Oakcrest High School

Oakcrest High School Oakcrest High School is a four-year public high school located in Hamilton Township, Atlantic County. The school is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District.

According to the school’s website, Oakcrest serves students from Hamilton Township and Mullica Township, and the sending districts of the City of Port Republic and Washington Township (in Burlington County). Oakcrest began in 1957 with the organization of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. At that time, voters of four townships- Hamilton, Mullica, Egg Harbor and Galloway, along with Egg Harbor City, approved the regional formation. The total sending area comprised 337 square miles, at that time, the largest school district in the state. The total district population in the late 1950s was approximately 25,000. The 106 acre Hamilton Township site chosen for the new high school was purchased for one dollar.

Oakcrest’s building would be situated upon the crest of a hill in an area surrounded by oak trees, so Oakcrest was chosen as the name. According to the school’s website the school mascot was a Falcon, the school colors, blue and gray, and the emblems in the panels of the school ring were an Indian head and five holly leaves symbolizing the five sending districts.

Hamilton Township, home of Oakcrest High School, also includes the town of Mays Landing. Adjacent to the Oakcrest campus is the Atlantic Community College, which has shared sports facilities as well as educational opportunities from time to time. Furthermore, Richard Stockton College, located in Galloway Township, within the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, enables Oakcrest and Absegami students to take advantage of its many facilities and to participate in its cultural events. Students may also take advantage of vocational programs at the Atlantic County Vocational Technical School, located just a few minutes from Oakcrest's campus, on US Route 40.

The school has a variety of programs to suit a diverse student body, including Special Needs, a "High School-to-Work" program, College Preparatory classes, an Advanced Placement Program (AP), and Performing Arts training.

Oakcrest High School also offers a variety of extra-curricular activities including Academic Team, Band/guard, Bridge Club, Chess Club, Color Guard, Computer Club, Dance Team, Drama, French Club, Girls’ Athletic Association, Habitat for Humanity, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Multi Cultural Interest Club, Newspaper, Peer Mediation, Science Club, Ski Club, Social Studies Club, Spanish Interest Club, Stageband/Pitband, Stagecraft, Students Taking Action Now: Darfur, SADD, Student Council, Technology Club, Vocal Music/Chorus and Yearbook.

OHS Falcon TV has its own website with videos, photos, podcasts and info on all the latest news going on. Check it out by visiting https://sites.google.com/site/ohsfalcontv/home.

The OHS football team’s season will get underway on September 9 at 6pm when Ocean City High School visits. The team will also have games against Buena, Mainland Regional, Overbrook, St. Joseph, Lower Cape May, Highland Regional, Cedar Creek and Absegami this fall. The roster will include Yahsyn Mckee, Naji Hart, Keevon Berry, Jailen Heard, Larry Mensah, Jonathan Dodson, Kafele Barnes, Yaier Hinton, Kendall Elliott, Alex Harley, Kevin Albright, Alec Rodriguez, Donnie Stone, Harrison Doe, Justin Figueroa, Nico Conti, Dale Reese, Jalen Turney, Nate Chapman, Rodney Akins, Elijah Avant, Freddie Williams, Dominique Daniel, Colin Reina, Scott Au, Jose Rivas, Zeb Smith, Manny Rodriguez, Marcel Miller, Samuel Govern, Mahki Hughes, Jerry Brenoskie, Alex Nichols, Cameron Garcia, Kal-el Corbitt, Yanni Delvalle, Armani Duren, Enrique Tabora, Gabriel Gutierrez, Armond Duren and Mike Guenther.

Congratulations to former Oakcrest football star Brandon Bell for being named one of three team captains at Penn State.

OHS Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, September 8 from 6:30-8:30pm.

Check out the Fall 2016 Adult School Course Selections and Information at http://www.edlinesites.net/files/_TYFtc_/944ae6b87676bc263745a49013852ec4/Adult_School_Fall_2016.pdf. Classes start in mid-September.

Oakcrest High School is located at 1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive in Mays Landing. For more information about the school, contact 609-909-2600 or visit www.oakcrest.net.

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