Wyckoff School District

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Wyckoff School District
241 Morse Avenue
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
District information
Grades K-8
Superintendent Richard Kuder
Business administrator Alan Reiffe
Schools 5
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,139 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 182.8 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 17.2:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group I
Website http://www.wyckoffps.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,633 63 $18,891 -1.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 15,312 67 14,159 8.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,985 59 8,659 3.8%
6 Support Services 2,612 74 2,167 20.5%
8 Administrative Cost 1,982 84 1,547 28.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,658 55 1,612 2.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 69 22 104 -33.7%
16 Median Teacher Salary 64,822 64 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 Wyckoff School District is a community public school district, serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Wyckoff in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its five schools had an enrollment of 3,139 students and 182.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.2:1.[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]

Public high school students from Wyckoff in ninth through twelfth grades attend the schools of the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, which also serves students from Franklin Lakes and Oakland.[4] Students entering the district as freshmen have the option to attend either of the district's high schools, subject to a choice made during eighth grade.[5][6] Franklin Lakes, Oakland and Wyckoff (FLOW district) approved the creation of a regional high school in 1954. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are Indian Hills High School, located in Oakland[8] (1,226 students) and Ramapo High School, located in Franklin Lakes[9] (1,088 students).[10]

History[edit]

The first school in the town was a one-room school built on Wyckoff Avenue in 1869 and used until 1906, when it was demolished. The first George Washington School had been used but was burned in a fire in 1911. Prior to 1929, high school students attended Central High School in Paterson, before the Board of Education voted to send students to Ramsey High School (New Jersey) in Ramsey instead.

Awards and recognition[edit]

For the 1998-99 school year, Eisenhower Middle School was named a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.[11] In the 2003-04 school year, it received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[12]

For the 2005-06 school year, the Wyckoff School District was recognized with the "Best Practices Award" by the New Jersey Department of Education for its "A Reading Af'fair' to Remember" Language Arts Literacy program at Abraham Lincoln School.[13]

Schools[edit]

The schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[14]) are:[15][16]

Elementary schools (K-5)
  • Coolidge Elementary School,[17] located at 420 Grandview Avenue, is an elementary school which opened in 1932 as a 6-room K-6 school and has been expanded several times over the years. (341 students)
    • Robert Famularo, Principal
  • Lincoln Elementary School,[18] located at 325 Mason Avenue, was dedicated in 1953 on land purchased in 1950. (308 students)
    • Patrick Lee, Principal
  • Sicomac Elementary School,[19] located at 356 Sicomac Avenue, was completed in 1967. (308 students)
    • Stephen Raimo, Principal
  • Washington Elementary School[20] located at 270 Woodland Avenue, was constructed as an 11-room brick building on the site where the previous school had burned down. (354 students)
    • Scott Blake, Principal
Middle School (6-8)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School,[21] located at 344 Calvin Court, was approved in 1960 and dedicated in 1963. Since 1996, Eisenhower has served grades 6, 7, and 8. (788 students)
    • Christopher Iasiello, Principal
    • Christopher Giordano, Assistant Principal

Special education[edit]

Wyckoff is a member of the Northwest Bergen Council for Special Education Region 1, which includes 12 member districts which work together to provide special education services on a regional basis. Wyckoff is responsible for four of the special education classes in the Northwest Council. Special education classes are located in Sicomac School.

Administration[edit]

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

  • Richard D. Kuder, Superintendent of Schools
  • Alan Reiffe, Business Administrator/Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Wyckoff Township Public 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 December 8, 2009.
  4. ^ Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 1, 2016. "The Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District serves students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff in a comprehensive two-campus setting. Students from the three communities may choose which of the two high schools they wish to attend for their four-year high school experience."
  5. ^ Van Dusen, Matthew. "Ramapo-Indian Hills schools chief to retire.", The Record (Bergen County), October 24, 2007. Accessed August 19, 2014. "Later, parents of Oakland students protested their lack of choice, and students in Wyckoff, Franklin Lakes and Oakland can now attend either school."
  6. ^ Eighth Grade School Choice, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. Accessed August 19, 2014.. "All eighth grade students from Franklin Lakes, Oakland, and Wyckoff may choose to attend the high school of their choice...."
  7. ^ School Data for the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  8. ^ Indian Hills High School, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. Accessed January 5, 2017.
  9. ^ Ramapo High School, Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District. Accessed January 5, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  11. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 1998-99 school year, Eisenhower Middle School, accessed July 13, 2006.
  12. ^ 2003 No Child Left Behind – Blue Ribbon Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Best Practices Award recipient for 2005-06, accessed October 23, 2006
  14. ^ School Data for the Wyckoff School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ District Directory, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  16. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Wyckoff School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  17. ^ Calvin Coolidge School, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  18. ^ Abraham Lincoln School, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  19. ^ Sicomac School, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  20. ^ George Washington School, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  21. ^ Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Wyckoff School District. Accessed January 19, 2017.
  22. ^ Directory, Wyckoff School District. Accessed August 19, 2014.
  23. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°00′37″N 74°10′11″W / 41.010344°N 74.16976°W / 41.010344; -74.16976