Clearview Regional High School
625 Breakneck Road

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United States
Coordinates39°45′07″N 75°12′32″W / 39.752043°N 75.208976°W / 39.752043; -75.208976
TypePublic high school
EstablishedSeptember 1960
NCES School ID340321002506[1]
PrincipalKeith Brook
Faculty97.1 (on an FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,431 (as of 2022–23)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.7:1[1]
Color(s)  Forest green and
Athletics conferenceTri-County Conference[3] (general)
West Jersey Football League (football)
Team namePioneers[2]
RivalKingsway Regional High School

Clearview Regional High School is a regional public high school serving students in ninth through twelfth grades from Harrison Township and Mantua Township, two communities in Gloucester County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey, operating as part of the Clearview Regional High School District.[4][5]

As of the 2022–23 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,431 students and 97.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.7:1. There were 124 students (8.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 24 (1.7% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


Constructed on an 80-acre (32 ha) site at a cost of $1.5 million (equivalent to $15.1 million in 2022), the school opened in September 1960, with 950 students in seventh through tenth grades.[6][7] Students from Mantua Township had attended Pitman High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship, while students from Harrison Township were sent on a tuition-basis to Glassboro High School.[8][9]

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 109th-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.[10] The school had been ranked 144th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 142nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[11] The magazine ranked the school 130th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[12] The school was ranked 141st in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[13] ranked the school tied for 106th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (an increase of 8 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (85.2%) and language arts literacy (97.5%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[14]


The school has articulation agreement with Rowan College at Gloucester County under which students can earn credit at both the high school and college level for 15 courses offered by Clearview, such as AP Government and AP Calculus.[4]

All courses are meant to fulfill New Jersey's Common Core Standards.[15]


The Clearview Regional High School Pioneers[2] compete as one of the member schools in the Tri-County Conference, which is comprised of public and private high schools located in Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.[3] The conference is overseen by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[16] With 1,104 students in grades 10–12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2019–20 school year as Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,060 to 5,049 students in that grade range.[17] The football team competes in the Continental Division of the 94-team West Jersey Football League superconference[18][19] and was classified by the NJSIAA as Group IV South for football for 2022–2024, which included schools with 893 to 1,296 students.[20]

Kingsway Regional High School is Clearview's athletic rival, with the football teams from the two schools competing against each other on Thanksgiving Day for the Coaches Trophy.[21][22]

The boys spring track team won the state championship in Group II in 1966 and 1968.[23]

The boys track team was state Group I-II indoor relay co-champion in 1966.[24]

The girls team won the NJSIAA spring track Group II title in 1990–1992.[25]

The 1998 softball team finished the season with a record of 16-9 after winning the Group III state championship, having defeated Passaic Valley Regional High School by a score of 7–2 in the final game of the tournament.[26][27] The team won the 2002 South, Group III sectional championship with a 5–3 win over Toms River High School South in the tournament final.[28] The team repeated as winner of the sectional title in 2003, edging Cumberland Regional High School by a score of 4–3.[29]

The wrestling team won the South Jersey Group III sectional title in 2014-2016 and won the Group III state championship in 2014[30] Ty Whalen won the NJSIAA 132-lb individual state wrestling tournament in 2021, becoming the fourth Clearview wrestler to win a state title.[31]

In 2016, the baseball team won the South Jersey Group IV sectional championship, defeating Millville Senior High School by a score of 3–0 in the tournament final.[32]

The field hockey team won the South Jersey Group III state sectional championship in 2017 and 2019, and won the Group III state title in 2019, defeating runner-up Warren Hills Regional High School by a score of 2–1 in the championship game.[33][34]

Clearview participates in the South Jersey High School Ice Hockey League, a high school ice hockey league with 16 teams participating at the varsity level from South Jersey.[35] The girls' soccer team were co-champions in the Tri-County Conference in 2004 and were champions in the 2008 and 2009 season. The girls also made appearances in the finals of the South Jersey state playoffs in 2005 and 2008. Clearview's golf team won the Tri-County Conference in 2008 and 2009. The football team went undefeated in the regular season in 1972 and 2006. The girls' varsity swim team won Tri-County Conference Championship titles in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.[citation needed]

