Springfield Township Today


Springfield Township is a beautiful residential community located in the Union County, New Jersey with a population of approximately 15,800.

BALTRUSROL GOLF CLUB – PGA CHAMPIONSHIP HOST

Springfield is the home of the Baltusrol Golf Club which was the host to the 2005 PGA Championship and 2016 PGA Championship. Other major golf championships hosted here include the U.S. Open, held on seven occasions at Baltusrol. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol Golf Club as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Classic Courses” in the country.

NEW JERSEY MONTHLY BEST PLACES TO LIVE AND NJ’S BEST HIGH SCHOOLS

New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Springfield in the Top 100 best places to live in New Jersey in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey. In June 2010, Newsweek named Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton High School as one of the best high schools in the county – only 6% of all public schools in the U.S. made the list.

Springfield is located on the northern edge of Union County. Major highways and roadways conveniently pass through Springfield, including Interstate 78, U.S. Route 22, Route 24, and Route 124, as well as County roads 509 and 577. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately ten miles east of Springfield. The Township also operates a Jitney service to the Short Hills Train in the morning and afternoon/early evening. Whether you are a resident commuting to New York or a business seeking a great location – the Township transportation options are a great asset.

Notable current and former residents of the Township of Springfield include: Lou Campanelli, American basketball coach, George A. Halsey represented New Jersey’s 5th congressional district in Congress, 1867-1869 and 1871-1873, Claudio Reyna, Professional Soccer Player and Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings. Springfield is a great place to live, work and raise a family!

Steve Carell from the Daily Show Visits Springfield Township NJ

For a lighter side of Springfield, see Plague of Potter, Steve Carell’s investigation of one New Jersey town that has fallen victim to the scourge of literacy. The segment aired on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on July 10th, 2000.

Springfield Township Schools

Address: 139 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081

Telephone:  (973) 376-1025

Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center

James Caldwell Elementary School

Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School

Florence M> Gaudineer Middle School

Jonathan Dayton High School

Springfield Public Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

A- Overall Niche Grade

        Academics
A
                  Teachers
A-


        Outcomes
B+                    Clubs & Activities
B+           Health & Safety
B+

 

Best Places to Teach in New Jersey
#73 of 262

        2016 Districts with Best Academics in NJ
#68 of 244

        2016 Best School Districts in New Jersey
#95 of 251

        K-8 A-
Edward V. Walton School Springfield Public Schools, NJK-2

        A-
Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School

        Springfield Public Schools, NJ6-8

        A-
James Caldwell Elementary School

                                Springfield Public Schools, NJ3-5

         A-
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School

                                Springfield Public Schools, NJ3-5

        H.S.  Jonathan Dayton High School #103 out of #337 (NJ Monthly)

Average Graduation Rate use92%

Popular Colleges:  Rutgers University
62Students
 - Montclair State University
43Students
 - Penn State
34Students

     

School Transportation Available

The township follows the state regulation that you have to be further

than 2 miles for K - 8 and further than 2.5 miles for high school. 

       

No subscription – they refer people to BULLDOG EXPRES a

private transportation service in town, you pay on your own.

Township of Springfield Directory

All Emergencies (Police, Fire, Ambulance)..........9-1-1
Police (Non-emergency)..................................... 973-376-0400
Fire (Non-emergency)..........................................973-912-2265

 Board of Education.............................................973-376-1025 Construction Office..............................................973-912-2220 Court....................................................................973-912-2213 Emergency Management Department ................973-376-1058 Engineering Department .....................................973-912-2219 Finance Department ...........................................973-912-2279
Fire Prevention Bureau....................................... 973- 376-1740 Health Department............................................. 973-593-3079 Library................................................................. 973-376-4930

Office of the Mayor..............................................973--912-2285

Public Works Department....................................973-912-8483/2225 Recreation Department....................................... 973-912-2227 Recycling information ....................................... 973-912-2222
Tax Assessor.......................................................973-912-2207
Tax Collector...................................................... 973-912-2204/05 Township Administrator.......................................973-912-2202 Township Clerk.................................................. .973-912-2201
Vital Statistics/Registrar ......................................973-912-2285 Zoning Office .....................................................973-912-2219

Verizon TV – 46
Comcast TV – 35


Jersey Central Power & Light Power Outage – 888-544-4877

PSE&G - 800-436-7734

NJ American Water: 800-272-132

 

Park & Ride Jitney Service

Springfield Township offers a Park & Ride Jitney Service, with free parking, from the Springfield Community Pool parking lot off of Morrison Road to the Short Hills train station. The daily fee is $3.00 per ride and monthly/quarterly is $50 per month.

The hours of the Jitney are listed below:

5:35 am

5:50 am

6:22 am

6:43 am

7:00 am

7:18 am

7:34 am

7:50 am

8:14 am

8:35 am

Evening pickups start at 4:45 pm and run up to 8:00 pm.

If you have any questions or to confirm special dates/holidays not operating, please contact Maryellen Brennan at 973-912-2202

 

Transit Links

www.njtransit.com

www.nywaterway.com

www.pathtrain.net

www.mta.com

www.amtrak.com

 

Area Private Schools

 Far Brook, Short Hills

 Pingry, Short Hills & Martinsville

 The Winston School, Short Hills

 Newark Academy, Livingston

 Joseph Kushner, Livingston

 Morristown Beard, Morristown

 Peck School, Morristown

 Golda Ochs Academy, West Orange

 Seton Hall Prep, West Orange

 St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills

 St. Vincent Martyr School, Madison

Continuing and Higher Education

Drew University, Madison

Fairleigh Dickinson University, A portion of Florham campus is in Madison

The College of Saint Elizabeth, Florham Park.

Kean University, Union

County College of Morris, Randolph

Seton Hall University, South Orange

Union County College, Cranford

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