Somerset Hills Regional School District

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Somerset Hills Regional School District
25 Olcott Ave
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Dr. Frances Wood
Business administrator Nancy Lee Hunter
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,769 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 154.1 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 11.5:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.shsd.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,341 60 $18,891 7.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,101 52 14,783 2.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,504 43 8,763 -3.0%
6 Support Services 2,800 60 2,392 17.1%
8 Administrative Cost 1,569 42 1,485 5.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,624 38 1,783 -8.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 581 64 268 116.8%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,944 55 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The Somerset Hills Regional School District is a comprehensive regional public school district serving students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from four communities in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. The district serves students from the boroughs of Bernardsville, Far Hills and Peapack-Gladstone, along with students from the township of Bedminster (grades 9–12) who attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 1,769 students and 154.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.5:1.[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.[4]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:[6][7]

Elementary school
  • Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School[8] with 624 students in grades PreK–4
    • Amy G. Phelan, Principal[9]
    • April H. Friedman, Assistant Principal[9]
Middle school
  • Bernardsville Middle School[10] with 573 students in grades 5–8
    • Gretchen Dempsey, Principal[11]
    • Brian Latzke, Assistant Principal[11]
High school
  • Bernards High School[12] with 843 students in grades 9–12
    • Scott Neigel, Principal[13]
    • Michael Corbett, Assistant Principal[13]
    • Michael Hoppe, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director[13]

Administration[edit]

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

  • Dr. Frances Wood, Superintendent
  • Nancy Lee Hunter, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Somerset Hills 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. ^ Somerset County School Districts-Sending/Receiving/Regional, Somerset County Superintendent of Schools. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 1, 2015.
  5. ^ School Data for the Somerset Hills School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  6. ^ 2016-2017 Somerset County Public School Directory, Somerset County, New Jersey. Accessed May 19, 2017.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Somerset Hills School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Bedwell Elementary School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  10. ^ Bernardsville Middle School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  11. ^ a b Bernardsville Middle School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Bernards High School, Somerset Hills Regional School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  13. ^ a b c Bernards High School Administration, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed August 4, 2017.
  14. ^ District Office Directory, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed November 1, 2016.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Somerset County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Business Office, Somerset Hills School District. Accessed November 1, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°43′18″N 74°34′01″W / 40.721698°N 74.567081°W / 40.721698; -74.567081