Union Public School District

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Union Public School District
2369 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Gregory A. Tatum (interim)
Business administrator Manuel E. Vieira
Schools 11
Students and staff
Enrollment 7,466 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 572.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.05:1
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website www.twpunionschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $17,089 28 $18,891 -9.5%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,501 33 14,783 -8.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,222 31 8,763 -6.2%
6 Support Services 2,037 36 2,392 -14.8%
8 Administrative Cost 1,394 43 1,485 -6.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,598 47 1,783 -10.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 170 20 268 -36.6%
16 Median Teacher Salary 67,707 70 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 Union Public School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in preschool through grade twelve from Union Township, in Union County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 11 schools had an enrollment of 7,466 students and 572.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.05:1.[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.[3]

Union was threatened with being the first town north of the Mason–Dixon line to suffer from penalties as a result of school segregation. The area of Vauxhall was primarily black and Jefferson Elementary School was disproportionately black compared to the rest of the town. Union avoided problems by converting Jefferson Elementary into a sixth-grade only school called Central 6 and bused all children in the district in 6th grade to Jefferson Elementary School. It was later renamed Central 5 housing all fifth-grade students because the two junior highs, Burnet and Kawameeh, became middle schools and took on sixth grade students.[4]

Schools[edit]

The schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]) are:[6]

Elementary schools
  • Battle Hill Elementary School[7] (427 students; in grades K-5)
    • Mark C. Hoyt, Principal
  • Hannah Caldwell Elementary School[8] (701; K-5)
    • Kathryn DiGiovanni, Principal
  • Connecticut Farms Elementary School[9] (500; K-5)
    • Michelle C. Osborne-Warren, Principal
  • Franklin Elementary School[10] (476; K-5)
    • Latee Walton-McCleod, Principal
  • Jefferson Elementary School[11] (262 in grade 5)
    • Laura Damato, Principal
  • Livingston Elementary School[12] (445; K-5)
    • Benjamin Kloc, Principal
  • Washington Elementary School[13] (596; K-5)
    • Thomas O. Matthews, Principal
Middle schools
  • Burnet Middle School[14] (1,077; 6-8)
    • Ray Salvatore, Principal
  • Kawameeh Middle School[15] (665; 6-8)
    • Jason Malanda, Principal
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[17][18]

  • Gregory A. Tatum: Superintendent
  • Annie Moses: Assistant Superintendent
  • Gerry Benaquista: Assistant Superintendent
  • School Business Administrator/Board Secretary: Gregory E. Brennan
  • Director of Special Projects, Data, and Reporting: Ann Hart
  • Director of Special Services: Kim Conti
  • Director of Athletics, Physical Education and Nurses: Linda Ionta
  • Director of Information Technology and Operations: Sandra Paul
  • District Security: Nick Ardito

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Union Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 8, 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 September 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Sullivan, Ronald. "JERSEY TOWNSHIP GETS BUSING PLAN; Union School Board Adopts Integration Proposal", The New York Times, February 19, 1969. Accessed May 24, 2013.
  5. ^ School Data for the Union Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Union Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 24, 2013.
  7. ^ Battle Hill Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  8. ^ Hannah Caldwell Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  9. ^ Connecticut Farms Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed September 8, 2014.
  10. ^ Franklin Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  11. ^ Jefferson Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  12. ^ Livingston Elementary School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  13. ^ Washington Elementary School, Union Public School District. November 10, 2015.
  14. ^ Burnet Middle School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  15. ^ Kawameeh Middle School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  16. ^ Union High School, Union Public School District. Accessed November 10, 2015.
  17. ^ Administration Office, Township of Union Public School District. Accessed April 17, 2017.
  18. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 17, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°42′04″N 74°17′10″W / 40.701244°N 74.286202°W / 40.701244; -74.286202