Atlantic City High School


Atlantic City High School (ACHS) is a comprehensive public high school in Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is the lone secondary school of the Atlantic City School District.

Atlantic City High School
1400 North Albany Avenue

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United States
Coordinates39°22′04″N 74°28′38″W / 39.36772°N 74.47709°W / 39.36772; -74.47709
Other nameACHS
TypePublic high school
Established1895 (1895)
School districtAtlantic City School District
NCES School ID340096000010[1]
PrincipalConstance Days-Chapman
Faculty146.5 FTEs[1]
Enrollment1,724 (as of 2021–22)[1]
Student to teacher ratio11.8:1[1]
Color(s)Navy blue and white   [2]
Athletics conferenceCape-Atlantic League

The current school building opened in 1994 and holds approximately 2,500 students. The school serves students from Atlantic City, along with those from Brigantine, Longport, Margate City and Ventnor City, who attend the school as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective school districts.[3]

As of the 2021–22 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,724 students and 146.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1. There were 1,126 students (65.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 74 (4.3% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]

History Edit

Atlantic City's first high school building was constructed in 1895 at Illinois and Arctic Avenues, though the building's small site did not allow much room for growth. In 1901, the high school relocated to a building at Ohio and Pacific Avenues. After the high school relocated a third time, the former building was reused as Central Junior High School for many years. The third building, located at Albany and Atlantic Avenues, opened on September 17, 1923. Constructed at a cost of over $1.75 million (equivalent to $30.1 million in 2022), it included a 1,000-seat auditorium and a 6,000-pipe organ.[4][5]

Atlantic Cape Community College, the second community college to be established in New Jersey, opened in 1966 in space leased from the high school and moved to its campus in Mays Landing in February 1968.[6]

The current high school's entrance
A set of donor plaques along the main entrance of the new high school, including one donated by Donald Trump

The fourth, and current Atlantic City High School was constructed on "Great Island," opening to students in November 1994, at a cost of $83 million and had its formal dedication ceremony later that month before a gathered crowd of 4,000.[7][8] The building was designed by Blumberg Associates Architecture.[9]

Awards, recognition and rankings Edit

The school was the 262nd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology.[10] The school had been ranked 214th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 247th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[11] The magazine ranked the school 255th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[12] The school was ranked 270 in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[13] ranked the school 334th 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).[14]

Athletics Edit

Dr. Jack Eisenstein Athletic Complex

The Atlantic City High School Vikings[2] compete in the Atlantic Division of the Cape-Atlantic League, an athletic conference comprised of public and private high schools in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland and Gloucester counties, operating under the aegis of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[15] With 1,398 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2022–24 school years as Group IV South for most athletic competition purposes.[16] The football team competes in the United Division of the 94-team West Jersey Football League superconference[17][18] and was classified by the NJSIAA as Group V South for football for 2022–2024, which included schools with 1,315 to 2,466 students.[19]

The boys swimming team won the state non-public championship from 1921 to 1929.[20] In 1924, the team won the state swimming championship for a fourth time, setting three meet records in the process, with the Lawrenceville School coming in second and The Peddie School in third.[21] The next year, at a meet held in Philadelphia, the swim team won the national interscholastic championship, breaking the streak of four championships won by Mercersburg Academy.[22] In March 1925, the Atlantic City swim team were the guests of President Calvin Coolidge at the White House, in recognition of their championship.[23]

The girls' basketball team won the Group IV state championships in 1981 vs. Eastside Paterson and repeated in 1982 vs. Plainfield High School.[24] The 1981 team finished the season with a record of 29-1 after winning the Group IV state title with a 45-43 victory in the finals against an Eastside team that came into the game undefeated.[25]

The 1994 Boys Varsity 8 Crew had an undefeated season and took the Triple Crown, winning the Philadelphia City Championships,[26] Stotesbury Cup Regatta[27] and National Rowing Championships. The V8 went on to place second in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta on the Thames River in England.[28]

