Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District

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Greater Egg Harbor Regional
1824 Dr. Dennis Foreman Drive
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
District information
Grades 9-12
Superintendent John J. Keenan
Business administrator Thomas P. Grossi
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 343 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 274.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 1.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website http://www.gehrhsd.net/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,143 20 $18,891 6.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,476 13 15,592 -7.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,926 12 8,807 -10.0%
6 Support Services 1,656 5 2,294 -27.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,677 26 1,592 5.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,462 45 1,954 26.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 748 16 873 -14.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 60,460 7 71,726
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District is a regional public high school district in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from the constituent municipalities of Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township and Mullica Township, together with the districts of the City of Port Republic and Washington Township (in Burlington County) who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 343 students and 274.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 1.2:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-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.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2005-06 school year, the district was recognized with the "Best Practices Award" by the New Jersey Department of Education for its "A Proactive Approach to Guidance and Career Services" Career Education program at Oakcrest High School.[5]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7]

  • Absegami High School (1,410 students), located in Galloway Township, serves students from Galloway Township.[8]
  • Cedar Creek High School (910 students) located in Egg Harbor City, serves students from Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township, Port Republic and Washington Township (in Burlington County).[9]
  • Oakcrest High School[10] (992 students) located in Hamilton Township, serves students from Hamilton Township.[11]

History[edit]

Absegami High School opened in September 1982, after the school co-existed with Oakcrest in a single building.[8]

In a referendum held on September 25, 2007, by a 3,176 - 1,719 margin, voters approved a plan to construct a third high school in the district, to be located in Egg Harbor City. The new Cedar Creek High School was planned to alleviate overcrowding in the two existing schools and serve students from Egg Harbor City and Mullica Township. Construction began in Fall 2008 and opened to students in September 2010.[12][13]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the districts' administration are:[14][15]

  • John J. Keenan, Superintendent[16]
  • Thomas P. Grossi, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Greater Egg Harbor Regional High 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. ^ Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 19, 2015. "The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District serves the communities of Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township and participates in receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township. The district covers 293 square miles, an area of geographic, socioeconomic, and ethnic diversity and operates three traditional high schools, Absegami, Oakcrest and Cedar Creek."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  5. ^ Best Practices Award recipient for 2005-06, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 23, 2006.
  6. ^ School Data for the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ a b About Absegami, Absegami High School. Accessed July 6, 2014. "For a while, Absegami and Oakcrest High Schools coexisted in the same building until Absegami's own building was completed in 1982. In June 1978, the voters approved the withdrawal of Egg Harbor Township from the Regional District. And in 1979, the voters approved a referendum to build Absegami High School in Galloway Township. In September of 1982, Absegami High School opened to pupils of the Regional District."
  9. ^ Lowe, Claire. "Superintendent cites capacity in declining Brigantine request", Shore News Today, July 6, 2011. Accessed July 11, 2011. "Over the last year, Brigantine has conducted a feasibility study and spoken with Greater Egg Harbor Regional administration about the possibility of sending its high school students to the newly constructed Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City. The new school opened in September to ninth- and 10th-grade students from Egg Harbor, Mullica Township, Port Republic, and Green Bank. Capacity is expected to expand to near 650 in the 2011-2012 school year when the school takes on a third grade level, a junior class. Ciccariello said that when the school is complete with a senior class, enrollment is expected to reach 850 to 900 students."
  10. ^ Oakcrest High School, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Accessed March 24, 2017.
  11. ^ Oakcrest High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 6, 2014. "Oakcrest is a comprehensive high school located in Mays Landing that provides a secondary school education to Hamilton Township."
  12. ^ Referendum, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Accessed May 4, 2008.
  13. ^ Staff. "Students get a sneak peek at Egg Harbor City's new Cedar Creek High School", The Press of Atlantic City, August 25, 2010. Accessed July 11, 2011. "Freshmen and sophomores, at right, who will attend the new Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City got a look at their new school, above, during student orientation Tuesday. The school is part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District and will serve all students from Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township, Port Republic and Green Bank in Washington Township, Burlington County, as well as some students from Hamilton Township and Galloway Township."
  14. ^ Administration, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Accessed July 6, 2014.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Burlington County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ D'Amico, Diane. "New Greater Egg Harbor superintendent questioned on issues at Oakcrest, other schools", The Press of Atlantic City, May 20, 2014. Accessed July 6, 2014. "The Greater Egg Harbor Regional School Board on Tuesday approved hiring John Keenan, currently the superintendent of the Northern Highlands Regional School District, as the new superintendent of schools effective July 1."

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°27′05″N 74°40′47″W / 39.451345°N 74.679689°W / 39.451345; -74.679689