Landis School

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Landis Intermediate School
61 West Landis Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Type Middle school
Motto Lancers Take Charge!
Established 1928 (as Vineland High School)
School district Vineland Public Schools
Principal No principal
Faculty 0
Grades No longer teaching
Enrollment 0
Color(s) Red, Black
Nickname Landis
Vineland High School
Vineland High School.JPG
Landis School is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Landis School
Landis School is located in New Jersey
Landis School
Landis School is located in the US
Landis School
Location in Cumberland County, New Jersey
Location 61 West Landis Avenue, Vineland, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°29′10″N 75°02′16″W / 39.4860°N 75.0378°W / 39.4860; -75.0378Coordinates: 39°29′10″N 75°02′16″W / 39.4860°N 75.0378°W / 39.4860; -75.0378
Area 4.4 acres (1.8 ha)
Built 1927
Architect Betelle, J.O.
Architectural style Late Gothic Revival
NRHP reference # 95000181[1]
NJRHP # 2809[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 3, 1995
Designated NJRHP January 24, 1995

Landis Intermediate School used to be a public middle school in Vineland, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Vineland Public Schools. Its last year was 2016-2017. The only grades that were held those years were 7th and 8th. It opened as the Vineland High School in 1928 and was designed by James Oscar Betelle. As the population of Vineland grew and the Vineland High School got overcrowded, it became necessary to construct a new high school. With the construction of the Vineland Senior High School South in 1963 (and the further construction of the Vineland Senior High School North in 1976) the Vineland High School got degraded to the Landis Intermediate School.

As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 503 students and 48.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 10.3.[3]

The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 3, 1995 (as building #95000181).[4]


Members of the school's administration are:[5]

  • Melanie Beck, Principal

Controversy surrounding Principal Kohaut[edit]

In March, 2009 Assistant Principal Richard Panas charged that Principal Donald Kohaut had been covering up the number of violent incidents at the school, claiming that at least 80 incidents of violence had not been reported to the state as required by state law. The New Jersey State Department of Education launched a probe into the conditions at the school due to Panas' claims. The probe discovered that while school officials did not properly report the incidents, the failure to do so was due to a lack of communication and was not deliberate.[6] In May, 2009 Kohaut came under fire for physically removing two pages containing the poem Diary Of An Abusive Stepfather from the book Paint Me Like I Am after a student's parent complained. Kohaut answered criticism about his vandalizing the book instead of just removing it by saying that he wanted students to still be able to read the other poems included in the book.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Cumberland County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. January 10, 2010. p. 12. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 9, 2003. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Landis Intermediate School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 6, 2011.
  4. ^ NEW JERSEY - Cumberland County, National Register of Historic Places. Accessed December 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Administration, Landis Intermediate School. Accessed April 6, 2011.
  6. ^ "State faults V'land school on violence reporting", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), September 10, 2009.
  7. ^ "Vineland Principal Censors Book", The Daily Journal (New Jersey), May 18, 2009.

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