Paterson Public Schools

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Paterson Public Schools
90 Delaware Avenue
Paterson, NJ 07501
District information
Grades pre-K to 12
Superintendent Dr. Donnie W. Evans (state appointed)
Business administrator Richard J. Kilpatrick
Schools 48
Affiliation(s) Former Abbott district
Students and staff
Enrollment 28,139 (as of 2014-15)
Faculty 1,845.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.21:1
Other information
District Factor Group A
Website www.paterson.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,454 78 $18,891 8.3%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,323 83 14,783 10.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,993 64 8,763 2.6%
6 Support Services 3,565 98 2,392 49.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,576 71 1,485 6.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,070 87 1,783 16.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 54 1 268 -79.9%
16 Median Teacher Salary 54,182 6 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[1]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Paterson Public Schools (PPS) is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Paterson, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[2] 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.[3]

As of the 2011–12 school year, the district's 48 schools had an enrollment of 24,365 students and 1,845.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.21:1.[4] As of October 2014, the district had an estimated enrollment of 28,139 students. For the 2014-15 school year, the district anticipated a budget with total expenditures of $591 million and per pupil spending of $16,696.[5]

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]

Among the 594 students who took the SAT in 2013, the mean combined score was 1120 and there were 19 students (3.2% of those taking the exam) who achieved the combined score of 1550 that the College Board considers an indicator of college readiness, a decline from the 26 students (4.3%) who achieved the standard the previous year.[7][8]

District enrollment in Paterson surged at the start of the 2015-16 school year, creating a public school enrollment of 700 students higher than expected and putting the school district in a situation of needing to hire teachers rapidly not long after the district had laid off 300 positions.[9]

State intervention[edit]

The district is one of three districts in New Jersey (along with Newark Public Schools and Jersey City Public Schools) under "state intervention", which authorizes the Commissioner of Education to intervene in governance of a local public school district (and to intervene in the areas of instruction and program, operations, personnel, and fiscal management) if the Commissioner has determined that a school district failed or was unable to take corrective actions necessary to establish a thorough and efficient system of education.[10]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12][13][14]

Elementary schools
  • School 1[15] (PreK-5; 280)
  • School 2[16] (K-8; 606)
  • School 3[17] (K-8; 466)
  • Rev. Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School of Science and Technology #4[18] (1-8; 569)
  • School 5[19] (K-6; 1,424)
  • School 6[20] (PreK-8; 411)
  • School 7[21] (5-8; 251)
  • School 8[22] (K-8; 519)
  • Charles J. Riley, School 9[23] (K-8; 1,295)
  • School 10[24] (K-8; 499)
  • Newcomers Program, School 11[25] (4-8; NA)
  • School 12[26] (K-8; 519)
  • School 13[27] (K-8; 588)
  • School 14[28] (K-4; 238)
  • School 15[29] (PreK-5; 715)
  • School 18[30] (PreK/1-8; 1,212)
  • School 19[31] (K-4; 351)
  • School 20[32] (K-8; 479)
  • School 21[33] (PreK-8; 705)
  • School 24[34] (PreK-8; 813)
  • School 25[35] (K-8; 656)
  • School 26[36] (K-8; 577)
  • School 27[37] (K-7; 863)
  • School 28[38] (PreK-2; 474)
  • School 29[39] (K-4; 324)
  • Dale Avenue School[40] (PreK-2; 322)
  • Early Learning Center[41] (K; NA)
  • Edward W. Kilpatrick School[42] (PreK-4; 437)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex[43] (K-8; 831)
  • New Roberto Clemente School[44] (6-8; 799)
  • Norman S. Weir School[45] (K-8; 265)
  • Roberto Clemente School[46] (K-4; 349)
  • St. Mary's Early Learning Center (PreK; NA)
  • Alternative Middle School (6-8; NA)
  • Madison Early Learning Center (PreK; NA)
Elementary academies
  • Alexander Hamilton Academy (K-8; NA)
  • Don Bosco Academy[47] (6-8; 999)
  • Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented[48] (2-8; NA)
  • Urban Leadership Academy (K-4; 149)
High schools

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[67][68]

