Principal Matthew Campbell
600 Tabernacle Road
Medford, NJ 08055-9712
Visit us at www.lrhsd.org
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 1990s 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 students 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. In the 2010/11 school year, Shawnee students excelled on the College Boards AP exams with 82 % of the students scoring a 3 or higher on over 224 AP exams. There were 16 students who received acclaim from the College Board for outstanding test results, including one National AP Scholar, which is the highest recognition awarded by the College Board.
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 2010/11 school year marked the second year of the One Book, One School program. Shawnee High School staff and students all enjoyed reading the Hunger Games and the many cross-curricular activities that were created to help foster discussion of the common learning experience.
Many of the schools staff members have been recognized at state and national levels for teaching excellence. During the 2010/11 school year, a Shawnee mathematics teacher presented to her colleagues in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
The schools 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 2010/11 Shawnee hosted the second annual Blue and White night, an event designed to promote Shawnee spirit throughout the entire community. Shawnees Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) completed another highly successful school year with 6 students winning Gold Awards at the national competition held in Anaheim, CA. The Shawnee High School Marching Band again won national acclaim competing in the USSBAs open division and was ranked 8th in the entire nation.
Shawnee High School student athletes received regional and state team awards. In 2010/11 Shawnee won sectional championships in field hockey and in boys basketball, as well as 11 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 2010/11 school year, including 2 All-Americans. Additionally, 16 members of the Class of 2011 received Division I athletic scholarships.
The Shawnee High School performing arts program continued to thrive with its rendition of
Our Town in the fall. The curtain rose in the spring on the all school musical, Little Women, 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. Students and staff touch the lives of individuals locally and around the world through a host of programs such as a fundraiser Jammin for Charity, a number of Pink Games were organized to raise money for the race to find a cure for breast cancer and an SAT Boot Camp which helped foster a partnership with fellow high school students in Camden. In 2010/11 the Shawnee Student Council was recognized by the American Red Cross for having the highest volume blood drives in the Penn Jersey Region.