The 1999 football team won the South Jersey Group IV state championship at Rutgers Stadium with a 31–29 win over Eastern High School of Voorhees, a victory that marked the program's first sectional title.[29][30]

The boys' basketball team won the NJSIAA Group IV state championship in 2012 (defeating Ridgewood High School in the tournament final), 2012 (vs. Elizabeth High School) and 2013 (vs. Linden High School).[31] The team won the Group IV tournament in 2005, defeating Trenton Central High School 71–70 in the semifinals, and Ridgewood High School by a score of 56–42 in the championship game at Rutgers University.[32] In 2012, the Viking's boys' basketball team won the South Jersey Group IV title and the Group IV state championship with a 53–47 win against Elizabeth High School, marking the team's second state title.[33] The Vikings repeated as Group IV state champions in basketball in 2013, defeating Linden High School in overtime by a score of 60–54 to become back-to-back champions.[34]

In 2007, Todd Busler was one of 50 recipients of the Maxwell Football Club's Tri-State High School Award given to players from schools located in South Jersey, the five-county Philadelphia area and the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.[35]

The boys' soccer team was 2008 inaugural Brigantine Cup champions.[36]

In 2009, the girls' tennis team won the South Jersey Group IV title beating Millville Senior High School 3–2, the program's first group title.[37]

In 2010, the girls' swim team won the CAL American Conference title and defeated Vineland High School to win the South Jersey Public A championship for the first time in the program's history, going 14-0 before falling to West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in the state semifinals.[38]

The school's gymnasium was home to the United States Basketball League (USBL) Atlantic City Seagulls from 1996 to 2001. The Seagulls won the USBL Championship in 1997, 1998 and 1999.[39]

Administration Edit

The principal of Atlantic City High School is Constance Days-Chapman. Her administration consists of four vice principals.[40]

Rules Edit

Dress code Edit

Beginning in 2007,[41] in the hopes of preventing gang identification, Atlantic City High School required students wear a uniform, putting it in a minority of public schools to do so in the United States.[42] Other high schools in South Jersey, such as Middle Township High School, Vineland High School, and Bridgeton High School, followed suit.[41] The change was immediately controversial, with some parents saying that it became a "distraction from education" when the school suspended 150 students in one day for violating the uniform rules.[43] For example, in the 2013–2014 school year, it was required that students wear collared shirts in only the two school colors plus black, with no logos except ACHS's own logo (or that of one of its sports teams).[44]

In August 2019, the Board of Education dropped its uniform policy for the 2019–2020 school year,[41][45] opting instead for a dress code. ACHS students are still restricted from a few garment types, such as bare midriffs, ripped jeans, leggings, and "do rags", or garments the school deems to have "obscene" words or images on them.[46]

Truancy Edit

A truancy enforcement vehicle (10th generation Chevrolet Suburban) capable of returning students to school owned by Atlantic City High School

Chronic absenteeism, or truancy, is a problem for ACHS; in 2015, 21% of its students were deemed chronically absent.[47] The school has established a Truancy Task Force to enforce state laws requiring school attendance.[48]

Academics Edit

Atlantic City High School offers many Advanced Placement (AP) courses, in addition to the standard college-prep and Honors classes. ACHS offers 20 AP courses: AP Biology; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Chemistry; AP Studio Art; AP Microeconomics; AP Macroeconomics; AP English Language and Composition; AP English Literature and Composition; AP Environmental Science; AP French Language and Culture; AP United States Government and Politics; AP Latin; AP Music Theory; AP Physics 1; AP Physics C; AP Psychology; AP Spanish Language and Culture; AP Statistics; and, AP United States History.[49]