Marching band

The Clearview Regional Marching Band was Tournament of the Bands Chapter One Champions in 1975, 1993-1994 (Group 2) and 1995-1997 (Group 3). The Clearview Band was recognized as the Atlantic Coast Champion in Group 3 in 1995.[36]

The 2008 show was entitled "Shapes". The Clearview Regional Marching Band was crowned the 2008 USSBA New Jersey State champions (group II) on October 26, 2008, in Union, NJ. The competition was originally scheduled to be held on the 25th at Giants Stadium, but was rained out and rescheduled to the following day at Union High School.[37]

In November 2008, the Clearview Regional Marching Band took 2nd place for Group II at the USSBA National Championships held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The Percussion Section also received the award for "Best Percussion Award" in Group II.

The 2009 show was entitled "Tragic Kingdom: The Rise and Fall of Babylon 2009", and was written by the Marching Band Director, Calvin Spencer. The Percussion was written by former assistant director, Ron Latham. The Clearview Regional Marching Band finished 2nd in Group I at the USSBA New Jersey state championships. The band placed 3rd at the Northern States Championships and placed 4th at the USSBA National Championships. The Percussion Section received the "Best Percussion Award" for Group I. This was the second straight year that the Clearview Percussion Section won this award.

The 2014 show was entitled "Goddess of Fire". The band placed 2nd in the Tournament of Bands (ToB) New Jersey state championships, and also placed 1st in the ToB Chapter One South Jersey Championship. The band also placed 2nd in the ToB Atlantic Coast Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


The school's principal is Keith Brook. His core administration team includes three assistant principals.[38]

