Berkeley Heights Public Schools

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Berkeley Heights Public Schools
Type and location
Grades K-12
Address 345 Plainfield Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
District information
Superintendent Judith Rattner
Business administrator Donna Felezzola
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,739 (as of 2012-13)[1]
Faculty 220.6 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 12.42:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.bhpsnj.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $18,414 41 $18,891 -2.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,418 45 14,783 -2.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,978 57 8,763 2.5%
6 Support Services 2,110 40 2,392 -11.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,468 28 1,485 -1.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,300 11 1,783 -27.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 530 59 268 97.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 69,457 59 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

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 2012-13 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,739 students and 220.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.42:1.[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 district's high school serves public school students of Berkeley Heights, along with those from the neighboring Borough of Mountainside who are educated at the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Mountainside School District.[4] Governor Livingston also provides programs for deaf, hard of hearing and cognitively-impaired students who are enrolled from all over north-central New Jersey.

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[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:[6]

Early childhood
  • Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center[7] (PreK-1st grade; 340 students)
Elementary school
  • Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School[8] (2-5; 272)
  • Mountain Park Elementary School[9] (2-5; 261)
  • William Woodruff Elementary School[10] (2-5; 224)
Middle school
  • Columbia Middle School[11] (6-8; 618)
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[13][14]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Berkeley Heights Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  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 March 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Berkeley Heights Public School District 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 1, 2015. "In addition to serving the public school students of Berkeley Heights, high school students from the neighboring Borough of Mountainside are educated at Governor Livingston High School."
  5. ^ School Data for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Berkeley Heights Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Mary Kay McMillin Early Childhood Center, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Thomas P. Hughes Elementary School, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  9. ^ Mountain Park Elementary School, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  10. ^ William Woodruff Elementary School, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  11. ^ Columbia Middle School, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Governor Livingston High School, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Central Office, Berkeley Heights Public Schools. Accessed March 1, 2015.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 1, 2015.

External links[edit]

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