The Totowa Borough Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade in Totowa, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States.

Totowa Borough Public Schools
10 Crews Street
Totowa, NJ 07512
District information
GradesPre-K to 8
SuperintendentMatthew Reynolds
Business administratorVincent W. Varcadipane
Schools2
Students and staff
Enrollment1,486 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty79.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio18.8:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupCD
Websitewww.totowa.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$15,97619$18,891−15.4%
1Budgetary Cost14,5625014,1592.8%
2Classroom Instruction8,504418,659−1.8%
6Support Services2,438602,16712.5%
8Administrative Cost1,891751,54722.2%
10Operations & Maintenance1,706591,6125.8%
13Extracurricular Activities82104−92.3%
16Median Teacher Salary62,7435561,136
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with more than 750 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=84

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,486 students and 79.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 18.8:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "CD", the sixth-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, public school students attend Passaic Valley Regional High School, which also serves students from Little Falls Township and Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson). The school facility is located in Little Falls Township.[4] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,355 students and 104.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.[5]

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SchoolsEdit

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7][8]

  • Memorial School which houses students in pre-kindergarten through second grade (405 students)
    • Joe Compel, Principal[9]
  • Washington Park School for grades three through eight (671)
    • Michael O'Brien, Principal[9]
    • Jonathan Kruzel, Vice Principal[9]

AdministrationEdit

Core members of the district's administration are:[9][10]

  • Patricia Capitelli, Superintendent
  • Vincent W. Varcadipane, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Totowa 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 January 27, 2015.
  4. ^ District Information Archived 2008-02-14 at the Wayback Machine, Passaic Valley High School. Accessed January 27, 2015. "The regional district which is served by Passaic Valley High School is comprised of the communities of Little Falls, Totowa Borough and Woodland Park."
  5. ^ School data for Passaic Valley Regional High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  6. ^ School Data for the Totowa Borough Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Totowa Borough Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Passaic County 2016-17 Public School Directory, Passaic County, New Jersey. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  9. ^ a b c d Administration, Totowa Borough Public Schools. Accessed January 15, 2017.
  10. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Passaic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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