Notable alumni Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e School data for Atlantic City High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c Atlantic City High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Atlantic City Public School District 2016 Report Card Narrative Archived September 27, 2017, at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 26, 2017. "The Atlantic City Public School District is a Pre-K to 12 school district operating Eleven (11) schools. Our Pre-K through 8th grade schools serve Atlantic City, while our high school serves the students of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate and Longport."
  4. ^ Schwartz, David. "The 'Old' High School", Casino Connection, October 3, 2006. Accessed July 5, 2011.
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  6. ^ History, Atlantic Cape Community College. Accessed February 22, 2023. "The site for the college was selected on November 19, 1964, and official ground breaking ceremonies for its nine-building complex in Mays Landing were held in November 1966. Atlantic Cape opened its doors to students in September 1966, using facilities rented from Atlantic City High School. In February 1968 the college moved to its present campus at 5100 Black Horse Pike (U.S. Route 322) in Mays Landing."
  7. ^ Staff. "Opening Day / Classes Begin Today At New High School", The Press of Atlantic City, November 14, 1994. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Twenty-seven years and $83 million after a study first called for the resort to build a new high school, the facility opens this morning."
  8. ^ Tyler, Mark. "Dedication To Learning / ACHS Ceremony: Result Of Quarter Century Of Planning", The Press of Atlantic City, November 24, 1994. Accessed July 5, 2011. "A crowd of about 4,000 people gathered on Great Island Wednesday morning to witness the dedication of the new Atlantic City High School."
  9. ^ Finn, Elaine. "A.C. High School To Be Unveiled Board To See Plans, Actual Cost Of New School In Monday Session", The Press of Atlantic City, January 21, 1990. Accessed July 5, 2011. "A two-projector presentation and detailed floor plans by architect Martin F. Blumberg will provide the school board with a final chance to change the design of the school and, for the first time, provide a reliable estimate of what it will cost to build."
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  17. ^ Atlantic City Vikings, West Jersey Football League. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  18. ^ Home Page, West Jersey Football League. Accessed May 1, 2023. "The WJFL is a 94-school super conference that stretches from Princeton to Wildwood encompassing schools from the Colonial Valley Conference, the Burlington County Scholastic League, the Olympic Conference, the Tri-County Conference, the Colonial Conference, and the Cape Atlantic League. The WJFL is made up of sixteen divisions with divisional alignments based on school size, geography and a strength-of-program component."
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  20. ^ NJSIAA Boys and Girls Team Swimming History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2022.
  21. ^ Staff. "Atlantic City High Takes Swim Title; Wins New Jersey Scholastic Championship for Fourth Time -- Three Records Broken.", The New York Times, March 9, 1924. p. S2. Accessed November 19, 2016.
  22. ^ Staff. "Atlantic City High Takes Swim Title; Beats Mercersburg, Four-Time Winner, in National Championship Meet at Penn. Three Records Broken Mercersburg Relay Team and Scherer and Barnitz Make New Figures.", The New York Times, January 25, 1925. p. S1. Accessed November 19, 2016.
  23. ^ "President Coolidge Receives Atlantic City H.S. Natators", The New York Times, March 24, 1925. p. 18. Accessed February 3, 2018.
  24. ^ NJSIAA Girls Basketball Championship History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 20, 2020.
  25. ^ "Fatigue spells end to Ghosts' unbeaten ways", The News, March 23, 1981. Accessed March 3, 2021, via "For 27 games, the Eastside girls' basketball team built for itself an aura of Immortality. Friday night in the Group IV state title game, Barry Rosser's Ghosts proved that they were, after all, human beings. In losing, 45-43, to Atlantic City (29-1), Eastside (27-1) did things that championship teams simply do not do. The main reason : fatigue."
