SCOTCH PLAINS – SPFK12 Superintendent of Schools Dr. Margaret Hayes, presented her "Opening of Schools" report for the 2018-19 academic year at the Board of Education meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. 

Among the highlights of the report:

  • 5,626 students attend the eight schools in the district, a slight increase from last year’s total of 5,584 students.
  • The district added 28 new iMACS for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School media center and 14 Chromebook carts at the middle school level for use in science, mathematics, technology and health classes. 
  • Ceilings and light fixtures were replaced in the nurse’s and attendance offices, air conditioning added to some sections, and a new range and hood were installed at SPFHS.
  • The high school parking lot was paved, and new sidewalks installed at Evergreen and Coles Elementary Schools.
  • Roofing replacement was done at Coles, McGinn, Park and Terrill.
  • New flooring was installed in parts of Terrill Middle School, and a new stove and ovens were added in the school's kitchen.
  • Stained glass in Park Middle School’s auditorium repaired and cleaned.

Dr. Hayes also reported that each school in the district now has a special school safety officer. The officers were introduced to the teachers and staff at each school before the year began.

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School Enrollment 2017-18 2018-19
Brunner 377 407
Coles 536 551
Evergreen 394 390
McGinn 499 513
School One 394 389
Park Middle 907 909
Terrill Middle 830 811
SPFHS 1,557 1,572
Out of District/Bedside     90 84
Total 5,584 5,626 is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.