine ranked the school 64th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[11] The school was ranked 84th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which included 316 schools across the state.[12] Schooldigger.com ranked the school 135th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 33 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (84.9%) and language arts literacy (94.1%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[13]

In the spring of 2010, Red Bank Regional (RBR) received the designation of model program resource center for its English Language Learning Program. The designation was determined by the New Jersey Language Model Program Committee, and extends from 2010-2012. Additionally, the RBR Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) was recently honored by the New Jersey Art Education Partnership (NJAEP) as a Model School in the Arts.

Curriculum[edit]

Red Bank Regional High School offers full year and semester courses. A wide variety of courses are offered to serve the needs and interests of the student body including the AVID program (an renown college preparatory program), many Honors, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate courses. Successful completion of required courses for graduation, passing scores on the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) and a total of at least 140 credits are necessary to qualify for graduation.

Students may specialize in one of four four-year programs: Academy of Finance, Academy of Information Technology, Graphic Communications, or Engineering or concentrate their studies in one of four three-year small learning communities in Math & Science, Humanities & Social Studies, International & Cultural Studies and Sports Medicine & Management.

Visual and Performing Arts majors specialize in one of eight programs: Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Vocal Music, Piano, Instrumental Music (Strings/Woodwinds/Brass), Commercial Art or Commercial Photography. These majors typically include multiple classes per day and participation in certain extracurricular events and activities as part of the requirements.

World Language students may choose between Spanish, French, Chinese, and Italian. The Italian program was introduced in the 2012-2013 school year. Many students, especially those in the Humanities and Social Studies and International and Cultural Studies academies, enroll in more than one language.

Athletics[edit]

The Red Bank Regional High School Bucs compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.[14] All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[15]

The football team won the Central Jersey Group II state sectional championships in 1975.[16]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the school's administration are:[17][18][19]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Data for Red Bank Reg High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Red Bank Regional High School 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 19, 2011. "Red Bank Regional High School is a comprehensive secondary school that offers a wide array of academic and extra-curricular program offerings for our student body which numbers 1,150. The constituent sending districts include Little Silver, Red Bank and Shrewsbury."
  4. ^ Red Bank Regional High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools. Accessed September 5, 2011.
  5. ^ Red Bank Regional High School, International Baccalaureate. Accessed September 5, 2011.
  6. ^ History of RBRHS, Red Bank Regional High School. Accessed January 14, 2008.
  7. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  8. ^ Mathews, Jay. "The High School Challenge 2011: Red Bank Regional High School", The Washington Post. Accessed September 9, 2011.
  9. ^ Staff. "America's Best High Schools: The List 2010", Newsweek, June 13, 2010.
  10. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 2, 2012.
  11. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 19, 2011.
  12. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  13. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 5, 2012.
  14. ^ School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  15. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
  16. ^ Goldberg, Jeff. NJSIAA Football Playoff Champions, NJSIAA. Accessed December 18, 2011.
  17. ^ Administration, Red Bank Regional High School. Accessed May 24, 2012.
  18. ^ RBR Board, Red Bank Regional High School. Accessed May 24, 2012.
  19. ^ Monmouth County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  20. ^ Staff. "Alumni Appointed Ambassador of Marshall Islands", Delaware State University, October 25, 2006. Accessed March 19, 2011. "After he moved during his teen years to Red Bank, N.J. and graduated in 1960 from Red Bank High School, Dr. Bishop returned to his home state to enroll in Delaware State College."
  21. ^ Collins, Karyn D. "Students at the performing arts academy not acting when they say they like school", Asbury Park Press, February 20, 2003. Accessed June 7, 2011. "Theater alumni include Brian Gaskill now starring on the soap opera Port Charles."
  22. ^ Eric McCoo player profile, Philadelphia Eagles. Accessed June 23, 2007. "Earned All-America honors at Red Bank (NJ) Regional HS, where he went 204-1,785-26 TDs rushing as a senior."
  23. ^ Staff. "Elizabeth Clare Prophet, New Age Guru, Dies at Age 70", PRWeb, October 16, 2009. Accessed August 12, 2012. "In marching band at Red Bank High School, "Betty Clare" played the clarinet."
  24. ^ Mell, Randall. "The Power Of Distress University Of Miami Defensive End Danny Stubbs Brings Fear To The Hearts Of Quarterbacks, Even Before Play Begins.", Sun Sentinel, September 3, 1987. Accessed August 12, 2012. "In high school, Daniel Jr. led his Red Bank Regional High basketball team to a state championship. Daniel Jr. also excelled in football and was a solid student."
  25. ^ Kade Weston, New England Patriots. Accessed March 19, 2011.

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