Mullica Township Schools

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Mullica Township Schools
500 Elwood Road
Elwood, NJ 08217
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Mr. Andrew Weber
Business administrator Karen Gfroehrer
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 757 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 55.7 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.6:1
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website www.mullica.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,689 17 $18,891 -11.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,397 14 14,159 -12.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,119 23 8,659 -6.2%
6 Support Services 1,488 7 2,167 -31.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,417 15 1,547 -8.4%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,319 18 1,612 -18.2%
13 Extracurricular Activities 32 4 104 -69.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 62,785 38 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 Mullica Township Schools is a community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade from Mullica Township, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2013-14 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 757 students and 55.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.6:1.[1]

The Mullica Township Board of Education voted in November 2009 to close the Hilda E. Frame School, which had served pre-kindergarten students. The reasons cited included declining enrollment which allowed the students which were at Frame to attend the regular elementary school facility.[3]

Since the 2007-08 school year, as part of an agreement with the Washington Township School District, Green Bank Elementary School receives additional teaching support from the Mullica district and shares its superintendent and business administrator. Starting in the 2010-11 school year, Washington Township students in grades six through eight attend Mullica Township Middle School.[4][5]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second-lowest 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.[6]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Cedar Creek High School, which is located in the northern section of Egg Harbor City and opened to students in September 2010.[7] The school is one of three high schools operated as part of the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, which also includes the constituent municipalities of Egg Harbor City, Galloway Township and Hamilton Township, and participates in sending/receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township (Burlington County).[8] Cedar Creek High School is zoned to serve students from Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township, Port Republic and Washington Township, while students in portions of Galloway and Hamilton townships have the opportunity to attend Cedar Creek through the school of choice program or through attendance in magnet programs offered at Cedar Creek.[9][10]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2013-14 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics.[11]) are:[12]

Elementary school
  • Mullica Township Elementary School[13] with 437 students in grades pre-K - 4
    • Thomas McGlauglin, Vice-Principal[14]
Middle school
  • Mullica Township Middle School[15] with 320 students in grades 5 - 8
    • Matthew Mazzoni, Principal[14]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][16]

  • Mr. Andrew Weber - Superintendent of Schools
  • Karen Gfroehrer - Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Mullica Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 13, 2016.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Mullica Township School Newsletter, February 2010. Accessed February 24, 2011.
  4. ^ Procida, Lee. "Washington Township's Green Bank Elementary School fights to survive funding cut", The Press of Atlantic City, November 20, 2010. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Washington Township currently shares its superintendent, Brenda Harring-Marro, as well as several teachers and staff, with Mullica. This year, the 23 students from sixth, seventh and eighth grades started going to Mullica’s middle school, six miles south across the Mullica River."
  5. ^ Shared Services, Mullica Township School District. Accessed July 10, 2011. "Mullica Township School District has had a Shared Service Agreement with Washington Twp. (Green Bank) School District since the 2007-2008 school year. Currently, the Mullica Township provides Washington Township. with Administrative, Child Study Support, Technology, and Custodial Support Services. This year (2010-2011) we have embarked on a new level of shared services in that the sixth thru eighth (6-8) grade students from Green Bank attend Mullica's middle school."
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  7. ^ Cedar Creek High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2014. "Cedar Creek High School opened its doors for the first time September 7, 2010 with only 9th and 10th grade students. For the 2011/2012 school year, we grew to include grades 9 through 11. Serving students from six communities within the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, Cedar Creek graduated its first class at the conclusion of the 2012/2013 school year."
  8. ^ Greater Egg Harbor Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 5, 2016. "The Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District serves the communities of Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Egg Harbor City, Mullica Township and participates in receiving relationships with Port Republic and Washington Township. The geographic area of the district is the largest in the state, covering 324 square miles. The student body of each of the district's three comprehensive high schools, Absegami High School, Cedar Creek High School, and Oakcrest High School, reflects the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity of this geographic area."
  9. ^ Student Population, Cedar Creek High School. Accessed November 30, 2014. "We will serve as the high school for the communities of Mullica Township, Egg Harbor City, Port Republic, and the Green Bank area of Washington Township. Students from specific geographic areas of Galloway and Hamilton Townships (School of Choice Program) and the entirety of Galloway and Hamilton Townships through the Magnet Programs (Engineering and Environmental Sciences) will have the option of attending CCHS."
  10. ^ Policy 5120 Assignment of Pupils, Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District. Accessed November 30, 2014. "Pupils shall attend the school located in the attendance area of their residence. The attendance areas for the Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District shall be as follows: 1. Pupils who reside in Egg Harbor City shall attend Cedar Creek High School. 2. Pupils who reside in Galloway Township shall attend Absegami High School. 3. Pupils who reside in Hamilton Township shall attend Oakcrest High School 4. Pupils who reside in Mullica Township shall attend Cedar Creek High School 5. Pupils who reside in Port Republic and Washington Township shall attend Cedar Creek High School."
  11. ^ School Data for the Mullica Township Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 13, 2016.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Mullica Township Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  13. ^ Mullica Township Elementary School, Mullica Township Schools. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  14. ^ a b c District Administrators, Mullica Township Schools. Accessed January 13, 2016.
  15. ^ Mullica Township Middle School, Mullica Township Schools. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2014.

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