Department of Education announces that 372 districts and charter schools have signed up to take part in the state's $38 million Race to the Top award

Participating districts and charter schools will split $19 million federal dollars to advance statewide reforms

For Immediate Release Contact: Justin Barra
Allison Kobus
Date: February 24, 2012 609-292-1126

Trenton, NJ – The Department of Education today announced that 372 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have signed up to take part in the state’s $38 million Race to the Top award.  Half of that money, or approximately $19 million, will be split among participating districts based on each LEA’s relative share of funding under Title I.  The other $19 million will be used by the state to advance the state’s bold education reform agenda.  An “LEA” is any district or charter school in the state.

New Jersey was awarded approximately $38 million in December as part of the US Department of Education’s Race to the Top 3 (RTTT3) competition.   As part of its RTTT3 application, New Jersey selected four objectives in line with the administration’s education reform agenda:

  1. Development of model curriculum and assessments for all core content subject areas to support the adoption of the Common Core State Standards
  2. Development and rollout of an online Instructional Improvement System (IIS) that will serve as a platform for teachers to access the model curriculum and other supports like formative assessments and instructional tools
  3. Implementation of the state’s new teacher evaluation system and the creation of a principal evaluation pilot program
  4. Expansion of high-quality school options by strengthening the Department’s charter authorizing practices

Every LEA in the state had an opportunity to participate in the RTTT3 award.  If an LEA currently receives federal Title I funding, they are able to sign up as a “participating LEA,” and will receive a proportional share of RTTT3 funds according to the federal Title I formula.  If an LEA does not receive federal Title I funding or chooses to participate without their allocated funding, they are eligible to sign up as an “involved LEA.”  Those LEAs are eligible for subgrants from the state’s $19 million allocation and to participate in any professional development sessions offered to participating LEAs.

“We are glad to see that so many districts and charter schools have signed up to participate in the state’s reform agenda,” said Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf.  “These funds can be used for a number of purposes that will support student learning such as training for teachers on the new teacher evaluation system and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.”

In total, 344 participating LEAs signed up to split the $19 million allocation, accounting for 63% percent of the total number of LEAs eligible.  An additional 28 involved LEAs also signed up to participate in the state’s reforms.

