Rockaway Township Public Schools

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Rockaway Township Public Schools
Type and location
Grades K-8
Address 16 School Road
Hibernia, NJ 07842
District information
Superintendent Dr. Deborah J. Grefe
Business administrator Donnamarie Palmiere
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,426 (as of 2012-13)[1]
Faculty 226.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 10.73:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.rocktwp.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $19,907 75 $18,891 5.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 17,159 81 14,159 21.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,883 78 8,659 14.1%
6 Support Services 3,109 81 2,167 43.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,931 77 1,547 24.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,219 82 1,612 37.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 11 3 104 -89.4%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,487 59 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Rockaway Township Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in Kindergarten through eighth grade in Rockaway Township, in Morris County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2012-13 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,426 students and 226.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.731.[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]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend either Morris Hills High School (those living in the White Meadow Lake section and other southern portions of the township) or Morris Knolls High School (the remainder of the township). Morris Hills (located in Rockaway Borough, with 1,139 students as of 2012-13) also serves students from Wharton and some from Rockaway Borough (those mostly north of Route 46); Morris Knolls (located in Denville, with 1,644 students) serves all students from Denville and portions of Rockaway Borough (those mostly south of Route 46).[4][5] The The Academy for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering, a magnet high school program that is part of the Morris County Vocational School District is jointly operated on the Morris Hills campus.[6] The two high schools are part of the Morris Hills Regional High School District.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2012-13 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9][10]

Elementary schools (K-5)
  • Birchwood Elementary School[11] (294 students)
    • Sylvia Ziegler, Principal
  • Catherine A. Dwyer Elementary School[12] (309)
    • Michael McGovern, Principal
  • Katherine D. Malone Elementary School[13] (256)
    • Michael Pagano, Principal
  • Dennis B. O'Brien Elementary School[14] (299)
    • Craig Wilson, Principal
  • Stony Brook Elementary School[15] (363)
    • Dr. Margaret McCluskey, Principal
Middle school (6-8)
  • Copeland Middle School[16] (905)
    • F. Scott Allshouse, Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[17][18]

  • Dr. Deborah J. Grefe, Superintendent
  • Donnamarie Palmiere, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Rockaway Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  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 March 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Program of Studies 2013-2014 - About Our School District, Morris Hills Regional District. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  5. ^ School Data for the Morris Hills Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 6, 2015
  6. ^ Home page, Morris Hils High School. Accessed March 6, 2015. "Morris Hills is home to the Academy of Mathematics, Science and Engineering, a partnership with Morris County School of Technology."
  7. ^ Morris Hills Regional High School District 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 6, 2015. "Our schools’ success is directly attributed to the support we receive from the residents of Denville, Rockaway Borough, Rockaway Township and Wharton – people who care about their children and who value education."
  8. ^ School Data for the Rockaway Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  9. ^ Schools, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Rockaway Township Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  11. ^ Birchwood Elementary School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 20153.
  12. ^ Catherine A. Dwyer Elementary School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  13. ^ Katherine D. Malone Elementary School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  14. ^ Dennis B. O'Brien Elementary School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  15. ^ Stony Brook Elementary School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  16. ^ Copeland Middle School, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  17. ^ Central Office Staff Directory, Rockaway Township Public Schools. Accessed March 6, 2015.
  18. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Morris County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 6, 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°56′37″N 74°29′36″W / 40.943649°N 74.493347°W / 40.943649; -74.493347