Somerdale School District

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Somerdale School District
Park School
Somerdale, NJ 08083
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Dr. Dennis Vespe
Business administrator Melissa Engelhardt
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 741 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 46.7 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 15.9:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website http://www.somerdale-park.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,472 6 $18,891 -18.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,326 13 14,159 -12.9%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,229 25 8,659 -5.0%
6 Support Services 1,532 11 2,167 -29.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,392 10 1,547 -10.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,100 9 1,612 -31.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 72 17 104 -30.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 53,394 10 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 401-750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=64

The Somerdale School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Somerdale, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its one school had an enrollment of 741 students and 46.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.9:1.[1]

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

For ninth grade through twelfth grade, public school students attend Sterling High School, a regional high school district that also serves students from Magnolia and Stratford, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs, who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships.[5][6] The high school is located in Somerdale. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 961 students and 71.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1.[7]

School[edit]

Somerdale Park School served an enrollment of 500 students (based on 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics).[8][9]

  • Rob Ford, Vice Principal[10]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[11]

  • Dr. Dennis Vespe, Superintendent[12]
  • Melissa Engelhardt, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Somerdale 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. ^ Public Schools, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 30, 2017.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Sterling High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 2, 2016. "Sterling High School District is a regional district serving Hi Nella, Laurel Springs, Magnolia, Somerdale and Stratford. Sterling is a suburban residential community, approximately 7 miles southeast of Camden, NJ and part of the Philadelphia, PA metropolitan area."
  6. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011, Sterling High School District. Accessed December 8, 2014. "The purpose of the School District is to provide educational services for resident students in grades 9 through 12 that reside in the Borough's of Magnolia, Somerdale and Stratford. In addition, the School District provides educational services for students in grades 9 through 12 received, on a tuition basis, from the Laurel Springs School District and the Hi-Nella School District."
  7. ^ School data for Sterling High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  8. ^ School Data for the Somerdale School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Somerdale School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Vice Principal's Corner, Somerdale School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Administration, Somerdale School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  13. ^ Board of Education, Somerdale School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°50′31″N 75°01′36″W / 39.841835°N 75.026768°W / 39.841835; -75.026768