Orange Board of Education

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Orange Board of Education
451 Lincoln Avenue
Orange, NJ 07050
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Ronald Lee
Business administrator Adekunle O. James
Schools 11
Affiliation(s) Former Abbott district
Students and staff
Enrollment 4,618 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 436.5 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 10.58:1
Other information
District Factor Group A
Website www.orange.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,821 84 $18,891 10.2%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,573 86 14,783 12.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,659 85 8,763 10.2%
6 Support Services 2,998 90 2,392 25.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,892 101 1,485 27.4%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,714 58 1,783 -3.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 239 49 268 -10.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 54,617 7 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103
Cleveland Street school

Orange Board of Education is a comprehensive community public school district that is headquartered in the city of Orange, New Jersey, United States, and serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 4,618 students and 436.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.58:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the 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]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9][10]

Preschool
  • Orange Early Childhood Center[11]
Elementary schools
  • Central School (defunct, had 249 students in grades K-2)
  • Cleveland Street School[12] (296; K-7)
  • Forest Street School[13] (356; PreK-7)
  • Heywood Avenue School[14] (422; PreK-7)
  • Lincoln Avenue School[15] (599; K-7)
  • Oakwood Avenue School[16] (274; PreK-7)
  • Park Avenue School[17] (437; K-7)
  • Rosa Parks School[18] (618; 2-7, formerly Main Street School)
Middle school
  • Orange Preparatory Academy[19] for grades 8-9 (571, formerly Orange Middle School)
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[22]

  • Ronald D. Lee, Superintendent[23]
  • Adekunle O. James, Board Secretary / School Business Administrator[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Orange School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 15, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state's new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
  5. ^ SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 15, 2012.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  7. ^ School Data for the Orange Board of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  8. ^ Our Schools, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  9. ^ School Principals, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Orange Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  11. ^ Orange Early Childhood Center, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  12. ^ Cleveland Street School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  13. ^ Forest Street School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  14. ^ Heywood Avenue School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  15. ^ Lincoln Avenue School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  16. ^ Oakwood Avenue School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  17. ^ Park Avenue School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  18. ^ Rosa Parks School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  19. ^ Orange Preparatory Academy, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  20. ^ Orange High School, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  21. ^ Career and Innovation Academy of Orange, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  22. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Essex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 23, 2015.
  23. ^ Superintendent, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.
  24. ^ Business Office, Orange Board of Education. Accessed August 21, 2014.

External links[edit]

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