Somers Point Public Schools

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Somers Point Public Schools
Superintendent: Gerald Toscano
Business Administrator: Suzanne Keller
Address: 121 W. New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ 08244
Grade Range: K-8
School facilities: 3
Enrollment: 1,079 (as of 2010-11)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 100.5
Student–teacher ratio: 10.74
District Factor Group: CD
Web site: District website
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $14,688 15 $18,047 -18.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,906 33 13,631 -5.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,999 34 8,361 -4.3%
6 Support Services 2,018 49 2,055 -1.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,302 17 1,497 -13.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,333 27 1,539 -13.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 129 72 98 31.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 56,602 21 60,112
Data from NJDoE 2013 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=88

The Somers Point Public Schools are a community public school district that serves students in pre-school through eighth grade from Somers Point, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2010-11 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 1,079 students and 100.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.74:1.[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.[3]

Students in grades 9 - 12 attend the Mainland Regional High School, and which serves students from Linwood, Northfield and Somers Point.[4]

The district's Education Foundation has funded technology programs, mini-grants and the annual Stokes Trip, investing approximately $250,000 to schools since it was established in 1995.[5]

2012 mold problem[edit]

On September 4, 2012, parents were notified about mold at Jordan Road School. After other district schools were examined, the district decided that school opening would be delayed by a week at all schools.[6]

Schools[edit]

The Somers Point School District consists of three schools. The Jordan Road School, constructed in 1966 with an addition in 1991, is a Kindergarten through 8th grade building which houses approximately 725 students. Dawes Avenue School was recently constructed in 1998 and sits on the other side of town and houses Kindergarten through 6th grade, approximately 425 students. The third school is the New York Avenue School, constructed in 1914 with an addition in 1922 and refurbished in 2005. The New York Avenue School houses our three pre-Kindergarten handicapped classes, which are half-day sessions, with approximately 70 students. The school also houses the Central Office, Business Office, Child Study Team Office and the Community Education Recreation Office.

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

Preschool
Elementary School
Middle School
  • Jordan Road Middle School with 595 students in Kindergarten through 8th grade
    • Susan Dugan - Principal
    • Eileen Ward - Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Jeffrey Miller, Interim Superintendent
  • Suzanne Keller, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for the Somers Point School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  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 27, 2009.
  4. ^ Mainland Regional High School 2011 School Report Card, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 17, 2013. "The school serves the communities of Linwood, Northfield, and Somers Point with a total population of 26,511."
  5. ^ Foundation for Education, Somers Point School District. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  6. ^ Staff. "Mold Delays Start of Somers Point School Year", NBC40, September 4, 2012. Accessed September 8, 2012. "And it wasn't just the Jordan Road School that was affected. As a precautionary measure, Somers Point also delayed the opening of, and investigated the New York Avenue School as well as the Dawes Avenue School."
  7. ^ Data for the Somers Point Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Somers Point Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  9. ^ District Administration, Somers Point Public Schools. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 17, 2013.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°18′56″N 74°35′47″W / 39.315611°N 74.596452°W / 39.315611; -74.596452