Thursday, June 29, 2017

Median Teacher Salary Across All New Jersey Public School Districts

Church Square Park- Hoboken, NJ 2017
Recently, the New Jersey Department of Education and Patch.com released data on the 2015-16 median* teacher salaries. The Hoboken School District, where I once taught and where I was a district administrator, is ranked 35th out of 647 NJ Public School Districts (traditional and charter)  in New Jersey placing it in the top 5% (5.4%) for median teacher salary. In addition to being #35th in NJ, the Hoboken School District is ranked #1 in its county (Hudson). 

When comparing traditional pubic and charter school districts it is important to keep in mind that charter districts are a more recent educational phenomena in NJ and consequently teachers in charter schools generally have less years of teaching- and since most salary guides follow number of years teaching- this skews charter district salaries generally lower. Years teaching combined with relatively low teacher attrition in traditional NJ pubic school districts compared to the rest of the country, and number of steps to maximum salary explains a fair amount of the variance. 

2015-2016 Median Teacher Salary
All Public School Districts in NJ
Median Salary does not include stipends or summer compensation 

    1.    Northern Valley Regional, Bergen $95,418
    2.    Atlantic City, Atlantic $94,135
    3.    Edisonm Middlesex $92,194
    4.    East Rutherford, Bergen $90,600
    5.    Margate, Atlantic $89,766
    6.    Passaic County Vocational, Passaic $89,522
    7.    Pascack Valley Regional, Bergen $89,213
    8.    Ocean City ,Cape May $88,354
    9.    Wallkill Valley Regional, Sussex $88,100
    10.    Closter, Bergen $87,377
    11.    Stone Harbor, Cape May $86,776
    12.    Mainland Regional, Atlantic $86,230
    13.    Millburn, Essex $85,550
    14.    Mercer Co Special Service District, Mercer $85,175
    15.    Brigantine, Atlantic $84,212
    16.    River Dell Regional, Bergen $84,103
    17.    Carlstadt-East Rutherford, Bergen $83,874
    18.    Pemberton, Burlington $83,800
    19.    Carlstadt, Bergen $83,648
    20.    High Point Regional, Sussex $83,537
    21.    Freehold Regional, Monmouth $83,325
    22.    Atlantic Co Special Service District, Atlantic $83,226
    23.    Hackensack, Bergen $82,675
    24.    Ventnor, Atlantic $82,196
    25.    Morris Hills Regional, Morris $82,030
    26.    Rochelle Park, Bergen $81,860
    27.    Teaneck, Bergen $81,583
    28.    West Orange, Essex $80,897
    29.    Bergen County Vocational, Bergen $80,709
    30.    Buena Regional, Atlantic $80,496
    31.    Mountain Lakes, Morris $80,442
    32.    Kittatinny Regional, Sussex $80,370
    33.    Cape May Co Special Service District, Cape May $79,996
    34.    W Windsor-Plainsboro Regional, Mercer $79,850
    35.    Hoboken, Hudson $79,614
    36.    Princeton, Mercer $79,471
    37.    Livingston, Essex $78,880
    38.    Lower Cape May Regional, Cape May $78,785
    39.    Bergen Co Special Service, Bergen $78,457
    40.    Ridgewood, Bergen $78,318
    41.    River Vale, Bergen $78,270
    42.    Vernon, Sussex $78,090
    43.    Phillipsburg, Warren $77,878
    44.    Holmdel, Monmouth $77,700
    45.    Avalon, Cape May $77,676
    46.    Southern Regional, Ocean $77,651
    47.    Haworth, Bergen $77,624
    48.    Lenape Regional, Burlington $76,954
    49.    Northern Highlands Regional, Bergen $76,643
    50.    Piscataway, Middlesex $76,215
    51.    Warren Hills Regional, Warren $76,097
    52.    Gateway Regional, Gloucester $76,076
    53.    Old Tappan, Bergen $75,848
    54.    Hopewell Valley Regional, Mercer $75,717
    55.    Delsea Regional H.S District, Gloucester $75,682
    56.    Kinnelon Boro Morris $75,655
    57.    Ramsey, Bergen $75,490
    58.    Elizabeth, Union $75,410
    59.    Ho Ho Kus, Bergen $75,265
    60.    Allendale, Bergen $75,030
    61.    Passaic Valley Regional, Passaic $75,000
    62.    South Orange-Maplewood, Essex $74,698
    63.    West Essex Regional, Essex $74,676
    64.    Westfield, Union $74,605
    65.    Fair Lawn, Bergen $74,255
    66.    Middletown, Monmouth $74,152
    67.    Eastern Camden County Regional, Camden $73,851
    68.    Carteret, Middlesex $73,578
    69.    Sparta, Sussex $73,513
    70.    West Deptford, Gloucester $73,299
    71.    Oakland, Bergen $73,275
    72.    Trenton, Mercer $73,065
    73.    Jersey City, Hudson $72,960
    74.    Green, Sussex $72,885
    75.    Pompton Lakes, Boro Passaic $72,869
    76.    Woodbridge, Middlesex $72,726
    77.    Ridgefield Park, Bergen $72,691
    78.    Hopatcong, Sussex $72,485
    79.    South Brunswick, Middlesex $72,330
    80.    Mansfield ,Warren $72,234
    81.    Watchung Hills Regional, Somerset $72,165
    82.    Warren, Somerset $72,140
    83.    Park Ridge, Bergen $72,061
    84.    Harrison, Hudson $72,002
    85.    Passaic Co Manchester Regional, Passaic $71,904
