Leonia Public Schools

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Leonia Public Schools
Address
570 Grand Avenue
Leonia, NJ 07605
United States
Coordinates40°52′17″N 73°59′13″W / 40.871412°N 73.986859°W / 40.871412; -73.986859Coordinates: 40°52′17″N 73°59′13″W / 40.871412°N 73.986859°W / 40.871412; -73.986859
District information
GradesPre-K to 12
SuperintendentEdward Bertolini
Business administratorBeverly Vlietstra
Schools3
Students and staff
Enrollment1,844 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Faculty165.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio11.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupGH
Websitewww.leoniaschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$18,18937$18,891-3.7%
1Budgetary Cost15,2695314,7833.3%
2Classroom Instruction8,714528,763-0.6%
6Support Services2,103392,392-12.1%
8Administrative Cost1,922651,48529.4%
10Operations & Maintenance2,056611,78315.3%
13Extracurricular Activities4013826849.6%
16Median Teacher Salary55,460664,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68
Leonia Middle School (the former Leonia High School campus)

The Leonia Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Leonia, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2015-16 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 1,844 students and 165.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.1:1.[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 Edgewater attend the district's schools for grades 7-12 as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Edgewater Public Schools.[4][5]

In 2005, Leonia Middle School finished the construction of its new addition. That marked the completion of the expansion of the Leonia Public Schools, along with the completion of the high school's math and science wing and Anna C. Scott Elementary School's addition and renovation, completed in 2002 and 2001, respectively.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2015-16 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7][8]

  • Anna C. Scott Elementary School[9] (647 students; in grades PreK-5)
    • Maria Barcelo Martinez, Principal[10]
    • Erich Breyer, Vice Principal[10]
  • Leonia Middle School[11] (511; 6-8)
    • David Saco, Principal[10]
    • Aprel King Vice Principal[10]
  • Leonia High School[12] (688; 9-12)
    • Charles Kalender, Principal[10]
    • Mark Sernatinger, Vice Principal[10]

Administration and oversight[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[10][13]

  • Edward Bertolini, Superintendent
  • Beverly Vlietstra, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Members of the district's Board of Education are:[14]

  • Bryce Robins, President
  • Noreen Courtney Wilds, Vice President
  • Anthony Cassano
  • Neo Antoniades
  • Steven Meester
  • Zinaida Schuller
  • Roland Weimer
  • Mary Albanese
  • Sandy Klein, Edgewater representative

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Leonia Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 7, 2018.
  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 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Leonia Public Schools 2016 School Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 16, 2017. "The high school continues to increase in numbers as now approximately 725 students from both Edgewater and Leonia are enrolled in grades 9-12 at Leonia High School."
  5. ^ Leonia Schools at a glance Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Enrollment is 1835. Of this, 380 are Edgewater students in grades 7-12."
  6. ^ School Data for the Leonia Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 7, 2018.
  7. ^ District Schools, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 16, 2017.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Leonia Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Anna C. Scott Elementary School, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 16, 2017.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g Administration, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Leonia Middle School, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 16, 2017.
  12. ^ Leonia High School, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed May 16, 2017.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ Board of Education, Leonia Public Schools. Accessed November 7, 2018.

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