Brigantine Public Schools

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Brigantine Public Schools
Address
301 East Evans Boulevard
Brigantine, NJ 08203

United States
Coordinates 39°24′39″N 74°21′50″W / 39.410716°N 74.363978°W / 39.410716; -74.363978Coordinates: 39°24′39″N 74°21′50″W / 39.410716°N 74.363978°W / 39.410716; -74.363978
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Brian Pruitt
Business administrator Jonathan Houdart
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 900 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 68.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 13.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website www.brigantineschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
%± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $23,046 62 $18,891 22.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 18,220 61 14,159 28.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 11,274 61 8,659 30.2%
6 Support Services 2,606 50 2,167 20.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,747 38 1,547 12.9%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,348 61 1,612 45.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 240 58 104 130.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 83,687 62 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 Brigantine Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Brigantine, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The district is governed by the Brigantine Board of Education and operates as a Type 1 school district. The Board of Education consists of seven members who are appointed to three-year terms by the Mayor, the Council and the City Manager on a staggered basis.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 900 students and 68.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.2:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-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.[4]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades, along with those from Longport, Margate City and Ventnor City, attend Atlantic City High School in neighboring Atlantic City, as part of sending/receiving relationships with the Atlantic City School District.[5][6] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 2,010 students and 200.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.1:1.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Brigantine Elementary 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.[8]

Schools[edit]

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

  • Brigantine Elementary School[11] serves grades PreK-4 (412 students)
    • Jennifer Luff, Principal
Middle school
  • Brigantine North Middle School[12] serves grades 5-8 (275 students)
    • Kathleen Fox, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[13][14]

  • Brian Pruitt, Superintendent
  • Jonathan Houdart, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Brigantine 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. ^ § 3-55 Board of Education, City of Brigantine Code. Accessed November 26, 2017. "A.There shall continue, within the City of Brigantine, an appointed Board of Education, or a Type I Board of Education, as is defined in Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated. The membership of the Board of Education shall continue in their respective offices until the expiration of their tenure or until their successor is appointed and qualified. B. All vacancies in the Board of Education shall be filled by the Mayor."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  5. ^ 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. "
  6. ^ 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."
  7. ^ School data for Atlantic City High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor's Education Priorities Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 21, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  9. ^ School Data for the Brigantine Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Brigantine Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Brigantine Elementary School, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  12. ^ Brigantine North Middle School, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  13. ^ Contact Information, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 26, 2017.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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