  26. ^ Brandschain, Mayer. "St. Joe's Prep crew is handed its first defeat", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 25, 1994. Accessed November 9, 2020. "The Atlantic City High boys' varsity eight scored the surprise of the season's Manny Flick Cup regattas of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association yesterday by handing the St. Joseph's Prep crew its first defeat on the Schuylkill. Atlantic City held fast to a slim lead all the way on the 1,500-meter course and held off St. Joseph's by three seats in the stretch drive to the finish."
  27. ^ Winners from Previous Years, Stotesbury Cup. Accessed November 9, 2020.
  28. ^ Hildes-Heim, Morman. "Rowing; Four U.S. Victories Send Henley Regatta Historians Scrambling", The New York Times, July 4, 1994. Accessed November 9, 2020. "Brown University's heavyweight freshmen won the Thames Challenge Cup, and the prep school boys from St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H., captured the Prince Elizabeth Cup.... The American parade began with St. Paul's leading Atlantic City High School from the first strokes of this mile-and-five-sixteenths course to win by 1 3/4 boat lengths in the time of 6 minutes 38 seconds."
  29. ^ Staff. "Atlantic City stuns Eastern", Courier-Post, December 6, 1999. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Did we mention that Atlantic City and Eastern, at the end of a wildly entertaining South Jersey Group 4 championship game, were at the exactly the same spot in exactly the same situation as Mainland and Ocean City were 2-1/2 hours earlier? 'I didn't know that,' said Weiss, whose son, Joe, stars for Mainland. Because a disgruntled soccer player by the name of Mike Lockwood made the field goal that his coach nearly didn't order, Atlantic City scored an improbable 31-29 victory over Eastern on Sunday at Rutgers University to capture the Vikings' first-ever sectional title."
  30. ^ NJSIAA Football History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2022.
  31. ^ NJSIAA Boys Basketball Championship History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 1, 2022.
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  33. ^ McGarry, Michael. "Atlantic City captures 2nd state Group IV title in 7 years", The Press of Atlantic City, March 12, 2012. Accessed September 9, 2012. "In other words, things were going according to plan for Atlantic City. The Vikings — just as they had in nearly all of their previous five playoff games — rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Elizabeth 53-47 and win the state Group IV championship at the Rutgers Athletic Center.... The state title is the second in Atlantic City boys basketball history. The first came in 2005."
  34. ^ Schneider, Jeremy. "Linden (54) at Atlantic City (60), NJSIAA Group Tournament, Final Round, Group 4 - Boys Basketball", The Star-Ledger, March 10, 2013. Accessed March 7, 2015. "Graves hit two 3-pointers that were several feet beyond the arc in overtime to help Atlantic City, No. 3 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, defeat No. 9 Linden, 60-54, for its second straight NJSIAA/ShopRite Group 4 title at the Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway."
  35. ^ Staff. "H.S. football: Todd Busler named Maxwell Mini-Football Club Award finalist", The Press of Atlantic City, December 26, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Atlantic City High School quarterback Todd Busler was selected as a finalist for the Maxwell Mini-Football Club Award."
  36. ^ Staff. "Atlantic City edges Holy Spirit, wins Brigantine Cup", The Press of Atlantic City, September 21, 2008. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Atlantic City High School scored two second-half goals Saturday to earn a 2-1 Cape-Atlantic League boys soccer win over Holy Spirit and clinch the Brigantine Cup."
  37. ^ Ashe, Kelly. "Atlantic City beats Millville for South Jersey Group IV girls tennis championship", The Press of Atlantic City, October 16, 2009. Accessed January 1, 2011. "The Atlantic City High School girls tennis team made history Thursday afternoon. The Vikings swept the singles matches and beat Cape-Atlantic League rival Millville 3-2 to win the South Jersey Group IV championship at Clarion Golf and Tennis World.... Atlantic City athletic director Frank Campo has been with the school since 1985 and believes this is the school's first Group IV title in girls tennis."
