Bordentown Regional School District

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Bordentown Regional School District
48 Dunns Mill Road
Bordentown, NJ 08505
District information
Grades Pre K-12
Superintendent Dr. Edward Forsthoffer
Business administrator Eloi Richardson
Schools 5
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,560 (as of 2013-14)[1]
Faculty 189.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 13.5:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website http://www.bordentown.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,943 23 $18,891 -10.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,375 13 14,783 -16.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 6,780 5 8,763 -22.6%
6 Support Services 2,125 42 2,392 -11.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,254 8 1,485 -15.6%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,738 45 1,783 -2.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 363 28 268 35.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 58,214 14 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The Bordentown Regional School District is a comprehensive regional public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from communities in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students from Bordentown City, Bordentown Township and Fieldsboro Borough.[3][4]

As of the 2013-14 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 2,560 students and 189.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.5:1.[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.[5]

The New Hanover Township School District, consisting of New Hanover Township (including its Cookstown area) and Wrightstown Borough, sends students to Bordentown Regional High School on a tuition basis for grades 9-12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship that has been in place since the 1960s, with about 50 students from the New Hanover district being sent to the high school.[6][7] As of 2011, the New Hanover district was considering expansion of its relationship to send students to Bordentown for middle school for grades 6-8.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Bordentown Regional High School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[9]

For the 2005-06 school year, Peter Muschal School was one of 22 schools statewide selected as Governor's School of Excellence Winners, an award given to schools that have demonstrated significant academic improvement over the previous two academic years.[10]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2013-14 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12]

Elementary schools
  • Clara Barton Elementary School[13] (252 students; grades K-3)
    • Louisa Kenny, Principal[14]
  • Peter Muschal Elementary School[15] (602; PreK-3)
    • Daniel Riether, Principal[14]
    • Robin Blue, Assistant Principal[14]
  • MacFarland Intermediate School[16] (405; 4-5)
    • Megan Geibel, Principal[14]
Middle school
  • Bordentown Regional Middle School[17] (563; 6-8)
    • Joseph Sprague, Principal [18]
    • Lisa Sabo, Assistant Principal[14]
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][20]

  • Dr. Edward Forsthoffer, Superintendent
  • Eloi Richardson, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of Education[edit]

  • William Mercantini, President
  • Josh Fausti, Vice President
  • Kevin Creegan
  • Sylvia Scozzari
  • Howard Barman
  • Salvatore Schiano
  • Ed Tyler
  • Steve Heberling
  • Mark Roselli

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Bordentown Regional, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Bordentown Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Bordentown Regional School District is a vibrant learning community, proudly serving the communities of Fieldsboro, Bordentown City and Bordentown Township.... In addition to the three aforementioned communities, Bordentown Regional High School also welcomes students from New Hanover into its ninth-twelfth grade population."
  4. ^ Staff. "Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed June 2, 2016. "BORDENTOWN REGIONAL - Serves: Bordentown City, Bordentown Township, Fieldsboro, New Hanover"
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 1, 2014.
  6. ^ High School Sending Districts, Burlington County Library System, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2006. Accessed October 1, 2014.
  7. ^ Kuzminski, Dr. Charles; and Thomas W. "Study on Behalf of the New Hanover School District on the Feasibility of Extending the District's Send/Receive Relationship to Include Students in Grades 6 – 8, The Educational Information and Resource Center, November 2011. Accessed October 1, 2014. "The New Hanover Township School District has participated in a send/receive relationship with the Bordentown Regional District since approximately 1960. Each year 45-55 New Hanover School District students attend Bordentown Regional High School."
  8. ^ Zimmaro, Mark. "New Hanover School to decide on middle school proposal", Burlington County Times, March 11, 2011. Accessed October 1, 2014. "NEW HANOVER — The township's school district will decide on Wednesday whether to enter an agreement with the Bordentown Regional School District for a send-receive agreement for middle school children. The district which serves New Hanover and Wrightstown, already sends its high school students to Bordentown Regional High School and district officials are trying to determine whether sending sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to Bordentown Regional Middle School would be a feasible idea."
  9. ^ "McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are 'Getting it Right': Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor's Education Priorities", New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  10. ^ 22 Governor's Schools of Excellence Winners Recognized, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 22, 2005. Accessed April 15, 2008.
  11. ^ School Data for the Bordentown Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Bordentown Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 1, 2014.
  13. ^ Clara Barton Elementary School, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i Administrative Team, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed October 1, 2014.
  15. ^ Peter Muschal Elementary School, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  16. ^ MacFarland Intermediate School, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  17. ^ Bordentown Regional Middle School}, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  18. ^ http://brms.bordentown.k12.nj.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=656591&type=u
  19. ^ Bordentown Regional High School, Bordentown Regional School District. Accessed November 5, 2016.
  20. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Burlington County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 1, 2014.

External links[edit]

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