Ventnor City School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade from Ventnor City, in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. The school's motto is VECC: We Think Achievement.

Ventnor City School District
400 N. Lafayette Avenue
Ventnor, NJ 08406
District information
GradesPreK-8
SuperintendentEileen Johnson
Business administratorTerri Nowotny
Schools2
Students and staff
Enrollment1,101 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty75.5 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio14.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupB
Websitehttp://www.veccnj.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-8
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$20,05876$18,8916.2%
1Budgetary Cost14,1824214,1590.2%
2Classroom Instruction9,227648,6596.6%
6Support Services1,919312,167−11.4%
8Administrative Cost1,530381,547−1.1%
10Operations & Maintenance1,422311,612−11.8%
13Extracurricular Activities8436104−19.2%
16Median Teacher Salary79,1658261,136
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 1,101 students and 75.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.6:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second 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.[3]

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades, along with those from Brigantine and Margate City, attend Atlantic City High School in neighboring Atlantic City, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Atlantic City School District that has existed since 1920.[4][5] As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 2,010 students and 200.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.1:1.[6]

The Ventnor district has considered options for an alternative high school sending relationship.[7]

SchoolsEdit

The Ventnor City School District operates two schools for PreK-8 within the Ventnor Educational Community Complex. Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[8]) are:[9]

  • Ventnor Elementary School[10] with 444 students in grades PreK-5
    • Carmela Somershoe, Principal[11]
  • Ventnor Middle School[12] with 334 students in grades 6-8
    • Rob Baker, Principal[11]

The original school was built in 1970, with renovations in 1974, 1997 and 2001.

AdministrationEdit

Core members of the district's administration include:[11][13]

  • Eileen Johnson, Superintendent
  • Terri Nowotny, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Ventnor City 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 October 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Atlantic City Public School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 26, 2017. "The Atlantic City Public School District is a Pre-K to 12 school district operating Eleven (11) schools. Our Pre-K through 8th grade schools serve Atlantic City, while our high school serves the students of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate and Longport. "
  5. ^ Rotondo, Christie. "Shore towns may pay less as Atlantic City schools slash budgets", The Press of Atlantic City, June 14, 2015. Accessed November 26, 2017. "Over the years, Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport have criticized the high cost of tuition to send their students to Atlantic City High School."
  6. ^ School data for Atlantic City High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  7. ^ Lemongello, Steven. "Ventnor school district waiting, watching as Brigantine attempts to pull students from Atlantic City High School", The Press of Atlantic City, March 14, 2011. Accessed October 25, 2014. "The Brigantine School District has already sought to sever its relationship with Atlantic City High School, and now Ventnor is weighing its options. The Ventnor School District is in a 'wait-and-see pattern' when it comes to Brigantine's bid to send its students to Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, Ventnor Superintendent Carmine Bonanni said. A successful effort by Brigantine could lead the way for Ventnor, one of three other Atlantic City High School sending districts, to make a change."
  8. ^ School Data for the Ventnor City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  9. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Ventnor City School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Ventnor Elementary School, Ventnor City School District. Accessed May 22, 2017.
  11. ^ a b c Administration, Ventnor City School District. Accessed May 22, 2017.
  12. ^ Ventnor Middle School, Ventnor City School District. Accessed May 22, 2017.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Atlantic County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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