Total Spending $14,549
Student-teacher ratio 14.55:1
Business administrator William J. Doering
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District Factor Group DE
Enrollment 16,981 (as of 2011-12)
Number of schools 18
Superintendent David M. Healy
Toms river regional schools boe meeting parcc and common core december 16 2014
Toms River Regional Schools is a comprehensive regional public school district primarily located in the quickly growing coastal community of Toms River, located in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States, along the state's Jersey Shore. The district includes Toms River Township and the adjoining boroughs of Beachwood, Pine Beach and South Toms River. It is the largest suburban school district in the state, and the fourth largest school district in New Jersey (after Newark, Jersey City and Paterson). It is also the largest school district in the state that is not an Abbott District.
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- Map of Toms River Regional, NJ, USA
- Toms river regional schools jersey shore makerfest 2015
- Awards and recognition
- Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex
Map of Toms River Regional, NJ, USA
As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 18 schools had an enrollment of 16,981 students and 1,166.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.55:1.
The district has three high schools -- Toms River High School South, Toms River High School North, and Toms River High School East—as well as three middle schools—Toms River Intermediate School East, Toms River Intermediate School North (formerly Intermediate West), and Toms River Intermediate School South. With the opening of Intermediate South in 2005, all sixth grade classes were shifted from the district's 12 elementary schools to the three middle schools in order to alleviate overcrowding. Also at that time, Intermediate West was renamed Intermediate North. Intermediate East and Intermediate North are currently the two most populous middle schools in New Jersey.
To raise money for the schools, the district created Toms River Fest, a major festival held during the summer in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.
Toms river regional schools jersey shore makerfest 2015
Awards and recognition
Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:
Frank J. Roselli assumed the role of interim superintendent of schools on October 21, 2010, following the sudden retirement of longtime superintendent Michael J. Ritacco, who earlier that day surrendered to the FBI and was charged in an 18-count fraud indictment. Ritacco was accused and ultimately convicted of accepting between one and two million dollars in bribes from the school district's insurance broker. Roselli was appointed superintendent on January 18, 2011.
In the spring of 2013, after suffering a heart attack, Roselli announced his retirement. Thomas Gialanella was appointed interim superintendent, effective July 1, 2013, and Dr. Marianne Gaffney was appointed interim assistant superintendent, replacing Joseph Pizza as of August 1, 2013. Subsequently, due to Gialanella's inability to start on July 1, James Hauenstein was named Interim Superintendent for the month of July 2013.
David Healy took over as permanent superintendent on July 1, 2014, after being named by the board on March 11, 2014. Healy had been superintendent in the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District.
Core members of the district's administration are:
Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex
The Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex is an air-supported structure that provides an indoor venue for athletics to the Toms River Regional Schools. It is part of the Bennett Complex, which also features outdoor facilities. The Bennett Complex is located between Hooper Elementary and Toms River Intermediate East at 1519 Hooper Avenue in Toms River. It is named after long time Superintendent John Bennett, who served the district from 1960-1977. Amongst other events, the Bennett Complex has hosted the track meet component of the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (for indoor athletics only), 2013, and 2014. The Indoor Athletic Complex is also known as The Bubble, and is home to many New Jersey State indoor athletic meets (including state championships). The Indoor Complex features a 200-meter six-lane track with and eight-lane straightaway, a Finish Lynx electronic timing system, and accommodates field events such as shot put, high jump, pole vault, long jump, and triple jump. The Indoor Complex was first installed for the 2006-2007 school year. The Indoor Complex was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, but was repaired and reopened in January 2013.