Woodbury Public Schools

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Woodbury Public Schools
25 North Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
District information
Grades pre-K to 12
Superintendent Robert H. Goldschmidt (Interim)
Business administrator Kara L. Huber
Schools 4
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,505 (as of 2016-17)[1]
Faculty 127.5 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.85:1
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website www.woodburysch.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $19,438 33 $18,891 2.9%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,366 30 14,783 -2.8%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,530 29 8,763 -2.7%
6 Support Services 2,437 36 2,392 1.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,532 16 1,485 3.2%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,399 11 1,783 -21.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 429 23 268 60.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 62,773 30 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 Woodbury Public Schools (WPS) are a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Woodbury, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 1,511 students and 127.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.85:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second-lowest 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]

Woodbury Public Schools logo
  • Evergreen Avenue Elementary School was recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as one of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[4]
  • Evergreen Avenue Elementary School was recognized in the 2001-02 school year as a Star School, by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest state honor a New Jersey school can receive.[5]
  • In 1998-99, the Woodbury Public Schools was recognized with the Best Practices Award by the New Jersey Department of Education for its Hollywood Kids Special Education program for students in Pre-K through 5th grade.[6]
  • Woodbury Junior-Senior High School was recognized as a NASA Explorer School in 2004, one of only 50 selected in the nation to work exclusively with NASA on improving technology and science education in the school.[7]
  • The Woodbury High School received the Gaston Caperton College Board Award, celebrating the “extraordinary commitment of educators and communities to their students' futures.” This award is given to three schools in the nation on an annual basis.
  • The Woodbury Junior-Senior High School is an AVID National Demonstration school, one of approximately 125 schools out of over 4,000 AVID schools nationally.[8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10][11]

Elementary schools
  • Evergreen Avenue Elementary School[12] (grades preK-5; 282 students)[13]
    • Thomas Braddock – Principal[14]
  • Walnut Street Elementary School[15] (K-5; 117)
    • Dr. Jeffrey Adams – Principal[14]
  • West End Memorial Elementary School[16] (K-5; 389)
    • Vincent Myers – Principal[14]
Middle / high school

Administration[edit]

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

  • Robert H. Goldschmidt, Interim Superintendent[19]
  • Kara L. Huber, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Woodbury School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 18, 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 November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 21, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  5. ^ Star Schools award recipient 2001-02, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2006.
  6. ^ Best Practices award recipient 1998-99, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 8, 2006.
  7. ^ "NASA Selects Woodbury School for 'Weightless Wonder' Flight", NASA, February 13, 2007. Accessed November 18, 2014. "NASA has selected Woodbury Jr/Sr High School to fly their experiment aboard the agency’s reduced gravity aircraft, the 'Weightless Wonder,' a modified McDonnell Douglas DC-9."
  8. ^ Home page, AVID.
  9. ^ School Data for the Woodbury Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  10. ^ Our Schools, Woodbury City Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Woodbury City Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  12. ^ Evergreen Avenue Elementary School, Woodbury City Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  13. ^ (PDF) http://www.boarddocs.com/nj/wcpsnj/Board.nsf/files/AEQMT75A2544/$file/Enrollment%20-%20September%202016.pdf.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ a b c d Contact Us, Woodbury Public Schools. Accessed February 10, 2014.
  15. ^ Walnut Street Elementary School, Woodbury City Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  16. ^ West End Memorial Elementary School, Woodbury City Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  17. ^ Woodbury Junior/Senior High School, Woodbury City Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  18. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Gloucester County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  19. ^ Superintendent, Woodbury Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  20. ^ Business and Operations, Woodbury Public Schools. Accessed November 18, 2014.

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