Freehold Township Schools

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Freehold Township Schools
384 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Dr. Ross Kasun
Business administrator Robert DeVita
Schools 8
Students and staff
Enrollment 5,958 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 348.8 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 17.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.freeholdtwp.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $17,912 55 $18,891 -5.2%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,696 74 14,159 10.9%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,460 69 8,659 9.3%
6 Support Services 2,517 68 2,167 16.2%
8 Administrative Cost 1,534 39 1,547 -0.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,888 70 1,612 17.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 98 45 104 -5.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 57,755 22 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 Township Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Freehold Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its eight schools had an enrollment of 5,958 students and 348.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.1:1.[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]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend either Freehold Township High School or Freehold High School (based on home address), as part of the Freehold Regional High School District.[4] The district also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Borough, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro Township.[5] Freehold Township High School is home to the Contemporary Global Studies Learning Center that admits students on a selective basis from all over the Freehold Regional High School District.[6] As of the 2014-15 school year, Freehold Township High School had an enrollment of 2,111 students and 138.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.2:1,[7] while Freehold 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.[8]

Schools[edit]

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

Elementary schools
  • Early Childhood Learning Center[11] (PreK; 81 students)
  • C. Richard Applegate School[12] (K-5; 468). Its principal is Rebecca Winters. The school is named for Charles Richard Applegate.
  • Joseph J. Catena School[13] (K-5; 495). Its principal is Jeffery Huggenin. The School is named for Joseph J. Catena, their first principal, who served for 38 years. It was built in 1961 and is the oldest school in Freehold that is still being used as an elementary school.
  • Laura Donovan School[14] (K-5; 454). The Laura Donovan School was built in 1968. It was named in honor of Laura Donovan who taught in Freehold Township for 54 years. The school principal is Jennifer Benbrook.
  • Marshall W. Errickson School[15] (K-5; 462). Marshall Errickson School was built in 1972. Its principal is Cathleen Areman. Errickson is split between Eisenhower and Barkalow.
  • West Freehold School[16] (K-5; 532). WFS was the first school in the district. It started out as a one room schoolhouse, around the turn-of-the century, located on Wemrock Road, which was before the establishment of the district. In 1936, the WFS was incorporated into the school district was opened on Stilwells Corner Road, next to the present-day Barkalow Middle School. It had gone through many additions and renovations over the next 70 years, to accommodate the growing population. In 2004, The New West Freehold School was built, and many students were re-districted to go to this school. The first graduating class of 2005 buried a time capsule for future generations. The Old West Freehold School went through another renovation, to incorporate the Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) and the district's offices.
Middle schools
  • Clifton T. Barkalow School[17] (727; 6-8), gets most students in Laura Donovan and West Freehold. Barkalow was the first middle school in the district when it was built in 1964. The principal is John Soviero.
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School[18] (687; 6-8), gets most students from Applegate and Catena. Its principal is Dianne Brethauer. It first opened its doors in 1971. It is located directly next door to the Joseph J. Catena School.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[19][20]

  • Dr. Ross Kasun, Superintendent
  • Robert DeVita, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Freehold Township 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. ^ FRHSD Attendance Boundaries; Which High School Will My Child Attend?, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  5. ^ 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."
  6. ^ Specialized Learning Centers, Freehold Regional High School District. Accessed October 9, 2017.
  7. ^ School data for Freehold Township High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ School data for Freehold Borough High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ School Data for the Freehold Township Elementary and Middle Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 13, 2014.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Freehold Township Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Early Childhood Learning Center, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  12. ^ C. Richard Applegate School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  13. ^ Joseph J. Catena School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  14. ^ Laura Donovan School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Marshall W. Errickson School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  16. ^ West Freehold School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  17. ^ Clifton T. Barkalow School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  18. ^ Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  19. ^ Central Offices - Directory, Freehold Township Schools. Accessed January 6, 2017.
  20. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°14′32″N 74°18′05″W / 40.242256°N 74.301378°W / 40.242256; -74.301378