Woodcliff Lake Public Schools

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Woodcliff Lake Public Schools
134 Woodcliff Avenue
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
District information
Grades Pre-K to 8
Superintendent Lauren Barbelet
Business administrator Matthew M. Lynaugh
Schools 2
Students and staff
Enrollment 1,126 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 74.3 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 15.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group J
Website www.woodcliff-lake.com
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,319 77 $18,891 7.6%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,804 76 14,159 11.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,589 44 8,659 -0.8%
6 Support Services 3,365 84 2,167 55.3%
8 Administrative Cost 1,976 83 1,547 27.7%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,727 60 1,612 7.1%
13 Extracurricular Activities 143 75 104 37.5%
16 Median Teacher Salary 60,580 37 61,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

The Woodcliff Lake Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Woodcliff Lake, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,126 students and 74.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.2:1.[1]

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

For ninth through twelfth grades, Woodcliff Lake public school students attend Pascack Hills High School, along with those from Montvale. The school is part of the Pascack Valley Regional High School District, which serves students from Hillsdale and River Vale at Pascack Valley High School.[4][5] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 845 students and 68.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.3:1.[6] Pascack Hills does not offer sports such as hockey and lacrosse. Therefore, students who participate in those sports play for Pascack Valley High School, also in the same school district.

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 2005-06 school year, Woodcliff Middle School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[7]

Schools[edit]

The schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9]

Elementary school
  • Dorchester Elementary School[10] with 496 students in grades Pre-K through 5
Middle school
  • Woodcliff Middle School[11] which had 269 students in grades 6-8

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[12]

  • Lauren Barbelet, Superintendent[13]
  • Matthew Lynaugh, Business Administrator / Board Secretary[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Woodcliff Lake School District, 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 November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Pascack Valley Regional High School District 2015 School Report Card District Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016. "The district is comprised two high schools. Pascack Hills High School, which is located in Montvale, receives students from the towns of Montvale and Woodcliff Lake. Pascack Valley High School, located in Hillsdale, enrolls students from Hillsdale and River Vale."
  5. ^ Welcome, Woodcliff Lake School District. Accessed January 14, 2017. "High school aged students in the community attend the Pascack Hills High School. The nearly 900 students are housed in two buildings on one campus. Approximately 580 elementary students attend the Dorchester Elementary School and approximately 300 students, in grades 6 through 8, attend the Woodcliff Middle School."
  6. ^ School data for Pascack Hills High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient for 2005-06, New Jersey Department of Education, Archived as of March 13, 2007. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  8. ^ School Data for the Woodcliff Lake Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Woodcliff Lake School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Dorchester Elementary School, Woodcliff Lake School District. Accessed January 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Woodcliff Middle School, Woodcliff Lake School District. Accessed January 14, 2017.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Superintendent's Welcome, Woodcliff Lake School District. Accessed January 14, 2017.
  14. ^ District Office Directory, Woodcliff Lake School District. Accessed January 14, 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°01′16″N 74°03′28″W / 41.021019°N 74.057688°W / 41.021019; -74.057688