Absecon Public School District

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Absecon Public School District
800 Irelan Avenue
Absecon, NJ 08201
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Dr. Theresa DeFranco
Business administrator Tina Davisson
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 988 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 66.3 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 14.9:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website http://www.abseconschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $14,297 6 $18,891 -24.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,259 9 14,159 -20.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,520 13 8,659 -13.2%
6 Support Services 1,331 6 2,167 -38.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,250 11 1,547 -19.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,097 6 1,612 -31.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 52 11 104 -50.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,330 74 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Absecon Public School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Absecon, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 988 students and 66.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.9:1.[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]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Absecon attend the Pleasantville High School in Pleasantville as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pleasantville Public Schools, with students also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology and Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts.[4][5] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 746 students and 83.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.9:1.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.[7]) are:[8][9][10]

Elementary school
  • H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School[11] (grades K-4; 459 students)
    • Joseph N. Giardina - Principal
Middle school
  • Emma C. Attales Middle School[12] (5-8; 369)
    • Steven Deo - Principal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Dr. Theresa DeFranco, Superintendent of Schools[14]
  • Tina Davisson, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[15]

Board of education[edit]

  • William A. Thompson III - President
  • Dr. Thomas J. Grites - Vice President
  • Chris Cottrell
  • Keith Bennett
  • Alex Corkhill
  • Stan Kolbe Jr.
  • Gerald Heones[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Absecon Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  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 December 9, 2014.
  4. ^ High school options, Emma C. Attles Middle School. Accessed December 8, 2016. "Absecon is a sending district to Pleasantville High School. There are other high school options for students."
  5. ^ Prisament, Steve. "Taxes rising as more Absecon students opt for public high school", Shore News Today, March 10, 2011. Accessed May 23, 2011. "'The increase in high school tuition for 2011-'12 is the reason we qualified for a tuition adjustment and is the reason for our 6.1-cent tax increase,' Superintendent James Giaquinto said Monday, March 7. 'We have budgeted $363,000 for Charter Tech, $370,000 for Pleasantville High School and $375,000 for Atlantic County Institute of Technology.'"
  6. ^ School data for Pleasantville High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ School Data for the Absecon Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ Our Schools, Absecon School District. Accessed December 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Public School Directory 2016-17, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Accessed January 18, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Absecon Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2016.
  11. ^ H. Ashton Marsh Elementary School, Absecon School District. Accessed June 11, 2014.
  12. ^ Emma C. Attales Middle School, Absecon School District. Accessed June 11, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ Superintendent of School Home Page, Absecon Public Schools. Accessed December 8, 2016.
  15. ^ Business Office Home Page, Absecon Public Schools. Accessed December 8, 2016.
  16. ^ Board of Education Members, Absecon Public School District. Accessed February 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°26′07″N 74°29′42″W / 39.43514°N 74.49506°W / 39.43514; -74.49506