Oaklyn Public School District
|Oaklyn Public School District|
|136 Kendall Boulevard
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
|Superintendent||Dr. Scott Oswald|
|Business administrator||Beth Ann Coleman|
|Students and staff|
|Enrollment||483 (as of 2014-15)|
|District Factor Group||CD|
Oaklyn Public School District is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through ninth grade from Oaklyn, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Oaklyn is the only district in New Jersey that uses a Kindergarten through ninth grade format. The district consists of two separate schools within one building.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-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.
Students in tenth through twelfth grades from Oaklyn attend Collingswood High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 718 students and 63.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.
Oaklyn Public School had also served students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Hi-Nella, a non-operating school district. With Hi-Nella ending its sending/receiving relationship under a phase-out that would see all Hi-Nella students out of Oaklyn's school by 2016-17, the district saw overall enrollment decline from 469 in 2011-12 to 384 in 2014-15. The loss of Hi-Nella's students, and the tuition revenue that accounted for as much as 10% of Oaklyn's budget, have caused significant strain on the district's budget, which has seen a substantial decline in its fiscal balance.
- Oaklyn Public School, which educates students from kindergarten through ninth grades (469 students)
- Jennifer Boulden - Principal
- Dr. Scott Oswald, Superintendent
- Beth Ann Coleman, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
- District information for Oaklyn Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- Public Schools, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 30, 2017.
- Administration, Oaklyn Public School District. Accessed February 3, 2017.
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 17, 2014.
- Staff. "Collingswood High School", South Jersey magazine. Accessed November 17, 2014. "Collingswood High School serves about 850 students in grades nine through twelve from the Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne school districts."
- Giordano, Rita. "N.J. puts pressure on schools to share Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne are just three districts being pushed to combine services - or more.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11, 2009. Accessed November 17, 2014. "Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne, she said, are reasonable candidates for administrative sharing. Oaklyn Superintendent Tommy Stringer is due to retire in December, and Woodlynne has an interim superintendent, Walter Rudder. Collingswood Superintendent Scott Oswald is established and well-regarded. Oaklyn and Woodlynne students attend Collingswood High School."
- School data for Collingswood High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Oaklyn Public School 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 21, 2015. "In the middle of the Borough of Oaklyn, a town of about 4,000 residents, sits the Oaklyn Public School. Today, this historic school building that was constructed in 1926 serves 409 students in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. In addition to resident students, children residing in the Borough of Hi-Nella also attend this school."
- 13 Non-Operating School Districts Eliminated, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated July 1, 2009. Accessed December 26, 2009.
- Oaklyn Board of Education Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2015, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 5, 2017. "Oaklyn and our sending district Hi Nella have agreed to sever their send/receive relationship. As a result, 2014-15 saw another decrease in enrollment. Enrollments will continue to decline due to the loss of Hi Nella into 2016. In 16-17, there will no longer be any pupils from Hi Nella attending the Oaklyn Public School."
- Skoufalos, Matt. "Oaklyn School Searches for Answers Amid Budget Shortfall; Resolving the financial issues of the small district will require some creative problem-solving, says Superintendent Scott Oswald.", NJ Pen. Accessed February 5, 2017. "A longstanding receiving arrangement with the tiny borough of Hi-Nella, just six miles south, used to bring in as much as $800,000 to the Oaklyn district—about 10 percent of its annual budget, said Scott Oswald, joint superintendent of the Collingswood and Oaklyn school districts. But four years ago, Hi-Nella started pulling its students out of Oaklyn to send them to the neighboring Stratford school district. When they left, so did their tuition dollars."
- School Data for the Oaklyn Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
- New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
- Oaklyn Public School District
- Oaklyn Public School District's 2014–15 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- School Data for the Oaklyn Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics