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Essex County Vocational Technical Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Michael Pennella
Business Administrator: Vito A. Dellibovi
Address: 900 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044
Grade Range: 9-12
School facilities: 4
Enrollment: 2,130 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 185.0
Student–teacher ratio: 11.5
District Factor Group: None
Web site:
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1 Comparative Cost $14,867 8 $15,483 -4.0%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,669 8 8,208 -6.6%
6 Support Services 1,714 11 1,978 -13.3%
8 Administrative Cost 2,190 9 2,167 1.1%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,360 10 2,507 -5.9%
13 Extracurricular Activities 283 9 383 -26.1%
16 Median Teacher Salary 68,250 19 60,147
Data from NJDoE 2009 Comparative Spending Guide.[2]
*Of 9-12 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=21

The Essex County Vocational Technical Schools is a regional public school district that offers occupational and academic instruction for public high school and adult students in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. Founded in 1914, he district is the state's largest and oldest vocational education system.[3]

As of the 2007-08 school year, the district's four schools had an enrollment of 2,130 students and 185.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.5.[1]

All high schools provide academic and occupational programs for grades 9 to 12, offering both full and shared time to both general education and special needs students.


Awards and recognition

During the 2009-10 school year, Bloomfield Tech High 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.[4]


The district consists of the following four high schools (with 2007-08 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[5]), which are:

The district offers adult programs in the evening at the Technical Careers Center and Bloomfield Tech, and during the day at the Adult Training Center in East Orange.


Core members of the district's administration are:[6][7]

  • Dr. Michael Pennella, Superintendent
  • Vito A. Dellibovi, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of Education

As of school year 2008-2009. The Essex County Vocational Technical Schools Board of Education include the following members:

Board President

  • Rev. Edwin D. Leahy

Board Vice President:

  • Ms. Adrianne Davis

Board Members:

  • Mr. Salvatore Carnovale
  • Rev. Ron Christian
  • Mr. Anthony Molinaro
  • Mr. Kevin Ryan
  • Ms. Leesandra Medina

Board Secretary:

  • Mr. Ronald Smith


External links

Coordinates: 40°50′05″N 74°15′26″W / 40.834749°N 74.257244°W / 40.834749; -74.257244



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