Princeton Public Schools

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Princeton Public Schools
Princeton Public Schools Logo.jpg
Address
25 Valley Road
Princeton, NJ 08540

United States
Coordinates 40°21′41″N 74°39′49″W / 40.361361°N 74.663579°W / 40.361361; -74.663579Coordinates: 40°21′41″N 74°39′49″W / 40.361361°N 74.663579°W / 40.361361; -74.663579
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Steve Cochrane
Business administrator Stephanie Kennedy
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,347 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 296.9 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.27:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.princetonk12.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $23,803 66 $18,891 26.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 18,688 65 14,783 26.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 11,304 67 8,763 29.0%
6 Support Services 3,340 63 2,392 39.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,629 49 1,485 9.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,920 56 1,783 7.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 448 48 268 67.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 76,671 66 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

Princeton Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Students from Cranbury Township attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3] The district administration building is at 25 Valley Road in Princeton.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 3,347 students and 296.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.27:1.[1]

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

Residents of Princeton University's housing complexes for graduate students with families, Butler Apartments,[5] Lawrence Apartments,[6] and Stanworth Apartments,[7] are zoned to the district.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Littlebrook Elementary School was one of nine public schools recognized in 2017 as Blue Ribbon Schools by the United States Department of Education.[9]

In 2000-01, the district was recognized by the New Jersey Department of Education with the Best Practices award for its Jefferson Debates Citizenship / Character Education program for students in Grades 6-8.[10]

Schools[edit]

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

Elementary Schools
  • Community Park Elementary School[13] (grades K-5; 305 students)
    • Dineen Gruchacz, Principal
  • Johnson Park Elementary School[14] (PreK-5; 351)
    • Dr. Robert Ginsberg, Principal
  • Littlebrook Elementary School[15] (PreK-5; 342)
    • Anna Kosek, Principal
  • Riverside Elementary School[16] (PreK-5; 255)
    • Paul Chapin, Interim Principal
Middle School
High School

Former schools[edit]

  • Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children, educated the African-American students of Princeton from 1858 until desegregation in 1948.
  • Valley Road School educated children in Princeton Township from 1918 until 1980 when it was converted to offices. It was the first school constructed in the former Princeton Township by the regional district and became the district's first integrated elementary school in 1948.[19]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[20][21]

  • Steve Cochrane, Superintendent
  • Stephanie Kennedy, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Princeton School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Princeton Public Schools 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 2, 2017. "As we strive to serve the more than 3700 students from the Princeton and Cranbury communities, we do so knowing that our work with them in the classroom, on the athletic field, and on the stage matters deeply to each one and to the larger society into which they will graduate."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2005.
  5. ^ Campus Map Butler Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  6. ^ Campus Map Lawrence Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Campus Map Stanworth Apartments, Princeton University. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  8. ^ Residency Manual." (Archive) Princeton Public Schools. Accessed February 10, 2012.
  9. ^ "Nine New Jersey Public Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education", New Jersey Department of Education, September 28, 2017. Accessed October 18, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey Best Practices Award recipient 2000-01, accessed December 6, 2007
  11. ^ School Data for the Princeton Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Princeton Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Community Park Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  14. ^ Johnson Park Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  15. ^ Littlebrook Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  16. ^ Riverside Elementary School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  17. ^ Witherspoon Middle School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  18. ^ Princeton High School, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  19. ^ Valley Road School, Preservation New Jersey. Accessed November 25, 2015. "When it opened in 1918, the school became the first regional school in Princeton Township, and in 1948 it became the first integrated elementary school in Princeton (the high school had been integrated since 1915)."
  20. ^ Key District Personnel, Princeton Public Schools. Accessed August 29, 2014.
  21. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Mercer County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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