Perth Amboy Public Schools

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Perth Amboy Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Vivian Rodriguez (interim)
Business Administrator: Derek J. Jess
Address: 178 Barracks Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 10
Enrollment: 10,258 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 786.0
Student–teacher ratio: 13.05:1
District Factor Group: A
Web site: http://www.paps.net
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $19,578 69 $18,891 3.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,759 75 14,783 6.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,850 88 8,763 12.4%
6 Support Services 2,306 52 2,392 -3.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,213 16 1,485 -18.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,957 81 1,783 9.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 124 7 268 -53.7%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,650 44 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

Perth Amboy Public Schools is a community public school district serving students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade, located in the city of Perth Amboy, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. 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]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 10 schools had an enrollment of 10,258 students and 786.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.05:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the 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.[6]

Schools[edit]

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

Early childhood schools (PreK)
  • Ignacio Cruz Early Childhood Center[10] (745)
    • Susan Roque - Principal
  • Edmund Hmieleski Jr. Early Childhood Center[11] (418)
    • Dr. Jeri Mast - Principal
  • School #7 Early Childhood Center[12] (not listed)
Elementary schools (K-4)
  • Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School[13] (627)
    • Michelle Velez-Jonte - Principal
  • James J. Flynn Elementary School[14] (871)
    • Mr. John Cilia - Principal
  • Edward J. Patten Elementary Elementary School[15] (828)
    • Dr. Dulce Rodriguez - Principal
  • Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century Elementary School[16] (728)
    • Edwin Nieves - Principal
  • Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School[17] (883)
    • Ronald L. Anderson - Principal
Middle schools (5-8)
  • Samuel E. Shull Middle School[18] (1,411)
    • Michael Heidelberg - Principal
High school (9-12)
Adult school
  • Adult Education Center[21]
    • Dr. Senovia Robles - Principal/Director

Central administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[22]

  • Dr. Vivian Rodriguez - Interim Superintendent of Schools[23]
  • Derek J. Jess - Business Administrator/Board Secretary[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Perth Amboy School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  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 17, 2012.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 17, 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 17, 2012.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Data for the Perth Amboy Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Schools, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Perth Amboy Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  10. ^ Ignacio Cruz Early Childhood Center, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  11. ^ Edmund Hmieleski Jr. Early Childhood Center, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  12. ^ School #7 Early Childhood Center, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  13. ^ Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  14. ^ James J. Flynn Elementary School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  15. ^ Edward J. Patten Elementary Elementary School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  16. ^ Dr. Herbert N. Richardson 21st Century Elementary School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  17. ^ Robert N. Wilentz Elementary School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  18. ^ Samuel E. Shull Middle School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  19. ^ William C. McGinnis Middle School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  20. ^ Perth Amboy High School, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  21. ^ Adult Education Center, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  22. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Middlesex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  23. ^ Superintendent's Office, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.
  24. ^ Business Office, Perth Amboy Public Schools. Accessed July 10, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°30′44″N 74°16′06″W / 40.512262°N 74.268285°W / 40.512262; -74.268285