Clayton Public Schools

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Clayton Public Schools
350 East Clinton Street
Clayton, NJ 08312
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent David Lindenmuth
Business administrator Fran Adler
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,258 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 105.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.98:1
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website http://www.claytonps.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,951 15 $18,891 -10.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,442 2 14,783 -22.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 6,816 5 8,763 -22.2%
6 Support Services 1,525 4 2,392 -36.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,529 15 1,485 3.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,159 3 1,783 -35.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 356 11 268 32.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 50,834 3 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with up to 1,800 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=49

Clayton Public Schools form a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from the town of Clayton, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 1,258 students and 105.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.98:1.[1]

Clayton Public Schools are 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.[3]

Clayton Public Schools provides a variety of opportunities for students in academics, co-curricular activities, athletics, communications, technology, fine and performing arts, and school-based student services. Through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Grant Initiative, Clayton Schools offers counseling and assistance to students and families by providing an on-site counseling center located in the Herma Simmons Elementary School. The District also offers a School-Based Youth Services Program (SBYSP), Clayton Place, which is housed in its high school/middle school, to provide counseling, tutoring, and recreation activities for students at the secondary level. In addition to a very active and dedicated Home and School Association, Clayton School District has developed strong partnerships with local constituents and recognizes those relationships as vital to its success.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are:[5][6]

Elementary school
  • Herma S. Simmons Elementary School[7] (723 students in grades PreK-5)
    • Scott G. Uribe - Principal
    • Alicia Gravenor - Assistant Principal
Middle school
  • Clayton Middle School[8] (285 students in grades 6-8)
    • Nikolaos Koutsogiannis - Principal
    • Marvin Tucker - Assistant Principal
High School
  • Clayton High School[9] (250 students in grades 9-12)
    • Nikolaos Koutsogiannis - Principal
    • Joseph Visalli - Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of Clayton School District's administration are:[10][11]

  • David Lindenmuth, Superintendent
  • Fran Adler, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Clayton School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ School Data for the Clayton Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Our Schools, Clayton Public Schools. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Clayton Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Herma S. Simmons Elementary School, Clayton Public Schools. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Clayton Middle School, Clayton Public Schools. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  9. ^ Clayton High School, Clayton Public Schools. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  10. ^ District Administration. Clayton Public Schools. Accessed August 24, 2014.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Gloucester County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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Coordinates: 39°39′07″N 75°05′51″W / 39.651807°N 75.097592°W / 39.651807; -75.097592