Spring Lake School District

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Spring Lake School District
411 Tuttle Avenue
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
District information
Grades Pre-K to 8
Superintendent John E. Bormann
Business administrator Debra Leigh Allen
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 292 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 26.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.0:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.hwmountz.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $21,855 52 $18,891 15.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 21,202 66 14,159 49.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 10,713 58 8,659 23.7%
6 Support Services 5,110 69 2,167 135.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,848 60 1,547 19.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 3,225 65 1,612 100.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 296 58 104 184.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 62,085 57 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with up to 400 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=71

Spring Lake School District is a public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in Spring Lake, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 292 students and 26.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.0:1.[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]

Students moving on after graduation from H. W. Mountz School to attend public high school are assigned to Manasquan High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manasquan Public Schools. Manasquan High School also serves students from Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Sea Girt and Spring Lake Heights who attend Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts.[4][5] Students may also attend one of the magnet schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School DistrictMarine Academy of Science and Technology, Academy of Allied Health & Science, High Technology High School, Biotechnology High School, and Communications High School.[6] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,012 students and 67.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.9:1.[7]


In 1897, the borough's first public school was built at the corner of Warren Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Later, in the 1950s, the building served as a Masonic meeting room, after the school was relocated to Tuttle Avenue. On May 10, 1962, the Spring Lake public school was renamed to honor its retiring principal, H.W. Mountz.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

In 2015, H.W. Mountz School was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of nine public schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.[9][10]

In 2002, the science teacher for sixth to eighth grade students, John Bormann, received a National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation.[11]

On June 5, 2006, Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine visited H. W. Mountz School to congratulate Katharine Close for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee.[12]


H. W. Mountz Elementary School had an enrollment of 213 students as of the 2014-15 school year.[13]

  • Dr. Raymond Boccuti, Principal[14]


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

  • Dr. Raymond Boccuti, Superintendent
  • Nick Mackres, School Business Administrator and Board Secretary

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d District information for Spring Lake Borough, 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 October 27, 2014
  4. ^ Manasquan Public Schools 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Manasquan High School receives students from seven sending districts; Avon, Belmar, Lake Como, Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, Sea Girt, Brielle, as well as our Manasquan Elementary School students."
  5. ^ Sending Districts, Manasquan Public Schools. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Manasquan High School receives students from seven different districts; Avon, Brielle, Belmar, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Heights. Including our Manasquan students, the high school population is just under one thousand students."
  6. ^ Spring Lake Boro 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 6, 2017. "Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Manasquan High School, the Monmouth County Vocational School District, and various other private and parochial high schools."
  7. ^ School data for Manasquan High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ Spring Lake Timeline, Asbury Park Press. Accessed June 5, 2007.
  9. ^ 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 14, 2016.
  10. ^ Mueller, Mark. "Which N.J. schools were named National Blue Ribbon schools?", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 29, 2015. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Fifteen New Jersey schools have been recognized by the federal government as National Blue Ribbon Schools, a designation that celebrates excellence in academics or progress in closing the achievement gap among groups of students.... Each of the 15 New Jersey schools was chosen for the 'exemplary high performing' category, which weighs state or national tests, high school graduation rates and the performance of subgroups of students, such as those who are economically disadvantaged."
  11. ^ John E. Bormann profile, Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards. Accessed June 5, 2007. "John E. Bormann not only teaches middle school science at H. W. Mountz School in Spring Lake, but also develops the science curriculum for all of the Spring Lake Community Schools."
  12. ^ "Governor Corzine visits national spelling bee champ Katharine Close". Office of the Governor. 2006. Retrieved February 27, 2007. [dead link]
  13. ^ School data for H. W. Mountz Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  14. ^ a b Board of Education Members, H. W. Mountz School. Accessed March 1, 2016.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Williams, Carol Gorga. "Wrestler remembered as man who loved life Shore resident Christopher B. Candito, 33, died Thursday in hospital", Asbury Park Press, April 30, 2005. Accessed April 3, 2011. "Born in Edison, Candito, 33, had lived in Spring Lake until moving to Matawan 10 years ago. He attended H.W. Mountz Grammar School in Spring Lake..."
  17. ^ Speller No. 147, Katharine Close, 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Accessed June 5, 2007. "School: H. W. Mountz School."

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Coordinates: 40°09′28″N 74°01′49″W / 40.157642°N 74.030169°W / 40.157642; -74.030169