Tenafly High School

Tenafly High School

Infobox school

name = Tenafly High School
motto =
established =
type = Public high school
grades = 9-12
principal = Dora P. Kontogiannis
enrollment = 992 (as of 2005-06)
faculty = 90.6 (on FTE basis)
ratio = 10.9
location = 19 Columbus Drive
city = Tenafly
state = NJ
zipcode = 07670
country = USA
information = 201-816-6600
colors = black and orange
teamname = Tigers
conference = Bergen County Scholastic League
affiliations =
website = [http://www.tenafly.k12.nj.us/hs/index.htm School website]
footnotes =

Tenafly High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in grades nine through twelve from Tenafly, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Tenafly Public Schools. Students from the neighboring community of Alpine attend the school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Alpine Public School. [Alvarado, Monsy. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-73067554.html "Alpine to keep sending students to Tenafly"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", April 4, 2003. Accessed January 2, 2008."ALPINE - The borough's high school students will continue to attend Tenafly High School under a new contract approved by the Board of Education this week."]

As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 992 students and 90.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 10.9. [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3416110&ID=341611000864 Tenafly High School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 29, 2007.]

Awards and recognition

Tenafly High School was awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon School Award, awarded by the United States Department of Education at a special assembly to the Tenafly High School Community on September 20, 2005. Tenafly was the only high school in New Jersey and one of 38 public high schools in the U.S. to receive the 2005 Blue Ribbon School Award. [cite web | url=http://www.ed.gov/programs/nclbbrs/2005/2005-schools.html#nj | title=Schools selected as No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools in 2005 | accessdate=May 2 | accessyear=2006]

The school was the 3rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 314 schools statewide, in "New Jersey Monthly" magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools". The school was ranked 2nd in the magazine's 2006 rankings out of 316 schools included across the state. [ [http://njmonthly.com/articles/towns_and_schools/highschoolrankings/top-new-jersey-high-schools-by-rank.html "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank"] , "New Jersey Monthly", September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.]

In "Newsweek's" May 22, 2007 issue, ranking the country's top high schools, Tenafly High School was listed in 928th place, the 27th-highest ranked school in New Jersey. [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18757087/?sort=State&count=1257&search=&start=700&limit=100&year=2007& "The Top of the Class: The complete list of the 1,200 top U.S. schools"] , "Newsweek", May 22, 2007. Accessed May 24, 2007.]

Library Media Center

Tenafly High School's Lalor Library Media Center is a full service library containing over 22,000 volumes, an electronic reference center with on line resources, and an academic theater for projecting all types of materials. A professional television studio located in the center of the library (perhaps the first and only library to so closely integrate television broadcast within a working library) features integrated videoconferencing that allows guest speakers to be brought in electronically) is supported by a television control room located in a one time AV storage room. Live local access broadcasting as well as worldwide web streaming at www.librarymedia.net enables in house productions and presentations to be broadcast and shared worldwide.

Athletics and extracurricular activities

Tenafly is noted for its competitive debate team which has been awarded numerous awards over the years.Fact|date=February 2007In recent years, the debate team came in first in overall standings in 1999-2000, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2006-2007. The team placed second in 2005-2006. Also, the winner of the 2000-2001 season is unclear as the caretaker of the website has done a poor job of making sure all parts of the site function correctly.

The Tenafly High School Tigers compete in the Bergen County Scholastic League (BCSL) American Conference, made up of private and public high schools located in Bergen County and Hudson County. [ [http://bcsl-american.org/ School Info] , Bergen County Scholastic League American Division. Accessed March 9, 2008.] The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The school nickname is the Tigers, and its school colors are consequently black and orange, with a nod to those of Princeton University.

Tenafly is noted for its tennis team (currently being coached by Anthony Zorovich). [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDMyMzQ1 All-County Tennis - Bergen] , "The Record (Bergen County)", December 6, 2006.] [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDMyNDI1 Bergen all team tennis] , "The Record (Bergen County)", December 6, 2006.]

