Brigantine Public Schools

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Brigantine Public Schools
301 East Evans Boulevard
Brigantine, NJ 08203
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Brian Pruitt
Business administrator Jonathan Houdart
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 768 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 68.9 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.15:1
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 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 768 students and 68.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.15:1.[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] As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,005 students and 196.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1.[6]

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.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9]

  • Brigantine Elementary School[10] serves grades PreK-4 (473 students)
    • Donald Marrandino, Principal[11]
Middle school
  • Brigantine North Middle School[12] serves grades 5-8 (295 students)
    • Kathleen Fox, Principal[13]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][15]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Brigantine School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ School Facilities, City of Brigantine. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  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 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 5, 2016. "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. ^ School Data for Atlantic City High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  7. ^ 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 21, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  8. ^ School Data for the Brigantine Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Brigantine Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Brigantine Elementary School, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  11. ^ Elementary Teacher Websites, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  12. ^ Brigantine North Middle School, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  13. ^ Middle Teacher Websites, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  14. ^ Contact Information, Brigantine Public Schools. Accessed November 27, 2014.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 27, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°24′39″N 74°21′50″W / 39.410716°N 74.363978°W / 39.410716; -74.363978