Haddon Township School District

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Haddon Township School District
Address
500 Rhoads Avenue
, Camden County, New Jersey, 08108
United States
Coordinates39°54′06″N 75°03′16″W / 39.901648°N 75.054348°W / 39.901648; -75.054348Coordinates: 39°54′06″N 75°03′16″W / 39.901648°N 75.054348°W / 39.901648; -75.054348
District information
GradesPreK to 12
SuperintendentDr. Robert J. Fisicaro
Business administratorJennifer Gauld
Schools7
Students and staff
Enrollment2,060 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty165.9 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio12.4:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupFG
Websitewww.haddontwpschools.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$15,6858$18,891−17.0%
1Budgetary Cost13,6863314,783−7.4%
2Classroom Instruction7,778218,763−11.2%
6Support Services2,014302,392−15.8%
8Administrative Cost1,709541,48515.1%
10Operations & Maintenance1,732441,783−2.9%
13Extracurricular Activities3803226841.8%
16Median Teacher Salary60,9492264,043
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 Haddon Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Haddon Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of seven schools, had an enrollment of 2,060 students and 165.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.4:1.[1]

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

A lobbying effort by students at Strawbridge Elementary school led John A. Rocco and Thomas J. Shusted to introduce a bill to name the hadrosaurus foulkii as the official state dinosaur; the legislation was signed into law by Governor James Florio with students from the school in attendance at the signing ceremony.[5]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7]

Elementary schools
  • Thomas A. Edison Elementary School[8] (152 students; in grades PreK-5), Anthony Fitzpatrick, Principal
  • Clyde S. Jennings Elementary School[9] (113; K-5), Charles A. Warfield, Principal
  • Stoy Elementary School[10] (168; PreK-5), Charles Warfield, Principal
  • Strawbridge Elementary School[11] (196; K-5), Anthony Fitzpatrick, Principal
  • Van Sciver Elementary School[12] (319; PreK-5), Don Pullano, Principal
Middle school
  • William G. Rohrer Middle School[13] (465; 6-8), Patricia A. Schwab, Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Dr. Robert J. Fisicaro is the Superintendent.[15] Jennifer Gauld is the Business Administrator / Board Secretary[16][17][18]

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, comprised of nine members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.[19][20][21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Haddon Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Haddon Township Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020. "Purpose: The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve in the Haddon Township School District. Composition: The Haddon Township School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Haddon Township."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 13, 2014.
  5. ^ Tulini, Bob. "Extinction With Distinction Hadrosaurus' Evolution As The State Dinosaur Can Be Traced To A Fourth-grade Classroom In Westmont.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 14, 1991, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 23, 2015. Accessed October 25, 2016. "They wrote to Gov. Florio shortly after he became governor last year and they urged Shusted and Rocco to reintroduce the bill. It was. The Assembly passed it in January and the Senate passed it last month. Yesterday, 95 of the fourth- to seventh-grade students attended the bill-signing ceremony in the rotunda at the Statehouse and heard Florio make the official announcement."
  6. ^ School Data for the Haddon Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Haddon Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  9. ^ Clyde S. Jennings Elementary School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  10. ^ Stoy Elementary School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  11. ^ Strawbridge Elementary School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  12. ^ Van Sciver Elementary School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  13. ^ William G. Rohrer Middle School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  14. ^ Haddon Township High School, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  15. ^ Superintendent, Haddon Township School District. Accessed December 5, 2020.
  16. ^ Business and Finance, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 23, 2020.
  17. ^ Board of Education, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.
  18. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  19. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  20. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Haddon Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed May 16, 2020. "The School District is a Type II district located in the County of Camden, State of New Jersey. As a Type II district, the school district functions independently through a board of education (the 'Board'). The Board is comprised of nine members elected to three-year terms. The terms are staggered so that three member's terms expire each year."
  21. ^ Board of Education Members, Haddon Township School District. Accessed May 16, 2020.

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