Union City School District (New Jersey)

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Union City School District
3912 Bergen Turnpike
Union City, NJ 07087
District information
Grades PreK-12
Superintendent Silvia Abbato
Business administrator Anthony Dragona
Schools 13
Affiliation(s) Former Abbott district
Students and staff
Enrollment 13,560 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Faculty 770.0 FTEs[1]
Student-teacher ratio 17.6:1[1]
Other information
District Factor Group A
Website www.ucboe.us
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
%± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $20,546 82 $18,891 8.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 17,075 90 14,783 15.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,555 45 8,763 -2.4%
6 Support Services 3,349 97 2,392 40.0%
8 Administrative Cost 1,404 44 1,485 -5.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 3,293 103 1,783 84.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 112 5 268 -58.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 64,900 51 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

Union City School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade in Union City, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement that the state cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its 13 schools had an enrollment of 13,560 students and 770.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.6:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "A", the lowest 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.[6]

The city's single public high school, Union City High School, opened September 3, 2009,[7] and was built on the site of the former Roosevelt Stadium.[8] The $178 million school, whose signature feature is an athletic field on its second floor roof, replaced the former Emerson High School and Union Hill High School, which converted to middle schools.[9]

Awards and recognition

Woodrow Wilson School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2004-05 school year.[10] The Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence was awarded again to Woodrow Wilson for the 2014-2015 school year.[11][12]

Schools

Schools in the district (with 2014-15 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[13]) are:[14][15][16]

Preschool
  • Eugenio Maria de Hostos Center for Early Childhood Education,[17] (grades PreK - K; 327 students)
Elementary schools
  • Thomas A. Edison Elementary School[18] (PreK - 6; 1,213)
  • Henry Hudson Elementary School[19] (PreK - 2; NA)
  • Jefferson Elementary School[20] (PreK-4; 374)
  • Colin Powell Elementary School[21] (K - 5; 882)[22]
  • Theodore Roosevelt School[23] (K - 6; 1,002)
  • Veteran's Memorial Elementary School[24] (PreK - 5; 646)
  • George Washington Elementary School[25] (PreK - 6; 814)
  • Robert Waters Elementary School[26] (PreK - 6; 1,115)
  • Sara Gilmore Academy School[27] (1 - 8; 370 )
Middle schools
High school

Administration

Core members of the district's administration are:[32]

  • Silvia Abbato, Superintendent[33]
  • Anthony N. Dragona, Business Administrator / Interim Board Secretary[34]

References

  1. ^ a b c d District information for Union City 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. ^ Abbott School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed June 15, 2016.
  4. ^ About SDA Archived 2016-08-16 at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  5. ^ SDA Capital Program Archived 2016-11-09 at the Wayback Machine., New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed January 8, 2017.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 18, 2014.
  7. ^ Rappaport, Melissa. "Back to school; New buildings, new amenities for 2009", The Hudson Reporter, August 30, 2009. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Hu, Winnie. "After 88 Years of Rivalry, the Last as Us and Them", The New York Times, November 22, 2007. Accessed July 6, 2017. "But today's so-called Turkey Game signals the end of the tradition. Next fall, the two schools will merge in a new $176 million building.... The new Union City High School will take up 4.5 acres (18,000 m2) in the center of the city, squeezed between row houses and commercial strips. It will have a football field and bleachers built on the roof so that players will no longer have to share the facilities at José Martí Middle School."
  9. ^ Thorbourne, Ken. "Eagles ready to soar at new Union City High School", The Jersey Journal, August 30, 2009. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  10. ^ U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982 Through 2013 (PDF), United States Department of Education. Accessed September 14, 2014.
  11. ^ Goldman, Jeff. "Which N.J. schools were named to national 'Blue Ribbon' list?", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, October 2, 2014. Accessed December 31, 2014. "Eleven New Jersey schools have been named to the annual National Blue Ribbon list, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday."
  12. ^ 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools All Public and Private, United States Department of Education. Accessed December 31, 2014.
  13. ^ School Data for the Union City School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 7, 2016.
  14. ^ Schools, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  15. ^ Jersey School Directory for the Union City School District. New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  16. ^ Schwartz, Art. "Back to school in Union City; Kids, teachers gear up this week", The Hudson Reporter, September 1, 2013. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  17. ^ Eugenio Maria de Hostos Center for Early Childhood Education, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  18. ^ Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  19. ^ Henry Hudson Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  20. ^ Jefferson Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  21. ^ Colin Powell Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  22. ^ McDonald, Terrence T. "Gov. Christie visits Union City school opening, hears Democratic mayor praise him". NJ.com, February 8, 2013. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  23. ^ Theodore Roosevelt School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  24. ^ Veteran's Memorial Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  25. ^ George Washington Elementary School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  26. ^ [Elementary Robert Waters Elementary School], Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  27. ^ Sara Gilmore Academy School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  28. ^ Emerson Middle School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  29. ^ Union Hill Middle School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  30. ^ José Martí Freshman Academy, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  31. ^ Union City High School, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  32. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Hudson County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 29, 2016.
  33. ^ Superintendent's Office, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.
  34. ^ Business Administrator, Union City School District. Accessed July 6, 2017.

External links

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