Morris Plains Schools

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Morris Plains Schools
500 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Mark Maire
Business administrator Warren Ceurvels (interim)
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 627 (as of 2012-13)[1]
Faculty 55.2 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.36:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.morrisplainsschooldistrict.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,840 38 $18,891 -0.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,542 34 14,159 2.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,176 24 8,659 -5.6%
6 Support Services 2,415 39 2,167 11.4%
8 Administrative Cost 1,898 58 1,547 22.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,859 52 1,612 15.3%
13 Extracurricular Activities 177 47 104 70.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 57,874 23 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 Morris Plains Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that educates students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Morris Plains, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 627 students and 55.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.36:1.[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]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend Morristown High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Morris School District which also serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (for grades K-12).[4] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,678 students and 124.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.5:1.[5]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7]

  • Mountain Way School[8] for grades K-2 (204 students)
  • Morris Plains Borough School[9] for grades 3-8 (410 students)

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[10][11]

  • Mark Maire, Superintendent of Schools
  • Warren Ceurvels, Interim Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Morris Plains School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  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 February 3, 2015.
  4. ^ Morristown High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 30, 2016. "Comprised of 1,781 ethnically diverse students speaking more than 20 different languages, the educational program serves the students entrusted to the school by its communities: Morristown, Morris Township and Morris Plains."
  5. ^ School data for Morristown High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ School Data for the Morris Plains Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Morris Plains Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Mountain Way School, Morris Plains Schools. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  9. ^ Morris Plains Borough School, Morris Plains Schools. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  10. ^ District Administration, Morris Plains Schools. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°49′32″N 74°28′49″W / 40.82556°N 74.480366°W / 40.82556; -74.480366