Westfield Public Schools

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Westfield Public Schools
302 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
District information
GradesPreK-12
SuperintendentDr. Margaret Dolan
Business administratorDana Sullivan
Schools10
Students and staff
Enrollment6,417 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty495.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio13.0:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
Websitehttp://www.westfieldnjk12.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$16,60725$18,891-12.1%
1Budgetary Cost13,0872614,783-11.5%
2Classroom Instruction7,946208,763-9.3%
6Support Services2,364562,392-1.2%
8Administrative Cost1,389411,485-6.5%
10Operations & Maintenance1,09841,783-38.4%
13Extracurricular Activities290682688.2%
16Median Teacher Salary71,9088364,043
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 Westfield Public Schools is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Westfield, in Union County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its 10 schools had an enrollment of 6,417 students and 495.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1.[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]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate 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, during the 2004-05 school year.[4]

For the 1994-95 school year, Westfield High School was named as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[5]

Schools[edit]

The district has a central kindergarten, six neighborhood elementary schools (grades 1-5), two middle schools (grades 6-8) divided by a "North Side / South Side" boundary, and one high school (grades 9-12).[6] The schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8][9][10]

Preschool
  • Lincoln School[11] (grades PreK-K, 302 students)
    • Audrey Zavetz, Principal
Elementary schools
  • Franklin Elementary School[12] (1-5, 569; North)
    • Eileen Cambria, Principal
  • Jefferson Elementary School[13] (1-5, 502; South)
    • Susie Hung, Principal
  • McKinley Elementary School[14] (1-5, 344; South)
    • Marc Biunno, Principal
  • Tamaques Elementary School[15] (1-5, 439; South)
    • David Duelks, Principal
  • Washington Elementary School[16] (1-5, 330; North)
    • Andrew Perry, Principal
  • Wilson Elementary School[17] (1-5, 385; North)
    • Joseph Malanga, Principal
  • Roosevelt Intermediate School[18] (6-8, 731; North)
    • Mary Asfendis, Principal
  • Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School[19] (6-8, 808; South)
    • Matthew Bolton, Principal
High school

Public school students are also eligible to apply to attend the Union County Vocational Technical Schools, which include Union County Magnet High School, Union County Academy for Information Technology, Union County Academy for Allied Health Sciences, Union County Vocational Technical High School and Union County Academy for Performing Arts.[21]

Press[edit]

Westfield High School publishes a weekly student newspaper during the school year called Hi's Eye. Established in 1935, the paper publishes 33 issues per year with a monthly Arts and Entertainment insert called Iris. The Hi's Eye is unique among many student run newspapers in that it is weekly and completely self-funded. The motto for the Hi's Eye is "For the students, by the students, since 1935."

The middle schools and elementary schools also publish a brief newspaper written by their students, for their students. Theodore Roosevelt Intermediate School publishes an issue of The Rough Rider 12 times a year. Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School publishes The Edison Insider a few times a year. Woodrow Wilson Elementary School publishes an issue of The Wilson World twice a year.

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[22][23]

  • Dr. Margaret Dolan, Superintendent[24]
  • Dana Sullivan, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Westfield Public Schools, 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. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 2003 through 2005 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed April 6, 2011.
  5. ^ Star School Award recipient detail, New Jersey Department of Education, Archived December 18, 2006. Accessed November 26, 2009.
  6. ^ Attendance Zones, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 9, 2017.
  7. ^ School Data for the Westfield Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ Schools, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 9, 2017.
  9. ^ Facts and Figures about the Westfield Public Schools 2016 - 2017, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 9, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Westfield Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ Lincoln School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Franklin Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Jefferson Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  14. ^ McKinley Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  15. ^ Tamaques Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  16. ^ Washington Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  17. ^ Wilson Elementary School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  18. ^ Roosevelt Intermediate School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  19. ^ Thomas Alva Edison Intermediate School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  20. ^ Westfield High School, Westfield Public Schools. Accessed September 8, 2017.
  21. ^ Full-Time Opportunities, Union County Vocational Technical Schools. Accessed May 24, 2013. "Applicants are selected from a diverse population of eighth grade students in each of the twenty-one municipalities in Union County."
  22. ^ District Offices, Westfield School District. Accessed September 9, 2017.
  23. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  24. ^ Superintendent, Westfield School District. Accessed September 9, 2017.
  25. ^ Business Office, Westfield School District. Accessed September 9, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°39′15″N 74°21′08″W / 40.654118°N 74.352339°W / 40.654118; -74.352339