Lawrence Township Public Schools

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Lawrence Township Public Schools
2565 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
District information
Grades Pre-K to 12
Superintendent Dr. Crystal M. Edwards
Business administrator Tom Eldridge
Schools 7
Students and staff
Enrollment 4,079 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 325.1 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 12.5:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website www.ltps.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,576 50 $18,891 -1.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,557 52 14,783 -1.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,463 41 8,763 -3.4%
6 Support Services 2,690 79 2,392 12.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,257 22 1,485 -15.4%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,834 70 1,783 2.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 255 55 268 -4.9%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,001 39 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 Lawrence Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its seven schools had an enrollment of 4,079 students and 325.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.5:1.[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]

Students from Robbinsville Township (known as Washington Township until 2007) had attended Lawrence High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship that ended following the opening of Robbinsville High School, with the final group of Robbinsville seniors graduating in the 2006-07 school year.

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1999-2000 school year, Lawrence Middle School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[4]

The Lawrence Township Public Schools were named as one of the "Best Communities for Music Education" in the nation, by NAMM, in 2005, 2008 and 2009.[5][6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

Elementary schools
  • Eldridge Park Elementary School[10] (grades K-3; 273 students)
    • Kathy Robbins, Principal
  • Ben Franklin Elementary School[11] (PreK-3; 446)
    • William Meurer, Principal
  • Lawrenceville Elementary School[12] (PreK-3; 337)
    • Melissa Lockett, Principal
  • Slackwood Elementary School[13] (K-3; 290)
    • Jay Billy, Principal
  • Lawrence Intermediate School[14] (4-6; 893)
    • Cynthia Westhead, Principal
Middle school
  • Lawrence Middle School[15] (7-8; 569)
    • Mindy Milavsky, Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[17]

  • Dr. Crystal M. Edwards, Superintendent of Schools[18]
  • Tom Eldridge, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Lawrence Township Public 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 September 6, 2014.
  4. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient 1999-2000, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 25, 2006.
  5. ^ "NAMM Foundation Names the 'Best Communities for Music Education'", NAMM, April 30, 2008. Accessed November 13, 2009.
  6. ^ "Nationwide Survey Finds the 'Best Communities for Music Education' in U.S.", NAMM, April 16, 2009. Accessed November 13, 2009.
  7. ^ School Data for the Lawrence Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ School Directory, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Lawrence Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Eldridge Park Elementary School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Ben Franklin Elementary School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  12. ^ Lawrenceville Elementary School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  13. ^ Slackwood Elementary School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  14. ^ Lawrence Intermediate School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  15. ^ Lawrence Middle School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  16. ^ Lawrence High School, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Mercer County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  18. ^ About the Superintendent, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.
  19. ^ Business Department, Lawrence Township Public Schools. Accessed May 14, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°16′00″N 74°43′41″W / 40.266668°N 74.728126°W / 40.266668; -74.728126