Oaklyn Public School District

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Oaklyn Public School District
Type and location
Grades K-12
Address 136 Kendall Boulevard
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
District information
Superintendent Dr. Scott Oswald
Business administrator Beth Ann Coleman
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 469 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 40.5 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.58:1
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website http://oaklynschool.org/
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $14,994 3 $18,891 -20.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,495 5 14,783 -22.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,373 12 8,763 -15.9%
6 Support Services 1,730 9 2,392 -27.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,225 1 1,485 -17.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,069 2 1,783 -40.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 95 1 268 -64.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 53,310 7 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with up to 1,800 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=49

Oaklyn Public School District is a community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through ninth grade from Oaklyn, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Oaklyn is the only district in New Jersey that still keeps the Kindergarten through ninth grade format.[3] The district consists of two separate schools within one building.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 469 students and 40.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.58:1.[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.[4]

Oaklyn Public School also serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Hi-Nella, a non-operating school district.[5][6]

Students in tenth through twelfth grades attend Collingswood High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[7][8]


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

  • Oaklyn Public School, which educates students from kindergarten through ninth grades (469 students)
    • Jennifer Boulden - Principal[3]


Core members of the district's administration are:[3][10]

  • Dr. Scott Oswald, Superintendent
  • Beth Ann Coleman, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b District information for Oaklyn School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Administration, Oaklyn Public School District. Accessed November 17, 2014.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 17, 2014.
  5. ^ Oaklyn Public School 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 21, 2015. "In the middle of the Borough of Oaklyn, a town of about 4,000 residents, sits the Oaklyn Public School. Today, this historic school building that was constructed in 1926 serves 409 students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. In addition to resident students, children residing in the Borough of Hi-Nella also attend this school."
  6. ^ 13 Non-Operating School Districts Eliminated, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated July 1, 2009. Accessed December 26, 2009.
  7. ^ Staff. "Collingswood High School", South Jersey magazine. Accessed November 17, 2014. "Collingswood High School serves about 850 students in grades nine through twelve from the Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne school districts."
  8. ^ Giordano, Rita. "N.J. puts pressure on schools to share Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne are just three districts being pushed to combine services - or more.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11, 2009. Accessed November 17, 2014. "Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne, she said, are reasonable candidates for administrative sharing. Oaklyn Superintendent Tommy Stringer is due to retire in December, and Woodlynne has an interim superintendent, Walter Rudder. Collingswood Superintendent Scott Oswald is established and well-regarded. Oaklyn and Woodlynne students attend Collingswood High School."
  9. ^ School Data for the Oaklyn Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 16, 2011.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 17, 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°54′11″N 75°05′19″W / 39.903111°N 75.088645°W / 39.903111; -75.088645