Mountainside School District


Summary:

The Mountainside School District in New Jersey is home to two highly-rated schools: Deerfield Elementary School and Beechwood School. Deerfield Elementary stands out as a top-performing school, ranked 42nd out of 748 middle schools in the state and consistently earning 5-star ratings from SchoolDigger. With over 75% of students proficient or better in English and Math, Deerfield excels in advanced courses, boasting 100% proficiency in Algebra I and Geometry. In contrast, Beechwood School serves younger students from pre-K to 2nd grade, with a smaller enrollment and higher per-student spending compared to Deerfield.

While both schools serve diverse student populations, Deerfield has a higher percentage of Hispanic and Asian students. Chronic absenteeism rates are low at both schools, with Deerfield at 4.5% and Beechwood at 6.1%. However, the funding disparity between the two schools, with Beechwood spending $10,222 per student compared to Deerfield's $8,613, may contribute to the differences in academic performance and resources available to students.

Overall, the Mountainside School District is home to high-performing schools, with Deerfield Elementary School standing out as a particularly strong performer. The district may benefit from examining potential funding and equity issues to ensure that all students have access to the resources and support they need to succeed.

District Detail

 1497 Woodacres Drive
Mountainside, NJ 07092

 (908) 232-3232

SchoolDigger Rank:
30th of 615 New Jersey districts

See the 2023 New Jersey District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 736

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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