Office of Superintendent of Schools


    John Scavelli, JoAnne Harmon and Barbara Olt

    Superintendent of Schools
    John Scavelli, Jr.
    856-983-1800, Ext. 5010



    Secretary to the Superintendent
    Cindy Esposito
    856-983-1800, Ext. 5010



    Welcome to the website of the Evesham Township School District. Our district includes preschool through eighth grade. We are one of the largest elementary school districts in southern New Jersey, located approximately twenty miles east of Philadelphia. We have six elementary schools and two middle schools with a total enrollment of approximately 4,400 students. We invite you to browse through this website where you will find a great deal of wonderful information about our schools and district.


    General Information


    Our schools offer state of the art instructional programs and facilities. We provide a wide range of outstanding curricular and co-curricular opportunities designed to meet the needs of all students. We work closely with the community to enhance the educational experiences provided for the students. Each school has an active PTA or PTO, enthusiastic teaching staff and very dedicated support staff. We are very proud of our students and the wonderful staff who guide the children toward excellence in education.


    A Message from the Superintendent

    It is hard to believe the 2017- 2018 school year has come to an end. There have been a wide-range of activities in our schools. We have enjoyed many special events such as spring vocal and instrumental concerts, Eyes on Art District Art Show, Fifth Grade LEAD Graduations, and G & T Expos. In addition, all of the schools completed end-of-year state and district testing.

    The district already has begun the transition to the 2018-2019 school year, and the summer months will be busy making preparations for September.

    Our Curriculum Department will be working on several projects with our teachers, and updating resources for students and staff. The maintenance, custodial, grounds, and transportation staff will be making necessary repairs to school buildings and equipment. Our Business Office will be preparing for the annual audit as well as purchasing the supplies needed for our students and teachers. Beeler School will have HVAC work completed, while Jaggard School will have a new fire alarm system installed. In addition, five of our schools will have security alterations to their front entrances.

    The district will again be running five summer programs: CAPPS, Metamorphosis, Literacy Support Program for Primary Students, Tier III Enrichment Extensions Camp and Extended School Year for Special Education. We are grateful to the Evesham Education Foundation, which provides partial funding for CAPPS, Literacy Support, Metamorphosis and Tier III Enrichment summer programs annually.

    Also continuing this year is a summer literacy and math project for all incoming Kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Read more about the project and summer titles for our One School, One Book initiative in the Curriculum Corner section of the district newsletter, or on this website under announcements. Best wishes for a restful and enjoyable summer!

    Budget Spotlight 2018-2019

    The Evesham Township Board of Education approved the final 2018-2019 school district budget at its May 3 meeting. This budget maintains all current instructional programs and class sizes. It is under the state allowable tax levy cap.

    The budget provides for a continuing focus on instructional technology and student achievement. Specifically, the district plans to continue updating Social Studies resources and materials, enhance the Project Lead the Way middle school elective, upgrade technology hardware such as interactive whiteboards, iPads and Chromebooks, purchase additional technology software and support programs, enhance staff professional development, expand the School Resource Officer Program, complete capital projects, and continue non-instructional equipment replacement. Additional information regarding the budget is posted on this website.

    District Goals 2017-2019


    To review the District Goals 2017-2019, please click on the following link:  District Goals 2017-2019.
     Evesham Education Foundation


    The Evesham Education Foundation is an independent, non-political, non-profit organization established in 1995 to support excellence in education. The 15 member board is made up of business leaders, concerned parents and educators. All contribute their time and experience overseeing fundraising events and making sure that 100% of the money raised is used exclusively to fund programs that have proven value. Over the years the Evesham Education Foundation has supported several school district initiatives including CAPPS (Coordinated Arts Program for Primary Students), Genesis Counseling Program, and Metamorphosis Program. In addition, the foundation has expanded their support to include funding for middle school athletic uniforms and two academic summer programs. The summer programs are a literacy support program for incoming second and third graders and a Tier III enrichment extension program for gifted and talented students. Tax deductible donations to the Evesham Education Foundation can be made by visiting their website: www.EveshamEducationFoundation.org or checks can be sent to Evesham Education Foundation, 25 South Maple Avenue, Marlton, NJ 08053. For further information, contact Karl Eckstrom at keckstrom@fultonbanknj.com, or call 856-988-2517.




    John Scavelli, Jr. has been a critical part of the Evesham Township School District administration since 2007.  Mr. Scavelli served as the Assistant Superintendent for Business under Superintendent Patricia Lucas from 2007 - 2010.   On March 1, 2010 Mr. Scavelli became the Evesham Township Superintendent when Mrs. Lucas retired.

    Mr. Scavelli has a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and a master's degree in School Business Administration from Glassboro State College, now known as Rowan University. He holds a teaching certificate in Mathematics, as well as certifications for School Business Administrator and School Administrator.

    Mr. Scavelli began his career in education in 1988 at Pitman High School teaching Mathematics.  His administrative career began in 1991 when he became the first School Business Administrator for what was then the newly formed Special Services School District in Salem County.  Prior to his arrival in Evesham, Mr. Scavelli worked in the Franklin Township School District for almost 12 years, the last three as superintendent.


    Invitation To Be a Partner


    The successes of the Evesham Township School District would not be possible without the partnership of our fantastic parents and community members. We invite you to attend our many school functions, become a part of our PTA/PTO organization, volunteer in the schools, join our e-news subscribers and view our website. We look forward to working closely with you and having you as an integral part of our school system.


Last Modified on June 26, 2018