Mendham Township Middle School

Summary:

Mendham Township Middle School is a highly-ranked public middle school located in Brookside, New Jersey, serving students in grades 5-8 as part of the Mendham Borough School District, which is ranked 5th out of 615 districts in the state.

This exceptional middle school consistently ranks among the top in New Jersey, with a statewide ranking of 2nd out of 748 schools in 2022-2023 and 2021-2022, and 11th out of 652 schools in 2020-2021. Its academic performance is significantly higher than state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, and the school excels in serving all student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 535 New Jersey middle schools for special education students in 2021-2022 and 2018-2019. While the student population is predominantly White, the school has seen a gradual increase in racial diversity over the past few years.

Compared to nearby middle schools like Lincoln/Roosevelt School, Alfred C. MacKinnon Middle School, and Eisenhower Middle School, Mendham Township Middle School stands out as a top-performing institution, with significantly higher academic achievement, lower chronic absenteeism, and a more favorable student-teacher ratio, providing a superior educational experience for its students.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 16 Washington Valley Road
       Brookside, NJ  07926


(973) 543-7107

District: Mendham Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
2nd of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,518 Help


Students who attend Mendham Township Middle School usually attend:

High:    West Morris Mendham High School

Feeder schools for Mendham Township Middle School:

Elementary:    Mendham Township Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  7.9 Help
Number of students:  301

Racial breakdown:

White:
83.4%
Asian:
7.0%
Hispanic:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Mendham Township Middle School ranks better than 99.7% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.83. (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 Racial makeup is: White (83.4%), Asian (7%), Hispanic (5%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mendham Township Middle School is 7.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mendham Township Middle School is $18,518.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Mendham Township Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mendham Township Middle School 2nd of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Mendham Township Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Mendham Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Mendham Township School District 5th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mendham Township Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Mendham Township Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.84 50th 574 91.3%
2004 84.06 63rd 588 89.3%
2005 86.05 52nd 599 91.3%
2006 84.12 65th 615 89.4%
2007 86.30 21st 631 96.7%
2008 89.38 10th 640 98.4%
2009 88.57 8th 664 98.8%
2010 90.36 6th 677 99.1%
2011 89.18 12th 684 98.2%
2012 91.20 5th 677 99.3%
2013 90.41 12th 704 98.3%
2014 91.24 2nd 717 99.7%
2015 96.89 2nd 713 99.7%
2016 96.09 3rd 713 99.6%
2017 95.18 4th 712 99.4%
2018 95.74 3rd 716 99.6%
2019 96.37 3rd 745 99.6%
2021 97.17 11th 652 98.3%
2022 98.21 2nd 745 99.7%
2023 97.83 2nd 748 99.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mendham Township Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.99 1st 471 99.8%
2019 100.00 1st 492 99.8%
2021 84.46 27th 401 93.3%
2022 100.00 1st 535 99.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Mendham Township Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 95.57 2nd 680 99.7%
2019 95.43 5th 703 99.3%
2021 96.96 11th 625 98.2%
2022 98.86 1st 726 99.9%
2023 98.20 3rd 720 99.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Mendham Township Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.04 3rd 675 99.6%
2019 98.28 3rd 697 99.6%
2021 94.01 20th 635 96.9%
2022 99.09 2nd 730 99.7%
2023 99.30 3rd 718 99.6%
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Rank History for White students at Mendham Township Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.31 2nd 497 99.6%
2019 97.14 2nd 504 99.6%
2021 96.51 6th 435 98.6%
2022 98.59 3rd 512 99.4%
2023 98.63 3rd 509 99.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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by a parent
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Open Quote Expect your child’s love of learning to quickly evaporate attending the Mendham township middle school. Unfortunately there are parents who don’t care how stressed there children due to the overwhelming amount of utterly pointless schoolwork. There is too much focus on testing & not enough on how a student learns & what motivates students internally. The practice for the yearly school musical is from 5:30-8:30pm 3 days a week. Somehow the school administration is not concerned how sleep deprivation may disrupt a student’s quality of life or schoolwork. The lack of pragmatic sensibility throughout the middle school administration is astounding. Long story short — do your child a favor & don’t send them here . Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Open Quote Responding to another parent's comments about the middle school musical. The musical is run by the HSA, not the middle school. Like it or not, the musical is a pay to play. If you're not giving money to the HSA or Darlene has a grudge against you or your child, he's not getting a significant part in the musical even if he's Christian Bale or Meryl Streep. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, December 14, 2018

Open Quote The school places a premium on quantity over quality, especially with math homework and night writes. One math teacher routinely assigns hours of iExcel homework rather than teach the kids math. The grammar teachers are mediocre to poor. Students report the teachers ignoring them in class while they play on their smart phones.

