Berkeley Heights Public Schools

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Berkeley Heights Public Schools
Superintendent: Judith Rattner
Business Administrator: Donna Felezzola
Address: 345 Plainfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 6
Enrollment: 2,573 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 216.5
Student–teacher ratio: 11.88:1
District Factor Group: I
Web site:
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $16,251 19 $18,047 -10.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,732 39 14,519 -5.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,493 50 8,588 -1.1%
6 Support Services 1,974 31 2,338 -15.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,429 25 1,448 -1.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,278 7 1,787 -28.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 527 59 263 100.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,522 54 62,707
Data from NJDoE 2013 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=67

The Berkeley Heights Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district serving students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Berkeley Heights in Union County, New Jersey.

As of the 2010-11 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,573 students and 216.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.88:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second highest 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.[3]

The Board of Education and administrative offices for the district are located in the original Columbia School building on Plainfield Avenue, adjacent to middle school building.


Schools in the district (with 2010-11 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are:[5]

  • The Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center (338 students in PreK-1st grade). The school opened in 1997 after the Berkeley Heights school district bought the former Westlake School property. The concept of a pre-kindergarten - grade one school came about as a result of proposals to address school space issues in a way that would enhance the educational program in the district.
Elementary schools (2-5)
Middle school (6-8)
  • Columbia Middle School (606) is the single middle school in the district. It houses grades six through eight.
High school (9-12)


Core members of the district's administration are:[7][8]

  • Judith Rattner, Superintendent
  • Donna Felezzola, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b District information for the Berkeley Heights School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 5, 2013.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Data for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 5, 2013.
  5. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 5, 2013.
  6. ^ Berkeley Heights Public School District 2010 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 21, 2011. "In addition to serving the public school students of Berkeley Heights Township, high school students from the neighboring Borough of Mountainside are educated at the Governor Livingston school."
  7. ^ Central Office, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed May 5, 2003.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 5, 2013.

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Coordinates: 40°40′38″N 74°26′24″W / 40.677107°N 74.440046°W / 40.677107; -74.440046