Fair Lawn Public Schools

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Fair Lawn Public Schools
37-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
District information
Grades K-12"
Superintendent Bruce Watson
Business administrator Joanne Wilson
Schools 9
Students and staff
Enrollment 4,828 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 384.3 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 12.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.fairlawnschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $19,430 68 $18,891 2.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,866 77 14,783 7.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,329 76 8,763 6.5%
6 Support Services 2,541 69 2,392 6.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,809 97 1,485 21.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,729 59 1,783 -3.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 330 84 268 23.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 71,390 81 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 Fair Lawn Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Fair Lawn in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's nine schools had an enrollment of 4,828 students and 384.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.6:1.[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]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In both the 1990-91 and 1997-98 school years, Fair Lawn High School received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[4] In 2016, Lyncrest Elementary School was one of ten schools in New Jersey recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, a recognition celebrating excellence in academics.[5][6]

History[edit]

In December 2014, Fair Lawn voters approved by a greater than 2-to-1 margin a $12.8 million expansion and capital improvement referendum to be implemented by the Fair Lawn Public Schools that includes roof repairs to several school buildings and added classrooms to enable the initiation of full-day kindergarten.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.[8]) are:[9][10]

Elementary schools
  • John A. Forrest Elementary School[11] (279 students; grades K-5)
    • Michael Weaver, Principal
  • Lyncrest Elementary School[12] (229; K-5)
    • Kelly Diee, Principal
  • Henry B. Milnes Elementary School[13] (377; K-5)
    • Joseph Fulco, Principal
  • Radburn Elementary School[14] (447; K-5)
    • Jill Lindsay, Principal
  • Warren Point Elementary School[15] (398; K-5)
    • Nancy Schwindt, Principal
  • Westmoreland Elementary School[16] (348; K-5)
    • Christine Dell'Aglio, Principal
Middle schools
  • Memorial Middle School[17] (460; 6-8)
    • Scott Helfand, Principal
    • Dominick Tarqunio, Assistant Principal
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School[18] (660; 6-8)
    • Sherrie Galofaro, Principal
    • Michael Grubman, Vice-Principal
High school
  • Fair Lawn High School[19] (1,465; 9-12)
    • James Marcella, Principal
    • Matthew Cahn, Vice Principal
    • Frank Guadagnino, Assistant Principal
    • Timothy Wilson, Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[20]

  • Dr. Ernest Palestis, Interim Superintendent[21]
  • Joanne Wilson, Business Administrator/Board Secretary[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Fair Lawn 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 September 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed March 29, 2011.
  5. ^ 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Non‐Public, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Clark, Adam. "These 10 N.J. schools earn Blue Ribbon honors", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 28, 2016. Accessed November 13, 2016. "The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday announced that 10 New Jersey schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools, a recognition celebrating excellence in academics."
  7. ^ Diduch, Mary. "Fair Lawn voters approve $12.8M referendum", The Record (Bergen County), December 9, 2014. Accessed December 9, 2014. "Borough voters approved a $12.8 million capital improvement project that will provide six schools with new roofs and expand an elementary school, paving the way for full-day kindergarten."
  8. ^ School Data for the Fair Lawn Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ School Site Locations, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Fair Lawn Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ John A. Forrest Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Lyncrest Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Henry B. Milnes Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ Radburn Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Warren Point Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Westmoreland Elementary School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Memorial Middle School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  18. ^ Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  19. ^ Fair Lawn High School, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  20. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  21. ^ Superintendent, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  22. ^ Business Administrator, Fair Lawn Public Schools. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

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