Paterson Public Schools

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Paterson Public Schools
Superintendent:Dr. Donnie W. Evans
Business Administrator:Carol A. Fredericks
Address:33-35 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Grade Range:K-12
School facilities:40
Enrollment:24,080 (as of 2009-10)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs):2,230
Student–teacher ratio:10.80:1
District Factor Group:A
Web site:http://www.paterson.K12.nj.us
Ind.Per PupilDistrict
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1Budgetary Cost16,0079113,63217.4%
2Classroom Instruction8,967858,03511.6%
6Support Services3,5111022,16662.1%
8Administrative Cost1,457731,3795.7%
10Operations & Maintenance1,939841,67415.8%
13Extracurricular Activities883258-65.9%
16Median Teacher Salary53,5652557,597
Data from NJDoE 2009 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105

The Paterson Public Schools (PPS) is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade from Paterson, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2009-10 school year, the district's 40 schools had an enrollment of 24,080 students and 2,230 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.80:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the 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.[6]

The two main High Schools, Eastside and Kennedy, use the Genesis school management system for tasks such as student attendance and grading, and full online grade access is available online.

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

Elementary schools
Elementary academies


High schools

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[15][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for the Paterson School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archive as of May 15, 2009. Accessed August 16, 2012.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 16, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state’s new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
  5. ^ SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 16, 2012.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Data for the Paterson Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed August 16, 2012. Note that changes in school structure and creation of new programs and academies means that some new schools may not have enrollment data available or have data for a previous grade structure.
  8. ^ School List, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed August 16, 2012.
  9. ^ Great Falls Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  10. ^ HARP Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  11. ^ About GMA - Garret Morgan Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  12. ^ About Us, PANTHER Academy. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  13. ^ Public Safety Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  14. ^ Sports Business Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed June 12, 2012.
  15. ^ District Administration, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed December 30, 2011.
  16. ^ Passaic County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.

External links[edit]

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