    86.    Winslow Township, Camden $71,850
    87.    Asbury Park, Monmouth $71,725
    88.    East Orange, Essex $71,673
    89.    Ridgefield, Bergen $71,601
    90.    Mount Laurel, Burlington $71,590
    91.    Randolph, Morris $71,510
    92.    Berkeley Heights, Union $71,324
    93.    Belleville, Essex $71,217
    94.    Plainfield, Union $71,210
    95.    North Bergen, Hudson $71,100
    96.    Westville, Gloucester $71,065
    97.    South Hackensack, Bergen $71,046
    98.    Englewood Cliffs, Bergen $70,950
    99.    Bergenfield, Bergen $70,870
    100.    Elysian Charter School Hudson $70,812
    101.    Hillsborough, Somerset $70,785
    102.    Verona, Essex $70,758
    103.    Wildwood, Cape May $70,724
    104.    Union Township, Hunterdon $70,633
    105.    Wayne, Passaic $70,480
    106.    Medford, Burlington $70,384
    107.    Mahwah, Bergen $70,340
    108.    Montgomery, Somerset $70,290
    109.    Fort Lee, Bergen $70,280
    110.    Lumberton, Burlington $70,250
    111.    Burlington Co Spec Services District, Burlington $70,162
    112.    Alexandria, Hunterdon $70,137
    113.    Tewksbury, Hunterdon $70,073
    114.    Cresskill Boro Bergen $70,070
    115.    Lenape Valley Regional, Sussex $70,000
    116.    Shore Regional, Monmouth $70,000
    117.    Mount Olive, Morris $69,926
    118.    Magnolia, Camden $69,748
    119.    Union Township, Union $69,743
    120.    Morris County Vocational, Morris $69,719
    121.    Morris School District, Morris $69,671
    122.    Bloomingdale, Passaic $69,575
    123.    Madison, Morris $69,425
    124.    Marlboro, Monmouth $69,320
    125.    Montclair, Essex $69,219
    126.    South Amboy, Middlesex $69,172
    127.    Little Ferry, Bergen $69,112
    128.    Franklin Lakes, Bergen $69,022
    129.    West Milford, Passaic $68,920
    130.    Springfield Township, Union $68,724
    131.    East Windsor Regional, Mercer $68,722
    132.    Berlin, Camden $68,680
    133.    Eastampton, Burlington $68,675
    134.    Galloway, Atlantic $68,623
    135.    Lakeland Regional, Passaic $68,615
    136.    Frankford, Sussex $68,580
    137.    Kenilworth, Union $68,549
    138.    Glen Ridge, Essex $68,437
    139.    Parsippany-Troy Hills, Morris $68,400
    140.    Waldwick, Bergen $68,370
    141.    Norwood, Bergen $68,103
    142.    Northvale, Bergen $68,080
    143.    Delaware, Hunterdon $67,990
    144.    Dumont, Bergen $67,965
    145.    Atlantic Highlands, Monmouth $67,880
    146.    Englewood, Bergen $67,810
    147.    Cinnaminson, Burlington $67,753
    148.    Rahway,Union $67,679
    149.    Washington Township, Warren $67,628
    150.    Tenafly, Bergen $67,615
    151.    Hanover, Morris $67,594
    152.    Montvale, Bergen $67,572
    153.    High Bridge, Hunterdon $67,505
    154.    Howell, Monmouth $67,500
    155.    South Bound Brook, Somerset $67,473
    156.    West Morris Regional, Morris $67,470
    157.    Monmouth County Vocational, Monmouth $67,460
    158.    East Brunswick, Middlesex $67,458
    159.    Glassboro, Gloucester $67,444
    160.    Mendham Township, Morris $67,270
    161.    N Hunterdon/Voorhees Regional, Hunterdon $67,200
    162.    Gloucester City, Camden $67,124
    163.    Central Regional, Ocean $67,010
    164.    Lopatcong, Warren $67,002
    165.    Paulsboro, Gloucester $66,973
    166.    Rumson, Monmouth $66,970
    167.    Pennsauken, Camden $66,949
    168.    Somerset Hills Regional, Somerset $66,930
    169.    Butler, Morris $66,906
    170.    Deptford, Gloucester $66,855
    171.    Glen Rock, Bergen $66,850
    172.    Wyckoff, Bergen $66,838
    173.    Hillsdale Boro Bergen $66,728
    174.    Florence, Burlington $66,716
    175.    Seaside Heights, Ocean $66,704
    176.    Spring Lake, Monmouth $66,485
    177.    Boonton, Morris $66,477
    178.    Gloucester Township, Camden $66,475
    179.    Warren Co Special Services District, Warren $66,468
    180.    Bedminster, Somerset $66,440
    181.    Port Republic, Atlantic $66,372
    182.    North Wildwood, Cape May $66,337
    183.    Washington Township, Gloucester $66,275
    184.    Bridgewater-Raritan Regional, Somerset $66,273
    185.    Hanover Park Regional, Morris $66,252
    186.    Wanaque Boro Passaic $66,245
    187.    Pequannock, Morris $66,210
    188.    National Park, Gloucester $66,178
    189.    Brick, Ocean $66,160
    190.    Lower Alloways Creek, Salem $66,110
    191.    Linwood, Atlantic $66,108
    192.    Saddle River, Bergen $66,054
    193.    Union City, Hudson $66,050
    194.    Colts Neck, Monmouth $65,916
    195.    Essex Co Voc-Tech, Essex $65,854
    196.    Long Beach Island, Ocean $65,794
    197.    Evesham Twp Burlington $65,754
    198.    Rutherford, Bergen $65,741
    199.    Linden, Union $65,737
    200.    Highland Park, Middlesex $65,727
    201.    Old Bridge, Middlesex $65,651
    202.    Voorhees,Camden $65,646
    203.    Andover Regional Sussex $65,632
