Harding Township School District

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Harding Township School District
Lee's Hill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Matthew A. Spelker
Business administrator Marilyn Cuykendall
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 321 (as of 2013-14)[1]
Faculty 34.2 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 9.4:1
Other information
District Factor Group J
Website http://www.hardingtwp.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $23,329 60 $18,891 23.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 20,405 62 14,159 44.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 10,443 51 8,659 20.6%
6 Support Services 3,566 58 2,167 64.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,735 44 1,547 12.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,855 63 1,612 77.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 460 66 104 342.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 61,040 51 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

The Harding Township School District is a community public school district that serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade from Harding Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2013-14 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 321 students and 34.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.4:1.[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.[3]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Madison High School in Madison, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Madison Public Schools.[4]


Harding Township School had an enrollment of 321 as of the 2013-14 school year.[5]

  • Mary Donohue, Principal / Director of Curriculum[6]

Notable alumni[edit]


Core members of the district's administration are:[6][8]

  • Matthew A. Spelker, Superintendent
  • Marilyn Cuykendall, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b District information for Harding Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 29, 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 December 7, 2014.
  4. ^ Madison High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Madison High School also enjoys the benefits of our sending-receiving relationship with Harding Township, a nearby K-8 school district. Students from Harding and Madison become a cohesive class in their four years together."
  5. ^ School Data for the Harding Township School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed May 29, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Administration, Harding Township School District. Accessed December 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Tsai, Martin "Meryl Streep on her Jersey food memories", The Star-Ledger, September 29, 2009. Accessed November 28, 2012. "She attended Harding Township Middle School and became Bernards High School's homecoming queen before leaving the state to attend Vassar College and Yale University."
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 7, 2014.

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Coordinates: 40°44′37″N 74°28′39″W / 40.743601°N 74.477637°W / 40.743601; -74.477637