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For the 2021 school year, there are 119 public schools serving 68,867 students in Ocean County, NJ. Ocean County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Ocean County, NJ are Island Heights Elementary School, Lavallette Elementary School and Bay Head Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Ocean County, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 57% statewide average). Schools in Ocean County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Best Ocean County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Island Heights Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    115 Summit Ave
    Island Heights, NJ 08732
    (732) 929-1222

    Grades: K-6 | 120 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Lavallette Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    105 Brooklyn Ave
    Lavallette, NJ 08735
    (732) 793-7722

    Grades: K-8 | 146 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Bay Head Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    145 Grove Street
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 892-0668

    Grades: K-8 | 129 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    44 N Main St
    New Egypt, NJ 08533
    (609) 758-6800

    Grades: K-5 | 528 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Memorial Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Laura Herbert Dr
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 701-1900

    Grades: 6-8 | 658 students
  • Rank: #66.
    North Dover Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1759 New Hampshire Avenue
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    (732) 505-5860

    Grades: K-5 | 524 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Elms Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    780 Patterson Road
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 833-4680

    Grades: PK-5 | 689 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Marine Academy Of Technology And Environmental Science Vocational School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    195 Cedar Bridge Road
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    (609) 978-8439

    Grades: 9-12 | 275 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    G. Harold Antrim Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 Niblick Street
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 899-3737

    Grades: PK-8 | 406 students
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Riviera Parkway
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 701-1900

    Grades: PK-5 | 745 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Lanoka Harbor Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    281 Manchester Ave
    Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
    (609) 971-2090

    Grades: K-4 | 459 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Midstreams Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    500 Midstreams Rd
    Brick, NJ 08724
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: K-5 | 473 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    New Egypt High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    117 Evergreen Road
    New Egypt, NJ 08533
    (609) 758-6800

    Grades: 9-12 | 472 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Ocean Road Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Benedict Street
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 701-1900

    Grades: PK-5 | 493 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Manchester Township Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    101 N Colonial Drive
    Lakehurst, NJ 08733
    (732) 323-9600

    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Stafford Intermediate School Math: 55% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1000 Mckinley Avenue
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    (609) 978-5700

    Grades: 5-6 | 669 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Warren H. Wolf Elementary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    224 260 Chambers Bridge Rd
    Brick, NJ 08723
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: PK-5 | 333 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Performing Arts Academy Of The Ocean County Vocational Technical Vocational School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Joint Base Mcguire-dix-lakehur
    Lakehurst, NJ 08733
    (732) 286-5678

    Grades: 9-12 | 258 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    104 Burr Street
    Barnegat, NJ 08005
    (609) 660-7500

    Grades: K-5 | 419 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Switlik Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    75 West Veterans Highway
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 833-4650

    Grades: K-5 | 775 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Cedar Creek Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    220 Western Blvd
    Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
    (609) 971-5850

    Grades: K-4 | 508 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Point Pleasant Beach High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    700 Trenton Avenue
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 899-1817

    Grades: 9-12 | 364 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Lucy N. Holman Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    125 Manhattan Street
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 833-4620

    Grades: K-5 | 566 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Herbertsville Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2282 Lanes Mill Rd
    Brick, NJ 08724
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: K-5 | 239 students
  • Rank: #24-2524.- 25.
    Osbornville Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    218 Drum Point Rd
    Brick, NJ 08723
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: K-5 | 395 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Carl W. Goetz Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    835 Patterson Road
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 833-4610

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,140 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Howard C. Johnson Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1021 Larsen Road
    Jackson, NJ 08527
    (732) 833-4640

    Grades: K-5 | 468 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Mckinley Avenue Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1000 Mckinley Avenue
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    (609) 978-5700

    Grades: 3-4 | 575 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Lacey Township Middle School Math: 42% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    660 Denton Avenue
    Forked River, NJ 08731
    (609) 242-2100

    Grades: 7-8 | 683 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Lake Riviera Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    171 Beaverson Boulevard
    Brick, NJ 08723
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: 6-8 | 943 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Veterans Memorial Middle School Math: 43% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    105 Hendrickson Avenue
    Brick, NJ 08724
    (732) 785-3000

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,103 student
  • Rank: #3232.
    Point Pleasant Borough High School Math: 42% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Laura Herbert Dr
    Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
    (732) 701-1900

    Grades: 9-12 | 850 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Southern Regional Middle School Math: 47% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    75 Cedar Bridge Road
    Manahawkin, NJ 08050
    (609) 597-9481

    Grades: 7-8 | 944 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Bayville Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    356 Atlantic City Blvd
    Bayville, NJ 08721
    (732) 269-1300

    Grades: PK-4 | 403 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    New Egypt Middle School Math: 39% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    115 Evergreen Road
    New Egypt, NJ 08533
    (609) 758-6800

    Grades: 6-8 | 290 students
  • Show 84 more public schools in Ocean County, NJ (out of 119 total schools)
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