Watchung Borough School District


The Watchung Borough School District in New Jersey is home to two schools: Bayberry School, an elementary school, and Valley View School, a middle school. While both schools demonstrate strong academic performance, Valley View School stands out as a top-tier institution, ranking in the top 10% of New Jersey middle schools and consistently maintaining exceptional student achievement.

Valley View School's exceptional performance is evident in its 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and its placement in the top 62nd out of 748 New Jersey middle schools. Its students demonstrate remarkable proficiency, with 85.5% scoring proficient or better in 7th grade English Language Arts and an impressive 95.2% proficient or better in 8th grade Algebra I. In contrast, while Bayberry School is a solid elementary school, its statewide ranking has declined from the top 20% to the top 28% over the past three years, and its academic performance, though above the state average, is not as exceptional as Valley View's.

Both schools serve a diverse student population, with similar racial breakdowns. The district also allocates resources effectively, as evidenced by the comparable per-student spending and the lower student-teacher ratio at Valley View School. These factors suggest that the Watchung Borough School District is providing a high-quality education, with Valley View School emerging as a standout institution that effectively supports student learning and achievement.

District Detail

 1 Dr. Parenty Way
Watchung, NJ 07069

 (908) 755-8121

SchoolDigger Rank:
113th of 615 New Jersey districts

See the 2023 New Jersey District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-8
Students: 664

Primary Schools: 1
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 0
Alternative Schools: 0

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.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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