|Wall High School|
|1630 18th Avenue
Wall, NJ 07719
|Type||Public high school|
|Vice Principals||Michael Mendes
|Faculty||87.4 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||1,339 (as of 2010-11)|
|Student to teacher ratio||15.32:1|
|Color(s)||Crimson, White and Blue|
|Athletics conference||Shore Conference|
|Newspaper||'The Crimson Courier'|
Wall High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Wall Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Wall Township Public Schools.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,339 students and 87.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.32:1. There were 105 students (7.8% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 32 (2.4% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankings 
The school was the 137th-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 155th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 127th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 121st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state. Schooldigger.com ranked the school 153rd out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 12 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (84.2%) and language arts literacy (92.7%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).
Extracurricular activities 
Wall High School offers many clubs and after school activities. Clubs include the Environmental Club, Mock trial, Key Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, National Music Honor Society, Botany Club, as well as many others.
The Wall High School Crimson Knights compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore, located within Monmouth County and Ocean County and operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). With 1,025 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2011-12 school year as Central Jersey Group III, a category that included schools with enrollment of 802 to 1,104.
Wall High School is known for its intense sports rivalry with Manasquan High School in Manasquan, New Jersey, with the two schools playing each other in front of crowds of 5,000 at their annual Thanksgiving Day football game.
In 2009, displays were erected and a Hall of Fame established honoring WHS soccer teams' overall success. From 1977 - 1983 the team's overall record stood at 130-13-5. Between 1978 and 1981 the team won four consecutive straight Group III State Championships and had overall state rankings through those four years of #2, #3, #1, #1, respectively (from 300 schools). During those years they won five straight Group III State Sectional Championships as well and had an NJSIAA State Playoff record of 24 wins out of 25 games over a five year span. WHS Soccer team also was the # 1 Team in the Shore Conference each year from 1978-1982. The teams won five Wall Fall Festival Classics over this period as well and captured six straight Monmouth County Titles as well as winning the first ever Monmouth-Ocean County Championship. They also won six straight Conference Championships. The 1992 the team won the Central Jersey Group III Championship and in 1993 a Central Jersey Group II Championship was added to the overall record. The 2004 team won the Group III State Championship, the program's fifth state title and the first since it won four in a row from 1978 to 1981, with a 4-1 win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School in a game played at The College of New Jersey.
The Wall High School soccer program was founded by U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame Member Harry Baldwin and has produced nearly 50 All-State players. Wall High School's first soccer captain and Soccer America Professional Coach of the Year, Gary Hindley played here, as well. These teams had two coaches, Tom Farley and Jim Carhart, who together have coached nearly 50 years and combined won nearly 700 games. Tom Farley won National Coach of the Year in 1979. Jim Carhart has won Regional and State Coaching Honors multiple times. Top soccer players at Wall include Tom Kain, the nation's top player at Duke and Walls's only Olympian, and George Gelnovatch, runner-up as the nation's top player as well as All American.
The 2004 baseball team won all five championships they could win, becoming the only Shore Conference baseball team to achieve that milestone.
The softball team won the 2007 Central, Group III state sectional championship with a 6-5 win over Monroe Township High School. The team moved on to win the Group I State Championship with wins over Hammonton High School (11-10) and Ramapo High School (4-1) in the final game.
The 2008 Competition Cheer team took first place in the state competition, grand champion in the regional competition, and second place at the national competition. The 2009 Competition Cheer team won its Conference Championship, took first place in the NJ State Competition, first place at the National Competition in Orlando, Florida, and received the Grand National Champions title (overall highest score) at the National Competition in Orlando, Florida.
In 2008, the Wall High School Golf team won the South-Central Jersey Group III Tournament.
In 2008, the Wall High School Boys Bowling Team landed 1st place in the Shore Conference.
The Wall Ice Hockey team consistently ranks as a top public school team in the state of New Jersey, qualifying for the state playoffs the past several years. The ice hockey team has been the most successful Wall high school sports team in the term of win percentage over the past five years.
The Wall lacrosse team had its first season in 2006. They are now a top program in the Shore Conference winning division championships in both 2008 and 2011.
Core members of the school's administration are:
- Rosaleen Sirchio, Principal
- Michael Mendes, Vice Principal
- Robert Paneque, Vice Principal
Notable alumni 
- Matthew Bouraee (born 1988, Class of 2006), professional soccer player for the Puerto Rico Islanders.