Notable alumni


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  3. ^ a b Member Schools, Tri-County Conference. Accessed November 18, 2020.
  4. ^ a b Clearview Regional High School District 2016-17 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 8, 2018. "Clearview Regional is a comprehensive 9-12 high school that serves the residents of Harrison and Mantua Townships. The student enrollment at Clearview is approximately 1,550 students, and our facilities provide them with an excellent setting for academic, athletic, and extra-curricular programs."
  5. ^ About Us, Clearview Regional High School District. Accessed January 26, 2020. "The Clearview Regional High School District serves the townships of Harrison and Mantua. The district is comprised of a Middle School (7-8) and High School (9-12), educating approximately 2,450 students."
  6. ^ "Dedication Planned At Regional School", Courier-Post, January 13, 1961. Accessed April 27, 2021, via "Clearview Regional opened last September to serve junior and senior high school pupils of Harrison and Mantua Townships. Its present enrollment is 950 pupils in grades seven through tenth."
  7. ^ "Hearing Due Monday for Regional Site", Courier-Post, March 13, 1959. Accessed March 14, 2022, via "A public hearing on the proposed acquisition of 80 acres for the new Clearview Regional High School will be held Monday at the Harrison Township School.... A referendum is scheduled for next month at which time voters will be asked to approve acquisition of the land and a $1.5 million bond issue."
  8. ^ "Mantua Eyes Regional High School Plans", Courier-Post, April 5, 1957. Accessed March 14, 2022, via "The Board of Education announced Thursday it is considering Joining with Harrison Township in the construction of a regional high school.... Mantua has been notified by Pitman's Board of Education that it will not accept freshmen from Mantua and Wenonah beginning September of 1958, Simmerman said.... Harrison now sends Its high school students to Glassboro, but has been notified that 'procedure will not be feasible in another two years.'"
  9. ^ "Pitman Board Adds $71,880 In '61 Budget", Courier-Post, December 15, 1960. Accessed April 27, 2021, via "Additionally, Pitman loses $38,000 in tuition from Mantua Township. At present 165 Mantua pupils bring in $72,000 in tuition to Pitman's coffers, but Mantua will only send 90 pupils to Pitman High next year since it is one of the districts in the new Clearview Regional High School."
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  18. ^ Clearview Pioneers, West Jersey Football League. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  19. ^ Home Page, West Jersey Football League. Accessed May 1, 2023. "The WJFL is a 94-school super conference that stretches from Princeton to Wildwood encompassing schools from the Colonial Valley Conference, the Burlington County Scholastic League, the Olympic Conference, the Tri-County Conference, the Colonial Conference, and the Cape Atlantic League. The WJFL is made up of sixteen divisions with divisional alignments based on school size, geography and a strength-of-program component."
  20. ^ Football Public School Classifications 2022–2024New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  21. ^ Staff. "Carpenter happy with his showing in county tourney", Gloucester County Times, April 21, 2009. Accessed July 20, 2011. "'I felt a lot of pressure on me,' Carpenter said. 'Kingsway and Clearview have a rivalry and those are two great kids I played, and happily I was able to defeat them.'"
  22. ^ Chappelear, Scott. "Trophies add flavor to rivalries", The News of Cumberland County, November 26, 2009. Accessed July 20, 2011. "We have some great rivalries in our area, many played on Thanksgiving, but so few have trophies associated with them. Kingsway and Clearview battle for the Coaches Trophy - an appropriate award with Tony Barchuk and Dan Pidcock in charge - and Pennsville will take on Penns Grove in the 'Battle for the Norm Willey Boot' (Willey was a former Philadelphia Eagle who taught at Pennsville after retiring)."
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  24. ^ History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 1, 2020.
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  26. ^ NJSIAA Softball Championship History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  27. ^ Evans, David. "Clearview wins 1st championship; Undercuffler, Tyska carry softball team", Courier-Post, June 7, 1998. Accessed January 13, 2021, via "The pitcher and the right fielder hit paydirt Saturday as the Clearview High School softball team notched the Group 3 state championship at Toms River East. The Pioneers, 16-9 and ranked 13th in the Courier-Post Top 20 Poll, scored first and never trailed, outlasting North I champion Passaic Valley 7-2 for its first-ever crown."
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  29. ^ 2003 Softball Tournament - South, Group III, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 14, 2007.
  30. ^ NJSIAA Wrestling Team Championship History, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 1, 2021.
  31. ^ "Ty Whalen becomes Clearview’s 4th state wrestling champ, wins 132-pound title", NJ Advance Media for, April 24, 2021. Accessed April 28, 2021. "Whalen became Clearview’s fourth state champion, joining Greg Van Brill, Billy Gibbs and Zach Firestone. The No. 4 seed, Whalen knocked off four-time state place winner Nico Nardone, 3-2, in the semifinals before beating two-time Don Bosco state finalist Kelly Dunnigan, 2-1, in the NJSIAA/Rothman Orthopaedics 132-pound final."
  32. ^ Silva, Matt. "Baseball: Millville goes down in Group IV South final", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), June 3, 2016. Accessed January 25, 2020. "Three consecutive outs by Clearview’s Kenny Mendoza stopped the Thunderbolt rally in its tracks, resulting in seventh-seeded Millville falling to top-seeded Clearview 3-0 in the Group IV South finals."
  33. ^ History of NJSIAA Field Hockey Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 1, 2023.
  34. ^ "Clearview wins program’s first state title", NJ Advance Media for, November 9, 2019. Accssed November 15, 2020. "But heading into the 2019 season Clearview, No. 8 in the Top 20, looked over a loaded roster and knew this was the year that all changed. Clearview followed through on that promise, taking a two-goal lead in the Group 3 final on Saturday in Bordentown and emerging with a 2-1 win over Warren Hills for the program’s first state title."
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  40. ^ Carchidi, Sam. "Family again witnesses history; 33 years after the Vet's opener, the Datzes were at the christening of Citizens Bank Park.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 4, 2004. Accessed September 5, 2021, via "Jeff Datz was a lifelong Phillies fan when he grew up in Mullica Hill in Gloucester County. He attended Clearview High, where he was a baseball and football standout, and later played baseball at Glassboro State College."
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