Harrison Township School District

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Harrison Township School District
120 N Main St
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
District information
Grades K-6
Superintendent Dr. Edward Wasilewski (interim)
Business administrator Robert Scharle
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,481 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 111.3 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.31:1
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.harrisontwp.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $14,684 4 $18,891 -22.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,224 5 13,649 -17.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,422 8 8,366 -11.3%
6 Support Services 1,104 1 2,161 -48.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,243 7 1,467 -15.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,290 16 1,552 -16.9%
16 Median Teacher Salary 58,153 31 57,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The Harrison Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through sixth grade from Harrison Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 1,481 students and 111.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.31:1.[1]

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

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Clearview Regional High School District, which serves students from Harrison Township and Mantua Township.[4][5] Schools in the district (with 2013-14 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are Clearview Regional Middle School[7] with 867 students (grades 7 and 8) and Clearview Regional High School[8] with 1,623 students (grades 9-12).[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2003-04 school year, Pleasant Valley School received the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[10]

Harrison Township School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[11]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[12]) are:[13][14]

  • Harrison Township Elementary School[15] (827 students in grades PreK-3)
  • Pleasant Valley School[16] (654 students in grades 4-6)

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[17]

  • Dr. Edward Wasilewski, Interim Superintendent[18]
  • Robert Scharle, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Harrison Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 3, 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 November 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Clearview Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 8, 2016. "The Clearview Regional High School District serves the townships of Harrison and Mantua. The district is comprised of a Middle School (7-8) and High School (9-12), serving approximately 2,500 students."
  5. ^ About Us, Clearview Regional High School District. Accessed June 8, 2016. "The Clearview Regional High School District is comprised of two schools: Middle School (grades 7-8) and High School (grades 9-12). We serve both the Harrison and Mantua municipalities."
  6. ^ School Data for the Clearview Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Clearview Regional Middle School, Clearview Regional School District. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  8. ^ Clearview Regional High School, Clearview Regional School District. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Clearview Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  10. ^ 2003 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program Chosen Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed June 6, 2006.
  11. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  12. ^ School Data for the Harrison Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  13. ^ Home Page, Harrison Township School District. Accessed November 3, 2014. "The district has two school buildings. Harrison Township Elementary School (grades K through 3, and a pre-school handicapped program) houses over 800 students. Pleasant Valley Elementary School (grades 4 through 6), houses nearly 700 students."
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Harrison Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  15. ^ Harrison Township Elementary School, Harrison Township School District. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  16. ^ Pleasant Valley School, Harrison Township School District. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Gloucester County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  18. ^ Office of the Superintendent, Harrison Township School District. Accessed November 3, 2014.
  19. ^ Board of Education, Harrison Township School District. Accessed November 3, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°44′47″N 75°13′13″W / 39.746488°N 75.22018°W / 39.746488; -75.22018