Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools

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Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools
Address
104 Gray Street
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Coordinates40°50′53″N 74°17′18″W / 40.848056°N 74.288315°W / 40.848056; -74.288315Coordinates: 40°50′53″N 74°17′18″W / 40.848056°N 74.288315°W / 40.848056; -74.288315
District information
GradesK-12
SuperintendentDr. James G. Heinegg
Business administratorThomas Lambe
Schools7
Students and staff
Enrollment2,655 (as of 2017-18)[1]
Faculty218.8 FTEs
Student–teacher ratio12.1:1
Other information
District Factor GroupI
WebsiteDistrict website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,68020$18,891−11.7%
1Budgetary Cost13,4022614,783−9.3%
2Classroom Instruction7,442168,763−15.1%
6Support Services2,007292,392−16.1%
8Administrative Cost1,589461,4857.0%
10Operations & Maintenance1,806501,7831.3%
13Extracurricular Activities5015726886.9%
16Median Teacher Salary61,6692764,043
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 Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools is a regional public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from two communities in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. The communities in the district are Caldwell and West Caldwell.[3]

As of the 2017–18 school year, the district's seven schools had an enrollment of 2,655 students and 218.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1.[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.[4]

Schools[edit]

There are four elementary schools between the two municipalities, all of which are named after American presidents. Students are districted to attend a certain one of the four elementary schools between Kindergarten and fifth grade, based on where they live. Based on the local boundaries, and where the schools lie in relation to the borders of the two communities, students from portions of both municipalities attend Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington schools, which are all located quite close to the border between the two Caldwells. Wilson School, however, is located in the middle of southern West Caldwell near its border with Roseland and relatively far from Caldwell; so its students are exclusively from West Caldwell, in its westernmost neighborhoods. All students attend the district's middle school, named for the President, and all attend the high school, which is named after the Reverend James Caldwell, the same American Revolutionary War hero that both communities are named for.

Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:[6]

Preschool
  • Harrison School[7] (West Caldwell; 42 students; grades K-PreK)
    • Jessica Abramovich, Principal
Elementary schools
  • Jefferson Elementary School[8] (West Caldwell; 274; K-5)
    • Timothy Ayers, Principal
  • Lincoln Elementary School[9] (Caldwell; 247; K-5)
    • Adam Geher, Principal
  • Washington Elementary School[10] (West Caldwell; 366; K-5)
    • Judi Jacobs, Principal
  • Wilson Elementary School[11] (West Caldwell; 240; K-5)
    • Scott Keena, Principal
Middle school
  • Grover Cleveland Middle School[12] (Caldwell; 626; 6-8)
    • TBA,[13] Principal
      • Gary McGeehan, Vice Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Dr. James G. Heinegg, Superintendent[17]
  • Thomas Lambe, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[18]

The district's board of education has five members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Caldwell-West Caldwell School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Caldwell-West Caldwell Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed February 10, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve in the Caldwell-West Caldwell School District. Composition: The Caldwell-West Caldwell School District comprises all the area within the municipal boundaries of Caldwell-West Caldwell."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2009.
  5. ^ School Data for the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 1, 2019.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Harrison School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Jefferson Elementary School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  9. ^ Lincoln Elementary School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  10. ^ Washington Elementary School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  11. ^ Wilson Elementary School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Grover Cleveland Middle School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  13. ^ Alexander, Dan (April 3, 2020). "NJ Middle School Principal, 'Picture of health,' Dies from COVID-19". NJ 101.5. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  14. ^ James Caldwell High School, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  15. ^ Contact Us, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Essex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  18. ^ Business Administrator, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed November 3, 2019.
  19. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  20. ^ Board of Education, Caldwell-West Caldwell Public Schools. Accessed February 10, 2020.

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