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Toms River Regional Schools

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Grades  K-12
Total Spending  $14,549
$18,891  -23.0%
Student-teacher ratio  14.55:1
Business administrator  William J. Doering
Faculty  1166.8
1A  Total Spending
$14,549  2
District Factor Group  DE
Enrollment  16,981 (as of 2011-12)
Number of schools  18
Superintendent  David M. Healy
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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

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.

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Awards and recognition

  • The Toms River Regional School District ranked first in Ocean County and second in the state for the lowest per pupil cost for the 2006-2007 fiscal year, according to the New Jersey Department of Education's Comparative Spending Guide.
  • For the 2005-06 school year, the district was recognized with the "Best Practices Award" by the New Jersey Department of Education for its "Career Day" Career Education program at East Dover Elementary School.
  • For the 1993-94 school year, Toms River Alternate School - High School South was named as a "Star School" by the New Jersey Department of Education, the highest honor that a New Jersey school can achieve.
  • Schools

    Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are:

    Elementary schools (grades K-5)
  • Beachwood Elementary School (591 students)
  • Kelly Josberger, principal
  • Cedar Grove Elementary School (883)
  • Jeffrey Ryan, principal
  • Joseph A. Citta Elementary School (672)
  • Gregory Guito, principal
  • East Dover Elementary School (757)
  • Matthew Gray, principal
  • Hooper Avenue Elementary School (756)
  • Michael Citta, principal
  • North Dover Elementary School (648)
  • Colleen McGrath, principal
  • Pine Beach Elementary School (440)
  • Tricia Moran-Tutzauer, principal
  • Silver Bay Elementary School (661)
  • Michael DeVita, principal
  • South Toms River Elementary School (375)
  • Dennis Holzapfel, principal
  • Walnut Street Elementary School (841)
  • Richard Fastnacht, principal
  • Washington Street Elementary School (385)
  • Jill McIntosh, principal
  • West Dover Elementary School (407)
  • Michael Pallen, principal
  • Intermediate schools (grades 6-8)
  • Toms River Intermediate East (1,468)
  • Bryan Madigan, principal
  • Toms River Intermediate North (1,423)
  • Lynn Fronzak, principal
  • Toms River Intermediate South (1,052)
  • Paul Gluck, principal
  • High schools (grades 9-12)
  • Toms River High School East (1,719)
  • Patrick Thomas, principal
  • Toms River High School North (2,368)
  • Ed Keller, principal
  • Toms River High School South (1,535)
  • James Ricotta, principal
  • Administration

    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:

  • David M. Healy, Superintendent
  • William J. Doering, Business Administrator / Board Secretary
  • 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.

    References

    Toms River Regional Schools Wikipedia


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