The boys tennis team won the 2006 Group II State Championship, defeating Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School 3-2 in the semifinals and West Essex High School 3-2 in the finals to take the title. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=159688&tclass=Public%20Group%20Finals 2006 Boys Team Tennis - Public Group Finals] , NJSIAA. Accessed May 30, 2007.] In 2007, the Boy's Tennis Team won the state sectionals defeating Dwight Morrow High School 5-0 to win the North I, Group II championship, the team's sixth consecutive sectional title. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=216953&tclass=North%20I%2C%20Group%20II 2007 Boys Tennis - North I, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed July 22, 2007.] [ [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNTMmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcxMzg4NDAmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2 "Palisades Park wins sectional"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", May 22, 2007. "Top-seeded Tenafly won five matches in straight sets to defeat third-seeded Englewood, 5-0, for its fourth straight sectional title. The Tigers also won North 1, Group 3 in 2002 and 2003, giving them six sectional titles in the past six years."] The team moved onto win the 2007 NJSIAA Group II State Championship, defeating Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School 3-2 in the final match to earn their fourth consecutive Group II State Championship. [Celentano, Rob. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNTMmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcxMzk5ODkmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk2 "Lee digs deep to clinch title"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", May 25, 2007. "Lee worked his way through a couple of cramps in the second set and rallied to beat Sean Pahler, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2, at first singles as Tenafly defeated Rumson-Fair Haven, 3-2, at Mercer County Park to win its fourth straight Group 2 tennis title."] [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=216953&tclass=Public%20Group%20Finals 2007 Boys Tennis - Public Group Finals] , NJSIAA. Accessed May 27, 2007.] [ [http://community.digitalsports.com/scripts/p_tm_news.asp?t=404364 DigitalSports article (from Rumson Fair-Haven's perspective) of Tenafly Boys Tennis' Group II championship win over Rumson] . Accessed February 24, 2008.]

In addition, the Tenafly boys tennis team has won 26 out of the past 27 BCSL American championships (1982-1995, 1997-2008).Fact|date=October 2007

In 2007, the girls tennis team took the North I, Group II state sectionals with a string of 5-0 wins over Westwood Regional High School in the quarterfinals, Newton High School in the semis and Pascack Hills High School in the finals. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=242871&tclass=North%20I%2C%20Group%20II 2007 Girls Team Tennis - North I, Group II] , NJSIAA. Accessed October 25, 2007.] The win was the eighth sectional title in team history. [ [http://www.nj.com/hssports/girlstennis/ledger/stories/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1192257101118900.xml&coll=1 Pompton Lakes captures crown] , "The Star-Ledger", October 13, 2007. Accessed October 25, 2007. "Tenafly defeated Pascack Hills, 5-0, in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 2 final at Old Tappan, marking the eighth sectional victory in the school's history."] The team took the Group II State Championship with a 3½-1½ win over Haddonfield Memorial High School in the semifinals and Manasquan High School in the finals by a 3-2 score. [ [http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=242871&tclass=Public%20Group%20Semis%2FFinals 2007 Girls Team Tennis - Public Group Semis/Finals] , NJSIAA. Accessed October 25, 2007.]

Tenafly also has had very successful Ice Hockey and Football teams. Their Ice Hockey team has merged with Cresskill High School to form one team under the name "The Tigers."

Tenafly is also known for its extraordinary bowling team coached my James Stanik and led in 2008 by Chris Hopkins

Other sports in Tenafly that have winning traditions include swimming, soccer, softball, track, bowling, and volleyball.Fact|date=February 2007 Basketball is among the other sports offered at Tenafly.

