Jackson School District (New Jersey)

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Jackson School District
151 Don Connor Boulevard
Jackson, NJ 08527
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Stephen Genco
Business administrator Michelle D. Richardson
Schools 10
Students and staff
Enrollment 9,477 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 677.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 14.00:1
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website http://www.jacksonsd.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,138 18 $18,891 -14.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,014 25 14,783 -12.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,609 13 8,763 -13.2%
6 Support Services 2,082 39 2,392 -13.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,284 25 1,485 -13.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,464 32 1,783 -17.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 281 63 268 4.9%
16 Median Teacher Salary 57,850 15 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 Jackson School District is a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Jackson Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The district operates six elementary schools serving grades K-5, two middle schools and two high schools. In January 2015, the Jackson Board of Education voted to implement full-day kindergarten, which is scheduled to begin in September 2015.[3]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 10 schools had an enrollment of 9,477 students and 677.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.00:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-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.[4]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2001-02 school year, Christa McAuliffe Middle School was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[5]

Civil Rights Case[edit]

On May 8, 2010, it was announced that the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights found probable cause against the Jackson school district for violating the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination by allowing a hostile environment to prevail against former Jackson Memorial High School student Daniel Jacobson. Jacobson, who is gay and Honduran, alleges he was repeatedly harassed and threatened because of his sexual orientation and national origin.[6] The case will likely go to trial by the end of the year.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9][10]

Elementary schools
  • Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School[11] (800 students; in grades PreK-5)
    • Adriann Jean-Denis - Principal
  • Elms Elementary School[12] (759; K-5)
    • Michael Burgos - Principal
  • Lucy N. Holman Elementary School[13] (690; K-5)
    • Richard Karas - Principal
  • Howard C. Johnson Elementary School[14] (607; K-5)
    • Dr. Michael Raymond - Principal
  • Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School[15] (335; K-5)
    • Ronald Polakowski - Principal
  • Switlik Elementary School[16] (871; K-5)
    • Kathleen McKiernan - Principal
Middle school
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[21][22]

  • Dr. Stephen Genco, Superintendent
  • Michelle D. Richardson, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Jackson Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Oglesby, Amanda. "Jackson BOE approves full-day kindergarten", Asbury Park Press, January 21, 2015. Accessed March 20, 2015. "JACKSON – The township's 5-year-olds will have full-day kindergarten when they start school in September. The Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to change Jackson's kindergarten program from half day to full day."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  5. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed July 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "AG Rabner Announces Finding of Probable Cause in School Bullying Case", New Jersey Attorney General. Accessed July 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "N.J. student's harassment case may go to trial", The Advocate. Accessed July 6, 2010.
  8. ^ School Data for the Jackson School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  9. ^ Our Schools, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Jackson School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  12. ^ Elms Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  13. ^ Lucy N. Holman Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  14. ^ Howard C. Johnson Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  15. ^ Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  16. ^ Switlik Elementary School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  17. ^ Carl W. Goetz Middle School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  18. ^ Christa McAuliffe Middle School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  19. ^ Jackson Liberty High School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  20. ^ Jackson Memorial High School, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  21. ^ Administrative Contact List, Jackson School District. Accessed January 25, 2015.
  22. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Ocean County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°06′17″N 74°20′42″W / 40.104849°N 74.344924°W / 40.104849; -74.344924