Totowa Borough Public Schools

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
Address
10 Crews Street
Totowa, NJ 07512

United States
Coordinates40°54′11″N 74°12′57″W / 40.903134°N 74.215962°W / 40.903134; -74.215962Coordinates: 40°54′11″N 74°12′57″W / 40.903134°N 74.215962°W / 40.903134; -74.215962
District information
GradesPre-K to 8
SuperintendentMatthew Reynolds
Business administratorVincent W. Varcadipane
Schools2
Students and staff
Enrollment1,014 (as of 2018–19)[1]
Faculty78.0 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio13.0:1[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 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising two schools, had an enrollment of 1,014 students and 78.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.0:1.[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 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,186 students and 102.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1.[5]

SchoolsEdit

Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[6]) are:[7][8]

  • Memorial School[9] with 352 students in pre-kindergarten through second grade
    • Joseph Compel, Principal[10]
  • Washington Park School[11] with 626 students in grades three through eight
    • David Bower, Principal[10]
    • Timothy Tracy, Vice Principal[10]

AdministrationEdit

Core members of the district's administration are:[10][12]

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

Board of educationEdit

The district's board of education, with nine members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held as part of the April school election.[13] As one of the 13 districts statewide with school elections in April, voters also decide on passage of the annual school budget.[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Totowa Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  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 April 1, 2020.
  6. ^ School Data for the Totowa Borough Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed April 1, 2020.
  7. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Totowa Borough Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  8. ^ Passaic County 2018–19 Public School Directory, Passaic County, New Jersey. Accessed April 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Memorial School Virtual BookBag, Totowa Borough Public Schools. Accessed April 6, 2020.
  10. ^ a b c d Administration, Totowa Borough Public Schools. Accessed April 6, 2020.
  11. ^ Washington Park School Virtual BookBag, Totowa Borough Public Schools. Accessed April 6, 2020.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Passaic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ New Jersey Boards of Education by District Election Types - 2018 School Election, New Jersey Department of Education, updated February 16, 2018. Accessed January 26, 2020.
  14. ^ Mazzola, Jessica. "13 N.J school districts held elections Tuesday and - surprise! - hardly anyone voted. See how bad it was", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, April 18, 2018, updated May 14, 2019. Accessed February 17, 2020. "The rest of their 530 counterparts across the state have switched to November elections – most made the change immediately after a 2012 law allowing school district votes to move from April to the fall, held in tandem with the general election. But voters in 13 New Jersey towns went to the polls Tuesday to cast votes for their local boards of education, and in most cases, on whether or not to pass the district budgets."
  15. ^ Board of Education, Totowa Borough Public Schools. Accessed April 6, 2020.

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