Bergen County Technical Schools

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Bergen County Technical Schools
Type and location
Grades Vocational
Address 327 East Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
District information
Superintendent Howard Lerner
Business administrator John Susino
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,061 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 216.2 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 9.53:1
Other information
District Factor Group NA
Website http://www.bergen.org/
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
Vocational
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $33,685 21 $18,891 78.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 27,205 21 17,296 57.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 13,399 21 9,045 48.1%
6 Support Services 5,164 21 2,269 127.6%
8 Administrative Cost 2,847 14 2,353 21.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 4,441 20 3,014 47.3%
13 Extracurricular Activities 877 18 464 89.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 77,388 20 65,035
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of Vocational districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=21

Bergen County Technical Schools is a county technical school district that serves as the vocational / technical education arm of all the school districts within the 70 municipalities in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. The primary programs offered are the Bergen County Academies and Bergen County Technical High School. It has its headquarters in Paramus.[3]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 2,061 students and 216.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.53:1.[1]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1997-98 school year, the Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology of Bergen County Academies was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[4]

Schools[edit]

Bergen County Academies, Dr. John Grieco Campus

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

  • Bergen County Academies, Dr. John Grieco Campus (grades 9-12; 1,071 students) offers seven public magnet high school programs. The Academies prepare students to meet the academic rigors of college and the corporate world beyond through a blend of professional, technical and academic courses.[7]
  • Bergen County Technical High School, Paramus Campus (grades 9-12, 285 students) is a shared-time vocational and technical training facility for Bergen County residents located in Paramus.[8]
  • Bergen County Technical High School, Teterboro Campus (grades 9-12; 660 students) is a full-time public high school that provides a challenging, project-driven curriculum in a technology-infused environment. The curriculum is structured around a core of interdisciplinary technical and academic disciplines that prepare students for post-secondary education and career development work-based experiences.[9]

Athletics[edit]

Bergen Tech sports teams include athletes from all three campuses. The Bergen County Technical High School Knights now competes in the Big North Conference, following a reorganization of sports leagues in Northern New Jersey by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[10] In the 2009-10 school year, the school competed in the North Jersey Tri-County Conference, which was established on an interim basis to facilitate the realignment.[11] Prior to the realignment, the teams had previously competed in the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL), starting with the 2006-07 school year. Bergen Tech is classified by the NJSIAA as North I, Group IV.

In 2006, the Bergen Tech football team won their first NNJIL Division Championship. They also participated in the state playoffs for the first time in the school's history. They lost in the first round to Randolph High School by a score of 29-0.[12]

In 2007, the girls' tennis team won the North I, Group IV state sectional championship with a 4-1 win over Ridgewood High School in the tournament finals.[13] The win was the team's second consecutive title, and their third since 2003.[14]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Howard Lerner, Superintendent
  • John Susino, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Bergen County Vocational School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Welcome." Bergen County Technical Schools. Retrieved on April 27, 2011. "327 E. Ridgewood Ave Paramus, New Jersey 07652"
  4. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 1997-98 school year, Academy for the Advancement of Science and Technology, accessed July 13, 2006
  5. ^ School Data for the Bergen County Technical Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 8, 2009.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Bergen County Technical Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Bergen County Academies, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Bergen County Technical Schools, Paramus, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Bergen County Technical Schools, Teterboro Campus, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  10. ^ League Memberships – 2012-2013, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 13, 2012.
  11. ^ League Memberships – 2009-2010, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed September 13, 2012.
  12. ^ 2006 Football Tournament - North I, Group IV, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed May 21, 2012.
  13. ^ 2007 Girls Team Tennis - North I, Group IV, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed October 25, 2007.
  14. ^ Pompton Lakes captures crown, The Star-Ledger, October 13, 2007. Accessed October 25, 2007. "Defending-champion Bergen Tech took home its third title since 2003 with a 4-1 victory over Ridgewood in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 4 championship in Franklin Lakes."
  15. ^ District Administration, Bergen County Technical Schools. Accessed December 1, 2014.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 1, 2014.

External links[edit]

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