Paterson Public Schools

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Paterson Public Schools
Superintendent:Dr. Donnie W. Evans
Business Administrator:Richard J. Kilpatrick
Address:33-35 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
Grade Range:K-12
School facilities:48
Enrollment:24,365 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs):1,845.0
Student–teacher ratio:13.21:1
District Factor Group:A
Web site:http://www.paterson.K12.nj.us
Ind.Per PupilDistrict
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1ATotal Spending$20,45478$18,8918.3%
1Budgetary Cost16,3238314,78310.4%
2Classroom Instruction8,993648,7632.6%
6Support Services3,565982,39249.0%
8Administrative Cost1,576711,4856.1%
10Operations & Maintenance2,070871,78316.1%
13Extracurricular Activities541268-79.9%
16Median Teacher Salary54,182664,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Paterson Public Schools (PPS) is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Paterson, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 former 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 2011–12 school year, the district's 48 schools had an enrollment of 24,365 students and 1,845.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.21:1.[1] As of October 2014, the district had an estimated enrollment of 28,139 students. For the 2014-15 school year, the district anticipated a budget with total expenditures of $591 million and per pupil spending of $16,696.[6]

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.[7]

Among the 594 students who took the SAT in 2013, the mean combined score was 1120 and there were 19 students (3.2% of those taking the exam) who achieved the combined score of 1550 that the College Board considers an indicator of college readiness, a decline from the 26 students (4.3%) who achieved the standard the previous year.[8][9]

State intervention[edit]

The district is one of three districts in New Jersey under "state intervention", which authorizes the Commissioner of Education to intervene in governance of a local public school district (and to intervene in the areas of instruction and program, operations, personnel, and fiscal management) if the Commissioner has determined that a school district failed or was unable to take corrective actions necessary to establish a thorough and efficient system of education.[10]

The district is one of three districts in New Jersey (along with Newark Public Schools and Jersey City Public Schools) under "state intervention", which authorizes the state Commissioner of Education to intervene in governance of a local public school district (and to intervene in the areas of instruction and program, operations, personnel, and fiscal management).[10]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[11]) are:[12][13]

Elementary schools
Elementary academies
High schools

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[66][67]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Paterson School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  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. ^ 2014-15 User Friendly Budget Summary, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed December 2, 2014.
  7. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  8. ^ Malinconico, Joe. "Latest SAT results: Number of Paterson ‘college-ready’ students drops to 19", Paterson Press, October 14, 2014. Accessed December 11, 2014. "A report released by the school district last week showed 19 of the 594 Paterson students who took the SATs this year had scores that met the “college-ready” criteria established by the College Board, which conducts the standardized tests."
  9. ^ Laine, Tamara. "Chasing College Ready", WWOR-TV, December 1, 2014. Accessed December 1, 2014. "In Paterson, New Jersey only 19 kids who took the SAT's are considered college ready. This means that they scored at least a 1500 out of 2400 on the standardized test, and this number is truly shocking considering how large the school district is."
  10. ^ a b Governance and Urban School Improvement: Lessons for New Jersey From Nine Cities, pp. 65-68, Institute on Education Law and Policy, Rutgers–Newark, October 2010. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  11. ^ School Data for the Paterson Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 10, 2014. 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.
  12. ^ School List, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Paterson Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  14. ^ School 1, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  15. ^ School 2, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  16. ^ School 3, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  17. ^ Rev. Dr. Frank Napier, Jr. School of Science and Technology #4, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  18. ^ School 5, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  19. ^ School 6, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  20. ^ School 7, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  21. ^ School 8, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  22. ^ Charles J. Riley, School 9, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  23. ^ School 10, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  24. ^ Newcomers Program, School 11, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  25. ^ School 12, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  26. ^ School 13, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  27. ^ School 14, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  28. ^ School 15, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  29. ^ School 18, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  30. ^ School 19, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  31. ^ School 20, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  32. ^ School 21, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  33. ^ School 24, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  34. ^ School 25, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  35. ^ School 26, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  36. ^ School 27, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  37. ^ School 28, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  38. ^ School 29, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  39. ^ Dale Avenue, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  40. ^ Early Learning Center, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  41. ^ Edward W. Kilpatrick School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  42. ^ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Complex, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  43. ^ New Roberto Clemente School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  44. ^ Norman S. Weir School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  45. ^ Roberto Clemente School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  46. ^ Don Bosco Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  47. ^ Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  48. ^ Eastside High School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  49. ^ School of Information Technology @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  50. ^ School of Government & Public Administration @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  51. ^ School of Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism @ Eastside, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  52. ^ International High School, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  53. ^ John F. Kennedy Educational Complex, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  54. ^ Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  55. ^ School of Architecture and Construction Trades @ JFK (ACT), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  56. ^ School of Business, Technology, Marketing, & Finance @ JFK (BTMF), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  57. ^ School of Education and Training @ JFK (SET), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  58. ^ Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  59. ^ Academy of Earth and Space Science (PANTHER), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  60. ^ Academy of Health Science (HARP), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  61. ^ Students Transitioning and Achieving Real Success (STARS), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  62. ^ Great Falls Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  63. ^ Paterson Adult & Continuing Education (PACE), Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  64. ^ Silk City Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  65. ^ YES Academy, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  66. ^ District Administration, Paterson Public Schools. Accessed September 10, 2014.
  67. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Passaic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 10, 2014.

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