Lakehurst School District

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Lakehurst School District
301 Union Avenue
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Ocean County
United States
Coordinates40°00′44″N 74°19′01″W / 40.012099°N 74.316824°W / 40.012099; -74.316824Coordinates: 40°00′44″N 74°19′01″W / 40.012099°N 74.316824°W / 40.012099; -74.316824
District information
GradesPreK to 8
SuperintendentLoren Fuhring
Business administratorBarry Parliman
Students and staff
Enrollment374 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty35.1 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio10.7:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupB
Ind. Per pupil District
%± vs.
1ATotal Spending$16,80919$18,891−11.0%
1Budgetary Cost12,6281614,159−10.8%
2Classroom Instruction7,805168,659−9.9%
6Support Services1,715152,167−20.9%
8Administrative Cost1,724351,54711.4%
10Operations & Maintenance1,217141,612−24.5%
13Extracurricular Activities1403810434.6%
16Median Teacher Salary55,9741761,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Lakehurst School District is a community public school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Lakehurst, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 374 students and 35.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.7:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second lowest 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]

Public school students from Lakehurst in ninth through twelfth grades attend Manchester Township High School in Manchester Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manchester Township School District.[5][6] As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,006 students and 82.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.1:1.[7]


In October 1973, the Lakehurst district announced that its students would be shifted from Central Regional High School to the new Manchester Township High School.[8] The school opened in September 1976 for nearly 800 students from both Lakehurst and Manchester Township.[9]

The Lakehurst district decided in 2012 against a proposal that would have had borough students attend Jackson Liberty High School as part of a sending / receiving relationship with the Jackson School District. The change in the sending relationship had been considered as a means of reducing the costs associated with paying $14,000 for each of the 150 students attending Manchester High School, as opposed to the $11,300 that would have been paid at Jackson, yielding annual savings of $400,000, less the added cost of transporting students to and from Jackson.[10]

Attendance boundary[edit]

The district includes students from the Lakehurst component of Joint Base McGuire–Dix–Lakehurst.[11]


Lakehurst Elementary School had an enrollment of 366 students in grades PreK-8 in the 2018–19 school year.[12]

  • Stephanie Rucci, Vice Principal of Student and Staff Development[13]


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

  • Loren Fuhring, Superintendent[15]
  • Barry Parliman, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[16]

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, comprised of five members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.[17][18][19]


  1. ^ a b c d District information for Lakehurst School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Lakehurst Board of Education Policy 0110 - Identification, Lakehurst School District. Accessed September 5, 2020. "Purpose The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Kindergarten through eight in the Lakehurst School District. Composition The Lakehurst School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Lakehurst."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 22, 2014.
  5. ^ About Our District, Manchester Township School District. Accessed May 12, 2017. "We are also the receiving district for approximately 150 high school students from neighboring Lakehurst Borough."
  6. ^ Manchester Township High School 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 12, 2017. "Manchester Township High School is a four-year comprehensive high school that serves the students of Manchester Township and Lakehurst."
  7. ^ School data for Manchester Township High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  8. ^ "Correction", Asbury Park Press, October 20, 1973. Accessed June 10, 2021, via "John Mizvesky, Board of Education president, said local high school students will be phased out in orderly fashion from Central Regional High School, Berkeley Township, to the Manchester Township High School when it opens in September 1975."
  9. ^ "Manchester Schools Expected To Spur Many New Residents", Asbury Park Press, September 13, 1976. Accessed June 10, 2021, via "The school system here will attract many new residents during the next two or three years, William F. White, Ocean County superintendent of schools, predicted yesterday. White spoke before about 500 persons at the dedication of the new, $6.3 million Manchester Township High School, which opened its doors Wednesday to 781 students from here and Lakehurst."
  10. ^ Martins, Andrew. "Plan to put Lakehurst pupils in JLHS dies" Archived 2013-10-17 at, Tri-Town News, November 29, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2014. "Recent consideration regarding the possibility of students from neighboring Lakehurst being enrolled at Jackson Liberty High School in Jackson on a tuition basis is dead. The Lakehurst School District Board of Education voted Nov. 20 not to proceed with a plan that could have ended that district’s long-standing agreement with the Manchester School District in which high school-age students who live in Lakehurst attend Manchester High School."
  11. ^ "Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Education". Military One Source. Retrieved August 7, 2022. - This is a .mil site.
  12. ^ School Data for the Lakehurst Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  13. ^ Vice Principal of Student and Staff Development, Lakehurst School District. Accessed September 4, 2020.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Ocean County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Superintendent, Lakehurst School District. Accessed September 4, 2020.
  16. ^ School Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Lakehurst School District. Accessed September 4, 2020.
  17. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Lakehurst School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed September 5, 2020. "The Lakehurst School District is a Type ll district located in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey. As a Type II district, the School District functions independently through a Board of Education. The board is comprised of five members elected to three-year terms. The purpose of the district is to educate students in grades K-8."
  19. ^ School Board Members, Lakehurst School District. Accessed September 5, 2020.

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