Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (New Jersey)


Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (New Jersey)


Our Lady of Good Counsel High School was a private, Roman Catholic high school in Newark, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

Opened as a four-year high school in September 1925, the school closed in June 2006 due to declining enrollment and increasing financial deficits. A new school, Christ the King Preparatory School, opened on the site in September 2007.

Athletics

The basketball team won the Non-Public Group A state championship in 1934 (defeating St. Mary High School of Rutherford in the tournament final) and 1940 (vs. Camden Catholic High School). Down by 10 points in the middle of the fourth quarter, the 1940 team mounted a furious comeback to win the Group II private schools title (since reclassified as Non-Public A) with a 41-39 win against Camden Catholic in the championship game played at the Elizabeth Armory.

The boys track team won the Non-Public Group A spring track state championship in 1935-1940.

The boys track team won the indoor track Non-Public Group I/II state championship in 1940.

The boys cross country running team won the Non-Public Group A state championship in 1951.

Notable alumni

  • Michael F. Adubato (1934-1993), politician who served nine consecutive terms, a total of 18 years, in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1974 to 1992, representing the 28th Legislative District for four terms and the 30th Legislative District for an additional five terms.

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