Asbury Park Public Schools

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Asbury Park Public Schools
Superintendent: Robert Mahon (interim)
Business Administrator: Geoffrey Hastings
Address: 503 Mattison Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 5
Enrollment: 1,998 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 234.5
Student–teacher ratio: 8.52:1
District Factor Group: A
Web site: http://www.asburypark.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $30,845 68 $18,891 63.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 28,120 68 14,783 90.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 14,488 68 8,763 65.3%
6 Support Services 6,817 68 2,392 185.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,824 60 1,485 22.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 3,942 68 1,783 121.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 706 67 268 163.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 69,175 57 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

Asbury Park Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district headquartered in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States, serving children in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott Districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

Students from Allenhurst and Interlaken attend the district's schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[6] Students from Deal attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[citation needed] In July 2014, the New Jersey Department of Education approved a request by Interlaken under which it would end its sending relationship with the Asbury Park district and begin sending its students to the West Long Branch Public Schools through eighth grade and then onto Shore Regional High School.[7]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 1,998 students and 234.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.52:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9] are:[10]

Elementary schools (PreK/K-5)
  • Bradley Elementary School[11] (PreK-5; 505)
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary School[12] (PreK-5; 527)
Middle school (6-8)
  • Asbury Park Middle School[13] (527)
High school (9-12)

In March 2011, the state monitor overseeing the district's finances ordered that Barack Obama Elementary School be closed after the end of the 2010-11 school year, citing a 35% decline in enrollment in the district during the prior 10 years. Students currently attending the school would be reallocated to the district's two other elementary schools, with those going into fifth grade assigned to attend middle school.[15]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[16][17]

  • Robert Mahon, Interim Superintendent
  • Geoffrey Hastings, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Asbury Park School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 15, 2009. Accessed April 1, 2011.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state’s new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
  5. ^ SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ 13 Non-Operating School Districts Eliminated, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated July 1, 2009. Accessed December 25, 2009.
  7. ^ Board of Education of the Borough of Interlaken v. Board of Education of the City of Asbury Park, et al, New Jersey Department of Education, July 17, 2014. Accessed August 18, 2014. "IT IS ORDERED on this 17th day of July 2014 that – pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-13 and N.J.A.C. 6A:3-6.1 – the application of Interlaken for severance of its send-receive relationship with Asbury Park and to establish send-receive relationship with West Long Branch and Shore Regional, as set forth in its petition of appeal, is APPROVED."
  8. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  9. ^ School Data for the Asbury Park Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Asbury Park Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  11. ^ Bradley Elementary School, Asbury Park Public Schools. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  12. ^ Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Asbury Park Public Schools. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  13. ^ Asbury Park Middle School, Asbury Park Public Schools. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  14. ^ Asbury Park High School, Asbury Park Public Schools. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  15. ^ Shields, Nancy. "State monitor orders Asbury's Barack Obama School closed", Asbury Park Press, March 18, 2011. Accessed April 1, 2011.
  16. ^ Administrative Staff, Asbury Park Public Schools. Accessed August 18, 2014.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 18, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°13′00″N 74°00′24″W / 40.216699°N 74.006661°W / 40.216699; -74.006661