Memorial Junior School

Public 6-8

 61 Highland Avenue
       Whippany, NJ  07981


(973) 515-2427

District: Hanover Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
121st of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,917 Help


Students who attend Memorial Junior School usually attend:

High:    Whippany Park High School

Feeder schools for Memorial Junior School:

Elementary:    Bee Meadow School
    Mountview Road School
    Salem Drive School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1 Help
Number of students:  466

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.7%
Asian:
14.6%
Hispanic:
12.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.4% Help


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Compare Details Memorial Junior School ranks better than 83.8% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.67. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Memorial Junior School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (62.7%), Asian (14.6%), Hispanic (12.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Memorial Junior School is 10.1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Memorial Junior School is $9,917.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Memorial Junior School:

SchoolDigger ranks Memorial Junior School 121st of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Memorial Junior School in the ranking list.)

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Hanover Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hanover Township School District 145th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Memorial Junior School

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Rank History for all students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 80.38 113th 574 80.3%
2004 79.39 131st 588 77.7%
2005 79.34 129th 599 78.5%
2006 83.87 70th 615 88.6%
2007 81.21 84th 631 86.7%
2008 78.71 126th 640 80.3%
2009 76.97 148th 664 77.7%
2010 78.25 143rd 677 78.9%
2011 77.81 145th 684 78.8%
2012 81.23 119th 677 82.4%
2013 76.20 179th 704 74.6%
2014 68.31 262nd 717 63.5%
2015 71.28 161st 713 77.4%
2016 71.94 177th 713 75.2%
2017 74.50 173rd 712 75.7%
2018 76.85 153rd 716 78.6%
2019 76.26 164th 745 78.0%
2021 72.71 157th 652 75.9%
2022 65.94 219th 745 70.6%
2023 80.67 121st 748 83.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.05 129th 471 72.6%
2019 63.02 126th 492 74.4%
2021 71.47 64th 401 84.0%
2022 58.77 146th 535 72.7%
2023 65.62 98th 505 80.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.93 161st 680 76.3%
2019 77.99 144th 703 79.5%
2021 74.02 125th 625 80.0%
2022 65.01 223rd 726 69.3%
2023 74.05 168th 720 76.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.87 152nd 675 77.5%
2019 73.24 183rd 697 73.7%
2021 70.52 154th 635 75.7%
2022 64.31 216th 730 70.4%
2023 83.85 95th 718 86.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.88 63rd 200 68.5%
2019 64.30 77th 199 61.3%
2021 69.71 41st 147 72.1%
2022 62.00 83rd 200 58.5%
2023 75.22 45th 201 77.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.38 78th 504 84.5%
2019 75.22 86th 524 83.6%
2021 61.37 131st 480 72.7%
2022 52.63 218th 591 63.1%
2023 81.33 64th 587 89.1%
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Rank History for White students at Memorial Junior School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.27 174th 497 65.0%
2019 59.75 188th 504 62.7%
2021 48.85 200th 435 54.0%
2022 41.62 292nd 512 43.0%
2023 61.51 180th 509 64.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Memorial Junior School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 400 8 34 2 3 n/a n/a 0 447
1989 345 8 40 12 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1990 313 7 38 13 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1991 321 6 37 10 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1992 332 6 43 4 0 n/a n/a 0 385
1993 343 2 37 2 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1994 332 6 32 6 0 n/a n/a 0 376
1995 357 4 39 7 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1996 357 4 39 7 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1998 364 4 45 8 0 n/a n/a 0 421
1999 375 3 54 8 0 n/a n/a 0 440
2000 397 5 65 9 0 n/a n/a 0 476
2001 410 4 70 11 0 n/a n/a 0 495
2002 392 2 61 27 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2003 392 2 61 27 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2004 386 4 67 31 0 n/a n/a 0 488
2005 410 4 63 24 0 n/a n/a 0 501
2006 403 6 57 16 0 n/a n/a 0 482
2007 426 5 54 6 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2008 419 5 64 9 0 n/a n/a 0 497
2009 444 4 73 21 0 0 2 0 544
2010 444 2 67 19 0 0 3 0 535
2011 454 6 68 23 0 1 5 0 557
2012 450 5 73 23 0 1 4 0 556
2013 435 5 80 24 0 1 1 0 546
2014 427 8 77 27 0 0 2 0 541
2015 389 12 72 26 0 0 3 0 502
2016 398 17 63 32 0 1 3 0 514
2017 373 15 69 38 0 1 6 0 502
2018 385 17 69 34 0 2 7 0 514
2019 324 9 71 54 0 0 20 0 478
2020 322 9 66 53 1 0 27 0 478
2021 312 8 57 53 1 0 35 0 466
2022 305 16 59 55 0 0 36 0 471
2023 292 13 68 59 0 0 34 0 466

