Spring Lake School District
|Spring Lake School District|
|411 Tuttle Avenue|
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
|Grades||Pre-K to 8|
|Superintendent||Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti|
|Students and staff|
|Enrollment||292 (as of 2014-15)|
|District Factor Group||I|
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.
Students moving on after graduation from H. W. Mountz School to attend public high school are assigned to Manasquan High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manasquan Public Schools. Manasquan High School also serves students from Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Sea Girt and Spring Lake Heights who attend Manasquan High School as part of sending/receiving relationships with their respective districts. Students may also attend one of the magnet schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District — Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Academy of Allied Health & Science, High Technology High School, Biotechnology High School, and Communications High School. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,012 students and 67.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.9:1.
In 1897, the borough's first public school was built at the corner of Warren Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Later, in the 1950s, the building served as a Masonic meeting room, after the school was relocated to Tuttle Avenue. On May 10, 1962, the Spring Lake public school was renamed to honor its retiring principal, H.W. Mountz.
Awards and recognition
In 2015, H.W. Mountz School was one of 15 schools in New Jersey, and one of nine public schools, recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School in the exemplary high performing category by the United States Department of Education.
H. W. Mountz Elementary School had an enrollment of 213 students as of the 2014-15 school year.
- Dr. Raymond Boccuti
- Dr. Raymond J. Boccuti, Superintendent
- Louise Davis, School Business Administrator and Board Secretary
- Chris Candido (1972–2005), professional wrestler.
- Johnny Candido (born 1982), professional wrestler.
- Katharine Close, 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.
- District information for Spring Lake Borough, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
- Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
- NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2014
- Manasquan School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 12, 2017. "Manasquan High School receives students from seven sending districts; Avon, Belmar, Brielle, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Heights, as well as our Manasquan Elementary School students."
- Sending Districts, Manasquan Public Schools. Accessed May 29, 2016. "Manasquan High School receives students from seven different districts; Avon, Brielle, Belmar, Lake Como, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, and Spring Lake Heights. Including our Manasquan students, the high school population is just under one thousand students."
- Spring Lake Boro 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 6, 2017. "Students in grades 9 through 12 attend Manasquan High School, the Monmouth County Vocational School District, and various other private and parochial high schools."
- School data for Manasquan High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
- Spring Lake Timeline, Asbury Park Press. Accessed June 5, 2007.
- 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, National Blue Ribbon Schools Program. Accessed November 14, 2016.
- Mueller, Mark. "Which N.J. schools were named National Blue Ribbon schools?", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 29, 2015. Accessed November 14, 2016. "Fifteen New Jersey schools have been recognized by the federal government as National Blue Ribbon Schools, a designation that celebrates excellence in academics or progress in closing the achievement gap among groups of students.... Each of the 15 New Jersey schools was chosen for the 'exemplary high performing' category, which weighs state or national tests, high school graduation rates and the performance of subgroups of students, such as those who are economically disadvantaged."
- John E. Bormann profile, Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards. Accessed June 5, 2007. "John E. Bormann not only teaches middle school science at H. W. Mountz School in Spring Lake, but also develops the science curriculum for all of the Spring Lake Community Schools."
- "Governor Corzine visits national spelling bee champ Katharine Close". Office of the Governor. 2006. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. Retrieved February 27, 2007.
- School data for H. W. Mountz Elementary School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
- Board of Education Members, H. W. Mountz School. Accessed January 4, 2018.
- New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
- Williams, Carol Gorga. "Wrestler remembered as man who loved life Shore resident Christopher B. Candito, 33, died Thursday in hospital", Asbury Park Press, April 30, 2005. Accessed April 3, 2011. "Born in Edison, Candito, 33, had lived in Spring Lake until moving to Matawan 10 years ago. He attended H.W. Mountz Grammar School in Spring Lake..."
- Speller No. 147, Katharine Close Archived 2007-04-22 at the Wayback Machine, 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Accessed June 5, 2007. "School: H. W. Mountz School."