Lenape Regional High School District (05-2610-060)

Shawnee High School

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 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, AP Tests and graduation rates, is consistently above state and national averages, which is reflective of the district as a whole. Sixteen members of the Class of 2016 were recognized for their performance on the PSAT, fourteen students were named commended scholars and two others were named National Merit Semi-Finalists. Shawnee students continue to excel on the AP exams with 89.2% of its students receiving a score of 3 or higher.

Shawnee administration and staff take innovative approaches to foster a love of learning in every student, including hosting popular annual events like Academic Fair which includes Brain Day, the Wellness Fair, and World Language Symposium. Other events such as Pi Day and the Art Show occur throughout the year. Students with an interest in technology have the opportunity to participate in the award winning Shawnee TV program, as well as on the Iron Devils Robotics team. The Iron Devils are comprised of students from Shawnee and Seneca High Schools. The 2015/2016 school year marked the seventh year of the One Book, One School program. Shawnee High School staff and students all enjoyed reading, Unbroken 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 local, state and national levels for teaching and coaching excellence.

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 November of 2015, Shawnee hosted the seventh 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 six students winning medals at the national competition held in San Diego. The Shawnee High School Marching Band added to their acclaim by finishing second in the entire state while competing in the US Band’s open division. Twelve students from the marching band were recognized for their excellence by being selected for the All-South Jersey Band. The Shawnee High School performing arts program continued to thrive with its rendition of Captain Fantastic in the fall. The curtain rose in the spring on the all school musical, Peter Pan, which was met with rave reviews. The Shawnee Jazz Band had one of its best years ever, placing second at the Berklee College Jazz Band Competition.

Shawnee High School student-athletes received regional and state team awards. In 2015/2016 Shawnee won sectional champions in girls’ soccer, girls’ lacrosse and boys’ tennis. Overall the athletic teams excelled winning five 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 2015/2016 school year. Additionally, thirty-nine members of the Class of 2016 continued their athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Building a strong sense of community both within the school and beyond, the Shawnee campus offers support and broadens students’ horizons. Shawnee has continued its partnership with Contact of Burlington County as its student leaders participated in the Green Dot Strategy program, which helped students develop the skills to become active Upstanders rather than passive bystanders in an effort to end all forms of school violence. Shawnee High School was recognized by the Anti-Defamation league as a No Place for Hate school for the fourth year in a row. Students and staff touch the lives of individuals locally and around the world through a host of programs such as 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. A large percentage of the Class of 2016 participated in the fifth annual Senior Day of Service, volunteering at twenty-seven different locations in April. In 2015/2016 the Shawnee Student Council was recognized once again by the American Red Cross for collecting over 450 pints of blood, one of the highest totals in the Penn Jersey Region.