Merchantville School District

Merchantville School District
Superintendent: Christian Swanson
Business Administrator: William H. Thompson
Address: 130 South Centre Street
Merchantville, NJ 08109
Grade Range: K-8
School facilities: 1
Enrollment: 355 (as of 2007-08)[1]
Faculty (in FTEs): 22.0
Student–teacher ratio: 16.1
District Factor Group: DE
Web site:
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1 Comparative Cost $13,057 29 $12,420 5.1%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,324 34 7,588 9.7%
6 Support Services 1,819 30 1,771 2.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,285 4 1,411 -8.9%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,447 25 1,462 -1.0%
13 Extracurricular Activities 168 44 97 73.2%
16 Median Teacher Salary 70,917 65 54,453
Data from NJDoE 2009 Comparative Spending Guide.[2]
*Of K-8 districts with 0-400 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The Merchantville School District is a community public school district that serves students in Pre-K through eighth grade from Merchantville, in Camden County, New Jersey, United States.

For grades 9 - 12, students attend Pennsauken High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Pennsauken Public Schools in Pennsauken Township.[3]

As of the 2007-08 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 355 students and 22.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth 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.[4]




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

  • Christian Swanson, Superintendent[7]
  • William H. Thompson, Business Administrator / Board Secretary


  1. ^ a b District information for the Merchantville 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. ^ Florio, Gwen. "LOOKING BEYOND THE SCHOOL DECISION TIME TO MAKE UP, OFFICIALS SAY, AFTER A DECADE OF FUSSING.", The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 21, 1992. Accessed July 10, 2008. "Ever since its own high school closed in 1972, the Borough of Merchantville has been sending its public school students to Pennsauken High School."
  4. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 27, 2009.
  5. ^ Merchantville School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed January 5, 2008.
  6. ^ Camden County School Directory, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 5, 2009.
  7. ^ Home Page, Merchantville School District. Accessed July 20, 2008.

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Coordinates: 39°56′58″N 75°02′55″W / 39.949339°N 75.048688°W / 39.949339; -75.048688

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