The Deal School

The Deal School

The Deal School District is a community public school district that serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade from Deal, in Monmouth CountyNew Jersey, United States. The school was established in September 1953.[3]

As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprising one school, had an enrollment of 165 students and 17.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.7:1.[1] In the 2016–17 school year, Deal had the 35th-smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 165 students.[4]

As a participant in the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, the majority of the district’s students live outside of Deal, with 37 slots allocated for choice students in the 2014-15 school year, 20 of which were for Kindergarten students.[5] As of the 2002-03 school year, nearly 75% of students at Deal School attended from outside the district on a tuition basis, paying $4,300 per student, per year, with students coming from the neighboring communities of Loch ArbourAsbury ParkOcean TownshipRed Bank and Belmar.[3] By the 2013-14 school year, nearly 90% of the district’s enrollment was from choice students, for whom the state paid the district $12,500 in supplemental aid per student.[6]

For ninth through twelfth grades, students attend Shore Regional High School, as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[7] As of the 2017–18 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 651 students and 56.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.6:1.[8] The relationship with Shore Regional succeeds a previous agreement under which students from deal attended Asbury Park High School in neighboring Asbury Park as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Asbury Park Public Schools.[9][10]