Washington Township Public School District

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Washington Township Public School District
206 East Holly Avenue
Sewell, NJ 08080
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Joseph N. Bollendorf
Business administrator Margaret F. Meehan
Schools 11
Students and staff
Enrollment 7,636 (as of 2013-14)[1]
Faculty 675.4 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.3:1
Other information
District Factor Group FG
Website http://www.wtps.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,482 49 $18,891 -2.2%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,571 70 14,783 5.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,156 70 8,763 4.5%
6 Support Services 2,559 71 2,392 7.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,750 91 1,485 17.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,588 46 1,783 -10.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 304 74 268 13.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 70,930 79 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Washington Township Public School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Washington Township, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2013-14 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 7,636 students and 675.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.[1]

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

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2005-06 school year, the Washington Township Public School District was recognized with the "Best Practices Award" by the New Jersey Department of Education for its “Creating Proficient Readers and Writers” Professional Development program at Birches Elementary School.[4]

For the 2004-05 school year, both Birches Elementary School[5] and Whitman Elementary School[6] were named as "Star Schools" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest state honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2013-14 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

Preschool
  • Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center[10] (518 students) for Pre-K and Kindergarten
Elementary schools
  • Bells Elementary School[11] (526; 1-5)
  • Birches Elementary School[12] (465; 1-5)
  • Hurffville Elementary School[13] (463; 1-5)
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary School[14] (437; 1-5)
  • Wedgewood Elementary School[15] (415; 1-5)
  • Whitman Elementary School[16] (520; 1-5)
Middle schools
  • Bunker Hill Middle School[17] (837; 6-8)
  • Chestnut Ridge Middle School[18] (569; 6-8)
  • Orchard Valley Middle School[19] (603; 6-8)
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[21]

  • Joseph N. Bollendorf, Superintendent[22]
  • Margaret F. Meehan, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Washington Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 4, 2015.
  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 30, 2014.
  4. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Best Practices Award recipient for 2005-06, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 23, 2006
  5. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient: Birches Elementary School, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 23, 2006
  6. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient: Whitman Elementary School, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 23, 2006
  7. ^ School Data for the Washington Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 4, 2015.
  8. ^ Building Directory and Directions, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Washington Township Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  10. ^ Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  11. ^ Bells Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  12. ^ Birches Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  13. ^ Hurffville Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  14. ^ Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  15. ^ Wedgewood Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  16. ^ Whitman Elementary School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  17. ^ Bunker Hill Middle School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  18. ^ Chestnut Ridge Middle School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  19. ^ Orchard Valley Middle School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  20. ^ Washington Township High School, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  21. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Gloucester County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 30, 2014.
  22. ^ Superintendent of Schools, Washington Township Public School District. Accessed November 4, 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°44′40″N 75°06′32″W / 39.74457°N 75.108991°W / 39.74457; -75.108991