Participating LEAs

County

LEA

Amount

ATLANTIC ATLANTIC CITY            $267,957
ATLANTIC ATLANTIC CO VOCATIONAL $15,430
ATLANTIC BUENA REGIONAL           $60,870
ATLANTIC CHARTER TECH HIGH SCHOOL $5,656
ATLANTIC EGG HARBOR CITY          $30,895
ATLANTIC EGG HARBOR TWP           $59,045
ATLANTIC ESTELL MANOR CITY        $1,646
ATLANTIC GALLOWAY COMMUNITY CS    $9,708
ATLANTIC GALLOWAY TWP             $35,929
ATLANTIC GREATER EGG HARBOR REG   $30,607
ATLANTIC HAMILTON TWP             $37,373
ATLANTIC HAMMONTON TOWN           $58,292
ATLANTIC MULLICA TWP              $12,014
ATLANTIC OCEANSIDE CS             $24,924
ATLANTIC PLEASANTVILLE CITY       $106,580
ATLANTIC SOMERS POINT CITY        $30,433
ATLANTIC WEYMOUTH TWP             $4,221
BERGEN BERGENFIELD BORO         $31,975
BERGEN BOGOTA BORO              $24,609
BERGEN CLIFFSIDE PARK BORO      $34,383
BERGEN ELMWOOD PARK             $38,526
BERGEN ENGLEWOOD CITY           $43,148
BERGEN ENGLEWOOD ON THE PALISADE $8,835
BERGEN FORT LEE BORO            $50,053
BERGEN HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BORO   $6,475
BERGEN LITTLE FERRY BORO        $16,720
BERGEN LODI BOROUGH             $42,690
BERGEN MAYWOOD BORO             $8,167
BERGEN NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL $9,112
BERGEN RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE        $10,662
BERGEN SOUTH HACKENSACK TWP     $2,834
BERGEN TEANECK TWP              $43,320
BURLINGTON BASS RIVER TWP           $1,373
BURLINGTON BEVERLY CITY             $14,559
BURLINGTON BORDENTOWN REGIONAL      $17,762
BURLINGTON BURLINGTON CITY          $58,219
BURLINGTON BURLINGTON TWP           $16,182
BURLINGTON DELANCO TWP              $5,358
BURLINGTON DELRAN TWP               $17,612
BURLINGTON EDGEWATER PARK TWP       $20,286
BURLINGTON EVESHAM TWP              $13,289
BURLINGTON FLORENCE TWP             $25,272
BURLINGTON MANSFIELD TWP            $1,177
BURLINGTON MAPLE SHADE TWP          $18,871
BURLINGTON MOUNT HOLLY TWP           $33,658
BURLINGTON MOUNT LAUREL TWP         $13,050
BURLINGTON NEW HANOVER TWP          $6,423
BURLINGTON NORTHERN BURLINGTON REG  $4,386
BURLINGTON PALMYRA BORO             $13,930
BURLINGTON PEMBERTON TWP            $76,918
BURLINGTON RANCOCAS VALLEY REGIONAL $9,932
BURLINGTON RIVERBANK CHARTER SCHOOL $1,543
BURLINGTON RIVERSIDE TWP            $30,314
BURLINGTON RIVERTON                 $1,375
BURLINGTON SHAMONG TWP              $1,490
BURLINGTON SOUTHAMPTON TWP          $4,620
BURLINGTON TABERNACLE TWP           $4,919
BURLINGTON WOODLAND TWP             $1,199
CAMDEN AUDUBON BORO             $7,993
CAMDEN BARRINGTON BORO          $5,467
CAMDEN BELLMAWR BORO            $25,294
CAMDEN BERLIN BORO              $4,726
CAMDEN BERLIN TWP               $13,929
CAMDEN BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL $25,915
CAMDEN BROOKLAWN BORO           $8,529
CAMDEN CAMDEN CITY              $931,549
CAMDEN CAMDEN COUNTY VOCATIONAL $100,601
CAMDEN CHERRY HILL TWP          $78,743
CAMDEN CLEMENTON BORO           $20,193
CAMDEN COLLINGSWOOD BORO        $29,219
CAMDEN D.U.E. SEASON CS         $39,543
CAMDEN ENVIRONMENT COMMUNITY CS $18,609
CAMDEN GIBBSBORO BORO           $1,047
CAMDEN GLOUCESTER CITY          $68,264
CAMDEN GLOUCESTER TWP           $76,925
CAMDEN HADDON HEIGHTS BORO      $6,573
CAMDEN HADDON TWP               $10,083
CAMDEN LAUREL SPRINGS BORO      $1,397
CAMDEN LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY C $55,321
CAMDEN LINDENWOLD BORO          $103,017
CAMDEN MERCHANTVILLE BORO       $7,360
CAMDEN MOUNT EPHRAIM BORO       $5,427
CAMDEN OAKLYN BORO              $6,055
CAMDEN PENNSAUKEN TWP           $127,511
CAMDEN PINE HILL BORO           $47,290
