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Beach Haven School District
700 South Beach Avenue
Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Coordinates 39°33′29″N 74°14′31″W / 39.558192°N 74.242015°W / 39.558192; -74.242015
District information
Grades PreK to 6
Superintendent Dr. Christopher S. Meyrick
Business administrator Steve Terhune
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 55 (as of 2018–19)
Faculty 12.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 4.6:1
Other information
District Factor Group FG
Ind. Per pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $26,027 57 $18,891 37.8%
1 Budgetary Cost 21,234 56 13,649 55.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 13,059 59 8,366 56.1%
6 Support Services 2,569 41 2,161 18.9%
8 Administrative Cost 1,847 50 1,467 25.9%
10 Operations & Maintenance 3,440 58 1,552 121.6%
13 Extracurricular Activities 63 29 39 61.5%
16 Median Teacher Salary 47,829 4 57,437
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.
*Of K-6 districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=59

The Beach Haven School District is a community public school district that serves students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade from Beach Haven, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States.

As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprising one school, had an enrollment of 55 students and 12.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 4.6:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Beach Haven had the 3rd-smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 70 students.

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "FG", the fourth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.

For seventh through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Southern Regional School District, which serves the five municipalities in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District (Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City), along with students from Beach Haven and Stafford Township, as well as the sending district of Ocean Township. Schools in the district (with 2018–19 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Southern Regional Middle School with 934 students in grades 7–8 and Southern Regional High School with 1,952 students in grades 9–12. Both schools are in the Manahawkin section of Stafford Township.


Beach Haven Elementary School, the district's lone school, served 52 students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade as of the 2018–19 school year.


Core members of the district's administration are:

  • Dr. Christopher Meyrick, Superintendent
  • Steve Terhune, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

Board of education

The district's board of education, with five members, sets policy and oversees the fiscal and educational operation of the district through its administration. As a Type II school district, the board's trustees are elected directly by voters to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year held (since 2012) as part of the November general election. The board appoints a superintendent to oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.

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