There are a number of elementary schools
3 intermediate schools and 3 high schools.
There is also a parochial school in town, from which you can choose.
Raised three children in this school system and they have each gone on to college and gotten numerous graduate degrees. They were very well prepared.
To answer your question, many, many families move here because the schools are considered so good. Toms River is a large town, and there are several schools, so the children are not all crammed into one or two schools. Here are some sites you can check out: http://www.trschools.com, tomsriver.org/schools, and schoolmatch.com
In addition, you have close access to the beaches and boardwalk, The Ritacco Center, adjacent to TR High School North, which hosts concerts and other events. Then you have downtown Huddy Park which has farmers markets in the summer and all other types of organized events in the downtown area, including THE BEST Halloween Parade in the whole wide world! We are also very centrally located, and situated within a decent driving distance to Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and New York.
All of these factors make living at the Jersey Shore a winning combination! The Jersey Shore is My Biz! I hope I have effectively answered your questions. http://www.jerseyshoreismybiz.com Thanks
Just type in Toms River and it will provide you with all the information on both private and public schools.
You may want to choose an area based on sports, band or other activities. One high school may be predominant in football, softball or tennis. Whatever your child's passion, you'll probably find it available.
Good luck in your home search. I'm available at any time if needed (Cell: 732-245-1642).