Tenafly Public Schools

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Tenafly Public Schools
500 Tenafly Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
District information
Grades pre-K to 12
Superintendent Lynn Trager
Business administrator Yaz Usami
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,605 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 282.2 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 12.77:1
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website www.tenafly.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,720 58 $18,891 -0.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,599 71 14,783 5.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,511 81 8,763 8.5%
6 Support Services 2,093 40 2,392 -12.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,896 102 1,485 27.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,740 60 1,783 -2.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 349 89 268 30.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 69,805 77 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Tenafly Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Tenafly, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 3,605 students and 282.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.77:1.[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.[3]

Students from Alpine attend Tenafly High School as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[4][5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Tenafly High School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award, awarded by the United States Department of Education at a special assembly to the Tenafly High School Community on September 20, 2005. Tenafly was the only high school in New Jersey and one of 38 public high schools in the U.S. to be recognized with the award that year.[6]

The district's high school was the 17th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology, and had been ranked 3rd in the state of 328 schools in 2012.[7] Tenafly High School was the 3rd-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 3rd in 2008 out of 316 schools.[8] The high school was the 2nd ranked public high school in the state out of 316 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2006 cover story on the state's Top Public High Schools.[9]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics)[10] are:[11]

  • Malcolm S. Mackay Elementary School[12] (387 students; in grades K-5)
  • Ralph S. Maugham Elementary School[13] (384; K-5)
  • J. Spencer Smith Elementary School[14] (365; K-5)
  • Walter Stillman Elementary School[15] (394; K-5)
Middle school
  • Tenafly Middle School[16] (844) for grades 6-8. The Tenafly Middle School 8th grade string orchestra, conducted by Erika Boras Tesi, won first place in the American String Teachers Association's National Orchestra Festival, earning the title of number one public middle school orchestra in the United States.
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[18][19]

  • Lynn Trager, Superintendent[20]
  • Yaz Usami, Board Secretary / Board Administrator[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Tenafly School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 13, 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 October 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Alpine School District 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 23, 2015. "Alpine students go on to Tenafly High School, magnet schools, or to private secondary schools depending upon choice. Tenafly High School continues to be rated among top performing high schools, and The Alpine School ranked number one of six hundred and seventy eight New Jersey Middle Schools in statewide ranking based upon mandated tests this past school year."
  5. ^ Alvarado, Monsy. "Alpine to keep sending students to Tenafly", The Record (Bergen County), April 4, 2003. Accessed October 13, 2014. "ALPINE - The borough's high school students will continue to attend Tenafly High School under a new contract approved by the Board of Education this week."
  6. ^ Schools selected as No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools in 2005, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  7. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed May 1, 2011.
  9. ^ Top Public High Schools in New Jersey, New Jersey Monthly, September 2006
  10. ^ School Data for the Tenafly Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Tenafly Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ Malcolm S. Mackay Elementary School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  13. ^ Ralph S. Maugham Elementary School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  14. ^ J. Spencer Smith Elementary School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  15. ^ Walter Stillman Elementary School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  16. ^ Tenafly Middle School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  17. ^ Tenafly High School, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed August 11, 2013.
  18. ^ Faculty & Staff, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  19. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  20. ^ Superintendent of Schools, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed October 13, 2014.
  21. ^ Business Office, Tenafly Public Schools. Accessed October 13, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°55′46″N 73°57′58″W / 40.929331°N 73.966016°W / 40.929331; -73.966016