Top 10 Best Cape May County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 32 public schools serving 11,915 students in Cape May County, NJ (there are 8 private schools, serving 767 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Cape May County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in Cape May County, NJ are Stone Harbor Elementary School, West Cape May Elementary School and Avalon Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cape May County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Cape May County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Cape May County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stone Harbor Elementary School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
275 93rd St
Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
(609) 368-4413
Grades: K-4
| 92 students
Rank: #22.
West Cape May Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 Moore Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-4614
Grades: PK-6
| 85 students
Rank: #33.
Avalon Elementary School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
235 32nd Street
Avalon, NJ 08202
(609) 967-7544
Grades: 5-8
| 75 students
Rank: #44.
Ocean City Primary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
550 West Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-3191
Grades: PK-3
| 293 students
Rank: #55.
Upper Township Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
50 Old Tuckahoe Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
(609) 628-3500
Grades: 3-5
| 408 students
Rank: #66.
Ocean City High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-1290
Grades: 9-12
| 1,231 students
Rank: #77.
Dennis Township Primary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 55-59% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
601 Hagan Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 861-2821
Grades: PK-2
| 279 students
Rank: #88.
Upper Township Middle School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
525 Perry Rd
Woodbine, NJ 08270
(609) 628-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 485 students
Rank: #99.
Crest Memorial School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9100 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-1522
Grades: PK-8
| 236 students
Rank: #1010.
Ocean City Intermediate School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1901 Bay Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 399-5611
Grades: 4-8
| 430 students
Rank: #1111.
Cape May City Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
921 Lafayette St
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-8485
Grades: PK-6
| 168 students
Rank: #1212.
Dennis Township Elementary/middle Schools
(Math: 34% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Academy Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 861-2821
Grades: 3-8
| 338 students
Rank: #1313.
Middle Township Elementary #2
(Math: 31% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
101 West Pacific Ave
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1828
Grades: 3-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1414.
Sandman Consolidated School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
838 Seashore Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-9410
Grades: 5-6
| 352 students
Rank: #1515.
Lower Cape May Regional High School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
687 Rt 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-3475
Grades: 9-12
| 764 students
Rank: #1616.
Middle Township Elementary #4
(Math: 25% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 E Pacific Ave
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1834
Grades: 6-8
| 581 students
Rank: #1717.
Maud Abrams School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
714 Townbank Rd
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-9420
Grades: 3-4
| 359 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Cape May County Technical High School
Vocational School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
188 Crest Haven Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 380-0200
Grades: 9-12
| 535 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Margaret Mace Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1201 Atlantic Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-1454
Grades: PK-8
| 186 students
Rank: #2020.
Richard M. Teitelman Middle School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
687 Rt 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-3475
Grades: 7-8
| 439 students
Rank: #2121.
Middle Township High School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 East Atlantic Avenue
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-1852
Grades: 9-12
| 790 students
Rank: #2222.
Woodbine Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Webster Street
Woodbine, NJ 08270
(609) 861-5174
Grades: PK-8
| 226 students
Rank: #2323.
Wildwood High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4300 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-7922
Grades: 9-12
| 263 students
Rank: #2424.
Glenwood Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Glenwood & New York Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-1630
Grades: PK-5
| 394 students
Rank: #2525.
Wildwood Middle School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 6-9%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4300 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-7922
Grades: 6-8
| 180 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cape May County High School
Special Education School
148 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-2720
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cape May Regional School
Alternative School
131 Crest Haven Rd
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-4870
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
905 Seashore Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-9470
Grades: 1-2
| 475 students
Rank: n/an/a
2600 Bayshore Rd
Villas, NJ 08251
(609) 884-9430
Grades: PK-K
| 325 students
Rank: n/an/a
215 Eldredge Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-1900
Grades: PK-2
| 655 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ocean Academy
Special Education School
148 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-2720
Grades: PK-8
| 148 students
Rank: n/an/a
130 Old Tuckahoe Rd
Marmora, NJ 08223
(609) 628-3500
Grades: PK-2
| 497 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Cape May County, NJ

Cape May County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
131 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-3578
Grades: 9-12
| 26 students
4300 Pacific Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-7922
Grades: 9-12
| 284 students
2502 Central Ave
Wildwood, NJ 08260
(609) 522-1630
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
Hostler Hall (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
116 Carl Road
Woodbine, NJ 08270
(609) 628-2230
Grades: Inquire with school
| 124 students
Middle School (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
George E. Bailey Middle School
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 465-2720
Grades: Inquire with school
| 68 students
131 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(609) 463-4870
Grades: 10-12
| 6 students
4501 Park Ave
Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
(609) 263-8461
Grades: PK-3
| 45 students
Dehirsch Ave
Woodbine, NJ 08270
(609) 861-2164
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cape May County, NJ?
The top ranked public schools in Cape May County, NJ include Stone Harbor Elementary School, West Cape May Elementary School and Avalon Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Cape May County, NJ?
32 public schools are located in Cape May County, NJ.
What percentage of students in Cape May County, NJ go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Cape May County, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cape May County, NJ?
Cape May County, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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