Hanover Township Public Schools

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Hanover Township Public Schools
61 Highland Avenue
Whippany, NJ 07981
District information
GradesK-8
SuperintendentMichael Wasko
Business administratorVanessa M. Wolsky
Schools4
Students and staff
Enrollment1,493 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty120.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio12.44:1
Other information
District Factor GroupI
WebsiteDistrict web site
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$17,59448$18,891-6.9%
1Budgetary Cost15,7047514,15910.9%
2Classroom Instruction9,037618,6594.4%
6Support Services2,656752,16722.6%
8Administrative Cost1,759691,54713.7%
10Operations & Maintenance2,004771,61224.3%
13Extracurricular Activities1206610415.4%
16Median Teacher Salary65,4186761,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Hanover Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Hanover Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,493 students and 120.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.44:1.[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 in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Whippany Park High School in the Whippany section of Hanover Township, as part of the Hanover Park Regional High School District, which also serves students from the neighboring communities of East Hanover Township and Florham Park, who attend Hanover Park High School in East Hanover.[4] As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 707 students and 51.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.7:1.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 1998-99 school year, Bee Meadow Elementary School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

Elementary schools (K-5)
Middle school (6-8)
  • Memorial Junior School[12] (556)

Administration[edit]

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

  • Michael Wasko, Superintendent
  • Vanessa M. Wolsky, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Hanover Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  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 September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Hanover Park Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 31, 2015. "The Hanover Park Regional High School District is comprised of two high schools. Hanover Park High School is located in East Hanover, receives students from East Hanover and Florham Park, and has an enrollment of 855 students. Whippany High School is located in Hanover Township, receives students from Hanover Township and has an enrollment of 714 students."
  5. ^ School Data for Whippany Park High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  7. ^ School Data for the Hanover Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Hanover Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Bee Medaow School, Hanover Township Public Schools. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  10. ^ Salem Drive School, Hanover Township Public Schools. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  11. ^ Mountview Road School, Hanover Township Public Schools. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  12. ^ Memorial Junior School, Hanover Township Public Schools. Accessed September 29, 2014.
  13. ^ Board Members, Hanover Township Public Schools. Accessed July 13, 2017.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°49′32″N 74°24′43″W / 40.825539°N 74.411885°W / 40.825539; -74.411885