Demarest Public Schools

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Demarest Public Schools
Address
568 Piermont Road
Demarest, NJ 07627

United States
Coordinates40°57′33″N 73°57′36″W / 40.959269°N 73.960112°W / 40.959269; -73.960112Coordinates: 40°57′33″N 73°57′36″W / 40.959269°N 73.960112°W / 40.959269; -73.960112
District information
GradesK-8
SuperintendentMichael Fox
Business administratorThomas Perez
Schools3
Students and staff
Enrollment997 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty63.7 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio15.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor GroupI
WebsiteOfficial website
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1ATotal Spending$17,54727$18,891−7.1%
1Budgetary Cost14,1284014,783−4.4%
2Classroom Instruction8,678508,763−1.0%
6Support Services1,56032,392−34.8%
8Administrative Cost1,746571,48517.6%
10Operations & Maintenance1,764491,783−1.1%
13Extracurricular Activities3542226832.1%
16Median Teacher Salary65,4604464,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The Demarest Public Schools is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Demarest in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its three schools had an enrollment of 997 students and 63.7 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.6:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "I", the second-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]

Students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest in Demarest, together with students from Closter and Haworth;[4] the high school is part of the Northern Valley Regional High School District, which also serves students from Harrington Park, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan at Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan.[5][6][7] During the 1994-96 school years, Northern Valley Regional High School at Demarest was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education;[8] as of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,218 students and 94.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.9:1.[9]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[10]) are:[11]

Elementary schools
  • County Road School[12] with 123 Kindergarten and first grade students
  • Luther Lee Emerson School[13] with an enrollment of 233 students in grades 2 - 4
Middle school
  • Demarest Middle School[14] which serves 322 students in grades 5 through 8

The district has an active PTO to provide enrichment for students and afternoon school-age care from school closing to 6 PM; no before-school care is available.[15]

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[16][17]

  • Michael Fox, Superintendent of Schools
  • Thomas Perez, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Demarest 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 December 3, 2014.
  4. ^ Cheslow, Jerry. "If You're Thinking of Living In / Demarest, N.J.; Small Town, Large Sense of History", The New York Times, April 4, 1999. Accessed December 4, 2014. "Following eighth grade, students go on to Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest, which the borough shares with Haworth and neighboring Closter."
  5. ^ Our Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed August 28, 2014. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
  6. ^ Northern Valley Regional High School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 12, 2017. "Located in the upper North Eastern corner of the state, Northern Valley Regional is comprised of two high schools, Northern Valley at Demarest and Northern Valley at Old Tappan.... Our long standing successful and cost efficient Pre-K-12 consortium remains an exemplar model of shared services including seven local Pre-K-8 districts that send their students to the regional high schools: Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood and Old Tappan."
  7. ^ Our Communities, Northern Valley Regional High School District. Accessed May 31, 2016. "The seven towns that make up the Northern Valley Regional High School District - Closter, Demarest, Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, and Old Tappan - are situated in the northeast corner of Bergen County, New Jersey."
  8. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016.
  9. ^ School data for Northern Valley Regional High School At Demarest, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  10. ^ School Data for Demarest Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  11. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Demarest Public Schools, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  12. ^ County Road School, Demarest School District. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Luther Lee Emerson School, Demarest School District. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  14. ^ Demarest Middle School, Demarest School District. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  15. ^ School Aged Child Care (SACC), Demarest Parent Teacher Organization, June 30, 2016. Accessed December 7, 2016. "The PTO SACC program offers after school child care at CRS, LLE, and DMS from 3:05 pm to 6:00 pm on a daily or monthly basis for grades K-8."
  16. ^ Contact Information, Demarest School District. Accessed January 9, 2017.
  17. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Bergen County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.

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