Atlantic City School District

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Atlantic City School District
Address
1300 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

United States
Coordinates 39°21′45″N 74°25′37″W / 39.362558°N 74.426895°W / 39.362558; -74.426895Coordinates: 39°21′45″N 74°25′37″W / 39.362558°N 74.426895°W / 39.362558; -74.426895
District information
Grades Pre-K-12
Superintendent Barry Caldwell
Business administrator Celeste Ricketts
Schools 11
Students and staff
Enrollment 7,143 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 728.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 9.8:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group A
Website http://www.acboe.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $25,676 103 $18,891 35.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 20,728 102 14,783 40.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 12,559 103 8,763 43.3%
6 Support Services 3,001 91 2,392 25.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,666 84 1,485 12.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 3,172 101 1,783 77.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 227 44 268 -15.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 76,230 92 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

Atlantic City School District is a comprehensive community public school district in Atlantic City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its 11 schools had an enrollment of 7,143 students and 728.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.8:1.[1]

Students from Brigantine, Longport, Margate City and Ventnor City attend Atlantic City High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with the respective school districts.[3][4]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the lowest 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.[5]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7][8]

Preschool
  • Venice Park School[9] (90 students in PreK)
    • Jodi Burroughs, Principal
Elementary schools
  • Brighton Avenue School[10] (334 students in grades K-5)
    • Dorothy Bullock Fernandes, Principal
  • Chelsea Heights School[11] (357; PreK-8)
    • Kenneth Flood, Principal
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex[12] (679; PreK-8)
    • Jodi Burroughs, Principal
  • New York Avenue School[13] (617; PreK-8)
    • James Knox, Principal
  • Pennsylvania Avenue School[14] (604; PreK-8)
    • Dr. La'Quetta Small, Principal
  • Richmond Avenue School[15] (648; PreK-8)
    • Shelley Williams, Principal
  • Sovereign Avenue School[16] (734; K-8)
    • Medina Wilson Peyton, Principal
  • Texas Avenue School[17] (586; K-8)
    • LaKecia Hyman, Principal
  • Uptown School Complex[18] (601; PreK-8)
    • Atiba Rose, Principal
High school

Pennsylvania Avenue School opened for the 2012-13 school year, with most students shifting from New Jersey Avenue School, which had been one of the district's oldest and most rundown schools.[20]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[7][21]

  • Barry Caldwell, Superintendent[22]
  • Celeste Ricketts, Board Secretary / Business Administrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Atlantic City 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. ^ Atlantic City Public School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 26, 2017. "The Atlantic City Public School District is a Pre-K to 12 school district operating Eleven (11) schools. Our Pre-K through 8th grade schools serve Atlantic City, while our high school serves the students of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate and Longport. "
  4. ^ Rotondo, Christie. "Shore towns may pay less as Atlantic City schools slash budgets", The Press of Atlantic City, June 14, 2015. Accessed November 26, 2017. "Over the years, Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport have criticized the high cost of tuition to send their students to Atlantic City High School."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  6. ^ School Data for the Atlantic City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Administrative Offices, Atlantic City Board of Education. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Atlantic City Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Venice Park School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  10. ^ Brighton Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  11. ^ Chelsea Heights School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  12. ^ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School Complex, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  13. ^ New York Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  14. ^ Pennsylvania Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  15. ^ Richmond Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  16. ^ Sovereign Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  17. ^ Texas Avenue School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  18. ^ Uptown School Complex, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  19. ^ Atlantic City High School, Atlantic City School District. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  20. ^ Raheem, Turiya S. A. "Community Updates: Pennsylvania Avenue School and More", Atlantic City Weekly, October 8, 2012. Accessed November 26, 2017. "The new Pennsylvania Avenue School (PAS) is a long-awaited addition to the Atlantic City School System.... Most students attending PAS have come from New Jersey Avenue School, one of the oldest in the city, which needed far too many repairs and had become a dark and dismal place for children and teachers alike."
  21. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  22. ^ Lowe, Claire. "Atlantic City, Pleasantville school districts name superintendents", The Press of Atlantic City, August 10, 2017. Accessed November 26, 2017. "In Atlantic City, Interim Superintendent Barry Caldwell was approved by the school board July 18 for a full-time position at a rate of $187,000 a year, plus $5,000 for a 'igh school stipend.' The contract is for 3.9 years."

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