Bethlehem Township School District

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Bethlehem Township School District
940 Iron Bridge Road
Asbury, NJ 08802
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Dr. Edward W. Keegan
Business administrator Edward D. Kent (interim)
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 483 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 48.5 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 9.96:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.btschools.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $21,495 53 $18,891 13.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,867 54 14,159 19.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 10,005 53 8,659 15.5%
6 Support Services 2,512 45 2,167 15.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,823 46 1,547 17.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,319 60 1,612 43.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 209 52 104 101.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 57,391 21 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Bethlehem Township School District is a community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Bethlehem Township, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 483 students and 48.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.96:1.[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.[3]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, which also serves students from Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough and Union Township.[4] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,747 students and 134.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1.[5] The school is part of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, which also includes students from Califon, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township and Tewksbury Township, who attend Voorhees High School.[6][7][8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10]

Elementary school
  • Thomas B. Conley School[11] for grades K - 5 (284 students)
    • Dr. Edward Keegan, Principal[12]
Middle school
  • Ethel Hoppock Middle School[13] for grades 6 - 8 (199 students)
    • Jane Smith, Principal (interim)[12]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Peer2Peer
  • Student Council
  • Debate Club
  • Reading Olympics
  • Battle of the Books

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[12][14]

  • Dr. Edward W. Keegan, Superintendent
  • Edward D. Kent, Interim Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Bethlehem Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 1, 2015.
  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 January 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Information Regarding Choice of District School, North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District. Accessed January 1, 2015. "In the past, parents and students of the North Hunterdon High School sending districts were able to select either North Hunterdon High School or Voorhees High School as their school of choice.... As our student population continued to grow and our two high schools reached, and exceeded, 90% capacity, the option of choosing Voorhees was eliminated in the 2005-2006 school year for the North Hunterdon sending districts (Bethlehem Township, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough and Union Township – Clinton Town students still have choice as they are classmates at Clinton Public School with Glen Gardner students, who attend Voorhees)."
  5. ^ School data for North Hunterdon High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Voorhees High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 3, 2016. "Voorhees High School has consistently ranked among the top high schools in New Jersey and was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2015. With an enrollment of 1,095 students in grades 9-12, the school serves the communities of Califon, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, and Tewksbury Township."
  7. ^ Public School Directory 2015-2016, p. 55. Hunterdon County Department of Education. Accessed June 3, 2016.
  8. ^ About the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, North Hunterdon-Voorhees Regional High School District, updated November 16, 2015. Accessed June 3, 2016. "North Hunterdon High School educates students from: Bethlehem Township, Clinton Town, Clinton Township, Franklin Township, Lebanon Borough, Union Township; Voorhees High School educates students from: Califon, Glen Gardner, Hampton, High Bridge, Lebanon Township, Tewksbury Township"
  9. ^ School Data for the Bethlehem Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 1, 2015.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Bethlehem Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Thomas B. Conley School, Bethlehem Township School District. Accessed January 1, 2015.
  12. ^ a b c Administrative Personnel, Bethlehem Township School District. Accessed January 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Ethel Hoppock Middle School, Bethlehem Township School District. Accessed January 1, 2015.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Hunterdon County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

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