Englewood Cliffs Public Schools

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Englewood Cliffs Public Schools
143 Charlotte Place
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Jennifer Brower
Business administrator Sue Anne Mather
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 595 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 56.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 10.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.englewoodcliffs.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $21,881 57 $18,891 15.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 17,178 55 14,159 21.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,263 40 8,659 7.0%
6 Support Services 4,435 63 2,167 104.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,984 61 1,547 28.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,447 21 1,612 -10.2%
13 Extracurricular Activities 10 1 104 -90.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 66,255 50 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Englewood Cliffs Public Schools is a community public school district that serves children in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Englewood Cliffs, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 595 students and 56.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.6:1.[1]

Based on 2013 data for the Upper School, 78.8% of students speak English as their primary language at home, with Korean (9.7%) being the most common non-English language. 1.8% of students are classified as having limited English proficiency.[3] 45.6% of students in the school were classified as Asian / Pacific Islander in the 2011-12 school year.[4]

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.[5]

For high school, public school students attend Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Englewood Public School District that dates back to 1967.[6] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,091 students and 98.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1.[7]

With few Englewood Cliffs students attending Dwight Morrow, a school with a majority African-American student body, officials from Englewood Cliffs have made repeated efforts dating back to the mid-1980s to end the relationship with Englewood and switch over to have students attend Tenafly High School, a practice that many parents were doing by paying tuition to attend the Tenafly school.[8] In 2003, the New Jersey State Board of Education overturned an injunction that prohibited other public schools from accepting students from Englewood Cliffs on a tuition basis, arguing that the establishment of the magnet Academies@Englewood program within Dwight Morrow will allow the Englewood district to draw white students to the district.[9] In 2013, the Englewood Cliffs district announced plans to consider ending the sending relationship to Dwight Morrow by creating its own high school, possibly in conjunction with the Englewood Cliffs campus of Saint Peter's University.[10]

Schools[edit]

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

  • North Cliff School[14] with 216 students in grades PreK–2
    • Siobhan Tauchert, Principal
  • Upper School[15] with 331 students in grades 3–8
    • Siobhan Tauchert, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[16][17]

  • Jennifer Brower, Superintendent of Schools
  • Sue Anne Mather, Board Secretary / Business Administrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Englewood Cliffs 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. ^ Englewood Cliffs Upper School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 11, 2014.
  4. ^ School Data for Upper School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 11, 2014.
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 18, 2014.
  6. ^ Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 6, 2016. "Dwight Morrow High School is a community of learners and teachers consisting of approximately 1055 students and 125 faculty members. Our school serves Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, and our campus is the home of the largest Interdistrict Public School Choice program in New Jersey, the Academies@Englewood."
  7. ^ School data for Dwight Morrow High School/Academies@Englewood, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Narvaez, Alfonso A. "BID TO AVOID A MOSTLY BLACK JERSEY SCHOOL", The New York Times, Accessed July 18, 2011. "Officials in the white community, Englewood Cliffs, have petitioned the State Education Commissioner to allow them to send their children to predominantly white Tenafly High School and end a 20-year-old relationship with Englewood's Dwight Morrow High School.Englewood officials oppose the move and have asked the Commissioner to prevent Tenafly from enrolling students from Englewood Cliffs, which does not have its own high school.... Englewood Cliffs has had an agreement with Englewood since 1967 whereby its students attend Dwight Morrow, where 81 percent of the 887 students are black or Hispanic students; many white parents in Englewood send their children to private or parochial schools."
  9. ^ Newman, Maria. "As an Injunction Ends in Englewood, an Era in School Desegregation Closes as Well", The New York Times, April 4, 2003. Accessed July 18, 2011. "A decision by the State Board of Education this week puts an end to an injunction that has helped define education in Englewood and Englewood Cliffs, N.J., since 1990. The decision represents not only the end of a policy largely intended to keep white parents from sending their children to neighboring public high schools, but also, in many ways, the end of an era in school desegregation. The state board said on Wednesday that it would no longer prohibit parents in Englewood and Englewood Cliffs from avoiding the local high school by sending their children to neighboring high schools that have more white students."
  10. ^ Simone, Stephanie. "Englewood Cliffs to study creating its own high school", Northern Valley Suburbanite, April 18, 2013. Accessed April 19, 2013. "The Board of Education and St. Peter's University Englewood Cliffs Campus partnered to conduct a feasibility study on expanding the K-8 district to include a high school."
  11. ^ School Data for the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  12. ^ District Information, Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. Accessed May 28, 2017. "The Englewood Cliffs School District is a culturally diverse Pre-K through 8 school district consisting of two schools, the North Cliff School (Grades Pre-K – 2) and the Upper School (Grades 3 – 8)."
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Englewood Cliffs Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 24, 2016.
  14. ^ North Cliff School, Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. Accessed December 24, 2016.
  15. ^ Upper School, Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. Accessed December 24, 2016.
  16. ^ Administration, Englewood Cliffs Public Schools. Accessed March 7, 2017.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 24, 2016.

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