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Cherry Hill Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. David Campbell
Business Administrator: James Devereaux
Address: Malberg Administration Buildin
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Grade Range: K-12
School facilities: 19
Enrollment: 11,458 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 673.0
Student–teacher ratio: 17.0
District Factor Group: GH
Web site: http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1 Comparative Cost $12,914 51 $13,632 -5.3%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,940 63 8,035 -1.2%
6 Support Services 2,028 62 2,166 -6.4%
8 Administrative Cost 1,339 52 1,379 -2.9%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,283 23 1,674 -23.4%
13 Extracurricular Activities 310 82 258 20.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 55,701 36 57,597
Data from NJDoE 2009 Comparative Spending Guide.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 3,501+ students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=105

The Cherry Hill Public Schools are a comprehensive community public school district, serving students in kindergarten through twelfth grade from Cherry Hill Township, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2007-08 school year, the district's 19 schools had an enrollment of 11,458 students and 673.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 17.0.[1] It is the twelfth-largest school district in the state of New Jersey and one of the largest suburban districts. The district has grown by about 2,000 students in the last 12 years.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "GH", the third highest 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.[3]

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Awards and honors

For the 2001-2002 school year, Cherry Hill High School East received the Blue Ribbon Award from the United States Department of Education, the highest honor that an American school can achieve.[4] During the 2009-10 school year, Rosa International Middle School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence.[5]

Three of the district's schools have been named as "Star Schools" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve. Cherry Hill High School East was recognized in 1990-2000[6], Thomas Paine Elementary School in 2002-2003[7] and Clara Barton Elementary School was honored with this award in 2003-2004.[8]

Joyce Kilmer and Thomas Paine Elementary Schools were recognized by Governor Jim McGreevey in 2003 as two of 25 schools selected statewide for the First Annual Governor's School of Excellence award.[9]

In addition, the district has three New Jersey Department of Education Governor’s Schools of Excellence, and five Best Practices Award Winners. SAT scores far exceed state and national averages. In 2005, the graduation rate was nearly 100% and more than 97% of graduates are continuing their education at two- or four-year colleges.

Schools

The system is made up of 19 schools. Schools in the district (with 2007-08 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[10]) are:

Early Childhood Center

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Administration

Core members of the district's administration are:[11][12]

  • Dr. David C. Campbell - Superintendent[13]
  • James Devereaux, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References

  1. ^ a b District information for the Cherry Hill Township School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  2. ^ Comparative Spending Guide March 2009, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 28, 2009.
  3. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  4. ^ Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), accessed May 11, 2006.
  5. ^ 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools: All Public and Private Schools, United States Department of Education. Accessed October 29, 2009.
  6. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 1999-2000 school year, Cherry Hill High School East, accessed May 30, 2006
  7. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 2002-2003 school year, Thomas Paine Elementary School, accessed May 30, 2006
  8. ^ New Jersey Department of Education Star School Award recipient detail 2003-2004 school year, Clara Barton Elementary School, accessed May 30, 2006.
  9. ^ McGreevey Celebrates Schools that are "Getting it Right": Schools of Excellence Winners Demonstrate Effectiveness of Governor’s Education Priorities, New Jersey Department of Education press release dated November 211, 2003. Accessed December 15, 2009.
  10. ^ Data for the Cherry Hill Township Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 16, 2009.
  11. ^ Contact Us, Cherry Hill Public Schools. Accessed July 18, 2008.
  12. ^ Camden County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  13. ^ About Dr. Campbell, Cherry Hill Public Schools. Accessed July 18, 2008.

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Coordinates: 39°54′26″N 75°00′05″W / 39.907192°N 75.001258°W / 39.907192; -75.001258








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