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Howell High School (New Jersey)

Howell High School
405 Squankum-Yellowbrook Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Type Public high school
Established 1964
School district Freehold Regional High School District
Principal Jeremy Braverman
Assistant principals Craig Chern
Kathleen R. Taler
Faculty 156.0 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 2,405[1] (as of 2012-13)
Student to teacher ratio 15.42:1[1]
Color(s)      Navy Blue
Athletics conference Shore Conference
Team name Rebels[2]

Howell High School (HHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades located in Howell Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, operating as one of six secondary schools of the Freehold Regional High School District. The school serves all students from Farmingdale and those from some portions of Howell Township.[3] The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1970.[4] Although located in Howell, the school is assigned a Farmingdale, New Jersey mailing address.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,405 students and 156.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.42:1. There were 154 students (6.4% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 70 (2.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


  • Awards, recognition and rankings 1
  • General information 2
  • Fine and Performing Arts Academy 3
  • Humanities Learning Center 4
  • Athletics 5
  • Administration 6
  • Other high schools in the district 7
  • Notable alumni 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 107th-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.[5] The school had been ranked 187th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 174th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[6] The magazine ranked the school 159th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[7] The school was ranked 181st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[8] ranked the school 67th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 16 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (88.0%) and language arts literacy (98.7%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[9]

General information

  • The Howell High School mascot is the Rebel, which looks like Yosemite Sam with white hair and a blue uniform. (The mascot was selected due to the school's original name, "Southern Freehold Regional High School," which lasted until the district expanded to three schools in 1968.[10])
  • Blue and gray are the school colors currently, although originally all schools in the district had blue and gold as the school colors at least until the late 1970s. This was originally done so the district could attempt to realize some cost savings on uniforms for extracurriculars.
  • The Fine & Performing Arts Center (FPAC) is housed here.
  • The Scholar's Center for the Humanities is housed here.

Fine and Performing Arts Academy

The FPAC program consists of actors, dancers, and entertainment technology students. Students work for 4 years to hone their skills in one of these three aspects. Although many students of the FPAC program work in the Drama Club, it is open to any student of Howell High School. Classes that can be taken through the learning academy are: Honors Acting I, Honors Acting II, Honors Music Technology, Honors Video Technology, Honors American Media Study, Honors Dance I, Honors Dance II, Honors Dance IV, Honors Acting IV, Honors Music Studio, Honors Video Studio, Honors Music/Video Production, and Honors Video Production.[11]

Humanities Learning Center

The Humanities Program consists of a wide variety of students, who take part in advanced classes on history, art, literature, computer applications and philosophy. Their history class, English class and elective are exclusively for Humanities students. Courses that can be taken are: Honors Literature and Arts I and II, Process Skills I and II, AP English Literature and Composition, Honors Modern American Cultures, Honors Topics in Philosophy, AP US History, Honors Modern Art in America, Honors US History and Cultures, Honors World Cultures, and AP English Language and Composition.[12]


The Howell High School Rebels[2] compete in the Shore Conference, an athletic conference made up of private and public high schools centered at the Northern Jersey Shore.[13] All schools in this conference are located within Monmouth County and Ocean County. The league operates under the jurisdiction of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[14] With 1,728 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as Central Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,083 to 2,230 students in that grade range.[15]

The 2007 football team won the Central Jersey, Group IV state sectional championship with a 46-13 win over West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in a game played at Rutgers Stadium. The win was the first sectional title in team history.[16][17]


Core members of the school's administration are:[18]

  • Jeremy Braverman - Principal
  • Craig Chern - Assistant Principal, FPAC Supervisor
  • Kathleen R. Taler - Assistant Principal

Other high schools in the district

Attendance at each of the district's high schools is based on where the student lives in relation to the district's high schools. In order to balance enrollment, district lines are redrawn for all six schools to address issues with overcrowding and spending in regards to transportation. The other five schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[19]) with their attendance zones for incoming students are:[3][20]