    204.    Cape May Co Vocational, Cape May $65,607
    205.    Summit, Union $65,603
    206.    Middlesex County Vocational, Middlesex $65,570
    207.    Riverside, Burlington $65,540
    208.    Paramus, Bergen $65,500
    209.    Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen $65,465
    210.    Alloway, Salem $65,460
    211.    Absecon, Atlantic $65,453
    212.    Monmouth Regional, Monmouth $65,400
    213.    Ocean County Vocational, Ocean $65,333
    214.    New Providence, Union $65,286
    215.    Mount Ephraim, Camden $65,239
    216.    Frelinghuysen, Warren $65,232
    217.    Rancocas Valley Regional, Burlington $65,212
    218.    Little Falls, Passaic $65,210
    219.    Little Egg Harbor, Ocean $65,194
    220.    Hackettstown, Warren $65,160
    221.    East Amwell, Hunterdon $65,153
    222.    Egg Harbor, Atlantic $65,142
    223.    Prospect Park, Passaic $65,100
    224.    Rockaway, Morris $65,095
    225.    Hamburg, Sussex $65,088
    226.    Ocean Township, Monmouth $65,010
    227.    Caldwell-West Caldwell, Essex $64,956
    228.    Passaic, Passaic $64,923
    229.    Totowa, Passaic $64,883
    230.    Hamilton, Mercer $64,794
    231.    Collingswood, Camden $64,750
    232.    Roselle Park, Union $64,717
    233.    Bernards, Somerset $64,690
    234.    Ramapo-Indian Hill Regional, Bergen $64,649
    235.    Clinton-Glen Gardner, Hunterdon $64,592
    236.    Sussex-Wantage Regional, Sussex $64,498
    237.    West New York, Hudson $64,463
    238.    School District Of The Chathams, Morris $64,310
    239.    Egg Harbor City, Atlantic $64,291
    240.    Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean $64,269
    241.    Hudson County Vocational, Hudson $64,257
    242.    Team Academy Charter, Essex $64,234
    243.    Hampton, Sussex $64,197
    244.    Matawan-Aberdeen Regional, Monmouth $64,120
    245.    Lavallette, Ocean $64,073
    246.    Hunterdon Central Regional, Hunterdon $64,070
    247.    Newton, Sussex $64,030
    248.    Montague,Sussex $63,985
    249.    Mendham Boro Morris $63,965
    250.    Maple Shade, Burlington $63,950
    251.    Montville, Morris $63,907
    252.    Hazlet, Monmouth $63,900
    253.    New Brunswick, Middlesex $63,860
    254.    Kipp Cooper Norcross, Camden $63,851
    255.    Burlington County Vocational, Burlington $63,844
    256.    Somerset County Vocational, Somerset $63,829
    257.    Ewing, Mercer $63,816
    258.    Boonton, Morris $63,811
    259.    Rumson-Fair Haven Regional, Monmouth $63,780
    260.    Flemington-Raritan Regional, Hunterdon $63,610
    261.    Kearny, Hudson $63,589
    262.    Manalapan-Englishtown Regional, Monmouth $63,569
    263.    Woodbury, Gloucester $63,565
    264.    Cliffside Park, Bergen $63,500
    265.    Hardyston, Sussex $63,485
    266.    North Hanover, Burlington $63,481
    267.    Branchburg, Somerset $63,445
    268.    Nutley, Essex $63,433
    269.    Burlington Township, Burlington $63,392
    270.    Cranfordm Union $63,363
    271.    Penns Grove-Carney's Point Regional, Salem $63,316
    272.    Red Bank Regional, Monmouth $63,300
    273.    Dover, Morris $63,283
    274.    South Plainfield, Middlesex $63,282
    275.    Stillwater, Sussex $63,255
    276.    Riverton, Burlington $63,188
    277.    Somerville, Somerset $63,121
    278.    Upper Freehold Regional, Monmouth $63,080
    279.    Delaware Valley Regional, Hunterdon $63,070
    280.    Harding Township, Morris $63,065
    281.    Harrington Park, Bergen $63,056
    282.    Woodland Park, Passaic $63,020
    283.    Princeton Charter, Mercer $62,930
    284.    Saddle Brook, Bergen $62,925
    285.    Pitman, Gloucester $62,872
    286.    Scotch Plains-Fanwood Regional, Union $62,807
    287.    Sterling High School District, Camden $62,800
    288.    Henry Hudson Regional, Monmouth $62,791
    289.    Englewood On The Palisades, Bergen $62,788
    290.    Byram, Sussex $62,724
    291.    Secaucus, Hudson $62,686
    292.    North Brunswick, Middlesex $62,670
    293.    Readington, Hunterdon $62,670
    294.    Upper Township, Cape May $62,665
    295.    North Plainfield, Somerset $62,635
    296.    Washington Township, Morris $62,630
    297.    Metuchen, Middlesex $62,593
    298.    Wharton, Morris $62,575
    299.    Hammonton, Atlantic $62,540
    300.    Alpine, Bergen $62,539
    301.    Roseland Boro Essex $62,485
    302.    Woodcliff Lake Boro Bergen $62,480
    303.    Moorestown Twp Burlington $62,450
    304.    Toms River Regional Ocean $62,431
    305.    East Hanover Twp Morris $62,413
    306.    Logan Twp Gloucester $62,341
    307.    Burlington City Burlington $62,262
    308.    Tabernacle Twp Burlington $62,194
    309.    Maywood Boro Bergen $62,100
    310.    Sussex County Vocational Sussex $62,090
    311.    Fairfield Twp Essex $62,083
    312.    Garwood Boro Union $62,064
    313.    Cherry Hill Twp Camden $62,035
    314.    Bellmawr Boro Camden $62,010
    315.    Quinton Twp Salem $62,005
