About Us

The Point Pleasant School District has earned a reputation for excellence, cultivated by, extraordinary and consistent student achievement in a challenging and rigorous instructional program and among a diverse set of co-curricular activities offered in academics, athletics, the performing arts and social organizations; an outstanding and committed educational staff; dedicated fiscal responsibility; and unswerving loyalty and support from the surrounding community.


Nestled in the heart of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, the Point Pleasant Borough School District is comprised of two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school that together provide Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 educational services to approximately 2,800 students.


At Point Pleasant Schools, instruction is modeled after the district mission statement, assuring that all students are equipped with the essential skills necessary to acquire knowledge and understanding. It is the district’s belief that by instilling the critical components of self-discipline, perseverance, fairness and judicious decision-making along with the desire to question and look for truth, students will become discerning critical thinkers and life-long learners. The administration and faculty’s dedication to these principles ensures that our students reach the highest levels of achievement on their path to becoming capable successful, and responsible citizens of the world, prepared to embrace their post-graduation goals.


From the first days of kindergarten to the last days of high school, students are prepared to excel in the core principles of education, and are exposed, through a broad variety of co-curricular programs, to the practical and creative real world applications of their education.


At Point Pleasant Schools, district curricula meet or exceed state standards, and diverse course options provide students the flexibility to elicit an individualized educational experience while a rich variety of co-curricular programs enhance students’ social, creative and athletic development. These programs provide students with unlimited opportunities to achieve success, both in and out of the classroom. And with the continued alignment of district curriculum with evolving national and state standards, our students are poised for long-term success in college and careers.


The foundation for all district achievement stems from an intrinsic climate of high expectations for success for both students and staff, established by Central Administration and the Board of Education, to which students are introduced when they first enter our schools.


Point Pleasant students’ educational journeys begin at one of the district’s two elementary schools, which offer developmentally appropriate instruction for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 5. Mathematics, Language Arts, Earth, Physical and Life Sciences as well as Social Studies comprise both elementary schools’ primary curriculum areas, ensuring our students are well prepared to enter intermediate school. Comprehensive related arts classes establish a firm foundation in Visual and Performing Arts, Physical Education as well as Library Science. And technology is infused into nearly every curriculum area; assuring students are prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and beyond.


The district’s intermediate school, Memorial Middle School, is proud to provide students in grades six through eight with high quality differentiated instruction. From Academically Gifted and Talented to contained special education classes for students with disabilities, Memorial Middle School offers a wide range of academically diverse learning opportunities. The school’s six academic teams ensure students receive specialized instruction in the core subject areas of Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies. Related Arts courses establish a strong foundation in the areas of Health and Physical Education, World Languages, Technology Literacy, Art, Consumer Science, Modular Technology, Instrumental and Vocal Music, and Character Education.  In addition to varied academic programming, Memorial School provides academic, athletic and social extracurricular opportunities.  Charitable drives to benefit local organizations help reinforce character education concepts, as does the school’s Student Ambassador program. Selected by student and staff nomination for demonstrating positive qualities, the Student Ambassadors assist with new student orientation, parent orientation, and Back-to-School Night among other programs. At the end of our students’ eighth grade year, a promotion ceremony helps them say goodbye to their middle school years and welcomes them to their freshman year at Point Pleasant Borough High School.


Point Pleasant Borough High School continues to maintain a proud tradition of providing outstanding academic and co-curricular opportunities to the student body. A variety of Advanced Placement courses, elective drama, art, music and technology provide students with a challenging yet flexible learning environment. Point Pleasant Borough High School encourages students’ aspirations by allowing open admission to Advanced Placement courses or Honors courses, in which students are excelling!


In addition to outstanding academic opportunities, Point Pleasant Borough High School is distinguished for its high caliber co-curricular programs. Over 80 percent of the student body is involved in extracurricular activities including athletics, performing arts and social organizations.


Our students’ consistent high performance factors prominently in their receipt of scholarships and grants each year. Last year, 86 percent of our graduating seniors went on to pursue higher education collectively utilizing over $180,000 in scholarships, at such notable institutions as George Washington University, Drexel, Penn State, and Tufts University to name a few.

With the introduction of strategic new programs and initiatives and the continued efforts to refine instructional practices while improving instructional continuity throughout the district coupled with the improvements and updates to district curriculum, programs and facilities have all but guaranteed that students will have even more opportunities to achieve personal success in the coming years. 


Because all achievement starts in the classroom, it is the fervent belief of the Point Pleasant Borough School District that the faculty is the foundation on which all success is built. To continue our district’s tradition of highly successful educators, primary focus is placed on recruiting and retaining top quality teachers and staff.


As teachers are responsible for shaping each child’s educational experience, their commitment to quality and constructive progress is paramount. With that in mind, deep emphasis is placed on providing consistent and meaningful staff development opportunities to improve instructional methods and increase student success.


District workshops, Team and Grade-level meetings, and participation in professional learning communities allow faculty to work collaboratively to exchange knowledge and skills and share best practices. These collective efforts translate to a unique set of learning opportunities, specific to our school community.


Extraordinary and consistent student achievement, rigorous educational standards and comprehensive co-curricular programming accomplished through dedicated fiscal responsibility and unwavering community support; these are the components that contribute to the success of the Point Pleasant School District.

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Mission Statement

To assure that all students are equipped with the essential skills necessary to acquire knowledge and understanding;

To instill the desire to question and look for truth so that students may become critical thinkers and life-long learners; and,

To assure that all students practice self-discipline, perseverance, fairness, and judicious decision making.

It is the expectation of this school district that all pupils achieve the New Jersey Student Learning Standards at all grade levels.




District At-A-Glance

Number of Schools

4

Number of Students

2779*

Number of Employees

427*

Student to Teacher Ratio

11.5:1

Students Pursuing College

86%

Average SAT Scores

Math: 550 · Reading: 550

Number of AP Courses

17

Highest GPA

Highest: 104.63

Median GPA

Median: 89.39

Lowest GPA

Lowest: 71.32