CAMDEN RUNNEMEDE BORO           $12,748
CAMDEN STRATFORD BORO           $7,853
CAMDEN VOORHEES TWP             $21,713
CAMDEN WINSLOW TWP              $76,227
CAMDEN WOODLYNNE BORO           $27,673
CAPE MAY CAPE MAY CO VOCATIONAL   $5,527
CAPE MAY DENNIS TWP               $5,838
CAPE MAY LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL  $20,007
CAPE MAY LOWER TWP                $30,302
CAPE MAY MIDDLE TWP               $46,550
CAPE MAY NORTH WILDWOOD CITY      $9,540
CAPE MAY OCEAN CITY               $18,408
CAPE MAY SEA ISLE CITY            $4,189
CAPE MAY UPPER TWP                $8,380
CAPE MAY WILDWOOD CITY            $50,035
CAPE MAY WILDWOOD CREST BORO      $5,096
CAPE MAY WOODBINE BORO            $15,010
CUMBERLAND COMMERCIAL TWP           $34,235
CUMBERLAND CUMBERLAND REGIONAL      $19,068
CUMBERLAND DEERFIELD TWP            $8,558
CUMBERLAND DOWNE TWP                $6,153
CUMBERLAND FAIRFIELD TWP            $26,424
CUMBERLAND GREENWICH TWP            $914
CUMBERLAND HOPEWELL TWP             $14,835
CUMBERLAND LAWRENCE TWP             $21,197
CUMBERLAND MAURICE RIVER TWP        $7,508
CUMBERLAND MILLVILLE CITY           $153,774
CUMBERLAND MILLVILLE PUBLIC CHARTER $2,295
CUMBERLAND STOW CREEK TWP           $1,954
CUMBERLAND UPPER DEERFIELD TWP      $28,971
CUMBERLAND VINELAND CITY            $297,855
CUMBERLAND VINELAND PUBLIC CHARTER S $5,249
ESSEX BELLEVILLE TOWN          $69,300
ESSEX BLOOMFIELD TWP           $74,483
ESSEX BURCH CHARTER SCHOOL OF E $14,134
ESSEX CEDAR GROVE TWP          $1,322
ESSEX CITY OF ORANGE TWP       $179,054
ESSEX DISCOVERY CS             $4,291
ESSEX EAST ORANGE              $377,752
ESSEX EAST ORANGE COMMUNITY CS $30,012
ESSEX ESSEX CO VOC-TECH        $142,513
ESSEX GREAT OAKS CHARTER SCHOOL $3,553
ESSEX IRVINGTON TOWNSHIP       $301,764
ESSEX LADY LIBERTY ACADEMY CS  $31,837
ESSEX LIVINGSTON TWP           $9,782
ESSEX MARIA L. VARISCO-ROGERS C $25,389
ESSEX MONTCLAIR TOWN           $42,892
ESSEX NEWARK CITY              $2,041,984
ESSEX NUTLEY TOWN              $19,351
ESSEX PRIDE ACADEMY CHARTER SCH $14,651
ESSEX ROBERT TREAT ACADEMY CS  $18,948
ESSEX TEAM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHO $111,949
ESSEX UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS CS    $17,172
ESSEX WEST ORANGE TOWN         $68,532
GLOUCESTER CLAYTON BORO             $28,981
GLOUCESTER CLEARVIEW REGIONAL       $4,526
GLOUCESTER DELSEA REGIONAL H.S DIST. $14,152
GLOUCESTER DEPTFORD TWP             $44,266
GLOUCESTER EAST GREENWICH TWP       $3,577
GLOUCESTER ELK TWP                  $7,320
GLOUCESTER GATEWAY REGIONAL         $9,537
GLOUCESTER GLASSBORO                $43,023
GLOUCESTER GLOUCESTER CO VOCATIONAL $6,659
GLOUCESTER GREENWICH TWP            $5,971
GLOUCESTER HARRISON TWP             $5,203
GLOUCESTER KINGSWAY REGIONAL        $8,001
GLOUCESTER LOGAN TWP                $7,419
GLOUCESTER MANTUA TWP               $7,643
GLOUCESTER NATIONAL PARK BORO       $4,463
GLOUCESTER PAULSBORO BORO           $65,586
GLOUCESTER PITMAN BORO              $9,731
GLOUCESTER SOUTH HARRISON TWP       $1,057
GLOUCESTER SWEDESBORO-WOOLWICH      $6,935
GLOUCESTER WASHINGTON TWP            $49,986
GLOUCESTER WEST DEPTFORD TWP        $22,004
GLOUCESTER WESTVILLE BORO           $7,166
GLOUCESTER WOODBURY CITY            $57,887
GLOUCESTER WOODBURY HEIGHTS BORO    $1,621
HUDSON BAYONNE CITY              $204,637
HUDSON EAST NEWARK BORO         $22,718
HUDSON HARRISON TOWN            $90,476
HUDSON HOBOKEN CITY             $91,748
HUDSON JERSEY CITY              $1,239,627
HUDSON JERSEY CITY COMM. CS     $42,853
HUDSON JERSEY CITY GOLDEN DOOR  $23,246
HUDSON LEARNING COMMUNITY CS    $8,364