Notable alumni


  1. ^ a b c d School Data for Howell High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 3, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Howell High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Boundaries_0.pdf FRHSD Attendance Boundaries; Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Howell High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 24, 2012. Accessed March 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  6. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 27, 2011.
  8. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  9. ^ New Jersey High School Rankings: 11th Grade HSPA Language Arts Literacy & HSPA Math 2010-2011, Accessed February 27, 2012.
  10. ^ Howell High School, accessed April 16, 2007. "As the schools were built, Freehold Regional High School was renamed Freehold High School and Southern Freehold Regional High School was renamed Howell High School."
  11. ^ FPAC Courses
  12. ^ The Humanities Learning Center
  13. ^ School Info, Shore Conference. Accessed March 9, 2008.
  14. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  15. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  16. ^ Behre, Bob. "Howell cruises to crown", The Star-Ledger, December 1, 2007. Accessed December 5, 2007. "Howell, No. 16 in The Star-Ledger Top 20, never took its foot off the gas en route to a 46-13 victory and the NJSIAA/Gatorade Central Jersey, Group 4 championship last night at Rutgers Stadium. It is the first sectional title for Howell, which had lost in its first final-round appearance a year ago, 42-24 to Hunterdon Central."
  17. ^ 2007 Football - Central, Group IV, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 5, 2007.
  18. ^ About Us, Howell High School. Accessed May 26, 2015.
  19. ^ School Data for the Freehold Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 3, 2015.
  20. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Freehold Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  21. ^ Colts Neck High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  22. ^ Freehold Township High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  23. ^ Howell High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  24. ^ Manalapan High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  25. ^ Manalapan High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014. Manalapan High School is a fully accredited comprehensive high school serving a community of nearly 39,000 residents living in the Township of Manalapan and the Borough of Englishtown."
  26. ^ Marlboro High School, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  27. ^ Staff. "Down Memory Lane". Farmingdale News Transcript, September 20, 2006. Accessed October 3, 2012. "The Freehold Regional High School District has sent many athletes on to notable careers, including Bonnie Bernstein, seen here during a late 1980s gymnastics practice at Howell High School."
  28. ^ Morris, Tim. "Howell’s Gallo is No. 1 for Michigan X-country team", Farmingdale News Transcript, October 24, 2001. Accessed July 5, 2007. "Lindsey Gallo has always thrived on challenges. It’s that competitive drive that made her a state champion and an all-American at Howell High School, where she established herself as the greatest female distance runner in Freehold Regional High School District history."
  29. ^ O'Sullivan, Eleanor. "Film Fest marks N.J. ties", Asbury Park Press, April 5, 2008. Accessed June 6, 2008. "Interdonato, a 1997 graduate of Howell High School, is an actor with credits that include TV's "The Sopranos" and two upcoming feature films."
  30. ^ Meet Tom Pelphrey: Kristen Hamill chats with the Mason Gross graduate, who now can be seen on The Guiding Light, The Daily Targum, October 5, 2004
  31. ^ Staff. "Outtakes", Asbury Park Press, April 27, 2008. Accessed August 29, 2012. "Penn, born Kalpen Modi, grew up in Freehold Township. He attended Howell High School's performing arts program and later transferred to Freehold Township High School, where he studied acting with Stephen Kazakoff."
  32. ^ Hagarty, Keith. "Howell College Student Crowned Miss New Jersey", The Howell Times, June 22, 2007. Accessed September 30, 2007. "Thanking all her friends and family who supported her every step of the way, 22 year old township resident and 2003 Howell High School graduate, Amy Polumbo, was recently crowned Miss New Jersey 2007."
  33. ^ Mulrenin, Patrick. "Walling all about subtle suggestions", New York Mets, February 27, 2003. Accessed June 30, 2008. "Walling's reunion with Howe is a homecoming of sorts. The Neptune, N.J., native graduated from Howell High School and attended Brookdale College."

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