Top 10 Best Ocean County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 117 public schools serving 67,070 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 33% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Best Ocean County Public Schools (2022)

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: PK-6
| 128 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
| 156 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
| 127 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: PK-5
| 490 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
| 657 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
| 400 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
| 635 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
| 277 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
| 358 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
| 689 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
| 474 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
| 548 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
| 339 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
| 460 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
| 565 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
| 614 students
Rank: #1717.
Warren H. Wolf Early Childhood Development Center
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
224 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick, NJ 08723
(732) 785-3000
Grades: PK
| 277 students
Rank: #1818.
Performing Arts Academy Of The Ocean County Vocational Tech
Vocational School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 College Drive Bldg. #12
Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 286-5678
Grades: 9-12
| 278 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: 5-6
| 520 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
| 736 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
| 445 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
| 382 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
| 498 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Herbertsville Early Childhood Development Center
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2282 Lanes Mill Rd
Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 785-3000
Grades: PK
| 147 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
| 402 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
| 1,049 students
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: PK-5
| 404 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
| 570 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
| 659 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
| 861 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
| 965 students
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
| 873 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
| 902 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
| 499 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
| 282 students
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Ocean County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
25 Birdsall Street
Barnegat, NJ 08005
(609) 698-5818
Grades: K-5
| 138 students
Naes
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
(732) 657-8198
Grades: 12
| 2 students
Merdian Acad-lakewood (Closed 2010)
Special Education School
150 Oberlin Avenue North
Lakewood, NJ 08701
(732) 905-1228
Grades: Inquire with school
| 34 students
M S U New Lisbon, Developmenta
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 505-4180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
131 Evergreen Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
(609) 758-6800
Grades: PK-K
| 98 students
165 Sunset Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08754
(732) 341-1365
Grades: 10-12
| 12 students
Hangar One, Joint Base Mcguire
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
(732) 286-5678
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
1141 Old Freehold Rd
Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 505-4180
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Central And Fourth Aves
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
(732) 793-0177
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students

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