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Old 04-12-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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Does anyone know where the dividing lines are that determine which high school you'll go to?
We're looking in the area and would rather our kids go to East or North, but I'm not sure how the town is separated.
Thanks so much!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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You have to be careful. They can easily change the sending areas based on student population.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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You're right in choosing either North or East. I think you will have to contact the district to find the districting. It is true that re-districting can happen. I also would not necessarily believe what a realtor tells you regarding schools. When I was looking to move a few years ago, the real estate agent was not very forthcoming with school info. She was very selective in what she had to say. I knew better because I was from the area.

If you are interested in a house, and it is not clear which district it falls into, I would call central administration.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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The only way to definitively find out would be to call the central office. I don't think they redistrict all that often.

While North and East are both great schools, South isn't that bad. You're just going to get a few undesirables/troublemakers from South Toms River Borough in there. But it's a small enough contingent that I don't believe there is anything to cause significant worry over.

Still, if given a choice, I'd take North or East (in that order).
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Jersey Shore
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wow no love for South, what's up with that?!
what there are no "undesirables" from North or East?!
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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thanks so much!
I actually rec'd a very quick and thorough response from central admin. for TR schools-I was really impressed with that!
I'm from Ocean County, but just not familiar with all the areas of Toms River...thanks again
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:58 PM
 
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wow no love for South, what's up with that?!
what there are no "undesirables" from North or East?!
There are problem cases in every public school. The issue with South is that there are more problem cases due to the receiving district relationship with South Toms River (which is a different town than Toms River Twp., for anyone interested in this stuff...).

I wouldn't freak out if I had a child and he/she had to go to South. But if I was moving into town and had a choice, it would at least somewhat factor into my decision over where to move.
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Middletown, De
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The high schools follow the same patterns as the Inter schools for the most part. HS South is great! Maybe it is a bit more diverse than N or E but same curriculum, etc. Lots of school pride and because the school is located in the downtown the students can walk out for lunch etc. We recently moved from the area but had lived near the hs and it was never a "problem" in any way being near the traffic, students etc. I sort of miss hearing the band or seeing the kids out running for sports.
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