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Overbrook High School is an American comprehensive community four-year public high school located in Pine Hill, in Camden County, New Jersey, as part of the Pine Hill Schools. The high school also serves the communities of Berlin Township and Clementon as part of sending/receiving relationships. Its colors are burnt orange and navy. The current principal of Overbrook is Paul Harmelin.


As of the 2005-06 school year, the school had an enrollment of 949 students and 75.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 12.5.[1]

The school was the 276th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2008 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools. The school was ranked 278th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.[2]


The school was originally founded as Lower Camden County Regional High School in 1939, in Lindenwold. It served students from up to ten municipalities at one point. The population soon began to grow, however, and Edgewood Regional High School (now Winslow Township High School) was founded in Winslow Township. The school took the name Overbrook Regional Senior High School in the 1950's, and joined its sister school Edgewood as part of Lower Camden County Regional High School District #1.

Soon, the student population became too large for the now 60+ year old building to handle, and the current building was erected in 1969 in Pine Hill. The former building became known as Overbrook Regional Junior High School.

Overcrowding again became an issue in the late 90s, as Overbrook Junior High School was serving Berlin Township, Clementon, Lindenwold, Pine Hill, and portions of Winslow Township.

In 1999, each of the individual school boards voted to dissolve LCCRHSD. Lindenwold would build its own high school and take over the old junior high building to make it the district's middle school. Edgewood Regional Junior High became Winslow Township Middle School, and Edgewood Senior High became Winslow Township High School. Pine Hill would build Pine Hill Middle School in the forested area next to the school.

 Notable alumni

  • James W. Bates (Class of 1988), comic book and TV writer. Bart Simpson Comics, Transformers: Cybertron, Buzz Lightyear of Star           Command, Archie's Weird Mysteries.[4]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
  • Henry Joseph Boye, Jr. (Class of 1967), killed in action in the Vietnam War.[5]                                                                                                                                         
  • James Edward Kennedy (Class of 1968), Missing In Action (MIA) Vietnam War.[5] Date of Loss: 22 December 1969 Country of Loss: Laos (some records say Cambodia)                                                                                                                                                                                                
  • Matt Cappy, a trumpeter and fixture of recording artist Jill Scott's band.[6]
  • Ron Dane, (born 1978), Class of 1996, Division I all-time rushing yards leader (6,397) and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner; NFL Houston Texans running back.[7][8][9]
  • Chris Farr, a member of the faculty at University of the Arts.[10]
  • Eric Lewis (born 1973), jazz piano player, who has worked with the likes of Wynton Marsalis.[citation needed]
  • Jose Lopez (Class of 2004), guitarist and back up vocalist for the pop-rock band Houston Calls.[citation needed]


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