Westwood Regional School District

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Westwood Regional School District
701 Ridgewood Road
Township of Washington, NJ 07676
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Ray Gonzalez
Business administrator Keith Rosado
Schools 6
Students and staff
Enrollment 2,717 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 207.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 13.13:1
Other information
District Factor Group GH
Website http://www.wwrsd.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,148 58 $18,891 6.7%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,254 60 14,783 10.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,541 47 8,763 -2.5%
6 Support Services 3,681 66 2,392 53.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,912 64 1,485 28.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,606 36 1,783 -9.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 504 58 268 88.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 60,913 21 64,043
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 Westwood Regional School District is a comprehensive regional public school district serving students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade from the communities of the Borough of Westwood and Washington Township in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, two communities located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan.[3][4]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 2,717 students and 207.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.13:1.[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.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2000-01 school year, Brookside Upper Elementary School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[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 (K-5)
  • Berkeley Avenue Elementary School[10] - 279 students
    • Michael J. Fiorello - Principal
  • Brookside Elementary School[11] - 380 students
    • Tom Conroy - Principal
  • Jessie F. George Elementary School[12] - 288 students
    • Jessica Gluck - Principal
  • Washington Elementary School[13] - 298 students
    • Melissa Palianto - Principal
Middle school
  • Westwood Regional Middle School[14] - for grades 6 and 7 opened in Fall 2010 - 450 students
    • Shelley LaForgia - Principal
    • Kenneth Russo - Assistant Principal
High school
  • Westwood Regional High School[15] - 1,022 students in grades 8-12
    • Frank Connelly - Principal (Senior High School)[16]
    • Michael Corso - Assistant Principal (Grades 8, 9 and 11)[17]
    • Christopher Mello - Assistant Principal (Grades 10 and 12)

Administration[edit]

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

  • Ray Gonzalez, Superintendent[19]
  • Keith A. Rosado, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Westwood Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Westwood Regional School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 20, 2016. "The Westwood Regional School District is the only K-12 regional school district in Bergen County, serving approximately 2,750 students from the Borough of Westwood and the Township of Washington."
  4. ^ Community and District Profiles, Westwood Regional School District, May 28, 2004. Accessed June 20, 2016. "The Westwood Regional School District serves the Borough of Westwood (population 10,400) and the Township of Washington (population 9,800). These two communities are located approximately fifteen miles northwest of midtown Manhattan."
  5. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 17, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 2000-01 school year, Brookside Upper Elementary School, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed July 13, 2006.
  7. ^ School Data for the Westwood Regional School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 16, 2011.
  8. ^ Contact Us, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed September 17, 2014.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Westwood Regional School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Berkeley Avenue Elementary School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  11. ^ Brookside Elementary School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  12. ^ Jessie F. George Elementary School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  13. ^ Washington Elementary School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  14. ^ Westwood Regional Middle School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  15. ^ Westwood Regional High School, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  16. ^ Westwood Regional High School Principal, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed October 14, 2015.
  17. ^ Westwood Regional High School Assistant Principals, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed December 22, 2013.
  18. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  19. ^ Superintendent of Schools, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed October 14, 2015.
  20. ^ Welcome to the Business Office, Westwood Regional School District. Accessed October 14, 2015.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°58′52″N 74°03′44″W / 40.981009°N 74.062298°W / 40.981009; -74.062298