Ocean Gate School District

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Ocean Gate School District
Address
126 West Arverne Avenue
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 39°55′27″N 74°08′38″W / 39.924064°N 74.143858°W / 39.924064; -74.143858
District information
GradesPreK-6
SuperintendentMelanie Patterson
Business administratorJohn Failla
Schools1
Students and staff
Enrollment142 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty15.4 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio9.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupB
Websitewww.oceangateschool.net
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$18,71836$18,891−0.9%
1Budgetary Cost16,5894813,64921.5%
2Classroom Instruction10,600538,36626.7%
6Support Services2,342322,1618.4%
8Administrative Cost1,763391,46720.2%
10Operations & Maintenance1,615341,5524.1%
13Extracurricular Activities251739−35.9%
16Median Teacher Salary49,120657,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

Ocean Gate School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from Ocean Gate in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising one school, had an enrollment of 142 students and 15.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.2:1.[1] In the 2016–17 school year, Ocean Gate was tied as having the 26th smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 149 students.[4]

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.[5]

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Central Regional School District, which serves students from Ocean Gate and from the municipalities of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Seaside Heights and Seaside Park.[6] Schools in the high school district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are Central Regional Middle School[8] with 769 students in grades 7–8 and Central Regional High School[9] with 1,483 students in grades 9–12.[10][11] The high school district's board of education consists of nine members, who are directly elected by the residents of the constituent municipalities to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year.[12] Ocean Gate is allocated one of the board's nine seats.[13]

Schools[edit]

  • Ocean Gate Elementary School had an enrollment of 142 students in grades PreK-6 as of the 2018–19 school year.[14]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Melanie Patterson, Superintendent
  • John Failla, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, with five members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election.[15][17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Ocean Gate School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Public Schools Directory 2019-2020; Living and Learning in Ocean County, Ocean County, New Jersey. Accessed May 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Guion, Payton. "These 43 N.J. school districts have fewer than 200 students", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 2017. Accessed January 30, 2020. "Based on data from the state Department of Education from the last school year and the Census Bureau, NJ Advance Media made a list of the smallest of the small school districts in the state, excluding charter schools and specialty institutions.... 26. Ocean Gate Borough (tie); Enrollment: 149; Grades: Pre-K-6; County: Ocean; Town population: 2,011"
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 2, 2014.
  6. ^ Central Regional School District 2016 School Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 14, 2017. "The Central Regional School District is located in the Bayville section of Berkeley Township and draws from the constituent districts of Berkeley Township, Island Heights, Ocean Gate, Seaside Heights, and Seaside Park."
  7. ^ School Data for the Central Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  8. ^ Central Regional Middle School, Central Regional School District. Accessed January 21, 2020.
  9. ^ Central Regional High School, Central Regional School District. Accessed January 21, 2020.
  10. ^ Our Schools, Central Regional School District. Accessed January 21, 2020.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Central Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Central Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education, June 30, 2019. Accessed May 21, 2020. "The School District is a Type II district located in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey. As a Type II district, the School District functions independently through a Board of Education. The Board is comprised of nine members appointed to three-year terms. These terms are staggered so that three members’ terms expire each year."
  13. ^ Board Members, Central Regional School District. Accessed May 21, 2020.
  14. ^ School Data for the Ocean Gate Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  15. ^ a b Ocean Gate Board of Education, Ocean Gate School District. Accessed May 21, 2020. "Our five member Board of Education is an elected body comprised of residents of Ocean Gate. As Board members, they establish policies and oversight for the Ocean Gate School District. Board members fulfill three-year terms and serve the residents and children of Ocean Gate without pay."
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Ocean County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Ocean Gate School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed May 21, 2020. "The School District is a Type II district located in the County of Ocean, State of New Jersey. As a Type II district, the School District functions independently through a Board of Education. The Board is comprised of five members appointed to three-year terms. These terms are staggered so that three members’ terms expire each year. The District provides a full range of educational services appropriate to grades levels Preschool through 6th grade."

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