501 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Ocean City High School serves 1,256 students in grades 9-12.
Ocean City High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Ocean City High School's student population of 1,256 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,256 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
97 teachers
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School Rankings

Ocean City High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Ocean City High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1350 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
5%
29%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
91%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
3  
The teachers are great, but the administration is horrible. They don''t communicate with the students and our teachers are often confused about what's going on and will say....no one told us that. The superintendent seems like a crazy old lady. She yells at teachers in the hallway! Very unprofessional. There's one vice principal that's just plain mean.... yells at kids for the smallest things. I love the actual school, my friends, the classes, the teachers, but the leadership is lacking. They need better superintendent and principal.
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5  
We LOVE OCHS!! I have a son in the 10th grade and he is an average student who loves school. He is a three sport student, is involved with rec activities and is able, because of this great town to get on his bike and hang with friends. The same issues, such as vaping and drug use exist here too but the school has a multi-prong approach to address, communicate and snuff out the activity.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,256 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 10% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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