Freehold Borough Schools

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Freehold Borough Schools
280 Park Avenue
Freehold, NJ 07728
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Dr. Rocco G. Tomazic
Business administrator Joseph Howe
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,258 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 119.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 18.9:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website www.freeholdboro.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,619 15 $18,891 -17.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,248 8 14,159 -20.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 6,963 6 8,659 -19.6%
6 Support Services 1,688 18 2,167 -22.1%
8 Administrative Cost 1,547 42 1,547 0.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 934 2 1,612 -42.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 78 32 104 -25.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 53,080 6 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 Freehold Borough Schools are a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Freehold Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 2,258 students and 119.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 18.9:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second lowest 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 public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Freehold High School, as part of the Freehold Regional High School District or may apply to attend the district's specialized programs housed in other high schools in the FRHSD.[4][5] As of the 2014-15 school year, Freehold Borough High School had an enrollment of 1,505 students and 108.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.8:1.[6] The Freehold Regional High School District also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Township (which also has some students at Freehold Borough High School), Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro Township.[7]

Freehold Borough was awarded a research grant in 2004 by the National Institute of Justice, a research branch of the United States Department of Justice. The $360,000 grant was entitled "Teacher-Parent Authentication Security System II: The Next Generation of Iris Recognition Technology in Schools" and was awarded to the Freehold Borough Board of Education.[8]

Schools[edit]

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

  • Freehold Learning Center[11] (grades PreK-5, 585 students)
    • William Smith - Principal[12]
  • Park Avenue Elementary School[13] (PreK-5, 616)
    • Patrick Mulhern - Principal[12]
  • Freehold Intermediate School[14] (6-8, 427)
    • Ronnie Dougherty - Principal[12]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[12][15]

  • Dr. Rocco G. Tomazic, Superintendent
  • Joseph Howe, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Freehold Borough 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 March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Freehold Borough Public School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 15, 2016. "Upon graduation the students enter the Freehold Regional High School District for grades 9-12, which is under a separate governing board."
  5. ^ FRHSD Attendance Boundaries; Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed January 6, 2017. "The following is a list of streets, by municipality, that are assigned to a Freehold Regional District high school outside of their hometown."
  6. ^ School data for Freehold Borough High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Freehold Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "The Freehold Regional High School District, the largest regional high school District in New Jersey, has six high schools with over 11,000 students and over 1,500 employees and spans 200 square miles. District members include the townships of Colts Neck, Freehold, Howell, Manalapan, and Marlboro, and the boroughs of Englishtown, Farmingdale, and Freehold."
  8. ^ Cohen, Jeffrey P. "Keeping an Eye on School Security: The Iris Recognition Project in New Jersey Schools", NIJ Journal, July 2006. Accessed April 11, 2007.
  9. ^ School Data for the Freehold Borough Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Freehold Borough Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Freehold Learning Center, Freehold Borough Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d District Administrators, Freehold Borough Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  13. ^ Park Avenue Elementary School, Freehold Borough Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  14. ^ Freehold Intermediate School, Freehold Borough Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°15′07″N 74°16′49″W / 40.251999°N 74.280297°W / 40.251999; -74.280297