Princeton Public Schools

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Princeton Public Schools
Type and location
Grades K-12
Address 25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
District information
Superintendent Steve Cochrane
Business administrator Stephanie Kennedy
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,347 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 296.9 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.27:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.princetonk12.org/
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $23,803 66 $18,891 26.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 18,688 65 14,783 26.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 11,304 67 8,763 29.0%
6 Support Services 3,340 63 2,392 39.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,629 49 1,485 9.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,920 56 1,783 7.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 448 48 268 67.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 76,671 66 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

Princeton Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Students from Cranbury Township attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3] The district administration building is at 25 Valley Road in Princeton.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 3,347 students and 296.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.27:1.[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.[4]

Residents of Princeton University's housing complexes for graduate students with families, Butler Apartments,[5] Lawrence Apartments,[6] and Stanworth Apartments,[7] are zoned to the district.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2000-01, the district was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education with the Best Practices award for its Jefferson Debates Citizenship / Character Education program for students in Grades 6-8.[9]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[10]) are:[11]

Elementary Schools
  • Community Park Elementary School[12] (grades K-5; 305 students)
    • Dineen Gruchacz, Principal
  • Johnson Park Elementary School[13] (PreK-5; 351)
    • Dr. Robert Ginsberg, Principal
  • Littlebrook Elementary School[14] (PreK-5; 342)
    • Anna Kosek, Principal
  • Riverside Elementary School[15] (PreK-5; 255)
    • William Cirullo, Principal
Middle School
High School

Former Schools[edit]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[18][19]

  • Steve Cochrane, Superintendent
  • Stephanie Kennedy, Business Administrator

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Princeton School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Princeton Public Schools 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 22, 2015. "The Princeton Public Schools are committed to preparing every child to change the world. That change may come in the form of art or music, science or technology, political action or social justice. As we strive to serve the more than 3500 students from the Princeton and Cranbury communities, we do so knowing that our work with them in the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the stage matters deeply to each one and to the larger society into which they will graduate."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2005.
  5. ^ Campus Map Butler Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Campus Map Lawrence Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Campus Map Stanworth Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  8. ^ Residency Manual." (Archive) Princeton Public Schools. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  9. ^ New Jersey Best Practices Award recipient 2000-01, accessed December 6, 2007
  10. ^ School Data for the Princeton Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory Listings for the Princeton Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  12. ^ Community Park Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  13. ^ Johnson Park Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  14. ^ Littlebrook Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  15. ^ Riverside Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  16. ^ Witherspoon Middle School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  17. ^ Princeton High School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  18. ^ Key District Personnel, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  19. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Mercer County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 29, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°21′41″N 74°39′49″W / 40.361361°N 74.663579°W / 40.361361; -74.663579