Mountainside School District

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Mountainside School District
1497 Woodacres Drive
Mountainside, NJ 07092
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Dr. Nancy Lubarsky
Business administrator Eric Larson
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,091 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 61.3 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 17.8:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.mountainsideschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
%± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,200 12 $18,891 -19.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 10,688 4 14,159 -24.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 6,464 3 8,659 -25.3%
6 Support Services 1,658 17 2,167 -23.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,218 8 1,547 -21.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,240 15 1,612 -23.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 110 55 104 5.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 58,511 25 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 Mountainside School District is a community public school district, that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in the borough of Mountainside, in Union County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,091 students and 61.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.8:1.[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]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Berkeley Heights Public Schools.[4] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,045 students and 90.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1.[5] Students also have the choice to attend the programs of the Union County Vocational Technical Schools, which serve students from across Union County.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

  • Beechwood School[9] (grades PreK-2; 220 students)
  • Joy Blom, Principal
  • Deerfield School[10] (grades 3-8; 515 students)
    • Kimberley Richards, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[11][12]

  • Dr. Nancy Lubarsky, Chief School Administrator
  • Eric Larson, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Mountainside 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. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Berkeley Heights Public School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 20, 2017. " In addition to serving the public school students of Berkeley Heights, high school students from the neighboring Borough of Mountainside are educated at Governor Livingston High School."
  5. ^ School data for Governor Livingston High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Our District, Union County Vocational Technical Schools. Accessed May 20, 2013.
  7. ^ School Data for the Mountainside School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Mountainside School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  9. ^ Beechwood School, Mountainside School District. Accessed July 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Deerfield School, Mountainside School District. Accessed July 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Administration, Mountainside School District. Accessed July 20, 2017.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°40′21″N 74°22′13″W / 40.672543°N 74.370185°W / 40.672543; -74.370185