South Orange-Maplewood School District
|South Orange-Maplewood School District|
|Superintendent:||Brian G. Osborne|
|Business Administrator:||Cheryl Schneider|
|Address:||525 Academy Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
|Enrollment:||6,188 (as of 2008-09)|
|Faculty (in FTEs):||485.0|
|District Factor Group:||I|
| %± vs.
|10||Operations & Maintenance||2,011||90||1,674||20.1%|
|16||Median Teacher Salary||69,677||93||57,597|
|Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.
*Of K-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105
The South Orange-Maplewood School District is a regional public school district, serving students from two communities in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The district enrolls students from the suburban communities of Maplewood and neighboring South Orange.
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.
The school district has operated as a unified organization for the area since 1867 and under the current name since 1894. Its first permanent teacher and principal was James Ricalton, who also was a noted photographer and world traveler.
Awards and recognition 
- Elementary Schools (K-5)
- Seth Boyden Elementary School (grades K-5, 482 students) - Maplewood
- Mark Quiles - Principal
- Clinton Elementary School (K-5, 453) - Maplewood
- Patrica O'Neill - Principal
- Jefferson Elementary School (3-5, 418) - Maplewood
- Susan Grierson - Principal
- Marshall Elementary School (K-2, 443) - South Orange
- Ms. Bonita Samuels - Principal
- South Mountain Elementary School and Annex (K-5, 578) - South Orange
- Tina Lehn - Principal, South Mountain Elementary School / South Mountain Annex
- Tuscan Elementary School (K-5, 591) - Maplewood
- Malikah Majeed - Principal
- Middle Schools (6-8)
- Maplewood Middle School (707) - Maplewood
- Jeffrey Truppo - Principal
- Louis Brown - Assistant Principal
- Cheryline Hewitt - Assistant Principal
- South Orange Middle School (650) - South Orange
- Joseph Uglialoro - Principal
- James Jennings - Assistant Principal
- Catherine McDonough - Assistant Principal
- High School (9-12)
- Columbia High School (1,866 students) - Maplewood
- Dr. Lovie Lilly - Principal
- Michael Healy - Assistant Principal
- Faye Lewis - Assistant Principal
- Kirk E. Smith - Principal on Special Assignment
- Brian G. Osborne, Superintendent
- Cheryl Schneider, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
- District information for the South Orange-Maplewood School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2009.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- "Nationwide Survey Finds the 'Best Communities for Music Education' in U.S.", NAMM, April 16, 2009. Accessed November 13, 2009.
- South Orange-Maplewood School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- School sites, South Orange/Maplewood School District. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- Administration, The School District of South Orange & Maplewood. Accessed April 11, 2011.
- Essex County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
- South Orange-Maplewood School District
- South Orange-Maplewood School District's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- South Orange-Maplewood School District, National Center for Education Statistics