- Dara Brown, Class of 1983, news anchor for MSNBC and former Broadway actress.
- Ashley Alexandra Dupré (born 1985 as Ashley Youmans — transferred out after sophomore year), best known as the woman at the center of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal.
- Cari Fletcher (born 1994, Class of 2012), contestant from The X Factor (U.S.) and member of all female group Lakoda Rayne
- George Gelnovatch (born 1965), head men's soccer coach at the University of Virginia
- Tom Kain (born 1963), Nike Professional Soccer Player, German First Division,Director of Global Soccer Marketing.
- Dan Prestup (born 1984), World's Fastest Drummer Winner and drummer for Spider Rockets
- Charlotte Sometimes (stage name of Jessie Poland, born 1988), musician currently signed to Geffen Records.
- Data for Wall High, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 10, 2012.
- Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 2, 2012.
- Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 1, 2011.
- "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
- New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 5, 2012.
- School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
- League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 27, 2012.
- 2011-2012 Public Schools Group Classification for ShopRite Cup–Tennis–Soccer–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 30, 2012.
- Moretti, Mike. "Manasquan at Wall looms large on Turkey Day", The Star-Ledger, November 24, 2009. Accessed July 12, 2011. "The six divisional races are all but settled in the Shore Conference which leads to the traditional holiday rivalry games featuring Manasquan at Wall today, and a pair of big tilts on Saturday in the form of Brick at Brick Memorial and Toms River North at Toms River East.Manasquan is on target for its 12th sectional championship when it faces Matawan in the Central Jersey, Group 2 championship game on Dec. 4 but must first take care of business behind quarterback C.J. Davis against an improving Wall team. This game routinely draws the biggest crowds and upwards of 5,000 are expected on Thanksgiving."
- History of NJSIAA Boys Soccer, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed July 12, 2011.
- Staff. "Boys Soccer: Garry Linstra, Wall", Asbury Park Press, December 11, 2004. Accessed July 12, 2011. "Wall followed the loss to St. Rose with a six-game winning streak that culminated in a 4-1 victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the Group III championship on the turf at Linstra's alma mater, The College of New Jersey."
- Adelizzi, Joe. "Wall soccer back on track", Asbury Park Press, October 1, 2005. Accessed July 12, 2011. "They took a 4-1 victory against Scotch Plains-Fanwood to wrap up the NJSIAA Group III championship. It was the first Group III title for Wall (18-3-3) since it had won four straight from 1978 to 1981.
- 2007 Softball - Central, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 8, 2007.
- 2007 Softball - Public Semis/Finals, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed June 12, 2007.
- 2007 Girls Team Tennis - Central, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 25, 2007.
- High School Staff Directory / Extra Help, Wall High School. Accessed January 29, 2011.
- 2009 Men's Soccer Roster: Matt Bouraee, Cornell Big Red. Accessed July 12, 2011. "Bouraee won the state championship while playing forward for Wall HS. He set the school’s single-season goal record and was named to the all-county, all-shore, all-state and all-region first teams."
- Fabiano, Giovanna (2008-03-14). "'Kristen' becomes a star, but aunt calls her a 'brat'". The Record. Archived from the original on 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
- Giase Frank. "Virginia men's soccer coach George Gelnovatch withdraws from consideration for vacant Rutgers job", The Star-Ledger, January 14, 2010. Accessed January 29, 2011. "Gelnovatch, who won three state championships as a player at Wall High School, interviewed for the Rutgers position with athletic director Tim Pernetti two weeks ago."
- Mifflin, Lawrie. "SCOUTING", The New York Times, December 13, 1983. Accessed June 8, 2007. "To be a senior and make All- American is just great, said Kain who led Wall High School to three straight New Jersey Group 3 state titles from 1978 through 1980."
- Pardini, Patti (September 8, 2005). "Wall graduate wins World's Fastest Drummer competition". Asbury Park Press (Asbury Park, NJ). p. 7.
- La Gorce, Tammy. "It’s the Lipstick That Draws Attention, and the Name Helps Too", The New York Times, March 16, 2008. Accessed November 17, 2008. "“Charlotte Sometimes is a girl in a book I read when I was little,” the singer explained at the Princess Diner here, where she used to hang out as a student at Wall High School.... She has lived in Wall Township all her life, having been adopted by her parents, Hartson and Tracy Poland, as a baby."
- Wall High School Official website
- Wall Township Public Schools
- Wall Township Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Wall Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
- Wall High School Class of 82 Official website
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