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School is going to have a totally different feel this September then opening day in previous years amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. Will your school be in person, hybrid or totally remote? The 2020 - 2021 school year will have many different looks depending on what your school district has opted to use for their opening this September.

There is a new report released by Patch. The new ratings for 2020 were established to comply with the federal "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), which replaced the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. Patch obtained scores that are supposed to compare all schools together, although some complain that it's unfair to rate elementary schools against high schools.

The ratings for 2020 were also determined before the Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak and the closing of school buildings in March.

Many school districts plan to begin the coming school year with remote instruction.

Here's the Top Rated Schools in Ocean County:

  • Island Heights Elementary School, Island Heights School District, Ocean 99.23
  • Lavallette Elementary School, Lavallette Borough School District, Ocean 95.12
  • Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science, Ocean County Vocational Technical School District, Ocean 94.65
  • Performing Arts Academy of the Ocean County Vocational Tech, Ocean County Vocational Technical School District, Ocean 90.99
  • Ocean Road Elementary School, Point Pleasant Borough School District, Ocean 90.84
  • Lucy N. Holman Elementary School, Jackson Township School District, Ocean 86.20
  • Elms Elementary School, Jackson Township School District, Ocean 82.33
  • Switlik Elementary School, Jackson Township School District, Ocean 78.11
  • Manchester Township Elementary School, Manchester Township School District, Ocean 75.37
  • Eagleswood Elementary School, Eagleswood Township School District, Ocean 74.84

According to the Patch article....the ratings for high schools in New Jersey have been based on graduation and absenteeism rates and standardized scores, while elementary and middle school scores in the Garden State are based on absenteeism, standardized test scores and student progress, according to the state Department of Education.

PARCC scores were factored into past scores. Now the test is named as the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA).

How do YOU feel about YOUR schools here in Ocean County? 

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