Lower Cape May Regional School District

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Lower Cape May Regional School District
687 Route 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
District information
Grades 7-12
Superintendent Christopher Kobik
Business administrator Mark Mallett
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 145 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 134.9 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 1.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website http://www.lcmrschools.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
7-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $21,740 29 $18,891 15.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,118 24 14,586 10.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,539 31 8,339 14.4%
6 Support Services 1,959 13 2,114 -7.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,662 24 1,561 6.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,044 26 1,798 13.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 641 11 673 -4.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 70,413 27 65,769
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 7-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The Lower Cape May Regional School District (LCMR School District) is regional public school district headquartered in Lower Township, New Jersey, United States, that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades through from four communities in Cape May County, including Lower Township, Cape May City and West Cape May, with students from Cape May Point attending as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3][4]

The district's board of education consists of nine members. Seven members are from Lower Township, with one member each from both Cape May and West Cape May.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 145 students and 134.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 1.1:1.[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.[5]

As of 2013, the Lower Cape May Regional School District received a feasibility study that would look at ways to reconfigure the district, which had been established in 1956. The study considered Cape May City withdrawing from the regional district or the dissolution of the district, converting the existing PreK-6 Lower Township School District to serve PreK-12, as the regional district's school facilities are located in the township. Cape May City and West Cape May could see annual savings approaching a combined $6 million from the dissolution.[4]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7]

  • Richard M. Teitelman Middle School[8] (grades 7 and 8; 524 students)
    • Gregory Lasher, Principal
    • Erik Simonsen, Vice Principal
  • Lower Cape May Regional High School[3] (9-12; 905)
    • Lawrence Ziemba, Principal
    • Peter Daly, Vice Principal
    • Joy Ford, Vice Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[9][10]

  • Christopher Kobik, Superintendent
  • Mark Mallett, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Lower Cape May Regional 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. ^ a b Lower Cape May Regional High School, Lower Cape May Regional School District. Accessed December 26, 2016. "Lower Cape May Regional High School is a four year public school that serves students from four communities including Cape May, Lower Township, West Cape May and Cape May Point."
  4. ^ a b Johnson, Virgil; and Kirtland, James L. "A Feasibility Study to Reconfigure the Lower Cape May Regional School District", Statistical Forecasting LLC, June 2013. Accessed June 18, 2014. "Cape May City is one of three constituent communities served by the Lower Cape May Regional School District ("Lower Cape May Regional"), a limited purpose school district providing education for the middle and high school students from Cape May City, Lower Township, and West Cape May.... Students from cape May Point attend on a sending-receiving basis."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 22, 2014.
  6. ^ School Data for the Lower Cape May Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Lower Cape May Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  8. ^ Richard M. Teitelman Middle School, Lower Cape May Regional School District. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  9. ^ District Information, Lower Cape May Regional School District. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Cape May County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 26, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°58′55″N 74°54′17″W / 38.982009°N 74.904686°W / 38.982009; -74.904686