HUDSON NORTH BERGEN TWP         $260,647
HUDSON SCHOMBURG CS             $31,875
HUDSON THE ETHICAL COMMUNITY CHA $2,497
HUDSON UNION CITY               $478,289
HUDSON UNIVERSITY ACADEMY CS    $19,097
HUDSON WEEHAWKEN TWP            $37,887
HUDSON WEST NEW YORK TOWN       $268,481
HUNTERDON ALEXANDRIA TWP           $784
HUNTERDON BLOOMSBURY BORO          $1,039
HUNTERDON DELAWARE TWP             $711
HUNTERDON EAST AMWELL TWP          $1,525
HUNTERDON FLEMINGTON-RARITAN REG   $8,052
HUNTERDON FRENCHTOWN BORO          $1,706
HUNTERDON HAMPTON BORO             $1,805
HUNTERDON HIGH BRIDGE BORO         $1,377
HUNTERDON LAMBERTVILLE CITY        $2,226
HUNTERDON LEBANON TWP              $972
HUNTERDON MILFORD BORO             $499
MERCER EAST WINDSOR REGIONAL    $35,638
MERCER EMILY FISHER CS OF ADV. S $26,529
MERCER EWING TWP                $35,923
MERCER FOUNDATION ACADEMY CS    $13,776
MERCER HAMILTON TWP             $124,416
MERCER PACE CS OF HAMILTON      $5,563
MERCER PAUL ROBESON HUMANITIES  $24,406
MERCER TRENTON CITY             $484,127
MERCER VILLAGE CS               $20,476
MERCER W WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REG $14,878
MIDDLESEX CARTERET BORO            $54,177
MIDDLESEX DUNELLEN BORO            $18,984
MIDDLESEX EAST BRUNSWICK TWP       $25,657
MIDDLESEX EDISON TWP               $90,111
MIDDLESEX JAMESBURG BORO           $13,021
MIDDLESEX METUCHEN BORO            $5,489
MIDDLESEX MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL  $29,839
MIDDLESEX MILLTOWN BORO            $2,270
MIDDLESEX MONROE TWP               $6,613
MIDDLESEX NORTH BRUNSWICK TWP      $69,719
MIDDLESEX OLD BRIDGE TWP           $67,341
MIDDLESEX PERTH AMBOY CITY         $271,374
MIDDLESEX PISCATAWAY TWP           $44,567
MIDDLESEX SAYREVILLE BORO          $48,579
MIDDLESEX SOUTH BRUNSWICK TWP      $18,005
MIDDLESEX SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO    $24,864
MIDDLESEX SOUTH RIVER BORO         $40,697
MIDDLESEX SPOTSWOOD BORO           $9,145
MIDDLESEX WOODBRIDGE TWP           $125,051
MONMOUTH ASBURY PARK CITY         $182,430
MONMOUTH ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BORO  $1,591
MONMOUTH BELMAR BORO              $18,094
MONMOUTH EATONTOWN BORO           $20,423
MONMOUTH FREEHOLD BORO            $88,086
MONMOUTH FREEHOLD REGIONAL        $41,737
MONMOUTH HAZLET TWP               $10,017
MONMOUTH HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL    $4,941
MONMOUTH HIGHLANDS BORO           $5,512
MONMOUTH HOWELL TWP               $23,532
MONMOUTH KEYPORT BORO             $24,168
MONMOUTH LONG BRANCH CITY         $121,869
MONMOUTH MANALAPAN-ENGLISHTOWN REG $16,149
MONMOUTH MANASQUAN BORO           $6,571
MONMOUTH MIDDLETOWN TWP           $32,941
MONMOUTH MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL   $8,178
MONMOUTH MONMOUTH REGIONAL        $7,281
MONMOUTH NEPTUNE TWP              $73,903
MONMOUTH OCEAN TWP                $38,389
MONMOUTH OCEANPORT BORO           $915
MONMOUTH RED BANK BORO            $54,495
MONMOUTH RED BANK REGIONAL        $7,333
MONMOUTH SHORE REGIONAL           $3,808
MONMOUTH TINTON FALLS             $7,841
MONMOUTH UNION BEACH              $11,558
MONMOUTH WALL TWP                 $22,799
MONMOUTH WEST LONG BRANCH BORO    $1,644
MORRIS BOONTON TOWN             $14,312
MORRIS BUTLER BORO              $4,920
MORRIS DOVER TOWN               $107,078
MORRIS LINCOLN PARK BORO        $8,501
MORRIS MADISON BORO             $6,867
MORRIS MINE HILL TWP            $8,748
MORRIS MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT   $43,834
MORRIS MOUNT OLIVE TWP          $8,546
MORRIS NETCONG BORO             $4,529
MORRIS PEQUANNOCK TWP           $2,341