    316.    West Long Branch Boro Monmouth $61,975
    317.    Upper Pittsgrove Twp Salem $61,963
    318.    Long Branch City Monmouth $61,956
    319.    Bogota Boro Bergen $61,896
    320.    Estell Manor City Atlantic $61,880
    321.    Pittsgrove Twp Salem $61,864
    322.    South Hunterdon Hunterdon $61,854
    323.    Wildwood Crest Boro Cape May $61,852
    324.    Demarest Boro Bergen $61,829
    325.    Merchantville Boro Camden $61,823
    326.    River Edge Boro Bergen $61,813
    327.    Middle Twp Cape May $61,812
    328.    Lafayette Twp Sussex $61,618
    329.    Camden City Camden $61,603
    330.    Ocean Twp Ocean $61,532
    331.    Mount Arlington Boro Morris $61,508
    332.    Bordentown Regional Burlington $61,507
    333.    Pine Hill Boro Camden $61,507
    334.    Pinelands Regional Ocean $61,500
    335.    Watchung Boro Somerset $61,495
    336.    Jackson Twp Ocean $61,432
    337.    Wall Twp Monmouth $61,400
    338.    Point Pleasant Boro Ocean $61,385
    339.    Gloucester Co Vocational Gloucester $61,316
    340.    Bass River Twp Burlington $61,302
    341.    Long Hill Twp Morris $61,300
    342.    Springfield Twp Burlington $61,278
    343.    Lebanon Twp Hunterdon $61,235
    344.    Hunterdon Co Vocational Hunterdon $61,220
    345.    Newark City Essex $61,200
    346.    New Hanover Twp Burlington $61,141
    347.    Frenchtown Boro Hunterdon $61,120
    348.    Little Silver Boro Monmouth $61,045
    349.    Manasquan Boro Monmouth $61,016
    350.    Millstone Twp Monmouth $61,000
    351.    North Star Academy Charte Essex $61,000
    352.    Washington Boro Warren $60,890
    353.    Essex Fells Boro Essex $60,829
    354.    Lincoln Park Boro Morris $60,825
    355.    North Warren Regional Warren $60,760
    356.    Sea Girt Boro Monmouth $60,750
    357.    Gibbsboro Boro Camden $60,738
    358.    Oaklyn Boro Camden $60,716
    359.    Hillside Twp Union $60,688
    360.    Harmony Twp Warren $60,640
    361.    Clearview Regional Gloucester $60,625
    362.    Palmyra Boro Burlington $60,611
    363.    Medford Lakes Boro Burlington $60,603
    364.    Mannington Twp Salem $60,543
    365.    Pohatcong Twp Warren $60,528
    366.    Leonia Boro Bergen $60,510
    367.    Laurel Springs Boro Camden $60,505
    368.    Lawrence Twp Mercer $60,451
    369.    Upper Saddle River Boro Bergen $60,425
    370.    Bound Brook Boro Somerset $60,348
    371.    Mantua Twp Gloucester $60,305
    372.    Roxbury Twp Morris $60,292
    373.    Mountainside Boro Union $60,279
    374.    Highlands Boro Monmouth $60,268
    375.    Mansfield Twp Burlington $60,254
    376.    Clifton City Passaic $60,250
    377.    Cranbury Twp Middlesex $60,100
    378.    The Gray Charter School Essex $60,096
    379.    Westampton Burlington $60,063
    380.    Eatontown Boro Monmouth $60,043
    381.    Freedom Prep Charter Scho Camden $60,000
    382.    Woodstown-Pilesgrove Reg Salem $59,874
    383.    Great Meadows Regional Warren $59,855
    384.    Westwood Regional Bergen $59,813
    385.    Woodbury Heights Boro Gloucester $59,727
    386.    Barrington Boro Camden $59,715
    387.    Greenwich Twp Gloucester $59,700
    388.    Franklin Township, Hunterdon $59,640
    389.    Sandyston-Walpack, Sussex $59,608
    390.    Brooklawn, Camden $59,605
    391.    Willingboro, Burlington $59,552
    392.    Kingwood, Hunterdon $59,540
    393.    Bay Head, Ocean $59,454
    394.    Franklin Township, Warren $59,415
    395.    Manchester, Ocean $59,403
    396.    Robbinsville, Mercer $59,344
    397.    Union County Vocational, Union $59,316
    398.    Hawthorne, Passaic $59,135
    399.    Oldmans, Salem $59,100
    400.    Denville, Morris $59,033
    401.    Northern Burlington Regional, Burlington $59,029
    402.    Hoboken Charter, Hudson $59,000
    403.    Lyndhurst, Bergen $59,000
    404.    Oceanport, Monmouth $58,955
    405.    Bloomsbury, Hunterdon $58,940
    406.    Middlesex Boro, Middlesex $58,891
    407.    Chester Township, Morris $58,870
    408.    Wenonah, Gloucester $58,839
    409.    New Milford, Bergen $58,830
    410.    Waterford, Camden $58,748
    411.    Southampton, Burlington $58,675
    412.    Oradell, Bergen $58,540
    413.    Harrison, Gloucester $58,525
    414.    Berkeley Township, Ocean $58,500
    415.    Plumsted, Ocean $58,490
    416.    Teaneck Community Charter, Bergen $58,475
    417.    Foundation Academy Charter, Mercer $58,472
    418.    Alpha, Warren $58,368
    419.    White, Warren $58,283
    420.    Eagleswood, Ocean $58,280
    421.    Paterson, Passaic $58,258
    422.    Audubon, Camden $58,200
    423.    East Greenwich Township, Gloucester $58,135
    424.    Bloomfield, Essex $58,100
    425.    Berlin, Camden $58,040
    426.    Stanhope, Sussex $58,040
    427.    Wood-Ridge, Bergen $58,005
    428.    Camden Academy Charter, Camden $58,000
    429.    Greenwich Township, Warren $57,961
