Lower Township School District

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Lower Township School District
Address
834 Seashore Road
Lower Township, NJ 08204

United States
Coordinates 38°58′13″N 74°55′14″W / 38.970405°N 74.920651°W / 38.970405; -74.920651Coordinates: 38°58′13″N 74°55′14″W / 38.970405°N 74.920651°W / 38.970405; -74.920651
District information
Grades PreK-6
Superintendent Jeff Samaniego
Business administrator John Hansen
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,189 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 137.9 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 23.1:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website http://lowertwpschools.com/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,92925$18,891-10.4%
1Budgetary Cost13,6111913,649-0.3%
2Classroom Instruction8,170198,366-2.3%
6Support Services2,259302,1614.5%
8Administrative Cost1,28491,467-12.5%
10Operations & Maintenance1,714381,55210.4%
16Median Teacher Salary55,8992557,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The Lower Township School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from Lower Township, in Cape May County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its four schools had an enrollment of 3,189 students and 137.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 23.1:1.[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.[3]

The Lower Township School District participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which allows non-resident students to attend the district's schools without cost to their parents, with tuition paid by the state. Seats in the program for non-resident students are specified by the district and are allocated by lottery.[4][5]

For seventh through twelfth grades, public school students attend the schools of the Lower Cape May Regional School District, which also serves students from Cape May City and West Cape May, along with students from Cape May Point who attend the district as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[6][7] Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are Richard M. Teitelman Middle School[9] (grades 7 and 8; 524 students) and Lower Cape May Regional High School[6] (9-12; 905).[10]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Maud Abrams School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[11]

Schools[edit]

Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[12]) are:[13]

  • David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School[14] (427 students; in grades PreK and K)
    • Nicholas Bailey, Principal[15]
  • Carl T. Mitnick School[16] (488; grades 1 and 2)
    • Christopher Shivers, Principal[15]
  • Maud T. Abrams School[17] (466; grades 3 and 4)
    • John King, Principal[15]
  • Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School[18] (466; grades 5 and 6)
    • Van Cathcart, Principal[15]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][19]

  • Jeff Samaniego, Superintendent
  • John Hansen, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Lower Township Elementary 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 December 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Interdistrict Public School Choice Program List of Operating Choice Districts: 2018-2019 School Year, New Jersey Department of Education, September 18, 2017. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  5. ^ Lower Township Elementary District Choice Program Profile, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  6. ^ 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."
  7. ^ Linehan, Mary. "Cape May makes new push to dissolve Lower Cape May Regional school district", The Gazette of Cape May, June 20, 2013. Accessed January 11, 2018. "The regional school district was formed in 1956 and now serves as a limited purpose regional school district educating students from Cape May, Cape May Point, West Cape May and Lower Township. Cape May Point students attend on a 'sending-receiving' basis."
  8. ^ School Data for the Lower Cape May Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Richard M. Teitelman Middle School, Lower Cape May Regional School District. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Lower Cape May Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor's Education Priorities Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  12. ^ School Data for the Lower Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Lower Township School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  14. ^ David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School, Lower Township School District. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  15. ^ a b c d e Staff, Lower Township School District. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  16. ^ Carl T. Mitnick School, Lower Township School District. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  17. ^ Maud T. Abrams School, Lower Township School District. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  18. ^ Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School, Lower Township School District. Accessed January 11, 2018.
  19. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Cape May County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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