  • Dr. Donnie W. Evans, State District Superintendent of Schools
  • Richard J. Kilpatrick, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine announced in March 2009 that he was recommending the appointment of Evans as the district's superintendent, with the State Board of Education ratifying the nomination of Evans by Lucille Davy, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education.[69]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  2. ^ Abbott School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 15, 2016.
  3. ^ About SDA, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed July 21, 2016. "The legislation allocates $2.9 billion for 31 special-needs districts, known as SDA Districts. The SDA manages and funds 100 percent of eligible project costs in the former Abbott districts.... Also due to the 2007 legislation, the SDA developed regulations that will allow for delegating the management of projects to SDA Districts (formerly known as Abbott Districts), as authorized by the legislation of August 2007."
  4. ^ District information for Paterson School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  5. ^ 2014-15 User Friendly Budget Summary, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed December 2, 2014.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  7. ^ Malinconico, Joe. "Latest SAT results: Number of Paterson 'college-ready' students drops to 19", Paterson Press, October 14, 2014. Accessed December 11, 2014. "A report released by the school district last week showed 19 of the 594 Paterson students who took the SATs this year had scores that met the 'college-ready' criteria established by the College Board, which conducts the standardized tests."
  8. ^ Laine, Tamara. "Chasing College Ready", WWOR-TV, December 1, 2014. Accessed December 1, 2014. "In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT's are considered college ready. This means that they scored at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the standardized test, and this number is truly shocking considering how large the school district is."
  9. ^ Malinconico, Joe. "Months after layoffs, unexpected enrollment puts Paterson school district in hiring scramble", The Record (Bergen County), September 17, 2015. Accessed September 17, 2015. "Just months after imposing more than 300 layoffs, the city school district is scrambling to hire dozens of extra teachers to handle an unexpected enrollment increase of about 700 students.... But far more immigrants have moved into Paterson than were expected, the superintendent said."
  10. ^ Governance and Urban School Improvement: Lessons for New Jersey From Nine Cities, pp. 65-68, Institute on Education Law and Policy, Rutgers–Newark, October 2010. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  11. ^ School Data for the Paterson Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 10, 2014. Note that changes in school structure and creation of new programs and academies means that some new schools may not have enrollment data available or have data for a previous grade structure.
  12. ^ School List, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Paterson Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  14. ^ Passaic County 2014-15 Public School Directory, Passaic County, New Jersey. Accessed January 27, 2015.
  15. ^ School 1, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  16. ^ School 2, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  17. ^ School 3, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  18. ^ Rev. Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School of Science and Technology #4, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  19. ^ School 5, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  20. ^ School 6, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  21. ^ School 7, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  22. ^ School 8, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  23. ^ Charles J. Riley, School 9, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  24. ^ School 10, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  25. ^ Newcomers Program, School 11, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  26. ^ School 12, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  27. ^ School 13, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  28. ^ School 14, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  29. ^ School 15, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  30. ^ School 18, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  31. ^ School 19, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  32. ^ School 20, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  33. ^ School 21, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  34. ^ School 24, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  35. ^ School 25, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  36. ^ School 26, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  37. ^ School 27, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  38. ^ School 28, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  39. ^ School 29, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  40. ^ Dale Avenue, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  41. ^ Early Learning Center, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  42. ^ Edward W. Kilpatrick School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  43. ^ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  44. ^ New Roberto Clemente School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  45. ^ Norman S. Weir School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  46. ^ Roberto Clemente School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  47. ^ Don Bosco Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  48. ^ Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  49. ^ Eastside High School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  50. ^ School of Information Technology @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  51. ^ School of Government & Public Administration @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  52. ^ School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  53. ^ International High School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  54. ^ John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  55. ^ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  56. ^ School of Architecture and Construction Trades @ JFK (ACT), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  57. ^ School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance @ JFK (BTMF), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  58. ^ School of Education and Training @ JFK (SET), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  59. ^ Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  60. ^ Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  61. ^ Academy of Health Science (HARP), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  62. ^ Students Transitioning and Achieving Real Success (STARS), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  63. ^ Great Falls Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  64. ^ Paterson Adult & Continuing Education (PACE), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  65. ^ Silk City Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  66. ^ YES Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  67. ^ District Administration, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  68. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Passaic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  69. ^ GOVERNOR CORZINE ANNOUNCES NEW PATERSON SUPERINTENDENT, Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine, press release dated March 31, 2009. Accessed January 27, 2015. "During a visit to PANTHER Academy, Governor Jon S. Corzine today announced the recommendation of Dr. Donnie W. Evans as Paterson's new Superintendent of Schools.... Education Commissioner Lucille Davy will formally propose Dr. Evan's appointment to the State Board of Education. At that time, the State Board of Education will cast a vote to make the Evans appointment official."

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