School-aged children in grades K-8 living in Howell Township are served by the Howell Township Public Schools district. An excellent school district, the staff and faculty are committed to educating and challenging students with curriculum that will motivate them to become skilled communicators and responsible citizens within their community. Ten elementary schools—Adelphia, Aldrich, Ardena, Greenville, Griebling, Land O’ Pines, Newbury, Ramtown, Southard, and Taunton—and three middle schools—Middle School North, Middle School South, and Memorial Middle School—make up the educational facilities in this district. Parochial schools such as St. Veronica’s Catholic Elementary School also serve the educational needs of students.
High school students (grades 9-12) can either attend schools in the Freehold Regional School District or the Monmouth County Vocational School District, which is also a public district. Howell High School, Freehold Township High School, Freehold Borough High School and Colts Neck High School are all part of the Freehold Regional district, while the Monmouth County Vocational School District offers 15 different learning environments in shared time programs located throughout Aberdeen Township, Freehold Township, Hazlet Township, Long Branch, Wall Township, Middletown Township, and Keyport. Additionally, private and parochial schools are available throughout Howell.
Colleges within the immediate area of Monmouth County include, Monmouth University, Georgian Court University, Brookdale Community College, and Orange County College.
Economy & Job Market
The Monmouth County workforce and economy is one of the best in the country as the county ranks as the 42nd highest-income county in the United States. A few Fortune 500 companies in the area include Johnson & Johnson, Medco Health Solutions, Honeywell International, Prudential Financial, and Merck, among an extensive list of others in located throughout New Jersey. Major employers in Monmouth County according to the Monmouth County Department of Economic Development and Tourism include Meridian Health Systems which includes the Riverview Medical Center, County of Monmouth, Monmouth University, New Jersey American Water Company, U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command Fort Monmouth, and Monmouth Medical Center, to name a few.
Attractions, Parks & Recreation
Howell Township is full of attractions and points of interest that will keep residents busy and wanting for more. In fact, even Hollywood has recognized the potential of this municipality and had filmed scenes for the 2005 blockbuster hit War of the Worlds starring Tom Cruise here. For residents looking to spend some time in the outdoors, the Manasquan Reservoir is an excellent place to check out. Featuring five miles of nature and exercise trails and opportunities to observe wildlife, fish, and go bird watching, the Reservoir serves as a source of water for municipalities. A portion of the reservoir serves as a wildlife preserve for smallmouth bass, hybrid striped bass, tiger muskie, panfish, and bullhead catfish.
Turkey Swamp Park is another favorite attraction among residents. This park offers visitors the chance to partake in the many walking and equestrian trails, designated campgrounds, and other ecotourism activities. This park is popular for its 17-acre lake; avid fishermen can fish for catfish, bass, and bluegill here. Flowing through eastern Monmouth County and continuing into Neptune Township and Wall Township for seven miles is Shark River. Shark River provides visitors with opportunities to go rafting and fishing, and if you’re feeling adventurous, you can go searching for fossils of reptiles, mammals and shark teeth along the banks of the river. If it’s a theme park you’re looking to take the family to, then Six Flags Great Adventure is a park that cannot be missed. Located in Jackson, New Jersey, Six Flags is home to a number of thrilling rides and roller coasters for thrill-seekers of all ages. And let’s not forget that Howell Township is just minutes to Point Pleasant Beach at the Jersey Shore!
Residents living in Monmouth County have access to a number of golf courses around the area. Novice players and advanced golfers will have the chance to spend the day out on the links at the Spring Meadow Golf Course, Eagle Oaks Golf Club, Howell Park Golf Course, Cruz Golf Club, or the Quail Ridge Golf Course, to name a few.
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