Upper Freehold Regional School District

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Upper Freehold Regional School District
27 High Street
Allentown, NJ 08501
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick
Business administrator Margaret Hom
Schools 3
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,724 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 191.9 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 9.0:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.ufrsd.net/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,158 35 $18,891 -3.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 13,485 30 14,783 -8.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,927 27 8,763 -9.5%
6 Support Services 2,330 47 2,392 -2.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,298 12 1,485 -12.6%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,554 29 1,783 -12.8%
13 Extracurricular Activities 377 30 268 40.7%
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The Upper Freehold Regional School District is a regional public school district in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, which provides educational services to students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district serves students from Allentown Borough and Upper Freehold Township, as well as those from Millstone Township, which sends students to the high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[3]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 1,724 students and 191.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.0:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third-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.[4]

The district participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program at Allentown High School, having been approved on November 2, 1999, as one of the first ten districts statewide to participate in the program.[5] Seats in the program for non-resident students are specified by the district and are allocated by lottery, with tuition paid for participating students by the New Jersey Department of Education.[6]

History[edit]

Students from Plumsted Township had attended the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Plumsted Township School District prior to the passage of a referendum under which New Egypt High School was opened in September 2001 with an initial class of 100 students in ninth grade.[7]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9][10][11]

  • Newell Elementary School[12] (524 students in pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade)
    • Kelly Huggins, Principal
    • Tara Silva, Vice Principal
  • Stone Bridge Middle School[13] (with 540 students in grades 5 - 8)
    • Stefanie Negro, Principal
    • Brian Myslinski, Vice Principal
  • Allentown High School[14] (with an enrollment of 1,283 students in grades 9 - 12)
    • Constance DeNicola Embley, Principal
    • Brandon Crosby, Vice Principal
    • Lynn Folino, Vice Principal

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[11][15]

  • Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick, Superintendent
  • Margaret Hom, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Upper Freehold Regional 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. ^ Upper Freehold Regional School District 2016 School Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 4, 2017. "The students served by the UFRSD attend three different schools. Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 4 attend Newell Elementary School (NES), students in grades 5-8 attend the state-of-the-art Stone Bridge Middle School, (SBMS) and Allentown High School (AHS) welcomes students from Allentown, Upper Freehold, and Millstone."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed February 17, 2015.
  5. ^ Interdistrict Public School Choice Program: Approved Choice Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  6. ^ Interdistrict Public School Choice Program: Introduction, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 19, 2008.
  7. ^ Vosseller, Bob. "NHS receives high praise for curriculum", The New Egypt Press, September 14, 1999. Accessed August 12, 2014. "History will be made this week when 100 ninth-graders enter the New Egypt high School marking its inaugural class. Two years ago Plumsted Township voters in a strong majority vote withdrew from Allentown High School in the Upper Freehold Regional School District through a referendum vote."
  8. ^ Data for the Upper Freehold Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ Schools, Upper Freehold Regional School District. Accessed June 4, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Upper Freehold Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ a b Administrative Team, Upper Freehold Regional School District. Accessed June 4, 2017.
  12. ^ Newell Elementary School, Upper Freehold Regional School District. Accessed November 7, 2013.
  13. ^ Stone Bridge Middle School, Upper Freehold Regional School District. Accessed November 7, 2013.
  14. ^ Allentown High School, Upper Freehold Regional School District. Accessed November 7, 2013.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Monmouth County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°10′28″N 74°35′16″W / 40.174416°N 74.587791°W / 40.174416; -74.587791