Edgewater Public Schools

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Edgewater Public Schools
251 Undercliff Avenue
Edgewater, NJ 07020
District information
GradesPreK-6
SuperintendentKerry Postma
Business administratorGary Grembowiec
Schools2
Students and staff
Enrollment1,334 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty59.8 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio22.3:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupGH
Websitewww.edgewaterschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,45720$18,891-12.9%
1Budgetary Cost11,280613,649-17.4%
2Classroom Instruction6,93258,366-17.1%
6Support Services1,45972,161-32.5%
8Administrative Cost1,320131,467-10.0%
10Operations & Maintenance1,510261,552-2.7%
13Extracurricular Activities161239-59.0%
16Median Teacher Salary51,816957,437
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 Edgewater Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through sixth grades from Edgewater, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,334 students and 59.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 22.3:1.[1] With district enrollment increasing rapidly, George Washington School opened in September 2012, having been constructed with a third floor to accommodate enrollment growth in the district that was anticipated to rise from 628 in 2011 to as much as 925 in 2015.[3]

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.[4]

For seventh through twelfth grades, 380 public school students from the borough are sent to the Leonia Public Schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[5][6] Schools in the district attended by Edgewater students (with 2013-14 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are Leonia Middle School[8] for grades 7 and 8 (which had 482 students in grades 6 - 8), and Leonia High School[9] which had 696 students in grades 9 - 12.[10]

School[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12][13]

  • George Washington School[14] with 529 students in grades PreK-2
    • Raul Sandoval, Principal
  • Eleanor Van Gelder School[15] with 384 students in grades 3-6
    • Raul Sandoval, Principal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Kerry Postma, Superintendent[17]
  • Gary Grembowiec, Board Secretary / Business Administrator[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Edgewater 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. ^ Almenas, Maxim. "Edgewater's George Washington school to get a third floor", Edgewater View, June 13, 2011, backed up by the Internet Archive as of April 2, 2015. Accessed September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 27, 2014.
  5. ^ Leonia High School Overview, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Enrollment is 1835. Of this, 380 are Edgewater students in grades 7-12."
  6. ^ Leonia Public Schools 2016 School Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 17, 2017. "The high school continues to increase in numbers as now approximately 725 students from both Edgewater and Leonia are enrolled in grades 9-12 at Leonia High School."
  7. ^ School Data for the Leonia Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Leonia Middle School Archived 2016-02-03 at the Wayback Machine, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Leonia High School, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed September 17, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Leonia Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ School Data for the Edgewater Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  12. ^ Our District > Welcome, Edgewater School District. Accessed September 17, 2017. "The Edgewater School District, located in Edgewater, New Jersey, is governed by a five-member Board of Education. Members are elected to rotating three-year terms. The fastest growing school system in Bergen County, the district currently serves 922 students in Grades Pre-K to 6 in two schools. The George Washington School, built in 2012, houses our Pre-K to Grade 2 students, and the Eleanor Van Gelder School serves Grades 3 to 6."
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Edgewater Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ George Washington School, Edgewater Public Schools. Accessed September 17, 2017.
  15. ^ Eleanor Van Gelder School, Edgewater Public Schools. Accessed September 17, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 21, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent, Edgewater School District. Accessed September 17, 2017.
  18. ^ Board of Education Members, Edgewater School District. Accessed September 17, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°49′19″N 73°58′43″W / 40.822044°N 73.978714°W / 40.822044; -73.978714