    430.    South River Boro, Middlesex $57,950
    431.    Stafford Township, Ocean $57,942
    432.    Clark, Union $57,905
    433.    Garfield, Bergen $57,900
    434.    Cedar Grove, Essex $57,860
    435.    Florham Park, Morris $57,854
    436.    Spotswood, Middlesex $57,850
    437.    Sayreville, Middlesex $57,778
    438.    Ringwood, Passaic $57,765
    439.    Mastery Schools Of Camden, Camden $57,750
    440.    Franklin Township, Somerset $57,651
    441.    Spring Lake Heights, Monmouth $57,604
    442.    Morris Plains, Morris $57,577
    443.    Somers Point, Atlantic $57,561
    444.    Haddon Heights, Camden $57,534
    445.    Greater Egg Harbor Regional, Atlantic $57,510
    446.    Bradley Beach, Monmouth $57,446
    447.    Fairview, Bergen $57,405
    448.    Emerson, Bergen $57,375
    449.    Brielle, Monmouth $57,355
    450.    Monmouth Beach, Monmouth $57,345
    451.    Franklin, Sussex $57,325
    452.    Camden County Vocational, Camden $57,308
    453.    Haledon, Passaic $57,295
    454.    Lower Township, Cape May $57,265
    455.    Lodi, Bergen $57,216
    456.    Knowlton, Warren $57,182
    457.    Salem, Salem $57,179
    458.    Chesterfield, Burlington $57,138
    459.    Black Horse Pike Regional, Camden $57,057
    460.    Shrewsbury, Monmouth $57,045
    461.    Keansburg, Monmouth $57,035
    462.    Mine Hill, Morris $56,951
    463.    Stratford, Camden $56,951
    464.    Edgewater Park, Burlington $56,920
    465.    Moonachie, Bergen $56,905
    466.    Shamong, Burlington $56,896
    467.    Roselle, Union $56,863
    468.    Lebanon, Hunterdon $56,860
    469.    Haddonfield, Camden $56,837
    470.    Gloucester County Special Services District, Gloucester $56,597
    471.    Freehold Township, Monmouth $56,555
    472.    Delran, Burlington $56,465
    473.    Green Brook, Somerset $56,430
    474.    Cape May, Cape May $56,425
    475.    Swedesboro-Woolwich, Gloucester $56,411
    476.    Belvidere, Warren $56,370
    477.    Jefferson, Morris $56,351
    478.    Peoples Preparatory Charter, Essex $56,339
    479.    Riverdale, Morris $56,315
    480.    Woodbine, Cape May $56,297
    481.    Blairstown, Warren $56,238
    482.    Weehawken, Hudson $56,230
    483.    Jersey City Community Charter, Hudson $56,225
    484.    Monroe Township, Gloucester $56,150
    485.    Haddon, Camden $56,141
    486.    Newark Legacy Charter, Essex $56,135
    487.    Warren County Vocational, Warren $56,082
    488.    Midland Park, Bergen $56,000
    489.    Delanco, Burlington $55,954
    490.    Belmar, Monmouth $55,940
    491.    Soaring Heights, Hudson $55,900
    492.    Hainesport, Burlington $55,881
    493.    Lindenwold, Camden $55,866
    494.    Pleasantville, Atlantic $55,850
    495.    Bayonne, Hudson $55,690
    496.    Lakehurst, Ocean $55,672
    497.    Winfield, Union $55,632
    498.    Hamilton Township, Atlantic $55,611
    499.    Deal, Monmouth $55,558
    500.    Clementon, Camden $55,550
    501.    Keyport, Monmouth $55,526
    502.    East Orange Community Charter, Essex $55,525
    503.    Holland, Hunterdon $55,489
    504.    Mercer County Vocational, Mercer $55,357
    505.    Pride Academy Charter, Essex $55,352
    506.    North Arlington, Bergen $55,290
    507.    Fair Haven, Monmouth $55,283
    508.    Irvington, Essex $55,276
    509.    Jamesburg, Middlesex $55,182
    510.    Charter~Tech High School, Atlantic $55,088
    511.    Camden Prep, Camden $55,000
    512.    Fredon, Sussex $54,940
    513.    Elsinboro, Salem $54,922
    514.    Orange, Essex $54,921
    515.    Barnegat, Ocean $54,893
    516.    Mount Holly, Burlington $54,804
    517.    Runnemede, Camden $54,718
    518.    North Haledon, Passaic $54,569
    519.    Lawnside, Camden $54,552
    520.    Mullica Township, Atlantic $54,541
    521.    Robert Treat Academy Charter, Essex $54,480
    522.    Manville, Somerset $54,457
    523.    Elk Township, Gloucester $54,382
    524.    Beverly, Burlington $54,361
    525.    Roseville Community Charter, Essex $54,325
    526.    Northfield, Atlantic $54,134
    527.    Clayton, Gloucester $54,042
    528.    Neptune Township, Monmouth $54,007
    529.    Lady Liberty Academy Charter, Essex $54,000
    530.    Netcong, Morris $54,000
    531.    Palisades Park, Bergen $53,952
    532.    Clinton Township, Hunterdon $53,892
    533.    Somerdale, Camden $53,801
    534.    New Horizons Community Charter, Essex $53,800
    535.    Guttenberg, Hudson $53,790
    536.    Red Bank, Monmouth $53,678
    537.    Salem County Vocational, Salem $53,665
    538.    Benjamin Banneker Preparatory, Burlington $53,550
    539.    Allamuchy, Warren $53,530
    540.    Hope, Warren $53,520
    541.    Folsom, Atlantic $53,288
    542.    South Harrison, Gloucester $53,142
    543.    Atlantic City Community Charter, Atlantic $53,000
    544.    Discovery Charter, Essex $53,000
    545.    North Caldwell, Essex $53,000
    546.    Edgewater, Bergen $52,978
