Intermediate South students continue to receive numerous awards in athletics, math, geography, spelling and essay contests in groups and as individuals. Specifically our Girls' Track team won the division title this year including several individual overall champions. We also had an overall individual Boy's county champion. One of our Science students finished in first place at the Stockton University competition and competed at the "Deleware Valley Fair" recieving a special award for Women in Engeneering. Lastly, one of our students was selected as "All South Jersey Orchestra."Website
|White|| 67% |
|Black|| 6% |
|Asian|| 2% |
|Hispanic|| 21% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 3% |
|Female|| 47.3% |
|Male|| 52.7% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 35% |
|Students with disabilities|| 24% |
|English learners|| 0% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 1% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|6th Grade|| 36% ||404|
|7th Grade|| 32% ||357|
|8th Grade|| 31% ||349|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||18|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 7% |
|1 to 5 days|| 33% |
|6 to 10 days|| 30% |
|11 to 15 days|| 17% |
|Over 15 days|| 14% |
|English|| 89.5% |
|Spanish|| 8.4% |
|Other|| 2.1% |
Learn more about Toms River Intermediate School South.
Toms River Intermediate South continues to strive to provide each student positive experiences filled with tremendous personal growth and development. The programs at Intermediate South offer many opportunities for our students to explore new things and to learn more about themselves and their unique talents and abilities. One unique aspect of Intermediate South is our new outdoor classroom. Research illustrates that it supports emotional, behavioral and intellectual development. Students that learn through outdoor activities show a decrease in anxiety and stress and an overall improvement in health. They establish a better connection with the real world and their own community. Students are also more motivated and cognitively engaged. The outdoor tables have been used for various lessons in all disciplines by teachers in our school.
The language arts department plans instruction with a focus on the NJSLS. The curriculum includes independent read time. The math standards and practices by which our students are held prepares them for modern real world opportunities. Our science program is based on the NGSS and NJSLS, with emphasis on promoting deep understanding of scientific principles through hands-on learning. The Social Studies program focuses on world & US history, geography, economics & civics.
Art Club, Band, Cheerleading, Band Front, Bowling, Drill Team, LEADERS, Lego Club, Environmental Club, Geography Club, History Club, Homework Club, Interact Club, Jazz Club, Jewelry Club, Kahoot Club, Math Challenge, Math Team, Newspaper, Photography Club, Science Club, School Play, Scrabble Club, Student Council, Technology Club, Weather Club, Yearbook
Intermediate South offers breakfast to its students before school. After school programs include our Buddy Club where our regular education students "buddy" with our special education students on a weekly basis, Mentor Program and Title 1 Family Homework Club Program.
Intermediate South focused our teaching professional development on component 2a of the Danielson Model "Creating an Environment of Respect and Rapport". The goal is to increase student/teacher mutual respect, caring about students' lives beyond the classroom/school and to add messages throughout the classroom and school which promote repect/good character traits.
Intermediate South utilizes an Intervention and Referral Services Committee(IRSC), Title 1 Family Homework Club, & Academic Activity classes where students use iReady & Achieve 3000.
Intermediate South students have Physical Education classes on a daily basis and health one quarter per year. Students have access to a fitness room equipped with weights, treadmills, and elliptical machines. In addition our Life Skills classes teach students about healthy cooking and eating choices.
Parents have access to student grades and homework assignments via the GENESIS parent portal. Our Parent Teacher Organization plans many activities for our students to participate in throughout the year. The district wide Special Education Parent Teacher Association (SEPTA) also has events for students to participate in.
Intermediate South is the districts newest facility. It is a 14 year old building with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. We have a media center with tech labs, dedicated art, technology, cooking and sewing classrooms, a gymnasium, and cafetorium. The tech lab is being upgraded into a makerspace using grant and district funding, and was host to an after school girls coding program.
Intermediate South is patrolled by a School Resource Officer daily. The main entrance has staff members who take turns being on duty throughout the school day and a remote locked door/video system that is opened only after checking identification of the visitor. Monthly fire and security drills are conducted following state procedures. Annual safety procedures are reviewed with all staff at the beginning of the school year and reviewed as needed. Intermediate South takes great pride in our positive working relationship with the local police department.
There are 25 chrome carts that are shared throughout the building. Recent upgrades to the WAN backbone enable high speed 1 Gb connections to all locations and 10 Gb between two data centers, with resiliency from potential outages. Firewalls have been upgraded to provide improved cybersecurity. All classrooms have improved WiFi access. Every staff and student has Google accounts. All schools participate in Computers Science Education Week, NJ Makers Day, NJ STEM Week and Digital Learning Day. Staff training is provided by a district Ed Tech Supervisor and building web developers. Tech courses focus on computer applications, problem solving, the use of media and the maker mindset. Opportunities have been expanded and enhanced through grants and foundations, with more than 2/3 of raised in the 18-19 school year going to STEAM initiatives. Computer Science courses are increasingly available at each School.
The school day at Intermediate South for the 2018-2019 school year was a modified block schedule. The school day begins at 7:45am and ends at 2:20pm. The Safety Team meets three times per year. Review of HIB investigations, programs, education/ training and action plans are discussed. The group is made up of 6th, 7th and 8th grade teachers, community members, law enforcement and administration. Students are not required to wear a uniform however they do adhere to a dress code.