Notable alumni

* Hope Davis (born 1964), actress (Class of 1982). ["AMBITIOUS STAGE FOR TENAFLY TEENS; YEARLY SHOW FUELS THEATER DREAMS." "The Record (Bergen County)" May 23, 1997.] Rohan, Virginia. [http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxOTMmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcxNTE5NDcmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3 "North Jersey-bred and talented too"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", June 18, 2007. Accessed July 5, 2007. "Hope Davis: Class of 1982, Tenafly High School.... Ed Harris: Class of 1969, Tenafly High School"]
* Haale Gafori, Iranian-American singer, composer, poet
* Alexander Gemignani (born 1979), actor, starred in "Les Misérables", "Assassins", "Sunday in the Park with George"
* Alexie Gilmore, stars in the television series "New Amsterdam" as Dr. Sara Dillane. [Rohan, Virginia. [http://www.northjersey.com/betterliving/Tenafly_grad_stars_in_Fox_pilot.html "Tenafly High grad stars in Fox pilot"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", March 4, 2008. Accessed March 4, 2008.]
* Ed Harris (born 1950), actor. [Stein, Ruthe. [http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/03/25/MN92739.DTL&type=movies They're Ready For Their Close-Ups: Camped out at Oscars, the starstruck wait to sneak a peek] , "San Francisco Chronicle", March 25, 2001. Accessed May 31, 2007. "She's hoping to score a seat near the front and catch the eye of Oscar nominee Ed Harris, who went to Tenafly High School in New Jersey with her mother."]
* Jon-Erik Hexum (1957-1984), actor [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382149/bio Biography for Jon-Erik Hexum] , accessed November 30, 2006.]
* Jason Itzler (born 1967 as Jason Sylk) founder of "NY Confidential", regular guest on "The Howard Stern Show" - Interviewed on CNN's "Larry King Live". [Jacobson, Mark. [http://nymag.com/nymetro/nightlife/sex/features/12193/ "The $2,000 an-Hour Woman"] , "New York (magazine)", July 10, 2005. Accessed September 8, 2008. "As Jason doesn’t mind telling you, he has known many women since he lost his virginity not too long after his bar mitzvah at the Fort Lee Community Jewish Center, doing the deed with the captain of the Tenafly High School cheerleader squad."]
* Sarah Lewitinn (born 1980), "alias" Ultragrrrl, "Spin" writer, [http://www.ultragrrrl.blogspot.com blogger] , downtown socialite
* Richard Levao, President of Bloomfield College. [ [http://campus.bloomfield.edu/news/Archive-2003/pr012103.asp RICHARD A. LEVAO NAMED 16th BLOOMFIELD COLLEGE PRESIDENT] , Bloomfield College press release dated January 21, 2003. Accessed May 11, 2007.]
* Ross Levinsohn, former president of Fox Interactive Media>Fact|date=August 2008
* Eric Maskin (born 1950), Nobel Prize-winning economist (Class of 1968). [ [http://www.tenaflynj.org/filestorage/68/470/10-October_15.pdf Minutes of Library Board Meeting] , Tenafly Public Library, dated October 15, 2007. Accessed January 22, 2008.]
* Jen Maxfield, reporter for WABC-TV. [ [http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=bios&id=3301233 Jen Maxfield] , WABC-TV. Accessed November 20, 2006.]
* Lea Michele (born 1986), Broadway actress "Spring Awakening". [Henderson, Kathy. [http://www.broadway.com/Gen/Buzz_Story.aspx?ci=558741&pn=3 "Lea Michele"] , Broadway.com, January 17, 2008. Accessed July 6, 2008. "Oh, totally. I went to Tenafly High School [in New Jersey] , and I was on the debate team."]
* Erica Piccininni, Broadway actress "Jersey Boys" and "The Fantasticks".Fact|date=July 2008
* Steve Rothman (born 1952), Congressman. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=r000462 Steven Rothman] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed June 7, 2007.]
* Gary Wright (born 1943), singer best known for his song "Dream Weaver". ["MUSIC NOTES", "The Star-Ledger", November 16, 2000, p. 71. "Wright returns. Singer-songwriter-keyboardist Gary Wright, who grew up in Cresskill and went to Tenafly High School, will perform in New York tonight for the first time in 20 years."]
* Adam Rothenberg,Broadway, movie and TV actor, "Stanley Kowalski", A Streetcar Named Desire, Kennedy Center; "Mad Money" (movie); "The Ex-List" (TV)
* Alexander Tall, baritone, NYC Opera, regional opera companies
* Diane Davis, Broadway actress, "Regrets Only, "Old Acquaintance', "Bonnie and Clyde the musical"
* James Youmans, Broadway scenic designer, "Gypsy"


External links

* [http://www.tenafly.k12.nj.us/hs/index.htm Tenafly High School]
* [http://www.tenafly.k12.nj.us/ Tenafly Public Schools]
*NJReportCard|03|5160|050|Tenafly High School
* [http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_list.asp?Search=1&DistrictID=3416110 Data for the Tenafly Public Schools] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [http://www.anateisenberg.com/content/article.html?id=56975 Bergen County school information and comprehensive statistics]

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