Lower Cape May Reg High School

687 Rt 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-3475

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1015 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lower Cape May Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2013-2014 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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Lower Cape May Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lower Cape May Reg High School is a public high school in North Cape May. The principal of Lower Cape May Reg High School is Mr Joseph Castellucci, whose e-mail is castelluccij@lcmrschools.com. 1,015 children attend Lower Cape May Reg High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.4% of the Lower Cape May Reg High School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 1,015 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lower Cape May Reg High School is 10:1. Wildwood High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 86%
Hispanic 8% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.2%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 43%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I don't think it's a stretch to say that LCMR is below average. I'm not so sure it's necessarily the school's fault the teachers and faculty do try hard with what they have for the most part but this area doesn't have the largest budget. Some pros are that they have an excellent music program for the area and as previously stated they have a tv studio and new labs. Compared to other schools in NJ there aren't quite as many AP programs available I can tell you that really all the other classes are basically a joke. I have friends in college who audibly gasped when I told them how many people I knew who failed the HSPA. There's also a lot of politics with the teachers basically if you're related to someone in the school or administration you'll get a job there whether or not you're even a decent teacher. Some teachers are also just really bad and clearly have no desire to be in their positions. I had an algebra teacher (no names) who literally got so frustrated with the class he decided not to teach for a week and only assigned problems while he played computer games. Ironically the class did better. All in all it's a bad school but it does try really hard for what it has.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our daughter has had a great 4 years at this school. She is involved in clubs sports and other activities. The counselors are actively involved in the development of the students and the staff does their best with what they have. Many students go on to great schools. She will be attending the University of Kansas this coming fall.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school isn't bad for a public school. As a parent though it would be nice to have the school keep the parents more updated. I never know when extracurricular activities happen. Grades are very rarely updated & the schools website is almost never updated. I have to count on my daughters word which with her being 15 isn't much. When I enrolled her into school the counselor acted as if I want her parent & didn't include me in any of the decisions as far as signing up for classes & such & pretended that I didn't exist. I would just like to know more & be given the opportunity to be involved with my child's education..

  • (2 years ago)

    LCMR is honestly not as bad as some people make it out to be. Sure it is not the best school in the state or nation. But it's certainly not the worst. As a sophomore attending Lower I can say there are an abundance of oppurtunities offered here and challenging educational programs. The AP and Honors programs are rigorous and those who say this school does not teach you anything are those in the CB classes not smart enough to realize we do in fact have advanced placement programs. Our sports teams are the worst but the athletes here have fun whether or not they win or lose. And the classes and extracurriculars available to our students is plentiful. We have our own TV Studio excellent science labs a marine biology room a greenhouse woodshop culinary classes and a great theatre and art program. The teachers here are very friendly and help very much. They work with you one-on-one if you just ask. Those who attend LCMR and say it is the worst school ever obviously are not making the best out of their high school career. They are the kids who go to school and go home and are not involved. As with any school you need to get involved. If you do you'll realize LCMR is great

  • (4 years ago)

    i love this school im a freshman and so far i really like this school. i do football cheerleading right now and the football team is wayy better than last year. the teachers are good i only dislike one.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lower Cape May Regional H.S is a great school and for those who came from philly at least our student don't have to worry about being shot while in school. Maybe that's what your parents wanted for you when they moved here. To be able to learn without being afraid of being harmed. As for the student who says the teachers don't care they do it's just that they have to watch everything they do because of students the are just looking to get a teacher in trouble for something.

  • (7 years ago)

    I been there it's been good school to go toand have great teachers and people are nice too

  • (7 years ago)

    i attend lower cape may regional and i have to say that the cafeteria is dirty on mondays during first linch the bathrooms are dirty the teachers dont care about the students anf the sports teams are all rettible

  • (7 years ago)

    This school was such a disappointment. I was attending an academic music school in South Philly before my parents moved to Jersey where I was forced to attend LCMR High School. It was a joke. Most of the teachers could care less about their students. And forget it if you have a brain there is absolutely no challenges to keep you interested. I can say that I graduated with high honors and I don't think I studied hard for anything in those wasted four years.

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