West Essex Regional School District

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West Essex Regional School District
Address
West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, NJ 07006
Essex County
United States
District information
Grades7-12
SuperintendentDamion Macioci
Business administratorMelissa Kida
Schools2
Students and staff
Enrollment1,716 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty151.6 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio11.3:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
WebsiteDistrict website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
7-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$22,96235$18,89121.5%
1Budgetary Cost17,0133614,58616.6%
2Classroom Instruction9,675378,33916.0%
6Support Services2,202202,1144.2%
8Administrative Cost1,962431,56125.7%
10Operations & Maintenance2,274371,79826.5%
13Extracurricular Activities8932767332.7%
16Median Teacher Salary70,6272865,769
Data from NJDoE 2017 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of 7-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=47

The West Essex Regional School District is a regional public school district serving students in seventh through twelfth grade from Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell and Roseland, four municipalities in western Essex County, New Jersey, United States.[3][4][5] These four suburban residential communities located approximately 25 miles (40 km) from New York City have a combined population of approximately 23,000 people and cover an area of 18 square miles (47 km2).

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 1,716 students and 151.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1.[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.[6]

West Essex Regional is accredited by the New Jersey Department of Education and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Awards, recognition and rankings[edit]

The school was the 16th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 36th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[7] The magazine ranked the school 48th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10]

  • West Essex Middle School[11] with 564 students in grades 7-8
    • Gina Donlevie, Principal
    • Lisa Tamburri, Assistant Principal
  • West Essex High School[12] with 1,123 students in grades 9-12
    • Caesar Diliberto, Principal
    • Juliann Hoebee, Assistant Principal
    • Kimberly R. Westervelt, Assistant Principal

Administration[edit]

Members of the district administration are:[13][14]

  • Damion Macioci, Superintendent [15]
  • Melissa Kida, Business Administrator / Board Secretary [16]

Board of education[edit]

The district's board of education, comprised of nine members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.[17][18] Seats on the board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with three seats assigned to Fairfield, three to North Caldwell, two to Roseland and one to Essex Fells.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for West Essex Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ West Essex Regional School District Bylaw 0110 - Identification, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020. "Purpose The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades seven through twelve in the West Essex Regional School District. Composition: The West Essex Regional School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell and Roseland."
  4. ^ West Essex Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 4, 2016. "The West Essex Regional School District is a comprehensive high school serving the communities of Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland in northern New Jersey."
  5. ^ WESRD History, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2009.
  7. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed December 2, 2012.
  8. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed March 31, 2011.
  9. ^ School Data for the West Essex Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the West Essex Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 24, 2016.
  11. ^ West Essex Middle School, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  12. ^ West Essex High School, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  13. ^ District Administration, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  14. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Essex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 26, 2016.
  15. ^ Superintendent of Schools, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  16. ^ Business Office, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.
  17. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  18. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the West Essex Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2019. Accessed September 2, 2020. "The West Essex Regional School District is comprised of four suburban municipalities: Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland. Covering an area of 18 square miles, with a combined population of approximately 22,850, these four highly desirable communities are located just 25 miles west of the cultural center of New York City and one hour from the New Jersey shore.... The Board is an instrumentality of the State of New Jersey, established to function as an educational institution. The Board consists of elected officials and is responsible for the fiscal control of the District. A superintendent is appointed by the Board and is responsible for the administrative control of the District."
  19. ^ Board of Education, West Essex Regional School District. Accessed September 2, 2020.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°52′10″N 74°16′03″W / 40.869371°N 74.267459°W / 40.869371; -74.267459