School Details

Ocean Avenue Elementary School

235 Ocean Avenue, North Middletown, NJ 07748
(732) 787-0092
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 289 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

53%
74%
66%
65%
89%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Middletown Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
69%
59%
73%
89%
78%
87%
96%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Middletown Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
70%
61%
80%
89%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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.
  • This school in 2013
  • Middletown Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ocean Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Middletown. The principal of Ocean Avenue Elementary School is Mrs Cynthia Wilson, whose e-mail is wilsonc@middletownk12.org. 289 students attend Ocean Avenue Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Ocean Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 289 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Ocean Avenue Elementary School is 11:1. Port Monmouth Rd School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 91%
Hispanic 7% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 7%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I have two children in Ocean 4th and 2nd. I was concerned about the low ranking of this school (4/10). To my delight our experiences at Ocean have been wonderful. The teachers exceed my expectations. They are professional accessible to parents and kids polite and enthusiastic. Principal Wilson goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is an asset to the school! My children are thriving. I wouldn't want them anywhere else at this point.

  • (2 years ago)

    A wonderful school. I had my 4 children go through Ocean Ave School and they all did great. 2 made the National Honor Society and 3 have or will graduate in th top 7% of their high school. I expect my 4 th child currently in 7th grade to follow suit. Nice job on building their educational foundation Ocean Ave!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have never had any problems with any staff at this school until this year. My children have gone here since kind. and now are in 3rd and 4th grade. Mrs. Wilbert (4th grade) is one of the most unprofessional bullies I have ever met. In no way should she have any interaction with children. She intimidated and screamed (actually more like growled) at my son until he was shaking and hysterical. No adult should ever speak to a child that way much less a teacher. She is a bully and used intimidation as a scare tactic. She needs to either retire or be removed from her position. She chose the wrong child to pick on and honestly if you are going to pick and choose which children you like and don't like then why be a teacher? My son has never had any disciplinary problems to the contrary his teachers have always raved about what a delight he is in class. This woman single handedly took my son from loving school to being upset to go everyday. Congratulations Mrs. Wilbert on your 37 years of harassing children you should be so proud.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school and they are both excelling. The teachers student teachers and staff are amazing. Mrs. Wilson is a great addition as principal to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school overall. My first impression was that my son was being overworked but realized soon that homeowrk assignments were distributed uniformly across classes in each grade. Even more while it is oftentimes difficult trying to get through one hour + of homeowrk each day with an 8-year-old I believe that he's benefitted from the amount and breadth of the work and I notice a marked improvement in his reading writing and math skills. The school also offers effective supplementary programs/resources including extra summer reading classes and a guidance counselor. The quality of teachers is mixed. One year he had a personable teacher who related to him and was quite effective in focusing him on his work. Another year he had a miserable unprofessional teacher who should have retired 15 years ago.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am highly impressed with this school. The teachers truly love to teach which is a rarity these days. I have two children in this school and both are excelling.

  • (8 years ago)

    Not a good school. Even at this age there have been issues with violence and drugs in the school.

  • (11 years ago)

    We moved to NJ two years ago I am completely impressed with the school the principal the teachers and the overall excellent quality and care my children receive at Ocean Avenue Elementary School.

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