Gloucester City Public Schools

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Gloucester City Public Schools
520 Cumberland Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Joseph Rafferty
Business administrator Margaret McDonnell
Schools 3
Affiliation(s) Former Abbott district
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,064 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 198.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 10.4:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website www.gcsd.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $23,176 65 $18,891 22.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 19,035 66 14,783 28.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 10,920 66 8,763 24.6%
6 Support Services 3,532 65 2,392 47.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,701 53 1,485 14.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,421 66 1,783 35.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 429 45 268 60.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 61,100 23 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

Gloucester City Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Gloucester City, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 2,064 students and 198.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1.[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.[6]

Students from Brooklawn attend the district's high school for ninth through twelfth grades as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[7]

Schools[edit]

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

Elementary schools
  • Cold Springs Elementary School[10] (888 students in grades PreK-3)
    • Karen Kessler, Principal
  • Mary Ethel Costello Elementary School[11] (387; 4-6)
    • William O'Kane, Principal
High schools

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[13][14]

  • Joseph Rafferty, Superintendent
  • Margaret McDonnell, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Gloucester City 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. ^ Abbott School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ About SDA, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  5. ^ SDA Capital Program, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  7. ^ Graham, Kristen A. "BROOKLAWN CONSIDERS FINDING NEW DISTRICT FOR HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS", The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 16, 2001. Accessed June 19, 2008. "The tiny Brooklawn system, comprising just over 300 students and one school, sends about 80 ninth through 12th graders to the neighboring Gloucester City district, which has more than 2,000 students and four schools."
  8. ^ School Data for the Gloucester City Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Gloucester City Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Cold Springs Elementary School, Gloucester City Public School District. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  11. ^ Mary Ethel Costello Elementary School, Gloucester City Public School District. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  12. ^ Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School, Gloucester City Public School District. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  13. ^ School Board, Gloucester City Public Schools. Accessed January 13, 2017.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°53′43″N 75°07′18″W / 39.895328°N 75.121701°W / 39.895328; -75.121701