River Edge Elementary School District

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River Edge Elementary School District
410 Bogert Road
River Edge, NJ 07661
District information
Grades PreK-6
Superintendent Dr. Tova Ben Dov
Business administrator Joseph Bellino (interim)
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,388 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 84.7 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 16.4:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.riveredgeschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-6
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,076 7 $18,891 -20.2%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,915 15 13,649 -5.4%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,451 22 8,366 1.0%
6 Support Services 1,882 17 2,161 -12.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,492 24 1,467 1.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,081 4 1,552 -30.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 61,539 41 57,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The River Edge Elementary School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from River Edge, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,388 students and 84.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.4:1.[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.[3]

River Edge and neighboring Oradell share a combined public school district for seventh through twelfth grades, River Dell Regional School District which was established in 1958.[4][5] Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are River Dell Regional Middle School[7] in River Edge (with 606 students in grades 7-8) and River Dell Regional High School[8] in Oradell (with 1,067 students in grades 9-12).[9]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 1998-99 school year, Cherry Hill School received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[10]

Schools[edit]

River Edge has a preschool along with two primary schools, both of which serve students in first through sixth grade. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12]

  • New Bridge Center[13] PreK - K
    • Beth Rosen, Assistant Principal[14]
  • Cherry Hill School[15] (1-6; 747 students, previously PreK-6) which is on the south side of town.
    • Denise Heitman, Principal[16]
  • Roosevelt School[17] (1-6; 455 students) which is located on the north side of town.
    • Marisa N. Kossoy, Principal[18]

Curriculum review is an ongoing process in River Edge. Current educational research, the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, as well as national subject standards are used in the curriculum development. This process ensures that each curricular area is comprehensive and reflects current educational thought.

The district's per pupil comparable costs are below average while teachers salaries are above the statewide median cost.[1]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[19][20]

  • Dr. Tova Ben Dov, Superintendent of Schools
  • Joseph Bellino, Interim School Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e District information for River Edge 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. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ 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."
  6. ^ School Data for the River Dell Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  7. ^ River Dell Regional Middle School, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  8. ^ River Dell Regional High School, River Dell Regional School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the River Dell Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed April 4, 2011.
  11. ^ River Edge Elementary School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the River Edge Elementary School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ New Bridge Center, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  14. ^ New Bridge Center - Staff, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  15. ^ Cherry Hill School, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  16. ^ Cherry Hill School - Staff, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 20173.
  17. ^ Roosevelt School, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  18. ^ Roosevelt School - Staff, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  19. ^ Board of Education, River Edge Elementary School District. Accessed January 22, 2017.
  20. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°55′17″N 74°02′11″W / 40.921387°N 74.036438°W / 40.921387; -74.036438