MORRIS RIVERDALE BORO           $1,526
MORRIS ROCKAWAY TWP             $6,185
MORRIS ROXBURY TWP              $8,721
MORRIS WHARTON BORO             $26,333
OCEAN BRICK TWP                 $100,160
OCEAN EAGLESWOOD TWP           $1,420
OCEAN JACKSON TWP              $50,465
OCEAN LAKEHURST BORO           $9,264
OCEAN LITTLE EGG HARBOR TWP    $26,210
OCEAN MANCHESTER TWP           $29,674
OCEAN OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL  $12,872
OCEAN OCEAN TWP                $8,095
OCEAN PINELANDS REGIONAL       $18,027
OCEAN PLUMSTED TWP             $10,618
OCEAN POINT PLEASANT BEACH BORO $4,114
OCEAN POINT PLEASANT BORO      $19,565
OCEAN STAFFORD TWP             $21,272
OCEAN TOMS RIVER REGIONAL      $201,451
OCEAN TUCKERTON BORO           $6,624
PASSAIC CLIFTON CITY             $248,484
PASSAIC COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL $29,675
PASSAIC HALEDON BORO             $43,861
PASSAIC HAWTHORNE BORO           $20,867
PASSAIC JOHN P HOLLAND CHARTER SC $5,108
PASSAIC PASSAIC CITY             $597,451
PASSAIC PASSAIC CO MANCHESTER REG $14,552
PASSAIC PASSAIC COUNTY VOCATIONAL $149,293
PASSAIC PASSAIC VALLEY REGIONAL  $9,427
PASSAIC PATERSON CITY            $1,272,967
PASSAIC POMPTON LAKES BORO       $8,458
PASSAIC WEST MILFORD TWP         $36,205
PASSAIC WOODLAND PARK            $15,611
SALEM ALLOWAY TWP              $2,426
SALEM ELSINBORO TWP            $1,529
SALEM MANNINGTON TWP           $2,834
SALEM OLDMANS TWP               $2,068
SALEM PENNS GRV-CARNEY'S PT REG $105,794
SALEM PENNSVILLE               $20,793
SALEM QUINTON TWP              $7,131
SALEM SALEM COUNTY VOCATIONAL  $3,646
SALEM UPPER PITTSGROVE TWP     $3,089
SALEM WOODSTOWN-PILESGROVE REG $12,975
SOMERSET BEDMINSTER TWP           $1,088
SOMERSET BOUND BROOK BORO         $60,679
SOMERSET BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN REG  $19,320
SOMERSET CENTRAL JERSEY COLLEGE PR $6,460
SOMERSET FRANKLIN TWP             $54,580
SOMERSET HILLSBOROUGH TWP         $17,721
SOMERSET MANVILLE BORO            $20,371
SOMERSET SOMERVILLE BORO          $28,751
SUSSEX FRANKLIN BORO            $7,383
SUSSEX HAMBURG BORO             $2,430
SUSSEX HAMPTON TWP              $1,667
SUSSEX HARDYSTON TWP            $2,297
SUSSEX HIGH POINT REGIONAL      $5,583
SUSSEX HOPATCONG                $19,503
SUSSEX NEWTON TOWN              $19,010
SUSSEX OGDENSBURG BORO          $1,515
SUSSEX STANHOPE BORO            $2,261
SUSSEX SUSSEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL $2,836
SUSSEX SUSSEX-WANTAGE REGIONAL  $12,210
SUSSEX VERNON TWP                $12,491
UNION CLARK TWP                $3,962
UNION CRANFORD TWP             $6,399
UNION ELIZABETH CITY           $664,123
UNION HILLSIDE TWP             $50,309
UNION LINDEN CITY              $94,104
UNION PLAINFIELD CITY          $206,401
UNION RAHWAY CITY              $47,721
UNION ROSELLE BORO             $48,747
UNION ROSELLE PARK BORO        $26,373
UNION SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG $9,789
UNION SPRINGFIELD TWP          $3,673
UNION UNION COUNTY TEAMS CS    $8,120
UNION UNION TWP                $66,344
UNION WESTFIELD TOWN           $13,116
UNION WINFIELD TWP             $1,325
WARREN ALPHA BORO                $3,250
WARREN GREAT MEADOWS REGIONAL   $3,492
WARREN GREENWICH TWP            $1,569
WARREN LOPATCONG TWP            $3,286
WARREN MANSFIELD TWP            $7,033
WARREN OXFORD TWP               $1,769
WARREN PHILLIPSBURG TOWN        $84,466
WARREN POHATCONG TWP            $3,215
WARREN WARREN COUNTY VOCATIONAL $5,849
WARREN WARREN HILLS REGIONAL    $12,059
WARREN WASHINGTON BORO          $9,374
WARREN WASHINGTON TWP           $1,853
Total: $18,923,824

