Closter Public Schools

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Closter Public Schools
340 Homans Avenue
Closter, NJ 07624
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Joanne Newberry
Business administrator Peter Iappelli
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,671 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 86.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 19.4:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website closterpublicschools.schoolwires.net
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $17,385 46 $18,891 -8.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,646 52 14,159 3.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,415 68 8,659 8.7%
6 Support Services 2,047 44 2,167 -5.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,703 59 1,547 10.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,401 29 1,612 -13.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 78 32 104 -25.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 85,302 83 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Closter Public Schools are a community public school district that educates students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Closter in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,671 students and 86.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 19.4:1.[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.[3]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, together with students from Demarest and Haworth.[4] The high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan.[5][6][7] During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.[8] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,218 students and 94.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.[9]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[10]) are:[11]

  • Hillside Elementary School[12] - located on 340 Homans Avenue (569 students in grades PreK-4)
    • Alfred Baffa, Principal[13]
  • Tenakill Middle School[14] - located on 275 High Street (542 students in grades 5-8)
    • William M. Tantum, Principal[15]
    • Keith M. McElroy, Assistant Principal[16]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[17]

  • Joanne Newberry, Superintendent[18]
  • Peter Iappelli, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Closter Public 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. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2009.
  4. ^ Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In / Demarest, N.J.; Small Town, Large Sense of History", The New York Times, April 4, 1999. Accessed April 19, 2013. "Following eighth grade, students go on to Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, which the borough shares with Haworth and neighboring Closter."
  5. ^ Our Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed April 18, 2013. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
  6. ^ Northern Valley Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016. "Our long standing successful and cost efficient Pre-K-12 consortium remains an exemplar model of shared services including seven local Pre-K-8 districts that send their students to the regional high schools: Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan."
  7. ^ Our Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed May 31, 2016. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
  8. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  9. ^ School data for Northern Valley Regional High School At Demarest, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ School Data for the Closter Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Closter Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Hillside Elementary School, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Principal, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  14. ^ Tenakill Middle School, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  15. ^ Principal Contact Information, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  16. ^ Assistant Principal, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  18. ^ Superintendent of Schools, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  19. ^ Business Office, Closter Public Schools. Accessed January 9, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°58′00″N 73°56′55″W / 40.966635°N 73.948541°W / 40.966635; -73.948541