    547.    Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon $52,953
    548.    Salem County Special Services District, Salem $52,860 Dr
    549.    Lena Edwards Academic Charter, Hudson $52,750
    550.    Paterson Charter School, Passaic $52,750
    551.    Kingsway Regional, Gloucester $52,737
    552.    University Heights Charter, Essex $52,550
    553.    Monroe Township, Middlesex $52,532
    554.    Environment Community Opportunity Charter, Camden $52,500
    555.    Maria Varisco Rogers Charter, Essex $52,500
    556.    Tinton Falls, Monmouth $52,484
    557.    LEAP Academy University Charter, Camden $52,436
    558.    Franklin Township, Gloucester $52,153
    559.    Union Beach, Monmouth $52,146
    560.    Wallington, Bergen $52,090
    561.    Community Charter, Passaic $52,038
    562.    Ocean Gate, Ocean $51,960
    563.    Califo, Hunterdon $51,867
    564.    Woodlynne, Camden $51,846
    565.    Lacey, Ocean $51,761
    566.    Weymouth, Atlantic $51,730
    567.    Dunellen, Middlesex $51,700
    568.    Island Heights, Ocean $51,670
    569.    Ogdensburg, Sussex $51,643
    570.    Newark Educators Community Charter, Essex $51,640
    571.    Dennis Township, Cape May $51,637
    572.    Elmwood Park, Bergen $51,610
    573.    West Cape May, Cape May $51,564
    574.    Avon, Monmouth $51,520
    575.    Great Oaks Charter, Essex $51,500
    576.    Link Community Charter, Essex $51,500
    577.    Greater Brunswick Charter, Middlesex $51,468
    578.    Washington Township, Burlington $51,410
    579.    Farmingdale, Monmouth $51,395
    580.    Marion P. Thomas Charter, Essex $51,370
    581.    John P. Holland Charter, Passaic $51,311
    582.    Academy Charter High School, Monmouth $51,305
    583.    Newark Prep Charter, Essex $51,250
    584.    Tuckerton, Ocean $51,057
    585.    Oxford, Warren $51,005
    586.    Trenton Stem-To-Civics Charter, Mercer $51,000
    587.    Paulo Freire Charter, Essex $50,980
    588.    Freehold Boro, Monmouth $50,915
    589.    Rockaway, Morris $50,750
    590.    Sussex County Technology, Sussex $50,455
    591.    Lakewood, Ocean $50,436
    592.    Phillip's Academy Charter, Essex $50,415
    593.    Hampton, Hunterdon $50,333
    594.    The Queen City Academy Charter, Union $50,200
    595.    Union County Teams Charter, Union $50,200
    596.    Atlantic Co Vocational, Atlantic $50,129
    597.    Hoboken Dual Language Charter Hudson $50,125
    598.    Camden Community Charter, Camden $50,113
    599.    Camden'S Promise Charter, Camden $50,000
    600.    Hatikvah International, Middlesex $50,000
    601.    Paul Robeson Charter School, Mercer $50,000
    602.    Unity Charter, Morris $50,000
    603.    Roosevelt, Monmouth $49,981
    604.    University Academy Charter, Hudson $49,828
    605.    Neptune City, Monmouth $49,640
    606.    Pennsville, Salem $49,461
    607.    International Charter, Mercer $49,313
    608.    Central Jersey College Preparatory, Somerset $49,200
    609.    Great Futures Charter, Hudson $49,200
    610.    Camdens Pride Charter, Camden $49,000
    611.    Jersey City Golden Door, Hudson $49,000
    612.    Woodland Township, Burlington $49,000
    613.    The Barack Obama Green Charter, Union $48,960
    614.    Burch Charter, Essex $48,500
    615.    Academy For Urban Leaders, Middlesex $48,213
    616.    Beloved Community Charter, Hudson $48,000
    617.    The Village Charter, Mercer $48,000
    618.    Thomas Edison Energysmart, Somerset $47,850
    619.    Learning Community Charter, Hudson $47,709
    620.    Milltown, Middlesex $47,705
    621.    Pace Charter, Mercer $47,197
    622.    Compass Academy Charter, Cumberland $46,988
    623.    Milford, Hunterdon $46,687
    624.    College Achieve Central, Union $46,500
    625.    Empowerment Academy Charter, Hudson $46,000
    626.    Knowledge A To Z Charter, Camden $46,000
    627.    Riverbank Charter, Burlington $45,868
    628.    Vineland Public Charter, Cumberland $45,750
    629.    Hope Community Charter, Camden $45,457
    630.    M.E.T.S. Charter, Hudson $45,320
    631.    Beach Haven, Ocean $45,219
    632.    Bergen Arts And Sciences, Bergen $45,200
    633.    Millville Public Charter, Cumberland $45,000
    634.    The Kingdom Charter, Camden $45,000
    635.    Ridge And Valley Charter, Warren $44,316
    636.    Bridgeton Public Charter, Cumberland $44,000
    637.    Hope Academy Charter, Monmouth $44,000
    638.    International Academy, Atlantic $44,000
    639.    Passaic Arts And Science, Passaic $44,000
    640.    Paterson Arts And Science, Passaic $44,000
    641.    International Academy, Mercer $43,500
    642.    Red Bank Charter, Monmouth $42,700
    643.    Merit Preparatory Charter, Essex $42,500
    644.    The Ethical Community Charter, Hudson $42,340
    645.    Classical Academy Charter, Passaic $42,302
    646.    Jersey City Global Charter, Hudson $41,000
    647.    East Newark, Hudson $40,922

