Clifton Public Schools

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Clifton Public Schools
745 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, NJ 07015
District information
GradesK-12
SuperintendentRichard Tardalo
Business administratorMichael Ucci
Schools17
Students and staff
Enrollment10,992 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty790.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio13.91:1
Other information
District Factor GroupCD
Websitehttp://clifton.k12.nj.us/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,01715$18,891-15.2%
1Budgetary Cost11,412414,783-22.8%
2Classroom Instruction7,27058,763-17.0%
6Support Services1,720162,392-28.1%
8Administrative Cost1,226181,485-17.4%
10Operations & Maintenance95211,783-46.6%
13Extracurricular Activities17221268-35.8%
16Median Teacher Salary61,2343264,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Clifton Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Clifton, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 17 schools had an enrollment of 10,992 students and 790.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.91:1.[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.[3]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are:[5][6][7]

Elementary schools (K-5)
  • School One[8] (304 students)
    • Theresa Evans, Principal
  • School Two[9] (434)
    • Jennifer Lucas, Principal
  • School Three[10] (295)
    • Linette Shyers, Principal
  • School Four[11] (161)
    • Joelle Rosetti, Principal
  • School Five[12] (370)
    • Stephen Anderson, Principal
  • School Eight[13] (219)
    • Nancy Latzoni, Principal
  • School Nine[14] (333)
    • Michele DeVita, Principal
  • School Eleven[15] (454)
    • Luca Puzo, Principal
  • School 12 / Annex[16][17] (602)
    • Maria Parham-Talley, Principal
  • School Thirteen[18] (464)
    • Rachel Capizzi, Principal
  • School Fourteen[19] (331)
    • Jason Habedank, Principal
  • School Fifteen[20] (344)
    • Dr. Luginda Batten-Walker, Principal
  • School Sixteen[21] (195)
    • Joanna Juarbe, Principal
  • School Seventeen[22] (553)
    • Laura Zargorski, Principal
Middle schools (6-8)
  • Christopher Columbus Middle School[23] (1,209)
    • Dr. Francine Parker, Principal
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School[24] (1,360)
    • Maria Romeo, Principal
High school (9-12)

The Clifton High School Mustangs compete in Division B of the Northern New Jersey Interscholastic League (NNJIL). Clifton High School's marching Band, "The Showband of the Northeast", is well-known internationally.

  • Clifton High School Annex[26] (3,364)
    • Peter Cumba, Vice Principal

With more than 3,300 students enrolled, Clifton High School is the largest single-facility high school in New Jersey; Elizabeth High School had more students, but they were spread over multiple campuses before the school was split into separate academies.[27] An additional overflow site, the Clifton High School Annex, was constructed at a cost of $17 million and opened in September 2009 to accommodate 540 of the school year's 850 incoming freshmen to alleviate overcrowding.[28]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[29][30]

  • Richard Tardalo, Superintendent of Schools
  • Michael Ucci, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Clifton School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 21, 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 Clifton Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  5. ^ Index of Schools, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Clifton Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Passaic County 2016-17 Public School Directory Archived 2015-01-18 at the Wayback Machine., Passaic County, New Jersey. Accessed January 27, 2017.
  8. ^ School One, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  9. ^ School Two, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  10. ^ School Three, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  11. ^ School Four, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  12. ^ School Five, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  13. ^ School Eight, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  14. ^ School Nine, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  15. ^ School Eleven, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  16. ^ School 12, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  17. ^ School 12 Annex, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  18. ^ School Thirteen, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  19. ^ School Fourteen, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  20. ^ School Fifteen, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  21. ^ School Sixteen, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  22. ^ School Seventeen, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  23. ^ Christopher Columbus Middle School, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  24. ^ Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  25. ^ Clifton High School, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  26. ^ Clifton High School Annex, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  27. ^ Alex, Patricia. "Clifton High's hallway gridlock", The Record (Bergen County), December 6, 2006, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 24, 2007. Accessed August 21, 2014 "Clifton High School, circa 1962, is the largest single high school in the state. Only Elizabeth High School has more students, but they are spread out over five campuses."
  28. ^ Gicas, Tony. "Clifton High annex nearly ready", The Record (Bergen County), July 14, 2009. Accessed August 21, 2014. "The Clifton High School annex building, a lightning rod for controversy since its approval in 2004, is complete and almost ready to be occupied.... The $17 million school at 290 Brighton Road, in the renovated former Mayer Textile building, will hold about 540 of the total 850 freshmen expected to be enrolled for classes in September."
  29. ^ Administration, Clifton Public Schools. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  30. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Passaic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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