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There are sixty-two members of the New Jersey Urban Superintendent's Association. Each district is a member of CARN. In Spring, l996 each district will design a homepage and accompanying text based on a course being offered to high school students about technology and the collection of community information. As the district's pages come online, you will find them here.

The 62 Urban School Districts in New Jersey


NOTE: these districts are considered "urban" because of their classification in the census as "urban" or "urban suburban".


  • Asbury Park
  • Atlantic City
  • Bayonne
  • Belleville
  • Bloomfield
  • Bridgeton
  • Burlington
  • Camden
  • Carteret
  • East Orange City
  • Elizabeth City
  • Englewood City
  • Garfield City
  • Glassboro
  • Glouchester City
  • Glouchester Township
  • Hamilton Township
  • Harrison City
  • Hillside Township
  • Hoboken
  • Irvington
  • Jackson Township
  • Jersey City
  • Keansburg
  • Kearny
  • Lakewood
  • Lindenwold
  • Lodi Long Branch
  • Millville
  • Monroe Township

  • Montclair
  • Mount Holly
  • Neptune
  • New Brunswick
  • Newark
  • North Bergen Township
  • Old Bridge Township
  • City of Orange
  • Passaic
  • Paterson
  • Paulsboro
  • Pemberton
  • Penns Grove
  • Pennsauken
  • Perth Amboy City
  • Phillisburg
  • Plainfield
  • Pleasantville
  • Rahway
  • Roselle Borough
  • Salem
  • Trenton
  • Union City
  • Vineland City
  • Weehawken
  • West New York
  • Wildwood City
  • Willingboro Township
  • Winslow Township
  • Woodbridge
  • Woodbury


  • Analysis of Needs of Investment Area

    CARN deals with both urban communities and schools. In order to understand the kinds of problems and issues facing our communities, the following sets of information are provided to the reader.

    Communities



    Information
    Population Information
    Child Information
    Property Information
    Effective Property Tax Rates
    Selected Crime Statistics

    Source
    NJ Legislative District Databook 1994 (Databook)
    ACNJ Kids Count, 1994
    Databook
    NJ Department of Treasury, Division of Taxation
    Uniform Crime Reports, l993

    Highlights




    under l,000 per square mile
    l,000-5,000 per square mile
    5,00l-10,000 per square mile
    10,001-15,000 per square mile
    over 15,000 per square mile

    Number
    7
    20
    17
    9
    9

    These figures are important not only in terms of resource needs, but also the urban phenomenon of "crowding" which leads to reduced motivations, increased hostility, and increased violence. It is also directly related to "turf" fights which characterize gang behavior.
    a. the community does not support education
    b. the cost of "local government" is higher in major cities due to increase cost for social services (local), housing (local), paid fire departments, and higher salaries for police
    c. the impact of voter approval of budgets between Type l and Type II districts
    d. the impact of state aid as a percentage of budget
    This relationship should be noted as new funding formulas are developed and as state appropriations to school districts decline.

    K-12 Schools



    Information
    School structural overview
    Race, Ethnicity and Gender
    Grade 8 early warning tests, 1994
    HSPT Test, 1994
    School Budget Data, l994
    Analysis of Regular Education data
    for Special Needs and I and J
    Districts
    Distribution of Computers within
    29 districts (self-reported)

    Source
    Databook, 1994
    Public Affairs Research Institute
    New Jersey Department of Education
    same
    same
    Education Law Center
    Challenge Grant, 1995


    Highlights

    They send their students to regional high schools which should also be invited to take part in this effort. Likewise, we have at least one receiving district.
    All students must pass the HSPT to graduate.

    New Jersey Overall



    Information Source
    New Jersey Rankings PARI (from a variety of federal sources)


    Highlights


    What this would indicate is that while we spend a lot of money on schools, we could afford to spend more and shift the spending away from local sources.