Gloucester City Public Schools

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Gloucester City Public Schools
Superintendent: Joseph Rafferty
Business Administrator: Margaret McDonnell
Address: 520 Cumberland Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 3
Enrollment: 2,150 (as of 2009-10)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 204
Student–teacher ratio: 10.54:1
District Factor Group: B
Web site:
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1 Budgetary Cost 16,046 64 13,632 17.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,076 64 8,035 13.0%
6 Support Services 2,855 66 2,166 31.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,470 43 1,379 6.6%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,217 67 1,674 32.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 362 36 258 40.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 51,990 17 57,597
Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,801-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=70

Gloucester City Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that is based in Gloucester City, New Jersey, and serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 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 Brooklawn attend the district's high school for grades 9-12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[6]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 2,150 students and 204 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.54:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second 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.[7]


Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:

Elementary schools
High schools


Core members of the district's administration are:[9][10]

  • Joseph Rafferty, Superintendent
  • Margaret McDonnell, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b District information for the Gloucester City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 15, 2012.
  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 Archiveas of May 15, 2009. Accessed August 15, 2012.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 15, 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 15, 2012.
  6. ^ Graham, Kristen A. "BROOKLAWN CONSIDERS FINDING NEW DISTRICT FOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2001. Accessed June 19, 2008. "The tiny Brooklawn system, comprising just over 300 students and one school, sends about 80 ninth through 12th graders to the neighboring Gloucester City district, which has more than 2,000 students and four schools."
  7. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  8. ^ Data for the Gloucester City Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 15, 2012.
  9. ^ Board of Education, Gloucester City Public Schools. Accessed August 15, 2012.
  10. ^ Camden County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.

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