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Ocean Twp High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 26 students

 
 

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Posted July 31, 2010

Former student from OTHS, graduating class of 2007. Some of the staff are dedicated and take time to listen to students, while others will ignore everything (that, and they cannot be fired due to tenure usually). Administration is horrendous. They do not listen to parents or students when an issue inside their academics or outside. They would rather brush you off and ignore it, as the former reviewer had stated. The principal in charge is not worthy of the position, as she is far more into it for the politics and possibly the lime light than actually turning this school around. Despite all the faults, you can still get a decent education and the occasional teacher who you will remember forever.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

I am a former student at OTHS and I loved the school, class of 2007. The teachers were great and the after school activities are endless. But the administration has gone to the dogs. My class hated the principal as well. Especially at the graduation ceremony she couldn t contain us, even after four years of trying. I also recently attended the graduation ceremony for the class of 2009, which is the reason why I am writing this. I was appalled to hear the principal Julia Davidow literally mangle each and every students name during the graduation ceremony. Even my little sister s name she couldn t pronounce which angered me because she has a very general name and Julia Davidow was a former English teacher. As I said the school in phenomenal but the administration lacks horribly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I am very unhappy with this school. The academics are the only thing good about it. The faculty for the most part is average.nothing special.The administration is horrible.They do not adress problems here. they sweep them under the carpet.This school is over rated and not worthy of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

I am realy pleased with this school. There are many activities for students to get involved - marchnig, jazz, and concert band, sports, TV Production - the possibilities are endless. The academic program is geared toward college prep, and the guidance counselors take time to actually 'guide' the success of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2005

The best school in New Jersey. Period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Ocean township high school is a decent school. Although some students come to school thinking their in a fashion show! I find it repulsive and degrading the way some of my peers dress. I think the administration should consider uniforms at least 3 days a week. I hope that Ocean Township High School will hire more minority teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

I was a student of the graduating class of 2003. The special education classes are good but they are not forced upon a student you have to ask for them I suggest a class called study skills the class teaches test taking and gives time in school for home work for the easily distracted. The school has a problem keeping principles.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 14, 2004

Special education wise it is lacking. Some teachers are not equipt to handle children with emotional disabilities. Administration also lacks professional knowledge in this area as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I respect the curriculum and the teachers of Ocean Township, but am disappointed in the lack of diversity allowed by the administration. I was a student at Ocean Township High School from 1993-1997, and I witnessed a few occasions involving hate speech and intolerance that went unpunished by the administration. Because there are so few people of color, one can not expect total equality, but encouragement by the administration and a policy of zero tolerance can be the great equalizer.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 9, 2003

OTHS Can be fun but it also has its downfalls. there is a lot of pressure on the student body to fit in with the trend of school and i sometimes feel as if i don't fit in with the latest trends.I think that the student body should wear a uniform three days a week. So that individuality is still expressed but their is less pressure.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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95%

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94%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
83%

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84%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black87%
Asian97%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education80%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Black61%
Asian87%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education44%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

2012

 
 
57%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students55%
Female51%
Male60%
Black15%
Asian60%
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

87%

SAT college ready

46%

Graduation rate

92%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 51%
Black 10% 16%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Oakhurst, NJ 07755
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