Academy Charter High School

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Academy Charter High School
1725 Main Street
Lake Como, NJ 07719
District information
Grades Charter
Superintendent Mary Jo McKinley (Director)
Business administrator Vacant
Schools 1
Students and staff
Enrollment 212 (as of 2012-13)[1]
Faculty 19.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.16:1
Other information
District Factor Group NA
Ind. Per Pupil District
 %± vs.
1A Total Spending $19,143 60 $18,047 6.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,764 63 13,238 11.5%
2 Classroom Instruction 7,886 57 7,328 7.6%
6 Support Services 1,968 58 1,661 18.5%
8 Administrative Cost 2,957 64 2,563 15.4%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,955 50 1,661 17.7%
13 Extracurricular Activities 0 0 1 -100.0%
16 Median Teacher Salary 52,500 47 50,669
Data from NJDoE 2013 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of Charter districts with any number of students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=77
Academy Charter High School
Type Charter public high school
Established 1998
Faculty 17.5 (on FTE basis)[1]
Grades 9 - 12
Enrollment 199 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 11.37:1[1]
Color(s) Royal Blue / Red
Team name Panthers

Academy Charter High School is a four-year Charter public high school located in Lake Como, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, that operates independently of the local school district under the terms of a charter granted by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education. The school serves residents of Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Neptune, Avon-by-the-Sea, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como. Students are accepted at the school on a lottery basis with seats in the incoming freshman class allocated in proportion to the population of each of the participating communities; unfilled seats are then offered to residents of other communities.[3]

Academy Charter High School opened in September 1998. Maximum enrollment authorized by the state is 220 students.[4]

As of the 2012-13 school year, the school had an enrollment of 212 students and 19.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.16:1. There were 80 students (37.7% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 21 (9.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]


The Academy Charter High School Panthers plays independently of any conference in play under the auspices of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).[5][6] With 155 students in grades 10-12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2014-15 school year as Central Jersey, Group I for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 49 to 476 students in that grade range.[7]

The 2008 boys basketball team won the Central, Group I state sectional championship with a 62-55 win over Asbury Park High School in the tournament final, earning the team's first ever sectional title in their first title game.[8][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e School Data for Academy Charter High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ About ACHS..., Academy Charter High School. Accessed March 12, 2008.
  4. ^ Academy Charter High School 2014 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed March 23, 2015. "Academy Charter High School opened in September 1998, as a public, college preparatory high school. The school has a maximum enrollment of 220 students.... Academy Charter High School allocates seats in each grade level based upon the resident student population of each of the following towns: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Avon, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Deal, Interlaken and Lake Como."
  5. ^ Academy Charter High School, New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed March 23, 2015.
  6. ^ League Memberships – 2014-2015, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  7. ^ 2014-2015 Public Schools Group Classification: ShopRite Cup–Basketball–Baseball–Softball for Central Jersey, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of July 8, 2014. Accessed November 18, 2014.
  8. ^ 2008 Boys Basketball - Central, Group I, NJSIAA. Accessed March 12, 2008.
  9. ^ Gold, Ian. "Academy Charter foils Asbury", The Star-Ledger, March 5, 2008. Accessed March 12, 2008. "Academy Charter, which won in its first appearance in a sectional final, avenged a loss to Asbury Park in the semifinals last winter."

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Coordinates: 40°10′16″N 74°01′40″W / 40.1712°N 74.0278°W / 40.1712; -74.0278