Involved LEAs

County

LEA

ATLANTIC LINWOOD CITY            
ATLANTIC MAINLAND REGIONAL       
BERGEN FRANKLIN LAKES BORO     
BERGEN HARRINGTON PARK BORO    
BERGEN NORTHERN HIGHLANDS REG  
BERGEN OAKLAND BORO            
BERGEN ORADELL BORO            
BERGEN RAMAPO-INDIAN HILL REG  
BERGEN RIVER DELL REGIONAL     
BERGEN RIVER EDGE BORO         
BERGEN WOODCLIFF LAKE BORO     
BERGEN WYCKOFF TWP
BURLINGTON MEDFORD LAKES BORO      
CAPE MAY WEST CAPE MAY BORO      
ESSEX MILLBURN TWP            
ESSEX VERONA BORO             
GLOUCESTER WENONAH BORO            
HUNTERDON CALIFON BORO            
HUNTERDON WEST AMWELL TWP         
MONMOUTH SEA GIRT BORO           
MONMOUTH SPRING LAKE BORO        
MORRIS EAST HANOVER TWP        
MORRIS HANOVER TWP             
MORRIS KINNELON BORO           
MORRIS LONG HILL TWP           
SOMERSET MONTGOMERY TWP          
SOMERSET WARREN TWP              
WARREN FRANKLIN TWP