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Memorial Junior School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 36.0 12.4 n/a
1989 405 34.0 11.9 n/a
1990 371 36.0 10.3 n/a
1991 374 35.0 10.6 0.5
1992 385 33.0 11.6 0.3
1993 384 33.0 11.6 0.3
1994 376 33.1 11.4 0.5
1995 407 37.1 11.0 0.5
1996 407 37.1 11.0 0.5
1998 421 35.7 11.8 0.5
1999 440 36.2 12.2 0.7
2000 476 34.6 13.8 0.6
2001 495 34.9 14.2 0.6
2002 482 35.2 13.7 0.6
2003 482 35.2 13.7 0.6
2004 488 37.4 13.0 1
2005 501 38.1 13.1 n/a
2006 482 40.3 12.0 0.6
2007 491 40.0 12.3 n/a
2008 497 32.0 15.5 0.6
2009 544 37.7 11.7 0.6
2010 535 35.0 15.2 0.6
2011 557 37.0 15.0 0.5
2012 556 44.8 12.4 0
2013 546 39.9 13.6 0.9
2014 541 43.4 12.4 1.3
2015 502 42.0 11.9 2.2
2016 514 43.0 11.9 0.8
2017 502 45.0 11.1 1.4
2018 514 48.3 10.6 1.4
2019 478 45.3 10.5 0.6
2020 478 45.1 10.5 1.9
2021 466 45.3 10.2 2.8
2022 471 44.2 10.6 4.7
2023 466 45.7 10.1 5.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Memorial Junior School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 447 36.0 12.4 n/a
1989 405 34.0 11.9 n/a
1990 371 36.0 10.3 n/a
1991 374 35.0 10.6 0.5
1992 385 33.0 11.6 0.3
1993 384 33.0 11.6 0.3
1994 376 33.1 11.4 0.5
1995 407 37.1 11.0 0.5
1996 407 37.1 11.0 0.5
1998 421 35.7 11.8 0.5
1999 440 36.2 12.2 0.7
2000 476 34.6 13.8 0.6
2001 495 34.9 14.2 0.6
2002 482 35.2 13.7 0.6
2003 482 35.2 13.7 0.6
2004 488 37.4 13.0 1
2005 501 38.1 13.1 n/a
2006 482 40.3 12.0 0.6
2007 491 40.0 12.3 n/a
2008 497 32.0 15.5 0.6
2009 544 37.7 11.7 0.6
2010 535 35.0 15.2 0.6
2011 557 37.0 15.0 0.5
2012 556 44.8 12.4 0
2013 546 39.9 13.6 0.9
2014 541 43.4 12.4 1.3
2015 502 42.0 11.9 2.2
2016 514 43.0 11.9 0.8
2017 502 45.0 11.1 1.4
2018 514 48.3 10.6 1.4
2019 478 45.3 10.5 0.6
2020 478 45.1 10.5 1.9
2021 466 45.3 10.2 2.8
2022 471 44.2 10.6 4.7
2023 466 45.7 10.1 5.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Memorial Junior School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $15 (0.2%) $9,902 (99.8%) $9,917

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Memorial Junior School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 164th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 121st of 748 Middle schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Memorial Junior School)72.865.5
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Hanover Township School District)72.865.5
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Memorial Junior School)48.752.4
 3.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Hanover Township School District)48.752.4
 3.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Memorial Junior School)70.375.1
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Hanover Township School District)70.375.1
 4.8%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Memorial Junior School)47.541.6
 5.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Hanover Township School District)47.541.6
 5.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Memorial Junior School)84.572.6
 11.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Hanover Township School District)84.572.6
 11.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Memorial Junior School)61.935.8
 26.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Hanover Township School District)61.935.8
 26.1%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Memorial Junior School)97.797
 0.7%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Hanover Township School District)97.797
 0.7%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Memorial Junior School)97.797
 0.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Hanover Township School District)97.797
 0.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students478466
 2.5%
African American913
 44.4%
American Indian00
Asian7168
 4.2%
Hispanic5459
 9.3%
Pacific Islander00
White324292
 9.9%
Two or More Races2034
 70%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients0.6%5.4%
 4.7%


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Memorial Junior School ranks 121st of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Memorial Junior School are 63% White, 15% Asian, 13% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 466 students attended Memorial Junior School.

Students who attend Memorial Junior School usually go on to attend Whippany Park High School


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