Madison Public Schools

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Madison Public Schools
359 Woodland Road
Madison, NJ 07940
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. Michael A. Rossi, Jr.
Business administrator Gary S. Lane
Schools 5
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,408 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 182.3 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.21:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.madisonpublicschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,612 44 $18,891 -1.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,752 37 14,783 -7.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,816 23 8,763 -10.8%
6 Support Services 2,511 56 2,392 5.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,478 29 1,485 -0.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,408 19 1,783 -21.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 537 61 268 100.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,235 34 64,043
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

The Madison Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Madison, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 2,408 students and 182.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.21:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-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]

The district's high school also serves the residents of the neighboring community of Harding Township, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[4]

Average K-12 class sizes range from 19-22 students. 70% of faculty members possess advanced degrees, and all faculty members fulfilled the Highly Qualified Teacher standards established by the federal No Child Left Behind legislation. 90% of Madison High graduates annually attend institutions of higher learning. Madison High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.[5]

Curriculum[edit]

The district provides a comprehensive K-12 curriculum of study in language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese), music, visual and performing arts, computer sciences, health and physical education. Educationally disabled students are provided with a full continuum of educational supports. Madison High School provides students with the opportunity to participate in 18 Advanced Placement Program courses. The school's partnered with the Borough of Madison on the community-wide Rosenet computer network and K-12 students have extensive access to computer technology.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

The Madison School District offers a comprehensive extracurricular program. Madison High School features 45 boys and girls athletic teams spanning 18 sports. Competing in the Suburban Division of the Northern Hills Conference, Madison High School teams have earned an ample array of conference, county, and state titles. Music students participate in orchestra, band and chorus beginning in elementary school, and numerous Madison High School music students are chosen annually to participate in regional and state select performing groups. The schools also partner with the Madison-based New Jersey Playwrights Theater to provide playwriting and drama experiences to our students.

Schools[edit]

Madison Junior

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7][8]

Elementary schools
  • Central Avenue School[9] (K-5, 484 students)
    • Thomas Liss - Principal[7]
  • Kings Road School[10] (K-5, 277)
    • Kathleen Koop - Principal[7]
  • Torey J. Sabatini School[11] (K-5, 301)
    • Michael Post - Principal[7]
Middle school
  • Madison Junior School[12] (6-8, 546)
    • Nicole Sherrin - Principal[7]
    • David Coster - Assistant Principal[7]
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][15]

  • Dr. Michael A. Rossi, Jr. - Superintendent[16]
  • Gary S. Lane - Business Administrator / Board Secretary[17]

Noted alumni[edit]

Notable district alumni include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Madison School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 19, 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 October 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Madison High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Madison High School also enjoys the benefits of our sending-receiving relationship with Harding Township, a nearby K-8 school district. Students from Harding and Madison become a cohesive class in their four years together."
  5. ^ School District Profile, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  6. ^ School Data for the Madison Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Schools, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Madison Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  9. ^ Central Avenue School, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  10. ^ Kings Road School, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  11. ^ Torey J. Sabatini School, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  12. ^ Madison Junior School, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  13. ^ Madison High School, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  14. ^ Contact Information, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  16. ^ Superintendent's Corner, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  17. ^ Business Office Employees, Madison Public Schools. Accessed October 19, 2014.
  18. ^ "They Got Game: Today they're all stars. But in school, they were all-stars (well, some at least). Celebrities tell us which sports they played--and whether or not they made the cut.", In Style, May 1, 2004. "JANEANE GAROFALO - I played field hockey for Madison High School in New Jersey. I wasn't good, but I didn't mind the uniforms--they were like gym bloomers with skirts."
  19. ^ Minutes of Madison Borough Council meeting, held January 5, 1999.

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