Elizabeth Public Schools, New Jersey
|Elizabeth Public Schools|
|Elizabeth, New Jersey|
|Number of schools:||31|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Tony Monteiro|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Elizabeth Public Schools
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtUnion County. Union County is home to 543,976 residents according to the U.S. Census.
Union County underperformed compared to the state's median household income based on the 2010 U.S. Census. The median household income in Union County was $68,688 compared to $71,180 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Union County was 9.8% compared to 9.4% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 31.6% of Union County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 35.0% in New Jersey.
The superintendent of Elizabeth Public Schools during the 2013-2014 school year was Olga Hugelmeyer. She joined the district in 2007 as an assistant superintendent. Hugelmeyer became the interim superintendent in October 2013 before receiving a full appointment to the position in December 2013.
The Elizabeth Board of Education consists of nine members who are elected at-large to three-year terms. Board members receive no compensation for their service.
|Elizabeth Board of Education|
|Paul M. Perreira||2014|
|José M. Rodríguez||2016|
School board elections
Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Three seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Three seats will be up for election in November 2014 and three seats will be on the ballot in November 2015.
Public participation in board meetings
The Board of Education maintains the following policy regarding public participation at board meetings last updated in 2009:
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“|| The Board recognizes the value to school governance of public comment on educational issues and the importance of allowing members of the public to express themselves on school matters of community interest.
In order to permit the fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide a period for public participation at all public meetings. The presiding officer of each Board meeting shall administer the rules of the Board for its conduct.
A. Public participation shall be permitted only as indicated in the order of business on the agenda;
B. Participants for the public portion must sign in up to an hour prior to the advertised start of the Board meeting so that they may have the opportunity to speak. The sign in sheet states the name, address, telephone number and reason that the person wants to comment, whether it is an agenda item or a general education comment. During the public portion of the meeting, the presiding officer will call up each individual to the microphone allowing them the opportunity to comment. The presiding officer will call up each individual in the order that they were signed in.
C. Participants may address the Board for a total of three (3) minutes. The presiding officer shall limit the total time of public participation to sixty (60) minutes. No individual is able to yield their time to another individual.
D. All statements shall be directed to the presiding officer; no participant may address or question Board members individually.
E. The following rules for public participation shall apply:
F. The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person addressing the Board has attempted to solve a matter administratively through resolution channels established by policy. If not, the person shall be referred to the appropriate administrator.
G. Signs or placards brought to a Board meeting shall not block the view of those attending the meeting and shall only be allowed behind the last row of seats and/or against the side walls of the meeting room.
H. The presiding officer may:
Elizabeth Public Schools publishes annual budgets on its website.
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Teacher salaries at Elizabeth Public Schools are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a Bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate degrees. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and teachers for 2011-2012:
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
Teachers in Elizabeth Public Schools are represented during contract negotiations by the Elizabeth Education Association (EEA). The President of EEA as of January 28, 2014 is Rose Carreto.
Schools in Elizabeth Public Schools
The district served 23,988 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 12.1% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Elizabeth Public Schools operates 31 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Elizabeth Public Schools|
|Abraham Lincoln School No. 14|
|Benjamin Franklin School No. 13|
|Charles J. Hudson School No. 25|
|Christopher Columbus School No. 15|
|Dr. Albert Einstein Academy School No. 29|
|Dr. Antonia Pantoja School No. 27|
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 52|
|Dr. Orlando Edreira Academy No. 26|
|Donald Stewart School No. 51|
|Elizabeth High School|
|Elmora School No. 12|
|Frances C. Smith School No. 50|
|George Washington School No. 01|
|IPrep Academy School No. 8|
|John Marshall School No. 20|
|Joseph Battin School No. 04|
|Juan Pablo Duarte - Jose Julian Marti School No. 28|
|Mabel G. Holmes School No. 05|
|Madison-Monroe School No. 16|
|Monsignor Joao S. Antao School No. 31|
|Nicholas Murray Butler School No. 23|
|Nicholas S. La Corte-Peterstown School No. 03|
|Robert Morris School No. 18|
|Ronald Reagan Academy School No. 30|
|Terence C. Reilly No. 07|
|Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy|
|Toussaint L'ouverture-Marquis de Lafayette School No. 06|
|Victor Mravlag School No. 21|
|William F. Halloran School No. 22|
|Winfield Scott School No. 02|
|Woodrow Wilson School No. 19|
The New Jersey Department of Education administers annual standardized tests for math and English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency in every public school district. The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) tests student proficiency in grades three through eight. The New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) tests student proficiency in the 11th grade. Student scores are broken down into Partially Proficient, Proficient and Advanced Proficient categories based on annual test results. The following table lists NJ ASK and HSPA results for the 2012-2013 school year in Elizabeth Public Schools:
|Student proficiency, 2012-2013|
|Grade level||Subject||Partially Proficient (%)||Proficient (%)||Advanced Proficient (%)|
|3||English Language Arts||46.0||53.1||0.9|
|4||English Language Arts||56.4||41.9||1.7|
|5||English Language Arts||56.9||41.5||1.6|
|6||English Language Arts||52.0||47.4||0.6|
|7||English Language Arts||51.2||45.4||3.4|
|8||English Language Arts||28.0||69.4||2.6|
|11||English Language Arts||22.9||70.8||6.4|
|Transparency grading process|
- Meeting minutes, agendas, and notices are posted.
- Elected officials are posted, but their contact information is not available.
- Contact information for administrative officials is posted.
- Tax information is included in the budget. Tax rates and revenue sources are listed.
- Contact information for elected officials not available.
- Teacher contracts are not posted.
- Audits are not available.
- Information regarding background checks not posted.
- Academic performance is not noted on the website.
- Public records are not available.
- New Jersey
- List of school districts in New Jersey
- Elizabeth Public Schools elections (2013)
- School Board Elections portal
- Elizabeth Public Schools
- City of Elizabeth
- New Jersey Department of Education
- New Jersey School Boards Association
- Elizabeth Education Association
- United States Census Bureau, "Union County, New Jersey," accessed October 28, 2013
- State of New Jersey Department of State, "Statewide Voter Registration Summary," accessed October 27, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Olga Hugelmeyer," accessed January 27, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Policy Manual," accessed January 28, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "2013-2014 Budget Expenditures," accessed December 10, 2013
- Elizabeth Education Association, "Agreement between the Board of Education City of Elizabeth & Elizabeth Education Association," accessed January 28, 2014
- Elizabeth Education Association, "Your EEA Officers," accessed January 28, 2014
- State of New Jersey Department of Education, "Fall Enrollment Charts," accessed January 28, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Schools," accessed January 28, 2014
- New Jersey Department of Education, "Assessment," accessed January 29, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Board Meeting Minutes and Agendas," accessed January 27, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Schedule of Board Meetings," accessed January 27, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Your Board of Education," accessed January 27, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "Telephone Directory," accessed January 27, 2014
- Elizabeth Public Schools, "2011 Budget," accessed January 27, 2014