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School district in Middlesex County, New Jersey, US

Carteret School District

599 Roosevelt Avenue

, Middlesex County, New Jersey, 07008
United States

Coordinates 40°35′01″N 74°13′07″W / 40.583577°N 74.218716°W / 40.583577; -74.218716Coordinates: 40°35′01″N 74°13′07″W / 40.583577°N 74.218716°W / 40.583577; -74.218716
Grades PreK to 12
Superintendent Rosa L. Diaz
Business administrator Carmela Collazo
Schools 5
Enrollment 3,882 (as of 2021–22)[1]
Faculty 305.4 FTEs[1]
Student–teacher ratio 12.7:1[1]
District Factor Group B
Website www.carteretschools.org
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $16,050 17 $18,891 −15.0%
1 Budgetary Cost 11,721 6 14,783 −20.7%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,349 6 8,763 −16.1%
6 Support Services 1,350 3 2,392 −43.6%
8 Administrative Cost 1,516 64 1,485 2.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,301 16 1,783 −27.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 136 10 268 −49.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 59,440 24 64,043
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 Carteret School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Carteret, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.[3]

As of the 2021–22 school year, the district, comprised of five schools, had an enrollment of 3,882 students and 305.4 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.7:1.[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.[4]

History[edit]

In 2016, borough voters turned down a ballot proposal to switch from an elected school board to an appointed board.[5][6]

In September 2019, voters approved a referendum by a nearly 3-1 margin that would spend $37 million, including $7.4 million in state aid, for the construction of a new junior high school for 600 students in grades seven and eight, as well as expansion and renovation projects in all of the five existing school facilities.[7][8]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2021–22 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[9]) are:[10][11][12]

Elementary schools
  • Columbus School[13] with 708 students in grades PreK–5
    • Mayling Cardenas, Principal[14]
  • Nathan Hale School[15] with 460 students in grades PreK–5
    • Erika Barrett, Principal[16]
  • Private Nicholas Minue School[17] with 638 students in grades PreK–5
    • Cheryl Bolinger, Principal[18]
Middle school
  • Carteret Middle School[19] with 914 students in grades 6–8
    • Merita Euell, Principal[20]
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district’s administration are:[23][24]

  • Rosa L. Diaz, Superintendent of Schools
  • Carmela Collazo, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of education[edit]

The district’s board of education is comprised of nine members who set policy and oversee 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 (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the district’s day-to-day operations and a business administrator to supervise the business functions of the district.[25][26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Carteret Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  2. ^ Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Carteret Board of Education District Policy 0110 – Identification, Cateret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023. “Purpose The Board of Education exists for the purpose of providing a thorough and efficient system of free public education in grades Pre-Kindergarten through twelve in the Carteret School District. Composition The Carteret School District is comprised of all the area within the municipal boundaries of Carteret.”
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Rosario, Joshua. “Elected school boards rarely change to appointed boards, but Jersey City could be next”, The Jersey Journal, January 8, 2020. Accessed February 2, 2020. “The last time voters gave up the right to elect a school board was in 2004 in Rockleigh Township, said Frank Belluscio, communications director for the New Jersey School Board Association. When given a similar opportunity in 2016, voters in Carteret rejected a proposal to change its school board from elected to appointed.”
  6. ^ “Nov. 8 Election Results: 1,533 School Board Seats, 19 Public Questions”, New Jersey School Boards Association, updated November 10, 2016. Accessed February 2, 2020. “Carteret (Middlesex County) – Rejected – Voters decided whether to reclassify the district from one with an elected board of education to one with an appointed board.”
  7. ^ Loyer, Susan. “Carteret school referendum: Voters to decide $37M fate on Tuesday”, Courier News, September 23, 2019. Accessed January 22, 2023. “At a public town hall meeting held Sept. 9 at Thomas J. Deverin Community Center, architect Lloyd Rosenberg discussed the plan, which calls for construction of the new 600-student, three-story, 30,000-square-foot junior high school for seventh and eighth graders. It will include state-of the-art classrooms and STEM labs, media spaces, a cafeteria, band and music rooms, gym, and think tank and upgrades to all of Carteret’s Public Schools, according to the release. At Carteret High School, the $36,999,995 bond would fund the renovation of the auditorium, including new lighting and sound, a connection bridge to the proposed junior high, new security kiosk and renovations to stair towers. The bond also would fund various interior renovations and capital improvements at Carteret Middle School, Nathan Hale Elementary School, Pvt. Nicholas Minue School and Columbus Elementary School.”
  8. ^ “Carteret School District Building Referendum Passes”, Borough of Carteret, September 25,2019. Accessed January 22, 2023. “Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Superintendent Rosa Diaz have announced that the Carteret School District’s $37 million building referendum has passed, after voters decided in favor of the proposed question by a 3-1 margin (74% – 26%).”
  9. ^ School Data for the Carteret School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  10. ^ Our Schools, Carteret Public Schools. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  11. ^ School Performance Reports for the Carteret Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  12. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Carteret School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Columbus School, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  14. ^ School Administration, Columbus School. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  15. ^ Nathan Hale School, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  16. ^ Administration, Nathan Hale School. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  17. ^ Private Nicholas Minue School, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  18. ^ School Administration, Private Nicholas Minue School. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  19. ^ Carteret Middle School, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  20. ^ School Administration, Carteret Middle School. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  21. ^ Carteret High School, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  22. ^ School Administration, Carteret High School. Accessed January 22, 2023.
  23. ^ District Contacts, Carteret School District. Accessed November 21, 2018.
  24. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Middlesex County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  25. ^ 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.
  26. ^ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the Carteret School District, New Jersey Department of Education, for year ending June 30, 2018. Accessed February 2, 2020. “The Board of Education is a Type II school district whose boundaries are coterminous with the Borough of Carteret in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The Board of Education has nine (9) members that are elected for three (3) year overlapping terms. The members of the Board are residents of the Borough of Carteret and vote on all matters before the Board of Education.”
  27. ^ Meet Our Board Members, Carteret School District. Accessed January 22, 2023.

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