Eastern High School (New Jersey)
Eastern High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school for students in grades 9 - 12 from three communities in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, operating as part of the Eastern Camden County Regional High School District. The high school is located in Voorhees Township and also serves students from Berlin Borough, and Gibbsboro.
As of the 2010-11 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,034 students and 63.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.41:1. There were 68 students (6.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 29 (2.8% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch. As of the 2009-10 school year, the average academic class size was 20.0, daily student attendance averaged 92.6% and the annual dropout rate was 1.0%.
The district was established in 1965, with 35 professional staff and 495 students. It has grown rapidly with two additions to the original facility and the completion of Eastern Intermediate High School in 1992. There are over 1,000 students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 at Eastern Senior High School. Eastern Intermediate High School has approximately 1,150 students enrolled in grades 9 and 10. Eastern Senior and Eastern Intermediate are located on the same site. Eastern has a professional staff of more than 200. As a comprehensive secondary school, Eastern is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education.
As of September 2012, the school has returned to one unit with the retirement of Dr. James Talarico in June 2012 and is referred to as "Eastern Regional High School" with Mr. Robert Tull serving as the principal of the merged school. The oldest parts of the school, which were constructed in 1965, 1970, and 1975 are now the "11-12 Building", and the 1992 addition is referred to as the "9-10 Building".
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