Woodbridge Township School District, New Jersey

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Woodbridge Township School District
Middlesex County, New Jersey
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District Profile
Superintendent:Robert Zega
Enrollment:13,028 students
Graduation rate:89.4%
Number of schools:24
Budget: $199.5 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Brian Molnar
Board members:9
Term length:3
Woodbridge Township School District is a school district in New Jersey that serves Middlesex County. It is the 8th-largest school district in New Jersey, serving 13,028 students in 24 schools with an operating budget of $199.5 million.[1]

About the district

Woodbridge Township School District is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
The district serves K-12 students in Woodbridge Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The population of Woodbridge Township is 19,265 according to the 2010 U.S. Census.[2]

Demographics

Woodbridge Township outperformed state rates for poverty and median income while lagging behind the state rate for higher education achievement in 2010. The town had a poverty rate of 5.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 9.4%. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Woodbridge Township's median income at $78,446 while the state median income was $71,180. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (34.6%) is below the state average (35%).[2]

Racial Demographics, 2010[2]
Race Woodbridge Township (%) New Jersey (%)
White 59.7 68.6
Black or African American 9.4 13.7
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.4 0.3
Asian 20.8 8.3
Two or More Races 2.8 2.7
Hispanic or Latino 18.2 17.7

Presidential Voting Pattern[3]
Year Democratic Vote (%) Republican Vote (%)
2012 82.5 16.9
2008 86.9 12.3
2004 - -
2000 - -

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.[4]

Superintendent

The current superintendent of Woodbridge Township School District is Robert Zega, who was appointed to the position in 2013. He has his Bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware, his Master's degree from Kean University and his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.[5]

School board

The Woodbridge Township School Board has nine members that are elected at-large to three-year terms.[6]

Woodbridge Township School Board
Member Role Term Ends
Brian Molnar President 2014
John Golden Vice President 2016
Frank DellaPietro III Member 2014
Daniel Harris Member 2015
Judy Leidner Member 2015
Brian F. Small Member 2016
Monica Michelle Smith Member 2014
Ezio Tamburello Member 2015
Jonathan Triebwasser Member 2016

School board elections

See also: Woodbridge Township School District elections (2013)

Three seats on the Woodbridge Township School Board were up for election on November 5, 2013. Three seats will be up for election in 2014 and three seats will be up in 2015.

Budget

Woodbridge Township School District published its annual budget on their district website.[1]

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 $141,020,615 74.8% $9,366,190 5% $11,411,619 6.1% $4,451,160 2.4% $22,353,697 11.9% $188,603,281
2012-2013 $152,272,863 76.3% $9,858,645 4.9% $13,912,738 7% $4,653,012 2.3% $18,875,272 9.5% $199,572,530
Averages: $146,646,739 76% $9,612,417.5 5% $12,662,178.5 7% $4,552,086 2% $20,614,484.5 11% $194,087,905.5

Teacher salaries

Woodbridge Township School District does not publish its teacher salary schedule on its website.

Schools in Woodbridge Township School District

Enrollment

Woodbridge Township School District serves 13,276 students, as of 2012-2013 enrollment data. The district experienced a 0.98% increase in enrollment between 2008 and 2012. The following chart details enrollment in the district between 2008 and 2012:[7]

Total enrollment
Year Enrollment Year-to-year change (%)
2008 13,147 -
2009 13,105 -0.3
2010 13,032 -0.6
2011 13,109 0.6
2012 13,276 1.3

District schools

Woodbridge Township School District operates 24 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[8]

Woodbridge Township School District
Avenel Street Elementary School
Avenel Middle School
Claremont Avenue Elementary School
Colonia High School
Colonia Middle School
Ford Avenue Elementary School
Fords Middle School
Indiana Avenue Elementary School
Iselin Middle School
John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
Kennedy Park Elementary School
Lafayette Estates Elementary School
Lynn Crest Elementary School
Matthew Jago Elementary School
Mawbey Street Elementary School
Menlo Park Terrace Elementary School
Oak Ridge Heights Elementary School
Pennsylvania Avenue Elementary School
Port Reading Elementary School
Robert Mascenik Elementary School
Ross Street Elementary School
Woodbine Avenue Elementary School
Woodbridge High School
Woodbridge Middle School
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Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of New Jersey school district websites


The good

  • Budget is posted.[9]
  • Contact information for elected officials is posted.[10]
  • Meeting agendas and notices are posted, but minutes are not available.[11][12]
  • Contact information for public records is posted, along with an Open Records Request Form.[13]
  • The district has begun making videos of board meetings available online.[14]
  • Academic Performance is provided.[15]
  • Contact information for administrative officials is provided.[16]
  • Tax revenue information is provided in the budget, but the tax rate and percent of tax devoted to the school district is not noted.[17]

The bad

  • Meeting minutes not available.
  • Website does not have a search function.
  • Audits were not posted on the website, but were found on the state website.[18]
  • Rules regarding contracts are not posted.
  • Teacher contracts are not available.
  • Information regarding background checks is not provided.

Contact information

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Woodbridge Township School Board
428 School Street
Woodbridge, New Jersey 07095
Phone: (732) 750-3200

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