*It is important to note that median is not an average. Median is the number which splits the dataset into half. Therefore, there are just as many people ABOVE the median as there are BELOW the median. The median is often a better statistic to look for since a few highly skewed salaries can over influence an “average” but has much less effect on the “median.”

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Congratulations to HoLa's First Graduating Class- June 19, 2017

HoLa Class of 2017- Hoboken, NJ
On the evening of June 19, 2017 the HoLa Dual Language School celebrated their first graduating class. It was an exciting evening full of pomp and gala as the 8th graders and their family and friends celebrated their wonderful academic, linguistic, and cultural accomplishments and look optimistically to their future plans.

The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) is an exciting dual language charter school that opened its doors to students in grades K-2 in September 2010. Since that time, the school expanded a grade each year until the school reached the 8th grade in 2016-17. HoLa offers a traditional core curriculum through instruction in both Spanish and English to children of all language backgrounds. The program utilizes the well-established immersion approach to dual language education with a range of opportunities for creative expression and experiential learning. Students will become bilingual and biliterate in a culturally diverse and nurturing environment. All families are welcome; no previous exposure to a second language required! Charter schools are free public schools that are publicly funded and operated independently of local school districts.

HoLa began as an effort to merge solid academic and learning theory research with an awareness of what the Hoboken community was demanding back in 2008-09. Through the efforts of many people and broad community support, the HoLa Dual Language Charter School is now known statewide and throughout the northeast region of the nation for excellence in dual language instruction. 

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!-- and cheers to the parents, relatives, teachers, staff and administrators that make HoLa the special place that it is-- well done!   

Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17


Rainbow- Hoboken, NJ 6/19/17

Friday, June 16, 2017

Funeral Services For Rev Michael Guglielmelli and sisters Dolores Guglielmelli and Antoinette Gallina - June 15, 2017

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 
An overflow crowd flocked to St. Francis Church in Hoboken yesterday morning- June 15, 2017- for the funeral Mass for a retired priest and his two sisters who all died from injuries they sustained in a car crash earlier this month.


