Somers Point Public Schools

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Somers Point Public Schools
121 W. New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ 08244
District information
Grades pre-K to 8
Superintendent Dr. Bruce Greenfield
Business administrator Suzanne Keller
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,098 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 99.1 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.08:1
Other information
District Factor Group CD
Website www.somerspoint.schoolfusion.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $15,801 18 $18,891 -16.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,032 27 14,159 -8.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,322 33 8,659 -3.9%
6 Support Services 1,823 22 2,167 -15.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,312 16 1,547 -15.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,331 23 1,612 -17.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 138 74 104 32.7%
16 Median Teacher Salary 52,820 5 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 Somers Point Public Schools are a community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade from Somers Point, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's three schools had an enrollment of 1,098 students and 99.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.08:1.[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.[3]

Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend the Mainland Regional High School, which also serves students from Linwood and Northfield.[4] The high school is located in Linwood. For the 1997-98 school year, Mainland Regional High School was recognized by the United States Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.[5] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,356 students and 119.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.[6]

The district's Education Foundation has funded technology programs, mini-grants and the annual Stokes Trip, investing approximately $250,000 to schools since it was established in 1995.[7]

2012 mold problem[edit]

On September 4, 2012, parents were notified about mold at Jordan Road School. After other district schools were examined, the district decided that school opening would be delayed by a week at all schools.[8]

Schools[edit]

The Somers Point School District consists of three schools. The Jordan Road School, constructed in 1966 with an addition in 1991, is a Kindergarten through 8th grade building which houses approximately 725 students. Dawes Avenue School was recently constructed in 1998 and sits on the other side of town and houses Kindergarten through 6th grade, approximately 425 students. The third school is the New York Avenue School, constructed in 1914 with an addition in 1922 and refurbished in 2005. The New York Avenue School houses our three pre-Kindergarten handicapped classes, which are half-day sessions, with approximately 70 students. The school also houses the Central Office, Business Office, Child Study Team Office and the Community Education Recreation Office.

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10]

Preschool
  • New York Avenue School[11] with 93 students in pre-Kindergarten
    • Kim Tucker - Principal[12]
Elementary schools
  • Dawes Avenue School[13] with 384 students in grades Pre-K through sixth grade
    • Doreen Lee - Principal[12]
  • Jordan Road Middle School[14] with 621 students in Kinderagrten through 8th grade
    • Susan Dugan - Principal[12]
    • Eileen Ward - Assistant Principal[12]

Administration[edit]

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

  • Dr. Bruce Greenfield, Superintendent
  • Suzanne Keller, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Somers Point School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  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 November 30, 2014.
  4. ^ Mainland Regional High School 2015 School Report Card, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Mainland is a comprehensive, four-year public high school with an enrollment of approximately 1,351 students serving the communities of Somers Point, Northfield and Linwood. Mainland is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education."
  5. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 29, 2016.
  6. ^ School data for Mainland Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Foundation for Education, Somers Point School District. Accessed April 17, 2013.
  8. ^ Staff. "Mold Delays Start of Somers Point School Year", NBC40, September 4, 2012. Accessed September 8, 2012. "And it wasn't just the Jordan Road School that was affected. As a precautionary measure, Somers Point also delayed the opening of, and investigated the New York Avenue School as well as the Dawes Avenue School."
  9. ^ School Data for the Somers Point Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Somers Point Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed August 12, 2013.
  11. ^ New York Avenue School, Somers Point Public Schools. Accessed August 12, 2013.
  12. ^ a b c d e District Administration, Somers Point Public Schools. Accessed November 30, 2014.
  13. ^ Dawes Avenue School, Somers Point Public Schools. Accessed August 12, 2013.
  14. ^ Jordan Road Middle School, Somers Point Public Schools. Accessed August 12, 2013.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 30, 2014.

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Coordinates: 39°18′56″N 74°35′47″W / 39.315611°N 74.596452°W / 39.315611; -74.596452