Edison Township Public Schools

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Edison Township Public Schools
312 Pierson Avenue
Edison, NJ 08837
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Richard O'Malley
Business administrator Daniel P. Michaud
Schools 18
Students and staff
Enrollment 14,224 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 1,073.5 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.25:1
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.edison.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,443 22 $18,891 -13.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,590 15 14,783 -14.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,403 39 8,763 -4.1%
6 Support Services 1,747 18 2,392 -27.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,006 2 1,485 -32.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,270 14 1,783 -28.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 144 13 268 -46.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 87,052 103 64,043
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 Edison Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school system, serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade from Edison, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The school district has a preschool, 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools that are part of the district, serving a culturally diverse student population.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 18 schools had an enrollment of 14,224 students and 1,073.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.25:1.[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.[3]

Schools[edit]

The two public high schools separate the north and south ends of Edison. In the Edison High School zone to the south, there are six K - 5 elementary schools, while in the J.P. Stevens High School zone there are five K-5 elementary schools. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are the following:[5][6]

Elementary schools
  • Early Learning Center[7] (78 students; grade PreK)
  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School[8] (562; PreK-5)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School[9] (558; PreK-5)
  • Lincoln Elementary School[10] (715; PreK-5)
  • Lindeneau Elementary School[11] (455; K-5)
  • James Madison Primary School[12] (600; PreK-2), who then move on to James Madison Intermediate
  • James Madison Intermediate School[13] (596; 3-5)
  • John Marshall Elementary School[14] (608; PreK-5)
  • Menlo Park Elementary School[15] (807; K-5)
  • James Monroe Elementary School[16] (442; K-5); this school was destroyed in a six-alarm fire on March 22, 2014.[17]
  • Washington Elementary School[18] (560; PreK-5)
  • Woodbrook Elementary School[19] (868; K-5)
Middle schools (6-8)
  • John Adams Middle School[20] (798; from James Madison Intermediate and MLK Jr.)
  • Herbert Hoover Middle School[21] (800; from Franklin, Lincoln and Monroe)
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School[22] (721; from Lindeneau, Marshall and Washington)
  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School[23] (892; from Menlo Park and Woodbrook)
High schools (9-12)

J.P. Stevens was the 30th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 80th in 2012 out of 328 schools. Edison High School was ranked 135th in 2014 and 174th in 2012.[26]

James Monroe burned down in April 2014 and is being rebuilt, with completion expected by 2017. They are currently teaching on 45 Wilus Way. Menlo Park Elementary, also went through construction in late 2015, to maximize facility space for recreational programs. The school district has a technology program, which involves kindergarteners and first graders with ipads, and 2nd through 8th with chromebooks, and 9th through 12th with macbooks.

Connect-ED[edit]

For the 2007-08 school year, students were asked to provide home telephone numbers for the new ConnectED system. This automated notification system allows automated telephone calls to be placed to parents and staff in the event of an emergency. The system is also connected to the district-wide attendance system. Should a student be absent from school, a call is automatically placed to the telephone number provided.

Board of Education[edit]

The Edison school district is run by an elected Board of Education independent of the township's municipal government. The Board provides oversight of the district's senior administrators, who in turn directly manage the schools.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[27]

  • Dr. Richard O'Malley, Superintendent[28]
  • Daniel P. Michaud, Business Administrator[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Edison Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 11, 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 Edison Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  5. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Edison Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  6. ^ "Public Schools of Edison Township / Homepage". www.edison.k12.nj.us. Retrieved 2016-03-08. 
  7. ^ Early Learning Center, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  8. ^ Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  10. ^ Lincoln Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Lindeneau Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  12. ^ James Madison Primary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  13. ^ James Madison Intermediate School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  14. ^ John Marshall Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  15. ^ Menlo Park Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  16. ^ James Monroe Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  17. ^ "Custodian charged after fire at Edison elementary school", WABC-TV, March 24, 2014. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  18. ^ Washington Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  19. ^ Woodbrook Elementary School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  20. ^ John Adams Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  21. ^ Herbert Hoover Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  22. ^ Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  23. ^ Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  24. ^ Edison High School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  25. ^ J.P. Stevens High School, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  26. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014; Our list of Top High Schools for 2014, conveniently compiled in alphabetical order.", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed July 28, 2015.
  27. ^ Middlesex County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  28. ^ Superintendent, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.
  29. ^ Business Administrator, Edison Township Public Schools. Accessed August 28, 2014.

External links[edit]

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