Hillsdale Public Schools

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Hillsdale Public Schools
32 Ruckman Road
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Jeffrey Feifer (interim)
Business administrator Lirca Garcia
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,859 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 108.5 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 17.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.hillsdaleschools.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,511 28 $18,891 -12.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,245 43 14,159 0.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,456 39 8,659 -2.3%
6 Support Services 2,502 65 2,167 15.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,579 45 1,547 2.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,588 48 1,612 -1.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 104 50 104 0.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 64,465 63 61,136
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 Hillsdale Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in Hillsdale, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 1,859 students and 108.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.1:1.[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 ninth through twelfth grades attend Pascack Valley High School along with students from neighboring River Vale. The school is part of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Montvale and Woodcliff Lake at Pascack Hills High School.[4][5] During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.[6] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,185 students and 93.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9]

Elementary schools
  • Ann Blanche Smith School[10] with 321 students in Kindergarten through 4th grade
    • Angela Iskenderian, Principal
  • Meadowbrook Elementary School[11] with 307 students in grades Pre-K-4
    • Christopher R. Bell, Principal
Middle school
  • George G. White Middle School[12] with 622 students in grades 5-8
    • Donald Bergamini, Principal
    • Charlie Giordano, Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Jeffrey Feifer, Interim Superintendent of Schools
  • Lirca Garcia, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Hillsdale School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 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 4, 2014.
  4. ^ Pascack Valley Regional High School District 2015 School Report Card District Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 15, 2017. "The district is comprised of two high schools. Pascack Hills High School, which is located in Montvale, receives students from the towns of Montvale and Woodcliff Lake. Pascack Valley High School, located in Hillsdale, enrolls students from Hillsdale and River Vale."
  5. ^ Helpful High School Links, George G. White School. Accessed January 15, 2017. "Our Guidance Department has compiled some links that may help 8th grade students and parents prepare for enrollment at Pascack Valley High School."
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  7. ^ School data for Pascack Valley High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ School Data for the Hillsdale Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Hillsdale Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale Public Schools. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Meadowbrook Elementary School, Hillsdale Public Schools. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  12. ^ George G. White Middle School, Hillsdale Public Schools. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  13. ^ District Administration, Hillsdale Public Schools. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′36″N 74°01′25″W / 41.009925°N 74.023704°W / 41.009925; -74.023704