  38. ^ Weinberg, David. "Atlantic City girls swim team wins first sectional title in school history.", The Press of Atlantic CityFebruary 17, 2013. Accessed September 8, 2014. "The Atlantic City High School girls swim team celebrates after beating Cape-Atlantic League rival Vineland in the South Jersey Public A final on Thursday."
  39. ^ LeConey, Bill. "ALPB Surf Baseball / Seagulls Say Goodbye To A.C. With Victory", The Press of Atlantic City, June 21, 2000. Accessed July 5, 2011. "The Seagulls desperately needed a victory on Tuesday to breathe new life into their three-time United States Basketball League championship defense. They got it, snapping a three-game losing streak by beating the Washington Congressionals 128-115 in almost certainly their last game ever at Atlantic City High School."
  40. ^ Administration, Atlantic City High School. Accessed February 5, 2023.
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  42. ^ Medina, Jetzaly; Serrano, Kimberly (October 1, 2019). "No more uniform?" (PDF). The Viking Times. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  43. ^ Campbell, Eric Scott (September 15, 2009). "Atlantic City High School has suspended 150 students per day over dress code". Press of Atlantic City. Archived from the original on May 16, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  44. ^ DeStefano, John (2013). "Dress Code Policy - Atlantic City High School". Atlantic City Board of Education. Archived from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021 – via
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  46. ^ "Atlantic City High School Student Dress Code 2019–2020" (PDF). Atlantic City High School. Atlantic City Board of Education. 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 15, 2021. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  47. ^ D'Amico, Diane (September 11, 2015). "Report reveals chronic absenteeism in local schools". Press of Atlantic City. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  48. ^ Knox, James E. Jr. (September 11, 2018). "Attendance matters". Atlantic City School District. Archived from the original on May 16, 2021. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  49. ^ "Advanced Placement/Honors Program". Atlantic City High School. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  50. ^ Staff. "Atlantic City Civilians Plan Joyful Yuletide for Warriors", Brooklyn Daily Eagle, December 6, 1942. Accessed October 27, 2015. "The first anniversary of 'Pearl Harbor Day,' Monday, will be observed here in the auditorium of the Atlantic City Senior High School with a lecture on 'The Pacific Front' by Martin Agronsky, local boy who made good as an internationally known radio war correspondent."
  51. ^ D'Amico, Diane. "NJEA Ready for the Crowds at This Year's Atlantic City Convention", The Press of Atlantic City, November 7, 2001. Accessed January 31, 2011. "Special events include the presentation of Awards for Excellence, one of which this year will go to Atlantic City High School graduate James Avery."
  52. ^ Monaghan, Charles. "Book Report", The Washington Post, June 14, 1987. Accessed August 8, 2018. "A native of Atlantic City, N.J., Beckham was president of his class at Atlantic City High School before going to Brown, where he was one of three black graduates in the class of 1966."
  53. ^ Levin, Eric. "Two brothers from Atlantic City have built the 21st-century divining rod for buyers looking for that perfect apartment/fixer-upper/mansion.", copy of article from New Jersey Monthly, May 5, 2007, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 26, 2012. Accessed March 17, 2015. "Also note that wireless phone networks can send data at high speeds and that real estate agencies routinely list properties online. Do you see where this can go? Eric and Brad Blumberg did.... The brothers, Atlantic City High School graduates, have several patents on Smarter Agent's technology. They run their service from offices in Atlantic City and Camden."
  54. ^ Kornbluh, Jacob. "David Brog was the head of Christians United for Israel. Now he’s running as a Jewish candidate for Congress.", J. The Jewish News of Northern California, May 9, 2022. Accessed November 2, 2022. "Brog began studying Zionism as a student at Atlantic City High School after reading the book, The Revolt, by Menachem Begin, who was the leader of Irgun, the Zionist paramilitary group, and later became Israel’s sixth prime minister, that he found in his school’s library after searching for an autobiography of former President John F. Kennedy for an assignment."
