Lower Township School District

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Lower Township School District
834 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
District information
Grades PreK-6
Superintendent Jeff Samaniego
Business administrator Frank Onorato
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,826 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 138.8 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.16:1
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website http://lowertwpschools.com/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,929 25 $18,891 -10.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,611 19 13,649 -0.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,170 19 8,366 -2.3%
6 Support Services 2,259 30 2,161 4.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,284 9 1,467 -12.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,714 38 1,552 10.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 55,899 25 57,437
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 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,826 students and 138.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.16:1.[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 district participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program.[4] Seats in the program for non-resident students are specified by the district and are allocated by lottery, with tuition paid for participating students by the New Jersey Department of Education.[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]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[12]) are:[13]

  • David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School[14] (PreK and K; 425 students)
    • Sherry Bosch - Principal[15]
  • Carl T. Mitnick School[16] (1 and 2; 451)
    • Chris Shivers, Principal[15]
  • Maud T. Abrams School[17] (3 and 4; 474)
    • John King, Principal[15]
  • Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School[18] (5 and 6; 476)
    • Van Cathcart, Principal[15]

Administration[edit]

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

  • Jeff Samaniego, Superintendent
  • Frank Onorato, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Lower Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 17, 2014.
  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: Approved Choice Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  5. ^ Interdistrict Public School Choice Program: Introduction Archived 2010-01-04 at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  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. "Maud T. Abrams School", The Cape May Gazette, June 20, 2013. Accessed December 17, 2014. "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 17, 2014.
  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 October 22, 2013.
  15. ^ a b c d e Student–Parent Handbook 2016-2017, Lower Township School District. Accessed July 16, 2017.
  16. ^ Carl T. Mitnick School, Lower Township School District. Accessed October 22, 2013.
  17. ^ Maud T. Abrams School, Lower Township School District. Accessed October 22, 2013.
  18. ^ Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School, Lower Township School District. Accessed October 22, 2013.
  19. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Cape May County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°58′13″N 74°55′14″W / 38.970405°N 74.920651°W / 38.970405; -74.920651