Oakland Public Schools

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This article is about the school district in New Jersey. For the public school system in Oakland, California, see Oakland Unified School District. For the school district in Michigan, see Oakland Schools.
Oakland Public Schools
Type and location
Grades K-8
Address 315 Ramapo Valley Road
Oakland, NJ 07436
District information
Superintendent Dr. Gina M. Coffaro
Business administrator Kyle J. Bleeker
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,707 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 122.7 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.91:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.oaklandschoolsnj.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $17,865 54 $18,891 -5.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,809 60 14,159 4.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,796 51 8,659 1.6%
6 Support Services 2,507 67 2,167 15.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,957 79 1,547 26.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,440 33 1,612 -10.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 74 27 104 -28.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,439 75 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Oakland Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from the borough of Oakland in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,707 students and 122.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.91:1.[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]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, a regional district consisting of two four-year public high schools serving students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff.[4] Students entering the district as freshmen have the option to attend either of the district's high schools, regardless of their residence, subject to a choice made during eighth grade.[5][6]

Schools[edit]

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

Elementary schools (K-5)
  • Dogwood Hill Elementary School[9] (303 students)
    • Glenn Clark, Principal
  • Heights Elementary School[10] (405 students)
    • Barbara Ciambra, Principal
  • Manito Elementary School[11] (322 students)
    • Adam Silverstein, Principal
Middle school (6-8)
  • Valley Middle School[12](627 students)
    • Gregg Desiderio, Principal
    • Jacqueline Micari-Christiano, Vice-Principal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Dr. Gina M. Coffaro, Superintendent of Schools[14]
  • Kyle J. Bleeker, School Business Administrator / Board Secretary[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Oakland School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 23, 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 23, 2014.
  4. ^ Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 21, 2015. "The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District serves students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff in a comprehensive two-campus setting. Students from the three communities may choose which of the two high schools they wish to attend for their four-year high school experience."
  5. ^ Van Dusen, Matthew. "Ramapo-Indian Hills schools chief to retire.", The Record (Bergen County), October 24, 2007. Accessed October 23, 2014. "Later, parents of Oakland students protested their lack of choice, and students in Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes and Oakland can now attend either school."
  6. ^ Eighth Grade School Choice, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. Accessed October 23, 2014. "All eighth grade students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff may choose to attend the high school of their choice...."
  7. ^ School Data for the Oakland Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Oakland Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  9. ^ Dogwood Hill Elementary School, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  10. ^ Heights Elementary School, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  11. ^ Manito Elementary School, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  12. ^ Valley Middle School, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  14. ^ Superintendent's Corner, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.
  15. ^ Business Office, Oakland Public Schools. Accessed October 23, 2014.

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