Jackson School District, New Jersey
|Jackson School District|
|Jackson, New Jersey|
|Superintendent:||Lu Ann Meinders|
|Number of schools:||10|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Barbara Fiero|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Jackson School District
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 Website evaluation
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
About the districtOcean County, New Jersey. The county seat of Ocean County is Toms River. According to the 2010 US Census, Ocean County was home to 580,470 residents.
Ocean County underperformed in comparison to the rest of New Jersey in median household income according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The median household income in Ocean County was $60,712 compared to $71,180 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Ocean County was 9.5% compared to 9.4% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 24.5% of Ocean County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 35.0% in New Jersey.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
The superintendent of Jackson School District during the 2013-2014 school year was Lu Ann Meinders. She has served in the position since her appointment in 2013. Meinders has worked for the district as a teacher, grant coordinator and deputy superintendent since 1988.
The Jackson Board of Education consists of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms. Board members receive no compensation for their service.
|Jackson Board of Education|
|Sharon E. Dey||2016|
School board elections
- See also: Jackson School District elections (2013)
Members of the Board of Education are elected to three-year terms on a staggered basis. Two seats were up for election on November 5, 2013. Two 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 on public participation at board meetings last updated in 2013:
|“||The Board of Education recognizes the value 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 shall set aside a portion of every Board meeting, the length of the portion to be determined by the Board, for public comment on any school or school district issue that a member of the public feels may be of concern to the residents of the school district.
Public participation shall be governed by the following rules:
The table below displays the budget for Jackson School District.
|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|
Jackson School District does not publish salary schedules for district teachers.
Schools in Jackson School District
The district served 9,134 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 5.3% decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:
|Year||Enrollment||Year-to-year change (%)|
Jackson School District operates 10 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Jackson School District|
|Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School|
|Elms Elementary School|
|Goetz Middle School|
|Holman Elementary School|
|Jackson Liberty High School|
|Jackson Memorial High School|
|Johnson Elementary School|
|McAuliffe Middle School|
|Rosenauer Elementary School|
|Switlik Elementary School|
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 Jackson School District:
|Student proficiency, 2012-2013|
|Grade level||Subject||Partially Proficient (%)||Proficient (%)||Advanced Proficient (%)|
|3||English Language Arts||25.6||73.1||1.4|
|4||English Language Arts||31.1||61.5||7.5|
|5||English Language Arts||33.3||59.5||7.1|
|6||English Language Arts||27.0||72.2||0.8|
|7||English Language Arts||35.0||55.6||9.4|
|8||English Language Arts||14.7||76.8||8.5|
|11||English Language Arts||6.2||69.6||24.2|
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- New Jersey
- List of school districts in New Jersey
- Jackson School District elections (2013)
- School Board Elections portal
- Jackson School District
- Township of Jackson, New Jersey
- New Jersey Department of Education
- New Jersey School Boards Association
- United States Census Bureau, "Ocean County, New Jersey," accessed October 28, 2013
- State of New Jersey Department of State, "Statewide Voter Registration Summary," accessed October 27, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- Tri-Town News, "Jackson board taps Meinders as new K-12 superintendent," May 30, 2013
- Jackson School District, "Bylaws," accessed January 30, 2014
- Jackson School District, "Public Participation in Board Meetings," April 16, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Jackson School District, "User Friendly Budget," accessed December 9, 2013
- State of New Jersey Department of Education, "Fall Enrollment Charts," accessed January 28, 2014
- Jackson School District, "Our Schools," accessed January 29, 2014
- New Jersey Department of Education, "Assessment," accessed January 30, 2014