Glen Rock Public Schools

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Glen Rock Public Schools
620 Harristown Road
Glen Rock, NJ 07452
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Paula Valenti
Business administrator Michael Rinderknecht
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,469 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 208.8 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.8:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group J
Website http://www.glenrocknj.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $21,294 63 $18,891 12.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,492 62 14,783 11.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,871 55 8,763 1.2%
6 Support Services 3,356 64 2,392 40.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,980 68 1,485 33.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,880 53 1,783 5.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 402 39 268 50.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 69,300 58 64,043
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

The Glen Rock Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from the Borough of Glen Rock, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its six schools had an enrollment of 2,469 students and 208.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.8:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "J", the 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]

Elementary schools
  • Richard E. Byrd School[6] (245 students; in grades K-5)
  • Central Elementary School[7] (291; K-5)
  • Clara E. Coleman School[8] (271; K-5)
  • Alexander Hamilton Elementary School[9] (257; K-5)
Middle school
  • Glen Rock Middle School[10] for grades 6-8 (578)
High school
  • Glen Rock High School[11] for grades 9-12 (747). The school was the 4th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 28th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[12] In 2012, Newsweek ranked the school 30th in the state; in the Glen Rock High School graduating class of 2012, 98% of students indicated that they would move on to a two-year or four-year college.[13]

The high school underwent a $45.3 million renovation project that started in 2009 and was completed for the 2011-12 school year, which included a new science wing, a creative arts department and system updates.[14]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Dr. Paula Valenti, Superintendent of Schools[17]
  • Michael Rinderknecht, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Glen Rock 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 December 4, 2014.
  4. ^ School Data for the Glen Rock Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  5. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Glen Rock Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Richard E. Byrd School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Central Elementary School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  8. ^ Clara E. Coleman School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  9. ^ Alexander Hamilton Elementary School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Glen Rock Middle School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Glen Rock High School, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed April 29, 2013.
  13. ^ "America's Best High Schools 2012", Newsweek. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  14. ^ De Santa, Richard. "Construction projects at Glen Rock schools near completion", Glen Rock Gazette, August 23, 2011. Accessed September 27, 2011.
  15. ^ Faculty & Staff, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent's Corner, Glen Rock Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  18. ^ Business Office, Glen Rock Public School. Accessed January 13, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°57′25″N 74°07′17″W / 40.95692°N 74.12127°W / 40.95692; -74.12127