Oceanport School District

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Oceanport School District
Wolf Hill School
Oceanport, NJ 07757
District information
Grades Pre-K to [[eighth grade]|8]]
Superintendent Thomas G. Farrell
Business administrator Dr. Joan Saylor
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 629 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 56.1 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website www.oceanport.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,807 37 $18,891 -0.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,441 33 14,159 2.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,674 34 8,659 0.2%
6 Support Services 2,637 52 2,167 21.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,589 24 1,547 2.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,250 16 1,612 -22.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 283 61 104 172.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 59,445 31 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 Oceanport School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Oceanport, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. The district also includes students from Sea Bright, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 629 students and 56.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.2:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third-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.[4]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school that also serves students from the constituent districts of Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright and West Long Branch.[5][6] The high school is located in West Long Branch and is part of the Shore Regional High School District. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 630 students and 58.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.9:1.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2009-10 school year, Maple Place Middle School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10][11]

  • Wolf Hill Elementary School[12] with 340 students in pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade
    • Melanie Lipinski, Principal[13]
  • Maple Place Middle School[14] with 288 students in grades 5 - 8
    • Matthew Howell, Principal[15]

Administration[edit]

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

  • Thomas G. Farrell, Superintendent since April 2013[17]
  • Dr. Joan Saylor, Business Administrator / Board Secretary (shared with Shore Regional)[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Oceanport 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. ^ Letter to Sea Bright Borough School District, New Jersey Department of Education, dated June 30, 2009. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 2, 2014.
  5. ^ Shore Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Shore Regional High School, located in West Long Branch, Monmouth County New Jersey, is a comprehensive secondary school that proudly serves the communities of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright, and West Long Branch. The beautiful ten-acre campus is situated on the banks of Franklin Lake in the borough of West Long Branch."
  6. ^ Walter, Kenny. "SRHS $15.7M budget calls for flat tax levy; School taxes decrease for three of four sending towns", The Hub, April 4, 2013. Accessed November 2, 2014. "Three of the four sending districts that comprise the Shore Regional High School District — Oceanport, Monmouth Beach and West Long Branch — will pay less in taxes for the 2013-14 school year. Taxes will increase, however, for property owners in Sea Bright, which will pay a higher percentage of the regional school budget."
  7. ^ School data for Shore Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools: All Public and Private Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 29, 2009.
  9. ^ School data for the Oceanport School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ County School List N-R, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Oceanport School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Wolf Hill Elementary School, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  13. ^ Wolf Hill Elementary School Principal, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  14. ^ Maple Place Middle School, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  15. ^ Matthew Place Middle School Principal, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.
  18. ^ Business Administrator, Oceanport School District. Accessed January 28, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°18′46″N 74°01′04″W / 40.31273°N 74.017879°W / 40.31273; -74.017879