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Schellenger Landing, New Jersey
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Schellenger Landing is where boats dock and where a bridge between Cape Island and the Mainland is located.
The name comes from a group of people who had moved to the area.
The Lower Township School District serves public-school students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 1,718 students and 143.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:
- David C. Douglass Veterans Memorial School (Villas CDP) with 410 students in grades PreK-K,
- Carl T. Mitnick School (Cold Spring) with 401 students in grades 1–2,
- Maud T. Abrams School (Cold Spring) with 436 students in grades 3-4, and
- Charles W. Sandman Consolidated School (Cold Spring) with 449 students in grades 5–6. The Lower Township School District participates in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, which allows non-resident students to attend the district's schools without cost to their parents, with tuition paid by the state. Seats in the program for non-resident students are specified by the district and are allocated by lottery.
For seventh through twelfth grades, public-school students attend the schools of the Lower Cape May Regional School District, in the Erma area, which also serves students from Cape May City and West Cape May, along with students from Cape May Point who attend the district as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Schools in the district (with 2017-18 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:
- Richard M. Teitelman Middle School with 458 students in grades 7-8 and
- Lower Cape May Regional High School with 871 students in grades 9-12. In the 2011–12 school year, the city of Cape May paid $6 million in property taxes to cover the district's 120 high-school students, an average of $50,000 per student attending the Lower Cape May district. Cape May officials have argued that the district's funding formula based on assessed property values unfairly penalizes Cape May, which has higher property values and a smaller number of high-school students as a percentage of the population than the other constituent districts, especially Lower Township. The district's board of education is comprisedof nine members, who are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with three seats up for election each year Seats on the board are allocated based on population, with Lower Township assigned seven seats.
Students are also eligible to attend Cape May County Technical High School in Cape May Court House, which serves students from the entire county in its comprehensive and vocational programs, which are offered without charge to students who are county residents. Special needs students may be referred to Cape May County Special Services School District in Cape May Court House.
Wildwood Catholic Academy (PreK-12) in North Wildwood, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden, is the nearest Catholic school. Villas had its own Catholic K–8 school, St. Raymond's School, until 2007, when it merged into Our Lady Star of the Sea School in Cape May. In 2010 Our Lady Star of the Sea merged into Cape Trinity Regional School (PreK – 8) in North Wildwood. That school in turn merged into Wildwood Catholic Academy in 2020. As of 2020[update] Bishop McHugh Regional School in Dennis Township takes students from Lower Township.
Two of the initial properties of Cape Christian Academy, formed circa 1990 as a merger of South Cape Christian Academy and Cape May County Christian School were in Lower Township. The current consolidated school building is in Middle Township, with a Cape May Courthouse postal address and within the CMCH census-designated place. Richard Degener of the Press of Atlantic City described it as being in Burleigh. Its campus has 6.5 acres (2.6 ha) of area.
Cape May County Library operates the Lower Township Library in Villas.
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