Glen Ridge Public Schools

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Glen Ridge Public Schools
12 High Street
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
District information
GradesK-12
SuperintendentDirk Phillips
Business administratorPeter R. Caprio
Schools4
Students and staff
Enrollment1,853 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty141.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio13.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
Websitehttp://www.glenridge.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$15,97910$18,891-15.4%
1Budgetary Cost13,4412714,783-9.1%
2Classroom Instruction7,892268,763-9.9%
6Support Services1,764122,392-26.3%
8Administrative Cost1,880631,48526.6%
10Operations & Maintenance1,406181,783-21.1%
13Extracurricular Activities4885626882.1%
16Median Teacher Salary65,0104364,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68
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The Glen Ridge Public Schools is a comprehensive public school district serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in Glen Ridge, in Essex County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its four schools had an enrollment of 1,853 students and 141.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1.[1]

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.[3]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are:[5][6]

  • Forest Avenue School[7] (217 students in grades K-2)
    • Matthew Murphy, Principal
  • Linden Avenue School[8] (226; K-2)
    • Joseph Caravela, Principal
  • Ridgewood Avenue School[9] (585; 3-6)
    • Michael Donovan, Principal
    • Jonathan Heitmann, Assistant Principal
  • Glen Ridge High School[10] (824; 7-12). The high school gained national attention as the school of the athletes involved in the Glen Ridge Rape.
    • Louis A. Melchor, Principal
    • Dr. Keisha L. Harris, Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[11][12]

  • Dirk Phillips, Superintendent
  • Peter R. Caprio, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Glen Ridge Public Schools, 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 5, 2014.
  4. ^ School Data for the Glen Ridge Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ 2016-2017 Information Guide and School Calendar, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Glen Ridge Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  7. ^ Forest Avenue School, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Linden Avenue School, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Ridgewood Avenue School, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Glen Ridge High School, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Board of Education, Glen Ridge Public Schools. Accessed January 12, 2017.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Essex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°48′02″N 74°12′08″W / 40.800578°N 74.202296°W / 40.800578; -74.202296