Mount Laurel Schools

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Mount Laurel Schools
Address
330 Moorestown-Mt. Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

United States
Coordinates 39°56′37″N 74°54′17″W / 39.943625°N 74.90468°W / 39.943625; -74.90468Coordinates: 39°56′37″N 74°54′17″W / 39.943625°N 74.90468°W / 39.943625; -74.90468
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent George J. Rafferty
Business administrator Robert F. Wachter Jr.
Schools 8
Students and staff
Enrollment 6,104 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 335.2 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 18.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.mtlaurelschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $17,331 44 $18,891 -8.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,684 38 14,159 -3.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,928 56 8,659 3.1%
6 Support Services 1,648 16 2,167 -24.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,361 22 1,547 -12.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,550 44 1,612 -3.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 59 15 104 -43.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 65,270 66 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Mount Laurel Schools is a public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Mount Laurel Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. Mount Laurel Township School District includes eight schools.

The grade configuration includes six schools serving kindergarten through fourth-grade students. Students are assigned on a geographic basis to one of the six K-4 schools; Countryside serves the township's northwest; Fleetwood, the northeast; Hillside covers the north central portion of the township; Larchmont, a piece of the eastern side; Parkway, covers the western portion; and Springville the southern tip.[3] All students move into the upper elementary level together for fifth and sixth-grade, and remain together for entrance to the middle school for grades 7 and 8.[4]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its eight schools had an enrollment of 6,104 students and 335.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 18.2:1.[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.[5]

Public school students from Mount Laurel in ninth through twelfth grades attend Lenape High School, located in Medford Township.[6][7] Lenape High School is part of the Lenape Regional High School District, a regional secondary school district in Burlington County that also serves the eight municipalities of Evesham Township, Medford Lakes, Medford Township, Shamong Township, Southampton Township, Tabernacle Township and Woodland Township at its four high schools.[8][9]

A major employer within the community, Mount Laurel School District has 420 certified staff members and an additional contingent of 320 support staff. The district's transportation department operates a tiered busing system that covers the municipality's 22 square miles (57 km2) four times each day. Mount Laurel Schools' maintenance and custodial staff maintains 669,928 square feet (62,238 m2) of educational space on a daily basis.

Awards and recognition[edit]

Fleetwood Elementary School was one of four schools in New Jersey recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, awarded by the United States Department of Education, for the 2005-06 school year.[10]

For the 1995-96 school year, Fleetwood School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[11]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics)[12] are:[13][14]

Elementary schools
  • Countryside Elementary School[15] (321 students; in grades PreK-4)
    • Lori Zataveski, Principal[16]
  • Fleetwood Elementary School[17] (391; K-4)
    • Michael Profico, Principal[16]
  • Hillside Elementary School[18] (321; K-4)
    • Dr. Briean Madden, Principal[16]
  • Larchmont Elementary School[19] (382; K-4)
    • George Jackson, Principal[16]
  • Parkway Elementary School[20] (386; K-4)
    • Donna Kinn, Principal[16]
  • Springville Elementary School[21] (461; K-4)
    • Dr. Gailen Mitchell, Principal [16]
Middle schools
  • Mount Laurel Hartford School[22] (986; 5-6)
    • Marques Stanard, Principal [16]
  • Thomas E. Harrington Middle School[23] (964; 7-8)
    • Keith Land, Principal[16]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[16][24]

  • George J. Rafferty, Superintendent
  • Robert F. Wachter Jr., Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Mount Laurel Township 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. ^ Map of Boundaries, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 30, 2017.
  4. ^ About Your Schools, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 30, 2019.
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Lenape High School 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 28, 2016. "Attendance Area: Mount Laurel. Lenape High School opened in 1958 on a 53-acre plot of land in Medford and, since that time, has undergone multiple renovations to accommodate the educational needs of the sprawling community of Mount Laurel."
  7. ^ Lenape High Scool School Sending Districts, Burlington County Library System, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2006. Accessed December 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Lenape Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2017. "The Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) serves the eight municipalities of Evesham, Medford, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland Townships and Medford Lakes Borough. Encompassing an area of 350 square miles the Lenape District is the largest school district in Burlington County."
  9. ^ Staff. "Regional School Districts", Burlington County Times, April 26, 2015. Accessed November 30, 2017. "Lenape Regional Serves: Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle, Woodland"
  10. ^ Schools selected as No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools in 2005, United States Department of Education. Accessed December 10, 2014.
  11. ^ Star School Award recipient detail, New Jersey Department of Education, Archived December 18, 2006. Accessed November 30, 2009.
  12. ^ School Data for the Mount Laurel Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  13. ^ Schools, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Mount Laurel Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  15. ^ Countryside Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  16. ^ a b c d e f g h i Contact Information, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 2, 2017.
  17. ^ Fleetwood Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  18. ^ Hillside Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  19. ^ Larchmont Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  20. ^ Parkway Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  21. ^ Springville Elementary School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  22. ^ Mount Laurel Hartford School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  23. ^ Thomas E. Harrington Middle School, Mount Laurel Schools. Accessed November 29, 2017.
  24. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Burlington County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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