Chesterfield School District (New Jersey)

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Chesterfield School District
Chesterfield Township School
Chesterfield, NJ 08515
District information
Grades PreK-sixth grade6
Superintendent Scott Heino
Business administrator Harold O’Neil (interim)
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 733 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 54.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 13.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.chesterfieldschool.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,495 21 $18,891 -12.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 10,554 2 13,649 -22.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 5,924 1 8,366 -29.2%
6 Support Services 1,816 15 2,161 -16.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,304 12 1,467 -11.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,460 22 1,552 -5.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 11 8 39 -71.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 53,344 14 57,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The Chesterfield School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grades from Chesterfield Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States.

In December 2007, voters approved a referendum under which the district would spend $37.7 million to construct a new school building.[3] The new school opened in January 2011, after having been pushed back from an original target opening date of September 2010.[4] Costs related to the construction of the new school building and growing enrollment led to an increase in 8.6% in the local tax levy in the 2011-12 budget, which had grown to $9.4 million.[5]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 733 students and 54.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third-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.[6]

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Northern Burlington County Regional School District, which also serves students from Mansfield Township, North Hanover Township and Springfield Township, along with children of United States Air Force personnel based at McGuire Air Force Base.[7][8] The schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School[10] for grades 7 and 8 (758 students) and Northern Burlington County Regional High School[11] for grades 9-12 (1,355 students).[12] Both schools are in the Columbus section of Mansfield Township. Using a formula that reflects the population and the value of the assessed property in each of the constituent municipalities, taxpayers in Chesterfield Township pay 21.6% of the district's tax levy, with the district's 2013-14 budget including $35.6 million in spending.[13]

Schools[edit]

  • Chesterfield Elementary School had an enrollment of 728 students as of the 2014-15 school year.[14]
    • Michael Mazzoni, Principal[15]

Administration[edit]

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

  • Scott Heino, Superintendent[17]
  • Harold O’Neil, Interim Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Chesterfield Township School District, 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. ^ Hayes, Melissa. "Chesterfield voters approve $37M school", Burlington County Times, December 12, 2007. Accessed January 16, 2012. "Voters yesterday approved borrowing $37.7 million to build an elementary school, but rejected spending an additional $970,106 to expand the gymnasium."
  4. ^ Chesterfield School District 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 10, 2014. "In response to this growth, the district opened a new, state-of-the-art school in January 2011."
  5. ^ O'Sullivan, Jeannie. "New school costs and enrollment drive up taxes in Chesterfield", Burlington County Times, April 13, 2011. Accessed January 16, 2012. "Taxes would rise under the Board of Education's proposed $9.4 million budget, which must manage anticipated enrollment growth and the costs of the district's new three-story school. The 2011-12 spending plan comes with a $7.9 million tax levy, an increase of $627,098, and a tax rate of $1.105 per $100 of assessed property value."
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Northern Burlington County Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016. "The Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School and High School are located in Mansfield Township. Its constituent elementary districts are Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, and Springfield Townships. In addition, the district serves the Children of United States military personnel stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst."
  8. ^ Esposito, Martha. "Discover Burlington County 2013: Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed May 31, 2016. "NORTHERN BURLINGTON COUNTY REGIONAL - Serves: Chesterfield, Mansfield, North Hanover, Springfield, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst"
  9. ^ School Data for the Northern Burlington County Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ Northern Burlington County Regional Middle School, Northern Burlington County Regional School District. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  11. ^ Northern Burlington County Regional High School, Northern Burlington County Regional School District. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Northern Burlington County Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Zimmaro, Mark. "Sharp tax increase included in Northern Burlington budget", Burlington County Times, April 8, 2013. Accessed November 10, 2014. "The $35.6 million budget represents a 2.7 percent increase from last year’s spending plan.... Tax rates in sending districts are determined using a state equalization formula that takes into account factors such as population and assessed values. Based on the formula, Chesterfield taxpayers fund 21.6 percent of Northern Burlington’s tax levy, Mansfield 46.5 percent, North Hanover 14.2 percent and Springfield 17.7 percent."
  14. ^ School Data for the Chesterfield Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  15. ^ a b 2016-2017 Family Handbook, Chesterfield Elementary School. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Burlington County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent, Chesterfield Elementary School. Accessed January 8, 2017.

External links[edit]

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