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  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 275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
195 Cedar Bridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
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OCVTS - Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (MATES) Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1420
204 responses
Average ACT
32
80 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$76,359
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,648
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,300
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
96%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
  • Coffee House
    33%
  • Sedge Island
    19%
  • Prom, duh
    13%
  • The Picnic at the end of the year
    13%
  • Pep Rally
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • We aren't old enough for traditions
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
275
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.3%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 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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The Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science has prepared me for college and my future career with rigorous courses, field and laboratory experience, and passionate teachers who are experts in their subject field. Through a wide range of classes and opportunities, I have learned lessons to help shape me into and better student, worker, and person. Teachers at MATES have expanded my knowledge with critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and exposure to academic challenges that have made me more dedicated, hard-working, and ardent when it comes to learning. My experience at MATES has widened my horizon into a new academic realm through intense courses, challenges, and teachers.
The school is phenomenal academically, but I thought I’d focus on a glaring issue. There is an embarrassing lack of tech-focused classes in a so-called technology school. Until this year, there was only one tech class. The new class is only an elective. In contrast, there are five mandatory marine bio / environmental science classes: biology, aquatic ecology, biotechnology, oceanography, and environmental science. Despite the fact that only a small portion of each graduating class goes into one of those fields, they remain the focus of the curriculum, while the much more popular tech classes are ignored. It’s not at all what students want and is honestly disappointing for those of us who hoped we would learn more about technology as the name of the school implies. It’s still a great education but its focus is entirely misdirected. There’s no reason to ignore technology this much.