Spotswood Public Schools

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Spotswood Public Schools
105 Summerhill Road
Spotswood, NJ 08884
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Scott Rocco
Business administrator Vita Marino
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,523 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 149.9 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 10.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website www.spotswood.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,785 13 $18,891 -11.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,781 12 14,783 -13.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,549 15 8,763 -13.9%
6 Support Services 1,992 23 2,392 -16.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,258 2 1,485 -15.3%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,608 27 1,783 -9.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 358 12 268 33.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 54,000 9 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with up to 1,800 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=49

The Spotswood Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Helmetta and Spotswood, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.

Students from Helmetta, a non-operating district, attend school in Spotswood beginning in grammar school.[3] Students from Milltown attend the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Milltown Public Schools.[4][5][6]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its four schools had an enrollment of 1,523 students and 149.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.2:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-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.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9][10]

Elementary schools
  • G. Austin Schoenly Elementary School[11] for Pre-K to 1st grade (257 students)
    • Nancy Torchiano, Principal
  • E. Raymond Appleby Elementary School[12] for grades 2-5 (459)
    • Karen Boyle, Principal
Middle school
  • Spotswood Memorial Middle School[13] for grades 6-8 (316)
    • Graham Peabody, Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

  • Scott R. Rocco, Superintendent[17]
  • Vita Marino, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Spotswood Public 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. ^ Donahue, Brian. "State forces school districts to merge; Helmetta district folded into Spotswood school system", Sentinel, July 9, 2009. Accessed February 2, 2017. "State officials last week ordered the consolidation of the Helmetta and Spotswood school districts, a move that some local officials described as abrupt and worrisome.... There will be no change in school attendance as a result of the merger, since Helmetta's 291 K-12 students will continue to be educated in Spotswood's schools."
  4. ^ Milltown Fact Sheet 2015-2016, Milltown Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017. "Through a formal send–receive contract, approved by the Department of Education, our high school students are sent on a tuition basis to Spotswood High School. Our 2015-2016 operating budget of $15.9 million supports Parkview School and Joyce Kilmer School, as well as the tuition for students attending Spotswood High School."
  5. ^ Spotswood High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 11, 2016. "I want to welcome you to Spotswood High School, a comprehensive institution that focuses on excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Spotswood High School has served the residents in Spotswood, Helmetta, and Milltown since 1976."
  6. ^ Principal's Corner, Spotswood High School. Accessed February 2, 2017. "I want to welcome you to Spotswood High School, a comprehensive institution that focuses on excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, and community service. Spotswood High School has served the residents in Spotswood, Helmetta, and Milltown since 1976."
  7. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  8. ^ School Data for the Spotswood Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Schools, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Spotswood Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ G. Austin Schoenly Elementary School, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  12. ^ E. Raymond Appleby Elementary School, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  13. ^ Spotswood Memorial Middle School, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Spotswood High School, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  15. ^ District contacts, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed August 13, 2014.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Middlesex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Welcome to the Spotswood Public Schools New Website, Spotswood Public Schools. Accessed August 13, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°23′39″N 74°23′38″W / 40.39413°N 74.393969°W / 40.39413; -74.393969