Ocean City High School

Ocean City High School

Ocean City High School has a rich history dating back to its first graduating class in 1904, which consisted of six students. Initially located at Central Avenue between 8th and 9th streets, the school later moved to a new building on the same site, serving as the high school until 1924. Architect and OCHS alumnus Vivian B. Smith designed the second school building, situated between 5th and 6th Streets and Atlantic and Ocean Avenues, which underwent expansion in 1963 with the addition of north and south wings.

Throughout its history, Ocean City High School has evolved, with changes including the discontinuation of students from Somers Point and Linwood attending after 1961. In 1982, a renovation project modernized the front portion of the old building.

In December 2001, voters approved the construction of the current facility on Atlantic Avenue between 5th and 6th streets. Construction began in 2004, and the new building was completed for the 2004–05 school year. The gradual demolition of the old building replaced it with parking and tennis courts, with a Neo-Gothic entrance arch being the sole remnant of the previous structure. Today, Ocean City High School continues its tradition of excellence in education, providing students with a dynamic learning environment to prepare them for future success.

Current Exhibitions Supported by Ocean City High School

The Communal Heartbeat

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 coming soon

The Platon-inspired project aims to honor and support school staff, fostering connections and celebrating their humanity through empathy, authenticity, and storytelling.

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