The Carteret School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade from Carteret, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States.
As of the 2017–18 school year, the district and its five schools had an enrollment of 3,821 students and 288.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.3:1.The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second-lowest 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.
Schools in the district (with 2017–18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:
Elementary schoolsColumbus School (723 students; in grades PreK–5)
Stephen V. Peters, Principal
Nathan Hale School (487; PreK–5)
Christian Zimmer, Principal
Private Nicholas Minue School (678; PreK–5)
Cheryl Bolinger, PrincipalMiddle schoolCarteret Middle School (862; 6–8)
Mary Spiga, PrincipalHigh schoolCarteret High School (994; 9–12)
David Salvatore, Principal
Core members of the district's administration are:
Rosa L. Diaz, Superintendent of Schools
Hector Berrios, Business Administrator / Board SecretaryThe district's board of education has nine members who set policy and oversee the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election.In 2016, borough voters turned down a ballot proposal to switch from an elected school board to an appointed board.