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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) is a top rated, public school located in Manahawkin, NJ. It has 280 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
About OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES)...
Address
195 Cedar Bridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Telephone
(609) 978-8439
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OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
92%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1420
167 responses
Average ACT
32
74 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$76,527
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$271,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Coffee House
    34%
  • Sedge Island
    19%
  • Prom, duh
    13%
  • The Picnic at the end of the year
    11%
  • Pep Rally
    8%
  • We aren't old enough for traditions
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
280
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) Reviews

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An amazing school with endless resources available for students looking to pursue any STEM-related field, not just environmental science. We have tons of students interested in everything from computer science to aerospace engineering to chemistry to physics!

Research program is great and there's many opportunities to realize your full potential in any activity you choose to pursue.
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Although the academics were rigorous and extremely challenging, I am still thankful that I made the decision to attend MATES instead of going to my homeschool. MATES taught me critical thinking skills and improved my writing skills. I also improved my public speaking skills while attending MATES because I needed to constantly present in front of my peers and adults from different fields in science. The only thing I would change is the amount of work I receive in homework and projects. Although almost all of the teachers are flexible, it's a bit much to have tests, quizzes, and projects from multiple classes all due/ taking place on the same day.
MATES is a really exceptional school if you are interested in math and science. The staff there is wonderful as they provide the care, attention, and support necessary for each student. Since the school is small everyone knows one another and is generally friendly. There are a lot of opportunities including research, dual enrollment classes, and a variety of clubs that you won't find at any other school. Throughout my four years here I have been academically challenged and grown as both a student and person.