Waldwick Public School District

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Waldwick Public School District
155 Summit Avenue
Waldwick, NJ 07463
District information
Grades pre-K to 12
Superintendent Dr. Paul Casarico
Business administrator John Griffin
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,592 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 136.9 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.63:1
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website www.waldwick.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $19,050 32 $18,891 0.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,941 33 14,783 1.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,310 40 8,763 6.2%
6 Support Services 2,022 24 2,392 -15.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,693 27 1,485 14.0%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,452 16 1,783 -18.6%
13 Extracurricular Activities 440 27 268 64.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 65,055 37 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with up to 1,800 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=49

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

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,592 students and 136.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.63:1.[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.[3]

Awards and recognition[edit]

During the 2009–10 school year, Julia A. Traphagen School was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.[4] It was the only school in Bergen County that year out of ten schools honored statewide and the first Bergen County elementary school to receive the honor in six years.[5][6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9]

Elementary schools
  • Crescent School[10] (grades PreK-5; 345 students)
    • Jessica L. Malangone, Principal[11]
  • Julia A. Traphagen School[12] (K-5; 413)
    • Robert T. Sileo, Principal[11]
Middle school
  • Waldwick Middle School[13] (6-8; 379)
    • Michael J. Meyers, Principal[11]
    • Michael Clancy, Assistant Principal / Athletic Director[11]
High school

Administration[edit]

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

  • Dr. Paul Casarico, Superintendent
  • John Griffin, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Waldwick School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 9, 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 December 9, 2014.
  4. ^ 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools: All Public and Private Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed April 1, 2011.
  5. ^ Staff. "Waldwick elementary school earns 'Blue Ribbon' distinction", Waldwick Suburban News, October 8, 2009. Accessed April 1, 2011. "Julia A. Traphagen Elementary School has achieved something no elementary school in Bergen County has in six years, according to Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Penna: national distinction."
  6. ^ Julia A. Traphagen School Receives 2009 National Blue Ribbon Award, Waldwick Public Schools. Accessed April 1, 2011.
  7. ^ School Data for the Waldwick Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  8. ^ Schools, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed August 12, 2013.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Waldwick Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Crescent School, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g Administrative Staff Contact Information, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  12. ^ Julia A. Traphagen School, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  13. ^ Waldwick Middle School, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  14. ^ Waldwick High School, Waldwick Public School District. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′57″N 74°06′32″W / 41.015741°N 74.108783°W / 41.015741; -74.108783