Toms River school information

IndexToms RiverNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores43%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:113:116:1
Total public schools151,60479,221
Total private schools1282324,874
Total post-secondary schools41577,963
The Toms River, NJ educational system consists of 15 public schools, 12 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Toms River public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 1% higher than than the New Jersey average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Toms River public schools is 16:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.7% have completed high school, 31.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Toms River are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Toms River.
  • 89.6% of people in Toms River have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.7% of people in Toms River have completed high school.
  • 31.1% of people in Toms River have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Toms River

IndexToms RiverNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade89.6%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school88.7%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college57.9%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors31.1%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.7%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.7%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Toms River (high school & post-secondary)

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Toms River, NJ88,53743%12%

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Source: The Toms River, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.