Barnegat Light is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. The borough borders the Atlantic Ocean on Long Beach Island and is home to Barnegat Lighthouse.

In 1903, the city's first and only school was built, consisting of a single room. The one-room school closed in 1951.

For grades K through 6, public school students attend the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, which serves students from Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Ship Bottom and Surf City. Schools in the district are Ethel Jacobsen School in Surf City with grades Kindergarten - 2 and Long Beach Island Grade School in Ship Bottom with grades 3 - 6.

Students in public school for grades 7 through 12 attend the Southern Regional Middle School (grades 7 and 8) and Southern Regional High School (grades 9 - 12). These schools are part of the Southern Regional School District, which serves the five municipalities in the Long Beach Island Consolidated School District, along with students from Beach Haven, Stafford Township and Ocean Township who attend as part of sending/receiving relationships. Both schools are in Manahawkin.

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