Edison Township Public Schools

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Edison Township Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Richard O'Malley
Business Administrator: Daniel P. Michaud
Address: 312 Pierson Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 18
Enrollment: 14,224 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 1,073.5
Student–teacher ratio: 13.25:1
District Factor Group: GH
Web site: http://www.edison.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $16,443 22 $18,891 -13.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,590 15 14,783 -14.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,403 39 8,763 -4.1%
6 Support Services 1,747 18 2,392 -27.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,006 2 1,485 -32.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,270 14 1,783 -28.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 144 13 268 -46.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 87,052 103 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Edison Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school system, serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Edison, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The school district has a preschool, 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools that are part of the district, serving a culturally diverse student population.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 18 schools had an enrollment of 14,224 students and 1,073.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.25:1.[1]

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

Schools[edit]

The two public high schools separate the South and North ends of Edison. In the Edison High School zone to the south, there are six K - 5 elementary schools, while in the J.P. Stevens High School zone there are five K-5 elementary schools. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are the following:[5]

Elementary schools
  • Early Learning Center[6] (78 students; grade PreK)
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School[7] (562; PreK-5)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School[8] (558; PreK-5)
  • Lincoln Elementary School[9] (715; PreK-5)
  • Lindeneau Elementary School[10] (455; K-5)
  • James Madison Primary School[11] (600; PreK-2), who then move on to James Madison Intermediate
  • James Madison Intermediate School[12] (596; 3-5)
  • John Marshall Elementary School[13] (608; PreK-5)
  • Menlo Park Elementary School[14] (807; K-5)
  • James Monroe Elementary School[15] (442; K-5); this school was destroyed in a six-alarm fire on March 22, 2014.[16]
  • Washington Elementary School[17] (560; PreK-5)
  • Woodbrook Elementary School[18] (868; K-5)
Middle schools (6-8)
High Schools (9-12)

The schools in the Southern end of the township are largely Caucasian (47%). The schools in the northern end of the town, however, are largely Asian-American (57%), with only 35% of students being Caucasian.

J.P. Stevens was the 65th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 52nd in 2008 out of 316 schools. Edison High School was ranked 169th in 2010 and 177th in 2008.[25]

Redistricting[edit]

For the 2008-09 school year, in order to alleviate overcrowding in Menlo Park Elementary and other North Edison schools, the Edison school district decided to redistrict some students who would normally attend schools in North Edison, to schools in South Edison. This has caused some resentment among parents of those North Edison students being transferred as John P. Stevens High School, located in North Edison, is generally ranked higher than Edison High School. In addition, home values in areas being redistricted are believed to have been readjusted further increasing frustration of some residents.[citation needed]

Connect-ED[edit]

For the 2007-08 school year, students were asked to provide home telephone numbers for the new ConnectED system. This automated notification system allows automated telephone calls to be placed to parents and staff in the event of an emergency. The system is also connected to the district-wide attendance system. Should a student be absent from school, a call is automatically placed to the telephone number provided.

Board of Education[edit]

The Edison school district is run by an elected Board of Education independent of the township's municipal government. The Board provides oversight of the district's senior administrators, who in turn directly manage the schools.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[26]

  • Dr. Richard O'Malley, Superintendent[27]
  • Daniel P. Michaud, Business Administrator[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Edison Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 11, 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 October 27, 2009.
  4. ^ Data for the Edison Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  5. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Edison Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ Early Learning Center, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Lincoln Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Lindeneau Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  11. ^ James Madison Primary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  12. ^ James Madison Intermediate School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  13. ^ John Marshall Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Menlo Park Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  15. ^ James Monroe Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  16. ^ "Custodian charged after fire at Edison elementary school", WABC-TV, March 24, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  17. ^ Washington Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  18. ^ Woodbrook Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  19. ^ John Adams Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  20. ^ Herbert Hoover Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  21. ^ Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  22. ^ Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  23. ^ Edison High School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  24. ^ J.P. Stevens High School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  25. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed April 8, 2011.
  26. ^ Middlesex County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  27. ^ Superintendent, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  28. ^ Business Administrator, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.

External links[edit]

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