River Dell Regional School District

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River Dell Regional School District
230 Woodland Avenue
River Edge, NJ 07661
District information
Grades 7-12
Superintendent Patrick Fletcher
Business administrator Thomas Bonfiglio
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,501 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 132.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.3:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.riverdell.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
7-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $19,735 16 $18,891 4.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,838 18 14,586 1.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,865 22 8,339 6.3%
6 Support Services 1,812 10 2,114 -14.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,929 41 1,561 23.6%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,531 7 1,798 -14.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 697 13 673 3.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 79,286 40 65,769
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 7-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The River Dell Regional School District is a regional school district serving students in seventh through twelfth grades from the Bergen County, New Jersey communities of Oradell and River Edge.[3][4]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,501 students and 132.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.[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.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 1997-98 school year, River Dell High School was recognized with the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[6]

The school was the 31st-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology.[7]

For the 2001-02 school year, River Dell Middle School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[8]

Schools[edit]

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

  • River Dell Regional Middle School[11] in River Edge (with 606 students in grades 7-8)
    • Richard Freedman, Principal[12]
    • Michael Giorgio, Assistant Principal[12]
  • River Dell Regional High School[13] in Oradell (with 1,067 students in grades 9-12)
    • Lorraine Brooks, Principal[12]
    • Jeffrey L. Principe, Assistant Principal[12]
    • Dr. Jennifer Chatmon, Assistant Principal[12]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[12][14][15]

  • Patrick J. Fletcher, Superintendent of Schools
  • Thomas L. Bonfiglio, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for River Dell Regional 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. ^ River Dell Regional High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 8, 2016. "River Dell Regional High School serves the northern New Jersey municipalities of Oradell and River Edge, which have a combined population of approximately 18,000."
  4. ^ Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In/Oradell, N.J.; Giving an Old Downtown a New Life", The New York Times, August 20, 2000. Accessed June 8, 2016. "IN seventh grade, Oradell youngsters enter the River Dell Regional School District, which is shared with neighboring River Edge. It comprises the 423-student River Dell Middle School in River Edge for grades seven and eight and the 823-student River Dell High School in Oradell."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed June 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 2001-02 school year for River Dell Middle School, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 13, 2006.
  9. ^ School Data for the River Dell Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the River Dell Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ River Dell Regional Middle School, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  12. ^ a b c d e f District Administration, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  13. ^ River Dell Regional High School, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  14. ^ Board of Education, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′22″N 74°02′12″W / 40.939398°N 74.036597°W / 40.939398; -74.036597