  55. ^ Obituary of Carole Byard Archived January 10, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Greenidge Funeral Home. Accessed February 6, 2018. "Carole Marie Byard, 'Suggie,' was born on July 22, 1941, in Atlantic City, New Jersey to the late William Alfred Byard and Viola London-Byard. Carole graduated from Atlantic City High School, class of 1959."
  56. ^ Fax, Elton C. Black Artists of the New Generation, p. 63. Dodd, Mead & Co., 1977. ISBN 9780396074342. Accessed February 6, 2018. "Sure enough Carole's grades did drop in the mixed junior high school. Still she clung to the notion of becoming a doctor, a general classroom teacher, or even an art teacher. Atlantic City High School became a real training ground for Carole Byard."
  57. ^ Pfeifer, Ellen. "Rosalind Cash succeeds, but her struggle goes on", Boston Globe, August 15, 1971. Accessed August 8, 2012. "After graduating as an honor student from an Atlantic City high school, Miss Cash went to New York where she took literature courses at City College and enrolled in a theatre workshop at the Harlem YMCA (where Clarence Williams III of Mod Squad got his start)."
  58. ^ Tracey, Sara. "Food, life inspired Josh Ozersky, even as Atlantic City teen", The Press of Atlantic City, May 7, 2015. Accessed November 10, 2017. "'He called it Josh Ozersky's Fat City,' said Tim Cavanaugh, Ozersky's friend and former Atlantic City High School classmate.... 'He was full of energy,' said Cavanaugh, formerly of Margate and currently news editor at the Washington Examiner."
  59. ^ Joe Cicero, Accessed January 31, 2011.
  60. ^ Weinberg, David. "Saintly fans have Ventnor's Colman pulling for old team", The Press of Atlantic City, February 7, 2010. Accessed September 9, 2012. "Wayne Colman will wear a Wayne Colman jersey. The Ventnor native played 7½ seasons for the Saints as an outside linebacker from 1969-76.... Wayne Colman, a former standout at Atlantic City High School and Temple University, got his start in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 1968."
  61. ^ Aaserud, Finn. Oral History Interviews: Sidney Drell, American Institute of Physics, July 1, 1986. Accessed December 22, 2016. "Graduated from Atlantic City High School, and all the places in between are on the Monopoly board."
  62. ^ Staff. "At Stockton, She Leads By Example \ "Head Boppers" Or Holocaust Studies, Vera King Farris Will Do A Lot For Harmony.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 1995. Accessed January 27, 2011.
  63. ^ Grugan, Brittany. "Atlantic Cape Community College hires former Atlantic City star, longtime pro Andrew Fields as basketball coach ", The Press of Atlantic City, August 19, 2011. Accessed February 15, 2018. "Ever since he retired as a professional basketball player, Andrew Fields hoped to coach a college team. The Atlantic City resident, who played basketball professionally around the world for years, has extensive sideline experience.... Fields starred at Atlantic City High School, from which he graduated in 1975."
  64. ^ Myron Henry Goldfinger, FAIA (1933-2023), US Modernist. Accessed August 4, 2023. "Goldfinger grew up in Atlantic City NJ, before the casinos came. He was inspired by the design of houses in the Marvin Gardens neighborhood, the rich part of town - and his father the mailman, who had very neat lettering. Goldfinger graduated Atlantic City HS in 1950 and from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, studying under Louis Kahn."
  65. ^ Johnson, Vaughan. "'Barbed Wire City' movie about ECW wrestling, produced by Allentown natives, ready for debut", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 19, 2013. Accessed April 24, 2021. "South Philadelphia native Brian Heffron, better known to the world as The Blue Meanie, soon joined him.... Heffron graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1993. While most kids were planning on getting jobs or attending college after high school, Heffron had a singular goal in mind: become a professional wrestler."
  66. ^ Greenberg, Ted; and McCrone, Brian X. "The ISIS 'Senior Commander' Who Grew Up on the Jersey Shore", WCAU, January 17, 2018. Accessed February 3, 2018. "He graduated from Atlantic City High School in 2010. His Albanian immigrant family owned a pizza shop in Margate, New Jersey. He attended a mosque where 'he hated people,' according his mother."
