Lenape Regional High School District

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Lenape Regional High School District
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93 Willow Grove Road
Shamong, NJ 08088
District information
Grades 9-12
Superintendent Carol L. Birnbohm
Business administrator James H. Hager
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 6,841 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 587.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.7:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.lrhsd.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
9-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $21,878 30 $18,891 15.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,942 34 15,592 8.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,881 41 8,807 12.2%
6 Support Services 2,384 25 2,294 3.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,453 12 1,592 -8.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,172 34 1,954 11.2%
13 Extracurricular Activities 982 31 873 12.5%
16 Median Teacher Salary 75,164 37 71,726
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The Lenape Regional High School District is a comprehensive regional public high school district that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from eight municipalities in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The communities in the district are Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Mount Laurel Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township.[3][4][5] The eight municipalities cover a combined area of 350 square miles (910 km2) which represents roughly one-third of the entire area of Burlington County, the largest county in New Jersey. Each of the eight communities served by the Lenape District has its own elementary school district. Each elementary school district is governed by its own nine-member board of education which oversees the school budget and the education of students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its four schools had an enrollment of 6,841 students and 587.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.7:1.[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.[6]

District schools[edit]

When the public school students in each of the sending districts graduate from eighth grade, they are sent to one of the four high schools that fall under the jurisdiction of the Lenape Regional High School District. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

High schools
Alternative program
  • Sequoia Alternative Program[14] - located in Tabernacle Township in the former Tabernacle Intermediate School

Two non-profit foundations support the Lenape District, raising funds to support scholarships for students, facilities improvements and a 1,500-seat regional performing arts center, which is home to the Cherokee's theater program.

History[edit]

The Lenape District was created as the result of a 1955 referendum. A property in Medford Township was purchased in 1957 as the site for Lenape High School, which opened in the 1958-59 school year with 548 students in 9th and 10th grades only. By the 1961-62 school year, Lenape was on double sessions with approximately 1,500 students. In July 1961, an addition to the original building was started, with a second addition dedicated on January 17, 1965.[8]

A 1967 referendum led to development of Shawnee High School, which opened in the southeastern end of Medford Township for the 1971-72 school year, while Cherokee High School opened in Evesham Township for the 1975-76 school year. Seneca High School opened in 2003, after district voters approved a referendum in 1997 to accommodate district enrollment nearing 7,000.[8]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Dr. Carol L. Birnbohm, Superintendent
  • James H. Hager, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Lenape Regional High 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. ^ "2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2006.
  4. ^ Lenape Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 15, 2017. "The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships and Medford Lakes Borough."
  5. ^ Staff. "Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed May 28, 2016. "LENAPE REGIONAL Serves: Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Woodland"
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 3, 2014.
  7. ^ School Data for the Lenape Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 7, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c Profile and History, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017. "The Lenape District’s four high schools are: Lenape, Shawnee, Cherokee North and South and Seneca. Students from Mount Laurel attend Lenape; students from Medford, Medford Lakes attend Shawnee; students from Evesham (Marlton) attend Cherokee North and South and students from Tabernacle, Shamong, Southampton and Woodland attend Seneca."
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Lenape Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Cherokee High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  11. ^ Lenape High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  12. ^ Seneca High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  13. ^ Shawnee High School, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Sequoia Alternative Program, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed May 15, 2017.
  15. ^ Administration, Lenape Regional High School District. Accessed September 3, 2014.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Burlington County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°47′31″N 74°45′15″W / 39.792053°N 74.754234°W / 39.792053; -74.754234