Stratford School District

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Stratford School District
111 Warwick Road
Stratford, NJ 08084
District information
Grades PreK-8
Superintendent Thomas Attanasi
Business administrator Denise Digiandomenico
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,071 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 71.6 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 15.0:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website www.stratford.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,324 25 $18,891 -13.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 12,855 22 14,159 -9.2%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,697 20 8,659 -11.1%
6 Support Services 1,831 23 2,167 -15.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,641 50 1,547 6.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,443 35 1,612 -10.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 124 69 104 19.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 57,417 20 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 Stratford School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Stratford in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. Students from Laurel Springs attend the district's schools as part of a sending/receiving relationship for grades 7 and 8.[3] Students from Hi-Nella have started attending the district for PreK-8 under a five-year transition that started in 2012-13, bringing in an additional 100 students to the Stratford district.[4]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,071 students and 71.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.0:1.[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.[5]

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 Somerdale, along with the sending districts of Hi-Nella and Laurel Springs.[6][7] 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.[8]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Samuel S. Yellin School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[9]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[10]) are:[11][12]

Elementary school
  • Parkview Elementary School[13] with 372 students in pre-kindergarten through third grade
    • Michele Taylor, Principal
    • Brian Blumenstein, Vice Prinicpal
Middle school
  • Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School[14] with 486 students in grades 4 - 8
    • David L. Ricci , Principal
    • Brian Blumenstein, Vice Prinicpal

Administration[edit]

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

  • Thomas Attanasi, Superintendent[17]
  • Denise DiGiandomenico, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Stratford 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. ^ Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 23, 2015. "Samuel Yellin houses approximately 500 students that are comprised of five grade levels, ranging from 4th – 8th grade in which students from Laurel Springs enter Samuel Yellin in the 7th grade."
  4. ^ Borough of Stratford School District Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2016, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 5, 2017. "The addition of Hi-Nella students through a five-year phase-in send/receive agreement that began with the 2012-13 school year will increase total enrollment, at the end of the five years, by 100 students.... In addition, the School District provides educational services for students received on a tuition basis in grades 7 and 8 from the Laurel Springs School District and in grades Pre-K through 8 from the Hi-Nella School District."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 17, 2014.
  6. ^ 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."
  7. ^ 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."
  8. ^ School data for Sterling High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  9. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  10. ^ School Data for the Stratford School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  11. ^ Public Schools, Camden County, New Jersey. Accessed January 30, 2017.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Stratford School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Parkview Elementary School, Stratford School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  14. ^ Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School, Stratford School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  15. ^ District Administration, Stratford School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Camden County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Superintendent's Home Page, Stratford School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.
  18. ^ Business Office, Stratford School District. Accessed February 2, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°49′50″N 75°00′50″W / 39.830521°N 75.013857°W / 39.830521; -75.013857