Principal – Matthew Campbell
600 Tabernacle Road
Medford, NJ 08055-9712
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ATTENDANCE AREA: Medford Township and Medford Lakes Borough
Situated on a parcel of land in the southeastern end of Medford Township in the heart of The Pinelands, Shawnee High School was dedicated in 1971. In response to growth in the Medford and Medford Lakes communities, a construction and renovation project in the early 1990’s expanded the facilities to help ensure the highest quality education for students in grades 9-12. In 2009, the district completed a second construction and renovation project, which included the addition of a new auditorium, art and band rooms and science labs.
Recognizing that academics, athletics, culture and the arts as well as community service are integral to success in high school and beyond, Shawnee High School offers students a wide range of programs to meet every student’s talents and interests.
Shawnee High School student academic achievement, measured by assessments such as the SAT, High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) and graduation rates, is consistently above state and national averages, which is reflective of the district as a whole.
Shawnee administration and staff take innovative approaches to foster a love of learning in every student, including hosting popular annual events like Diversity Day, Pi Day, Brain Day, and the Art Show. Students with an interest in technology have the opportunity to participate in the award winning Shawnee TV program, as well as on the robotics team, the Iron Devils, which is comprised of students from Shawnee and Seneca High Schools. The Iron Devils traveled to St. Louis to compete in the FIRST National Championship in April of 2012. The 2011/2012 school year marked the third year of the One Book, One School program. Shawnee High School staff and students all enjoyed reading, This I Believe and many cross-curricular activities were created to help foster discussion of the common learning experience.
Many of the school’s staff members have been recognized at state and national levels for teaching excellence. During the 2011/2012 school year, a Shawnee mathematics teacher presented to her colleagues at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics National Convention.
The school’s athletic, performing arts and extra-curricular programs encourage students of all backgrounds and talents to participate in activities that broaden their horizons beyond the classroom. In 2011/2012 Shawnee hosted the third annual Blue and White night, an event designed to promote Shawnee spirit throughout the entire community. Shawnee’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) completed another highly successful school year with 7 students winning medals at the national competition held in Orlando, FL. The Shawnee High School Marching Band won the New Jersey state championship and again added to their national acclaim by finishing 3rd in the entire nation while competing in the USSBA’s open division.
Shawnee High School student athletes received regional and state team awards. In 2011/2012 Shawnee won a sectional championship in boys tennis, as well as 12 Olympic Conference Championships in other sports. Numerous Shawnee athletes were recognized by various national, state and county all-star teams for their performances during the 2011/2012 school year, including an All-American and a Double Champion in the Track and Field New Jersey Meet of Champions. Additionally, 15 members of the Class of 2012 received Division I athletic scholarships.
The Shawnee High School performing arts program continued to thrive with its rendition of The Legend of Sleepy Hallow in the fall. The curtain rose in the spring on the all school musical, Guys and Dolls, which was met with rave reviews.
Building a strong sense of community both within the school and beyond, the Shawnee campus offers support and broadens students’ horizons. Shawnee student leaders participated in Green Dot Strategy pilot program in conjunction with Contact of Burlington County, which helped students develop the skills to become active upstanders rather than passive bystanders in an effort the end all forms of school violence. 2011/2012 saw the creation of the “Renegade Rack” and Food Pantry designed to help members of our own community who are less fortunate with clothes and food. Students and staff touch the lives of individuals locally and around the world through a host of programs such as a trips to Give Kids the World and by hosting a number of” Pink Games” to raise money for the race to find a cure for breast cancer. 238 members of the Class of 2012 participated in the second annual Senior Day of Service. In 2011/12 the Shawnee Student Council was recognized by the American Red Cross for having the highest volume blood drives in the Penn Jersey Region.