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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
OCVTS - Performing Arts Academy is an above average, public school located in Lakehurst, NJ. It has 274 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 39 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
About OCVTS - Performing Arts Academy...
Address
Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehur
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Telephone
(732) 286-5678
Website

OCVTS - Performing Arts Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
90 responses
Average ACT
28
16 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$88,063
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Median Home Value
$340,500
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Field Day
    18%
  • Tech Fest
    15%
  • End of the year show
    13%
  • School productions
    11%
  • Spring musical
    11%
  • Bowling
    9%
  • Fall drama
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
274
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
39:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
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
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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OCVTS - Performing Arts Academy Reviews

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As a current PAA student, I can say my experience has been excellent! My school is open minded, welcoming and supportive. As a small school, you get to know everyone in your class and become close with them. I've found so many friends through PAA and a huge support system. The teachers always encourage creativity and I have been given so many opportunities as a performer that I wouldn't get at a normal high school.
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Having the opportunity to attend the OCVTS Performing Arts Academy has prepared me in ways I never thought it would. When I first applied to PAA, I was excited to have the chance to sing for a class period everyday, but I had no idea that I would become so prepared for my future career beyond high school. Attending PAA has been a dream and a half. I have been given the opportunity to not only pursue a passion of singing everyday, but also prepare myself for a future outside of the Performing Arts field. Attending an OCVTS school was one of the best decisions of my life, and I believe that it has bettered me and prepared my fully for my transition into college and into the adult world. Thank you, OCVTS.
As a current senior acting major at PAA, I can say with honesty that the past four years have been filled with everlasting friendships, inspiration, passion, and a stellar arts education. Through my four years here, not only have I learned aspects of my major such as acting for theatre, film, directing, playwriting and improvisation, I have also been able to take classes in vocal, dance and audio technology, something that not every high school offers to students and am so grateful for experiencing. I feel completely comfortable walking down the hallways of PAA because the school is so diverse, creative, and free of judgement Being that PAA is a small school, I have grown close with everyone in my class We have frequent events that I love participating in such as the fall drama, spring musical, International Thespian Society, One Act Festival, Techfest, black box players shows, and my favorite, open mic lunch cafes.