Three hearses waited outside the church, on Father Michael Guglielmelli Way, for the caskets of 81-year-old the Rev. Michael Guglielmelli, 87-year-old Dolores Guglielmelli and 85-year-old Antoinette Gallina.
Guglielmelli and Dolores Guglielmelli died the night of the June 4 crash. Gallina died five days after the van they were riding in was rear-ended in Freehold by a pickup truck driven by Austin Janowski, 19, of Freehold, who was treated for an arm injury, officials said.
The former pastor and his sisters, who grew up in Hoboken, had been living together in Cliffside Park.
More pictures can be seen by clicking HERE
Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

Photo credit: M. Dempsey/The Jersey Journal 

The funeral services for Hoboken priest Rev. Michael Guglielmelli, 81, the retired pastor of St. Francis Church, his sisters Dolores Guglielmelli, 87, and Antoinette Gallina, 85, took place at St. Francis Church in Hoboken on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (Michael Dempsey | The Jersey Journal)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Petrosino Speaks at NSF Workshop in NYC on Synergy Between Coomputer Science and Colleges of Education

Screen shot of NetLogo Interface
I recently received an NSF award for work with cloud computing with colleagues Walter Stroup (UMass- Dartmouth), Uri Wilensky (Northwestern) and Cory Brady (Vanderbilt). The project will help pre-service teachers develop more fully
participatory and socially-supported approaches to classroom learning, using authentic STEM practices in group-centered learning environments. The work is of particular importance to those who prepare pre-service teachers for the classroom, because most programs don’t use this type of approach in teacher preparation. As part of the project I was invited recently to NYC for an NSF workshop on computer science and Colleges of Education. Here is a little write up on that meeting. -Dr. Petrosino


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Bringing Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) into Early Childhood Education Classrooms: Multiple Case Studies

A few doctoral students and myself will be undertaking some new research in the area of early childhood education in the area of scientific and engineering practices. This is some exciting research and has some potential to really inform some developmental perspectives on young children and participatory practices in STEM. The text below is from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) sanctioning the study for various safety and compliance issues. -Dr. Petrosino 

RE: Bringing Scientific and Engineering Practices (SEPs) into
Early Childhood Education Classroom: Multiple Case Studies

Dear Dr. Petrosino,

The new study application for the above-referenced study has been approved.  The approval letter and approved consent documents are attached to this communication and is also uploaded to IRBaccess.  Please save the attached (.pdf) version of the consent forms to your computer and print copies for your study file.  This is the approved version for implementation with study subjects.

I wish you much success with your research.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fr. Michael Guglielmelli (1936-2017)


Fr. Michael Guglielmelli ("Father Mike") and his sister Dora were tragically killed in a car accident last night in Freehold, NJ. His other sister and niece were also injured and in need of everyone's prayers as they are still in the hospital. 
It is very difficult to put into words what Fr. Mike meant to not only his parish of St. Francis but what he meant to those who knew him and came into contact with him. An old fashioned parish priest- Fr. Mike was from the neighborhood and was a vital and vibrant member of the community for his entire life. His homilies were living parables-- he would combine personal stories with Italian phrases, insights, and spiritual meaning. He was loved and he will be missed.


Statement from St. Francis Church:

It is with deep regret that the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Hoboken, announces the passing of our beloved former Pastor, Fr Michael Guglielmelli. Fr Michael served our parish and the city of Hoboken with love and compassion. He taught us the meaning of caring for those who are less fortunate and how to care for one another in the true spirit of St Francis. At this time, we ask for your prayers for Fr Michael and his family. For those who wish, the Church will be open until 9 p.m. this evening for anyone desiring to stop and offer a prayer.
All services for

Rev. Michael V. Guglielmelli
and
Miss. Dolores Guglielmelli

will take place at

St. Francis Church
3rd & Jefferson Street
Hoboken NJ 07030

VIEWING
Wednesday June, 14th 1 pm to 9 pm

VIGIL MASS
Wednesday June 14th 7 pm

FUNERAL MASS
Thursday June 15th 11 am

Fr. Mike recently celebrated his 47th year as a priest (May 30, 2017). 



Friday, June 2, 2017

No Kid Hungry- If You Know a Child Who Will Miss Meals This Summer Due to Summer Vacation from School

With summer recess from school upon us, some children who rely on school lunch and breakfast programs may be in a situation where they miss one or more meals during the day. If you know about a school-age student who will be in need of breakfast and lunch over summer vacation, text "FOOD" to 877877 and you'll receive a message indicating where they can go to get free summer meals. Thanks to my friend and colleague Kay Randall for informing me about this program. -Dr. Petrosino  

This is a nationwide program - if you want to repost, it should work for anybody, anywhere.

This is a real phone number, a real program, and an accurate message. The text information service is run by No Kid Hungry, an initiative of the non-profit organization Share Our Strength.

No Kid Hungry has access to information about tens of thousands of groups serving free meals nationwide as part of the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program.
Click to Enlarge- 07030 Map
For your Zip Code: Click Here

Once the free meal providers register with the USDA, No Kid Hungry makes their location and hours available to the public via the 877-877 number. To use the service, text “FOOD” to 877-877 and enter your zip code when prompted. Spanish-speakers can also text “COMIDA” to 877-877.

You can also locate registered, licensed free meal providers using this interactive map on the USDA website.

Unfortunately, your nearest free meal provider may not be in your town. This is because, by law, sites are only allowed in areas where 50% of schoolchildren or more are eligible for free or low-cost school meals, according to the USDA. You can check whether your local area is eligible to host a Summer Food Service Program site, using this map.