Somerset Hills Regional School District

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Somerset Hills Regional School District
Superintendent: Dr. Frances Wood
Business Administrator: Nancy Lee Hunter
Address: 25 Olcott Ave
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 3
Enrollment: 2,028 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 155.4
Student–teacher ratio: 13.05:1
District Factor Group: I
Web site: http://www.shsd.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $20,341 60 $18,891 7.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,101 52 14,783 2.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,504 43 8,763 -3.0%
6 Support Services 2,800 60 2,392 17.1%
8 Administrative Cost 1,569 42 1,485 5.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,624 38 1,783 -8.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 581 64 268 116.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,944 55 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

The Somerset Hills Regional School District is a comprehensive regional public school district serving students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from four communities in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students from the boroughs of Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone, along with students from the township of Bedminster (grades 9–12) who attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 2,028 students and 155.4 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 "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]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:[6]

  • Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School[7] - 689 students in grades K–4
    • Amy G. Phelan, Principal[8]
    • Timothy Hart, Assistant Principal[8]
  • Bernardsville Middle School[9] - 570 students in grades 5–8
    • Dr. John B. Alfieri, Principal[10]
    • Shawn Kelly, Assistant Principal[10]
  • Bernards High School[11] - 769 students in grades 9–12
    • Scott Neigel, Principal[12]
    • Michael Corbett, Assistant Principal[12]
    • Michael Hoppe, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director[12]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[13][14]

  • Dr. Frances Wood, Superintendent
  • Nancy Lee Hunter, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Somerset Hills Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Somerset County School Districts-Sending/Receiving/Regional, Somerset County Superintendent of Schools. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2009.
  5. ^ School Data for the Somerset Hills School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Somerset Hills School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  7. ^ Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Bedwell Elementary School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  9. ^ Bernardsville Middle School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Bernardsville Middle School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  11. ^ Bernards High School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c Bernards High School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed March 21, 2011.
  13. ^ Directory, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Somerset County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′18″N 74°34′01″W / 40.721698°N 74.567081°W / 40.721698; -74.567081