  67. ^ Pete Hunter player profile Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed June 15, 2007.
  68. ^ Boss Nucky Johnson, Atlantic City Experience. Accessed April 9, 2021. "Johnson graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1900."
  69. ^ a b Lipson, Eden Ross. "Super‐Agent Strikes Again", The New York Times, June 26, 1977. Accessed June 5, 2023. "Although he travels a great deal, Mr. Josephson lives quietly in New York with his second wife Tina and an infant daughter, Yi‐Ling. Coincidentally, both he and Mr. Schlosser of NBC are graduates of Atlantic City High School."
  70. ^ McGarry, Michael. "A.C. grad Brett Kennedy to make MLB debut Wednesday night", The Press of Atlantic City, August 8, 2018. Accessed August 8, 2018. "Kennedy, a 2012 Atlantic City High School graduate from Brigantine, will make his major league debut that day."
  71. ^ Kuperinsky, Amy. "Atlantic City radio legend Pinky Kravitz dead at 88", NJ Advance Media for, November 2, 2015. Accessed August 8, 2018. "The radio man, born in West Virginia, moved to Atlantic City with his family when he was 7. In 1988, the alumnus of Atlantic City High School told the New York Times that a class bully gave him his famous nickname."
  72. ^ Staff. "A.C. ballot count awaits completion of review, The Election Board got through nearly half of the absentee votes. Mayor Whelan was not hopeful.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 8, 2001. Accessed January 31, 2011. ""Langford, born in Atlantic City and a 1973 graduate of Atlantic City High School..."
  73. ^ Johnson, Judge Nelson. "Joanna LaSane was Atlantic City’s regal pioneer in the cultural arts, says Judge Nelson Johnson", The Press of Atlantic City, February 20, 2019. Accessed February 5, 2020. "Joanna Forenan LaSane was Atlantic City’s royalty. She was an intelligent, charming and elegant lady, a role model for us all... In 1953, following graduation from Atlantic City High School, she attended Montclair College; a year later she was in New York City pursuing her career."
  74. ^ Urgo, Jacqueline L. "Joseph Lazarow, 84, dies; helped bring casinos to A.C.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 5, 2008. Accessed January 5, 2008.
  75. ^ Harper, Derek. "Levy admits guilt in federal court / Atlantic City's ex-mayor to be sentenced Feb. 15", The Press of Atlantic City, November 2, 2007. Accessed January 31, 2011. "Levy left Atlantic City High School and joined the Army in May 1964."
  76. ^ Cronick, Scott. "PBS documentary shows life under the makeup for Ventnor native", The Press of Atlantic City, October 27, 2010. Accessed September 7, 2017. "He was, however, always drawn to entertainment. He remembers watching Charlie Chaplin films his father showed to Atlantic City hotel guests when Lubin was a child. His time at Atlantic City High School got his creative juices flowing as he experimented with new television equipment, eventually leading Lubin to attend Emerson College in Boston, where he planned to be a TV director."
  77. ^ Schwachter, Jeff. "One-Fourth of Fourplay", Atlantic City Weekly, October 14, 2004. "Rounding out the quartet is Atlantic City native Harvey Mason. The drummer, composer, programmer, arranger and Atlantic City High School grad has lived in Los Angeles for 34 years and has made a name for himself as one of the most respected studio musicians in the business."
  78. ^ Jackson, Vincent. "AC native Harvey Mason moves to the beat of his drum; Native son returns to Atlantic City Saturday to perform his own music", The Press of Atlantic City, June 23, 2015. Accessed August 8, 2018. "'It was a one-of-a-kind kind of situation, and unfortunately, it doesn't exist that way, but I was very, very fortunate,' said Mason, who began playing drums professionally during the 1960s while attending Atlantic City High School."
  79. ^ Lala, Elisa. "Former Atlantic City Mayor Michael J. Matthews dies at 79", The Press of Atlantic City, January 6, 2014. Accessed August 8, 2018. "The graduate of Atlantic City High School and American University in Washington, D.C., began his political career in 1968, when he was elected to Linwood City Council."
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External links Edit

  • Official website
  • School Performance Report for Atlantic City School District, New Jersey Department of Education
  • Article on the history of the old high school buildings
  • South Jersey Sports: Atlantic City HS