Berlin Township Public Schools

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Berlin Township Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Edythe Austermuhl
Business Administrator: Megan Stoddart
Address: Administration Building
West Berlin, NJ 08091
Grade Range: K-8
School facilities: 2
Enrollment: 593 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 66.0
Student–teacher ratio: 8.98:1
District Factor Group: CD
Web site: http://btwpschools.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $19,171 40 $18,891 1.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,222 12 14,159 -13.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,484 8 8,659 -13.6%
6 Support Services 2,123 28 2,167 -2.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,253 5 1,547 -19.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,167 12 1,612 -27.6%
13 Extracurricular Activities 54 13 104 -48.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 59,746 33 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Berlin Township Public Schools are a community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade from Berlin Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 593 students and 66.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.98:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-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]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades from Berlin Township and Clementon attend Overbrook High School in Pine Hill as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pine Hill Schools.[4] A representative from Berlin Township serves on the board of education of the Pine Hill Schools.[5]

The Huster Building, formerly used as a Kindergarten and now used for administration, is named after Robert R. Huster, a Berlin Township resident who was killed in action on April 8, 1967, during the Vietnam War.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

Elementary school
  • John F. Kennedy Elementary School[10] for PreK through 3rd grade (304 students)
    • Marilyn Bright, Principal
Middle school
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School[11] for grades 4-8 (289)
    • Michael Murphy, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[12][13]

  • Dr. Edythe Austermuhl, Superintendent
  • Megan Stoddart, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Berlin Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  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 12, 2014.
  4. ^ School Choice program, Pine Hill Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014. "Pine Hill School District is composed of four schools which include Dr. Albert Bean Elementary School, John Glenn Elementary School, Pine Hill Middle School, and Overbrook High School. Students from both Clementon and Berlin Township School Districts join those residing in Pine Hill to attend Overbrook High School."
  5. ^ Board of Education Members, Pine Hill Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Robert R. Huster, New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Accessed December 30, 2013. "Robert R. Huster was born on May 27, 1946, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Huster. His home of record is West Berlin, NJ."
  7. ^ School Data for the Berlin Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Schools, Berlin Township Public Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Berlin Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  10. ^ John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Berlin Township Public Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  11. ^ Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Berlin Township Public Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  12. ^ Board Members, Berlin Township Public Schools. Accessed December 12, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 12, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°48′19″N 74°55′53″W / 39.80527°N 74.931445°W / 39.80527; -74.931445