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Ocean Road Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted April 23, 2010

It's an awesome neighborhood school with the best students & staff in the state!


Posted April 23, 2010

Has the most caring staff and the best kids around!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Terrific teachers...terrific administrators....terrific programs! Ocean Road School feels like 'home' for my children and for me! There is a warm, genuine feeling throughout the school - from the office to the classrooms. I truly believe that the staff and administration care about my children as much as I do. This school is a 'dream' from a parent's persepctive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

Ocean Road School is exceptional! The school community is vibrant and active, the academic programs are terrific, and the administrators, teachers, and staff members take care of my children as if they were their own. Each year, Ocean Road School has some of the highest test scores in the state, and this focus on academics is balanced with many extracurricular programs, fine arts programs, and an emphasis on teaching children kindness, respect, and responsibility. The teachers are truly phenomenal, the principal and assistant principal know my children personally and are approachable, fair, and compassionate - even the office staff know the students by name and 'go the extra step' to take good care of them. Regarding a previous posting about the principal - there is a new principal now who is amazing. I can't imagine sending my children anywhere but Ocean Road!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

I just moved here 6 months ago and I am extremely impressed with Ocean Road School.My son is in the 1st grade and he's doing really well.His teacher really gives him the undivided attention I feel he needed.He's reading 14 chapter books with 16 letter words!I'm amazed with the progress he's made in just 1 year!There's so many extracurricular activities,and a lot of parent involvement..He's learning to speak Spanish and enjoying it,as well.We moved here because of the great school system 'Point Pleasant' has,and we couldn't be happier with our decision....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

The academic program at Ocean Road is excellent. The teachers are well prepared and knowlegeable in their field. However, the special area teachers do not grade accordingly. Rather than sit down and really grade a student they are more apt to give a student an 'S' which is equivalent to a 'C'. The principal is never seen before or after school and arrives late to school more often than not.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 66% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students69%
Female88%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special education25%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education75%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Black 1% 16%
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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Sheila Buck

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Benedict Street
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Phone: (732) 701-1900

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