Stockton Borough School District

The Stockton Borough School District was a community public school district that served students in pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade from Stockton, in Hunterdon County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2014–15 school year, the school is part of the South Hunterdon Regional School District, which also serves students from Lambertville and West Amwell Township.

Stockton Borough School District
19 South Main Street
Stockton, New Jersey
District information
SuperintendentSuzanne Ivans
Business administratorGary Johnston
Students and staff
Enrollment43 (as of 2011–12)[1]
Faculty4.8 FTEs
Student–teacher ratio8.96:1
Other information
District Factor GroupFG
Ind. Per pupil District
%± vs.
1ATotal Spending$17,70330$18,891−6.3%
1Budgetary Cost12,7681313,649−6.5%
2Classroom Instruction8,414218,3660.6%
6Support Services1,18422,161−45.2%
8Administrative Cost1,829421,46724.7%
10Operations & Maintenance1,342181,552−13.5%
16Median Teacher Salary30,751157,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The school's student body of 43 made it the smallest operating school district in the State of New Jersey.[3][4] Established in 1872, the district operated the oldest three-room schoolhouse in the state still in use, the District No. 98 Schoolhouse.[5]

In a special election held in September 2013, voters from Lambertville, Stockton and West Amwell Township passed referendums to dissolve (and recreate) the South Hunterdon Regional School District and to combine the three existing K-6 school districts from each municipality (Lambertville City School District, Stockton Borough School District and West Amwell Township School District), with majorities in each community passing both ballot items. A single combined regional district would be created, serving students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade, in which property taxes would be levied under a formula in which 57% is based on property values and 43% on the number of students. The executive county superintendent will appoint an interim board of education for the new regional district, which will be responsible for implementing the merger.[6]

As of the 2011–12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 43 students and 4.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.96:1.[1]

The district was classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "FG", the fourth-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.[7]

Public school students in seventh through twelfth grades attended the South Hunterdon Regional High School in Lambertville, part of the South Hunterdon Regional High School District, which also serves students from Lambertville and West Amwell Township attend South Hunterdon Regional High School.[8]



The Stockton Borough School had an enrollment of 43 students as of the 2011–12 school year.[9] The Stockton School, founded in 1832,[10] closed its doors after the 2017–2018 school year and its students were consolidated among the South Hunterdon Regional School District's two other elementary schools, Lambertville Public School and West Amwell School.[11]



Core members of the district's administration are:[12][13]

  • Suzanne Ivans, chief school administrator
  • Kris Nenna, board secretary
  • Gary Johnston, business administrator


  1. ^ a b District information for Stockton School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ O'Dea, Colleen. "Interactive Map: Per-Pupil Costs Vary Widely in New Jersey’s Schools", NJ Spotlight, May 16, 2014. Accessed December 9, 2014. "At the other end of the spectrum, education spending at Classical Academy and in the tiny Stockton K-6 district in Hunterdon County, which with just 52 students is New Jersey's smallest regular public school district, totaled less than $1 million."
  4. ^ The Bookmobile, Hunterdon County Library. Accessed October 15, 2013. "The Hunterdon County Library Bookmobile continues that tradition today, providing library service and books to the communities furthest away from a 'bricks and mortar' library and for the smallest school in New Jersey, Stockton Borough School."
  5. ^ The Borough of Stockton, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Accessed October 15, 2013. "Also in Stockton you will find the oldest, established in 1872, three room school house in New Jersey that is still in operation today."
  6. ^ Tredrea, John. "LAMBERTVILLE: Schools turn how to make merger work; After historic vote, decisions on buildings, contracts need to be made", The Beacon, October 2, 2013. Accessed October 15, 2013. "Now that the two referendum questions on merging the Stockton, West Amwell, Lambertville and South Hunterdon Regional High School districts into one pre-k to grade 12 district have been overwhelmingly approved, the process of implementing the regionalization can begin."
  7. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  8. ^ South Hunterdon Regional High School 2013 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed December 9, 2014. "Bordering the Delaware River and located in the culturally rich and rural region of Southern Hunterdon County, South Hunterdon Regional High School serves the communities of Lambertville, Stockton, and West Amwell."
  9. ^ School Data for the Stockton Borough School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "N.J.'s oldest – and smallest – elementary school may close (Photos)". October 27, 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2019.[dead link]
  11. ^ Nieto-Munoz, Sophie (September 4, 2017). "N.J. smallest, and oldest, school starts its last year". Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  12. ^ Administration / Support Staff, Stockton Borough School. Accessed October 15, 2013.
  13. ^ New Jersey School Directory Archived 2013-09-27 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed October 15, 2013.

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