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Middletown Township School District
Leonardo, New Jersey
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District Profile
Superintendent:William O. George III
Graduation rate:93.3%
Number of schools:17
Budget: $161.0 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Sue Griffin
Board members:9
Term length:3
Middletown Township School District is a school district in New Jersey that served 9,834 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district is the 16th-largest by enrollment in New Jersey.

About the district

Middletown Township School District is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey
Middletown Township School District is located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The county seat of Monmouth County is Freehold Borough. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Monmouth County was home to 629,384 residents.[1]


Monmouth County outperformed in comparison to the rest of New Jersey in terms of median household income according to the 2010 U.S. Census. The median household income in Monmouth County was $83,842 compared to $71,180 for the state of New Jersey. The poverty rate in Monmouth County was 6.5% compared to 9.4% for the entire state. The U.S. Census also found that 39.6% of Monmouth County residents aged 25 years and older attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 35.0% in New Jersey.[1]

Racial Demographics, 2012[1]
Race Monmouth County (%) New Jersey (%)
White 85.1 73.8
Black or African American 7.7 14.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.3 0.6
Asian 5.3 9.0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Z 0.1
Two or More Races 1.6 1.9
Hispanic or Latino 10.0 18.5

Party Affiliation, 2013[2]
Party Monmouth County Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 103,200 24.25
Republican 99,033 23.27
Libertarian 150 0.01
Green 119 0.01
Other 72 0.01
Unaffiliated 222,919 52.45

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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[3]


The superintendent of Middletown Township School District during the 2013-2014 school year was William O. George III. He has served in the position since his appointment in 2011. George previously served as the superintendent of Hazlet Township Public Schools from 2007 to 2011. He earns $187,500 per year in salary as part of a contract lasting through the 2015-2016 school year.[4]

School board

The Middletown Township Board of Education consists of nine members who are elected at-large to three-year terms.[5]

Middletown Township Board of Education
Susan Griffin 2017
Leonora Caminiti 2015
Bob Banta 2016
Vincent S. Brand 2016
James Cody 2015
Michael A. Donlon 2016
Ernest Donnelly 2017
Joan Minnuies 2015
Helene Henkel 2017

School board elections

See also: Middletown Township School District elections (2014)

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 were up for election on November 4, 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:[6]

The Board of Education meets twice each month. Once for a "workshop meeting" session, once for "regular monthly meeting" session. The public may attend any session, and is invited to speak at the "regular monthly meeting" sessions. There is a time limit which speakers are asked to observe so that more people may participate.

Public Participation at Board Meetings:
You may attend any session and are invited to speak at the "regular monthly meeting" of the board. There is also a time limit which speakers are asked to observe so that more people may participate.[7]


The table below displays the budget for Perth Amboy Public Schools.[8][9]

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
2011-2012 $136,328,123 91.5% $4,686,025 3.1% $2,441,296 1.6% $5,527,650 3.7% $0 0% $148,983,096
2012-2013 $144,301,816 89.3% $5,144,765 3.2% $6,526,307 4% $5,528,750 3.4% $10,000 0% $161,511,638
2013-2014 $95,012,586 57.2% $10,108,008 6.1% $8,260,587 5% $5,478,722 3.3% $47,148,719 28.4% $166,008,622
2014-2015 $94,991,293 59% $10,346,034 6.4% $3,460,809 2.1% $5,479,255 3.4% $46,737,363 29% $161,014,754
Averages: $117,658,454.5 74% $7,571,208 5% $5,172,249.75 3% $5,503,594.25 3% $23,474,020.5 15% $159,379,527.5

Teacher salaries

Middletown Township School District does not publish salary schedules for district teachers.


Teachers in Middletown Township School District are represented during contract negotiations by the Middletown Township Education Association (MTEA). The president of MTEA during the 2013-2014 school year was Linda Guyer.[10]

Schools in Middletown Township School District


The district served 9,834 K-12 students during the 2012-2013 school year. The district experienced a 2.5% decrease in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[11]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 10,093 -
2009 10,288 1.9
2010 10,263 -0.2
2011 9,934 -3.2
2012 9,834 -1.0

District schools

Middletown Township School District operates 17 K-12 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[12]

Middletown Township School District
Bayshore Middle School
Bayview Elementary School
Fairview Elementary School
Harmony Elementary School
High School North
High School South
Leonardo Elementary School
Lincroft Elementary School
Middletown Village Elementary School
Navesink Elementary School
New Monmouth Elementary School
Nut Swamp Elementary School
Ocean Avenue Elementary School
Port Monmouth Elementary School
River Plaza Elementary School
Thompson Middle School
Thorne Middle School

Academic performance

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 Middletown Township School District:[13]

Student proficiency, 2012-2013
Grade level Subject Partially Proficient (%) Proficient (%) Advanced Proficient (%)
3 English Language Arts 25.9 70.1 4.0
3 Math 11.3 35.5 53.3
4 English Language Arts 31.1 59.5 9.4
4 Math 10.9 49.1 40.0
5 English Language Arts 30.2 61.0 8.8
5 Math 10.7 32.6 56.7
6 English Language Arts 25.8 70.0 4.1
6 Math 10.0 54.5 35.5
7 English Language Arts 24.8 58.1 17.1
7 Math 26.9 42.4 30.7
8 English Language Arts 12.2 76.3 11.5
8 Math 22.5 38.8 38.7
11 English Language Arts 4.3 67.2 28.4
11 Math 13.2 54.9 31.9

Contact information

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Middletown Township School District
834 Leonardville Rd., 2nd Floor
Leonardo, NJ 07737
Phone: (732) 671-3850

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