Bloomfield Public Schools (New Jersey)

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Bloomfield Public Schools
155 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Salvatore Goncalves
Business administrator Mark Resnick (interim)
Schools 11
Students and staff
Enrollment 6,300 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 500.5 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 12.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website Official website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,848 12 $18,891 -16.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,281 10 14,783 -16.9%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,594 12 8,763 -13.3%
6 Support Services 1,426 5 2,392 -40.4%
8 Administrative Cost 1,682 87 1,485 13.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,176 9 1,783 -34.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 199 31 268 -25.7%
16 Median Teacher Salary 53,300 4 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

The Bloomfield Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Bloomfield, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 6,300 students and 500.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-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]

History[edit]

In November 2015, Kent Weisert was elected to the school board according to preliminary results even though he died two weeks before the election results came in.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2007-08 school year, Oak View Elementary School was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education,[5][6] the highest award an American school can receive.[7][8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10][11]

Early childhood
  • Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen[12] (NA; PreK-2)
    • Dr. Natshia Baxter, Principal
Elementary schools
  • Berkeley School[13] (441 students; in grades K-6)
    • Dr. Natshia Baxter, Principal
  • Brookdale School[14] (368; K-6)
    • Joseph Fleres, Principal
  • Carteret School[15] (452; K-6)
    • John Baltz, Principal
  • Demarest School[16] (516; K-6)
    • Mary Todaro, Principal
  • Fairview School[17] (534; K-6)
    • Salvatore DeSimone, Principal
  • Franklin School[18] (337; K-6)
    • Marianne Abbasso, Principal
  • Oak View School[19] (372; K-6)
    • Mary DiTrani, Principal
  • Watsessing School[20] (290; K-6)
    • Dr. Gina Rosamilia, Principal
Middle school
  • Bloomfield Middle School[21] for grades 7 and 8 (928)
    • Alla Vayda-Manzo, Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[10][23]

  • Salvatore Goncalves, Superintendent of Schools[24]
  • Mark Resnick, Interim Business Administrator/Board Secretary[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Bloomfield Board Of Education, 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 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Kiefer, Eric. "N.J. Town Elects Deceased Man To School Board", Montclair Patch, November 4, 2015. Accessed November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Addison, Kasi; and Juri, Carmen. "Three Essex schools capture blue ribbon", The Star-Ledger, October 7, 2007. Accessed October 14, 2007. "Principals in three Essex County schools found out last week their buildings joined an exclusive club of exemplary schools when the U.S. Department of Education named the nation's latest batch of No Child Left Behind -- Blue Ribbon Schools.... The three Essex County schools are Oakview School in Bloomfield, Millburn High School and Harriet Tubman School in Newark."
  6. ^ No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Schools Program: 2007 Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 15, 2007.
  7. ^ "CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department", Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  8. ^ "Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test", The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  9. ^ School Data for the Bloomfield Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  10. ^ a b Directory of District Administrators, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Bloomfield Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  12. ^ Early Childhood Center at Forest Glen, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  13. ^ Berkeley School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  14. ^ Brookdale School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Carteret School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  16. ^ Demarest School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  17. ^ Fairview School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  18. ^ Franklin School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  19. ^ Oak View School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  20. ^ Watsessing School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  21. ^ Bloomfield Middle School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  22. ^ Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  23. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Essex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  24. ^ Superintendent's Webpage, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.
  25. ^ Business Office Staff, Bloomfield School District. Accessed December 23, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°47′57″N 74°11′48″W / 40.799133°N 74.196779°W / 40.799133; -74.196779