Margate City Schools

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Margate City Schools
8103 Winchester Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Dr. Theresa DeFranco
Business administrator Susan Palaia
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 492 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 48.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 10.25:1
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website www.margateschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $26,060 64 $18,891 37.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 20,497 64 14,159 44.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 11,774 64 8,659 36.0%
6 Support Services 3,631 62 2,167 67.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,841 52 1,547 19.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,954 64 1,612 83.3%
13 Extracurricular Activities 135 35 104 29.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 86,541 63 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Margate City Schools are a community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Margate City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. Students from Longport Borough, a non-operating school district, jointly attend the district's schools.[3][4]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 492 students and 48.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.25:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-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.[5]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Margate and Longport attend Atlantic City High School in Atlantic City, which also serves students from Brigantine and Ventnor City who attend the school as part of sending/receiving relationships.[6] As of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,005 students and 196.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9]

Elementary school
  • William H. Ross III Elementary School[10] (grades K-4; 249 students)
    • Michelle C. Ray, Principal[11]
Middle school
  • Eugene A. Tighe Middle School[12] (grades 5-8; 243 students)
    • Audrey Becker, Principal[11]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[11][13]

  • Dr. Theresa DeFranco, Superintendent of Schools
  • Susan E. Palaia, Board Secretary and School Business Administrator

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Margate School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ About Margate and the School District, Margate City School District, Accessed May 23, 2011. "The City of Margate School District is a Type I District providing a full range of educational services appropriate to grade levels K through 8 in the City of Margate and the adjoining Borough of Longport, including special education for handicapped youngsters."
  4. ^ 13 Non-Operating School Districts Eliminated, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated July 1, 2009. Accessed December 25, 2009.
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Atlantic City Public School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 5, 2016. "Our Pre-K through 8th grade schools serve Atlantic City, while our high school serves the students of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate and Longport."
  7. ^ School Data for Atlantic City High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 5, 2016.
  8. ^ School Data for the Margate City Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Margate City Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  10. ^ William H. Ross III Elementary School, Margate City Schools. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c Board and District Administration and Staff, Margate School District. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  12. ^ Eugene A. Tighe Middle School, Margate City Schools. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 19, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°19′52″N 74°30′08″W / 39.331126°N 74.5021°W / 39.331126; -74.5021