Haddonfield Public Schools

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Haddonfield Public Schools
Address
One Lincoln Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

United States
Coordinates39°53′45″N 75°02′22″W / 39.89579°N 75.039509°W / 39.89579; -75.039509Coordinates: 39°53′45″N 75°02′22″W / 39.89579°N 75.039509°W / 39.89579; -75.039509
District information
GradesPreK-12
SuperintendentChuck Klaus
Business administratorMichael Catalano
Schools5
Students and staff
Enrollment2,749 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty215.2 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio12.8:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupJ
WebsiteDistrict website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$15,3447$18,891−18.8%
1Budgetary Cost12,2811114,783−16.9%
2Classroom Instruction7,572188,763−13.6%
6Support Services1,56032,392−34.8%
8Administrative Cost1,20541,485−18.9%
10Operations & Maintenance1,430211,783−19.8%
13Extracurricular Activities4745226876.9%
16Median Teacher Salary56,7621264,043
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 Haddonfield Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in Haddonfield, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising five schools, had an enrollment of 2,749 students and 215.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.8:1.[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.[4]

The district serves students from the Borough of Haddonfield, along with those from Pine Valley and Tavistock who attend the district's schools as part of sending/receiving relationships.[5][6][7] The schools are funded mostly obtained through local property taxes. While most students are residents, a small number of students are taken on a tuition or voucher basis.

Each elementary school has approximately three sections in each grade. Facilities are modern and underwent major additions several years ago. The schools all host various events around the school. All schools in Haddonfield are walkable, and many students use this as their method of getting to school. The middle school serves grades 6-8. They participate in a variety of special classes, such as a 'Study Skills' class, in which they learn better skills for being organized. In 'Lifeskills' they learn how to deal with emotions and bullies. In Art class, they learn a variety of skills and work with many different materials, from clay to watercolor. In 'Technology,' students explore the world around them through technology. They use computers to design bridges and miniature houses. They also learn how to fly by using Flight Simulator. All students pick a 'World Language' to study and continue in high school the languages are Spanish, German, and French, although the students underwent a survey to expand the language programs in the future.

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

In 2015, Elizabeth Haddon 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.[8][9]

During the 2004-05 school year, Haddonfield Memorial High School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[10]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12][13]

Elementary schools
  • Central Elementary School[14] with 419 students in grades K-5
    • Shannon Simkus, Principal [15]
  • Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School[16] with 367 students in grades K-5
    • Gerry Bissinger, Principal [17]
  • J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School[18] with 422 students in grades PreK-5
    • Val Cline, Principal [19]
Middle school
  • Haddonfield Middle School[20] with 659 students in grades 6-8
    • Tracy Matozzo, Principal [21]
    • Karen Russo, Vice Principal [22]
High school

Administration[edit]

  • Superintendent, Chuck Klaus [27]
  • Business Administrator, Michael Catalano [28]
  • Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Colleen Murray [29]
  • Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Gino Priolo [30]
  • Director of Special Education, Carmen Henderson [31]

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, with 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.[32][33][34] In addition to their work on the board as a whole, each board member chairs a three-member committee which meets throughout the year to discuss specific issues. Major board committees include finance, student life, buildings and grounds, and communications.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Haddonfield 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. ^ Haddonfield Board of Education District Policy 0110 - Identification, Haddonfield Public School. Accessed May 20, 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 Haddonfield School District. Composition: The Haddonfield School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Haddonfield."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ Staff. "No golf on Sunday? Ha! They fixed that fast", Courier-Post, May 4, 2008. Accessed June 25, 2008. "The Haddonfield Public School District serves children who live in Tavistock."
  6. ^ Letter to Tavistock Borough School District, New Jersey Department of Education, June 30, 2009. Accessed May 16, 2011.
  7. ^ 13 Non-Operating School Districts Eliminated, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated July 1, 2009. Accessed December 26, 2009.
  8. ^ 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 14, 2016.
  9. ^ 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."
  10. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2015, United States Department of Education. Accessed November 14, 2016.
  11. ^ School Data for the Haddonfield Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  12. ^ Directions and Contacts, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Haddonfield Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 27, 2016.
  14. ^ Central Elementary School, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  15. ^ "Shannon Simkus". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  16. ^ Elizabeth Haddon Elementary School, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  17. ^ "Gerry Bissinger". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  18. ^ J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  19. ^ "Valerie Cline". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  20. ^ Haddonfield Middle School, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  21. ^ "Tracy Matozzo". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  22. ^ "Karen Russo". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  23. ^ Haddonfield Memorial High School, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.
  24. ^ Herpen, Bob (August 12, 2019). "McHale leaning into first year as principal of Haddonfield Memorial High School". The Sun Newspapers. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  25. ^ Herpen, Bob (August 14, 2019). "Tarrant looks forward to molding minds at Haddonfield Memorial High School". The Sun Newspapers. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  26. ^ Herpen, Bob (July 21, 2019). "Licata named HMHS assistant principal". The Sun Newspapers. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  27. ^ Walsh, Jim. "Former wrestling coach named Haddonfield school superintendent". Courier-Post. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  28. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 12, 2020.
  29. ^ Herpen, Bob (November 16, 2018). "Murray looking forward to modernizing Haddonfield education". The Sun Newspapers. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  30. ^ "Gino Priolo named assistant superintendent | Haddonfield Today". haddonfield.today. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  31. ^ "Dr. Carmen Henderson". Haddonfield School District. Retrieved December 17, 2020.
  32. ^ 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.
  33. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Haddonfield School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed May 20, 2020. "The Haddonfield School District (District) is a Type II school district located in Camden County, New Jersey and covers an area of approximately 2.6 square miles. As a Type II school district, it functions independently through a Board of Education. The Board is comprised of nine members elected to three-year terms. These terms are staggered so that three member’s terms expire each year. The purpose of the District is to provide educational services for all of Haddonfield’s students in grades K through 12."
  34. ^ Board of Education, Haddonfield Public Schools. Accessed May 20, 2020.

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