Best Public Schools in Toms River, NJ


The Toms River, New Jersey area is home to 16 schools, including 10 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 4 high schools, all part of the Toms River Regional School District, except for one high school that is part of the Ocean County Vocational Technical School District. The data reveals significant variation in academic performance, with North Dover Elementary School and OCVTS Grunin Performing Arts Academy standing out as the top performers in the district.

Among the elementary schools, North Dover Elementary School has the highest academic performance, with 63.5% of 3rd graders proficient or better in English Language Arts and 67.3% proficient or better in Mathematics. At the high school level, Toms River High School East has the strongest academic performance, with 52% of 9th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts and 93.4% proficient or better in Algebra II. The OCVTS Grunin Performing Arts Academy stands out with the highest 4-year graduation rate (98.7%) and the lowest dropout rate (0%) among all the high schools.

The data also reveals a correlation between socioeconomic status and academic performance, with schools having higher percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch generally performing worse on standardized tests. Additionally, several schools, particularly the high schools, struggle with high rates of chronic absenteeism, which can negatively impact student learning and achievement. Overall, the Toms River school district shows a diverse range of academic outcomes, highlighting the need for targeted strategies to improve educational opportunities and outcomes across all schools in the area.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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