The school also has a bit of a social hierarchy. Some of the more popular kids form "clicks" and bully the less popular kids. The administration reinforces and enables this behavior by making the popular kids "peer leaders" and passing over the less popular kids. Casting for the HSA school musical tends to favor kids whose parents know the directors or have connections. Having seen first hand the auditions of many students and the performances at the end of the year, I can confidently say that casting is NOT based on the most talented kids. Ditto with the sports program. Kids who are really, really talented end up not making the team. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Mendham Township Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 173 0 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 179
1989 185 2 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 196
1990 170 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 174
1991 180 2 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 185
1992 142 2 0 3 0 n/a n/a 0 147
1993 128 2 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 135
1994 134 0 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 142
1995 160 0 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1996 160 0 4 5 0 n/a n/a 0 169
1998 289 6 6 4 0 n/a n/a 0 305
1999 300 4 3 4 0 n/a n/a 0 311
2000 312 5 7 2 0 n/a n/a 0 326
2001 331 3 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 345
2002 377 3 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2003 377 3 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2004 383 3 16 7 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2005 383 4 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 403
2006 392 2 7 7 0 n/a n/a 0 408
2007 393 3 9 12 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2008 319 1 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 328
2009 439 3 12 8 0 0 1 0 463
2010 416 4 20 15 1 0 0 0 456
2011 404 4 23 14 1 0 0 0 446
2012 365 5 29 15 1 0 0 0 415
2013 359 2 29 20 2 0 1 0 413
2014 334 2 27 22 2 0 4 0 391
2015 319 1 29 17 1 0 8 0 375
2016 315 5 28 15 2 0 7 0 372
2017 290 8 33 10 0 0 7 0 348
2018 284 9 24 8 0 0 9 0 334
2019 260 13 22 7 0 0 11 0 313
2020 274 12 22 7 0 0 10 0 325
2021 257 14 19 10 1 0 12 0 313
2022 255 11 18 11 0 0 13 0 308
2023 251 5 21 15 0 0 9 0 301

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

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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 Mendham Township Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 179 21.0 8.5 n/a
1989 196 21.0 9.3 n/a
1990 174 20.0 8.7 n/a
1991 185 21.0 8.8 0
1992 147 16.0 9.1 n/a
1993 135 15.9 8.5 0
1994 142 16.2 8.8 n/a
1995 169 15.3 11.0 0.6
1996 169 15.3 11.0 0.6
1998 305 25.4 12.0 n/a
1999 311 31.0 10.0 n/a
2000 326 33.4 9.8 0
2001 345 34.0 10.1 0
2002 398 42.7 9.3 0.5
2003 398 42.7 9.3 0.5
2004 409 45.0 9.1 0
2005 403 43.6 9.2 n/a
2006 408 39.5 10.3 0
2007 417 41.0 10.2 0
2008 328 32.0 10.3 0.3
2009 463 37.8 11.2 0
2010 456 30.0 15.2 n/a
2011 446 29.5 15.1 0.7
2012 415 37.2 11.1 0
2013 413 40.1 10.2 1
2014 391 37.7 10.3 0.8
2015 375 37.0 10.1 0.8
2016 372 37.0 10.0 0
2017 348 40.1 8.6 0
2018 334 36.1 9.2 0
2019 313 38.6 8.1 0
2020 325 39.0 8.3 0.9
2021 313 40.1 7.8 1
2022 308 41.0 7.5 1
2023 301 37.7 7.9 1

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 Mendham Township Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 179 21.0 8.5 n/a
1989 196 21.0 9.3 n/a
1990 174 20.0 8.7 n/a
1991 185 21.0 8.8 0
1992 147 16.0 9.1 n/a
1993 135 15.9 8.5 0
1994 142 16.2 8.8 n/a
1995 169 15.3 11.0 0.6
1996 169 15.3 11.0 0.6
1998 305 25.4 12.0 n/a
1999 311 31.0 10.0 n/a
2000 326 33.4 9.8 0
2001 345 34.0 10.1 0
2002 398 42.7 9.3 0.5
2003 398 42.7 9.3 0.5
2004 409 45.0 9.1 0
2005 403 43.6 9.2 n/a
2006 408 39.5 10.3 0
2007 417 41.0 10.2 0
2008 328 32.0 10.3 0.3
2009 463 37.8 11.2 0
2010 456 30.0 15.2 n/a
2011 446 29.5 15.1 0.7
2012 415 37.2 11.1 0
2013 413 40.1 10.2 1
2014 391 37.7 10.3 0.8
2015 375 37.0 10.1 0.8
2016 372 37.0 10.0 0
2017 348 40.1 8.6 0
2018 334 36.1 9.2 0
2019 313 38.6 8.1 0
2020 325 39.0 8.3 0.9
2021 313 40.1 7.8 1
2022 308 41.0 7.5 1
2023 301 37.7 7.9 1

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 Mendham Township Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $38 (0.2%) $18,480 (99.8%) $18,518

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Mendham Township Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 3rd of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 2nd of 748 Middle schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township Middle School)97.394.7
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township School District)97.394.7
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township Middle School)94.682.4
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township School District)94.682.4
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township Middle School)97.7100
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township School District)97.7100
 2.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township Middle School)91.792
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township School District)91.792
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township Middle School)96.3100
 3.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township School District)96.3100
 3.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township Middle School)86.183.3
 2.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township School District)86.183.3
 2.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township Middle School)98.797.7
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Mendham Township School District)98.797.7
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township Middle School)91.989.5
 2.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Mendham Township School District)91.989.5
 2.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Mendham Township Middle School)10097.7
 2.3%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Mendham Township School District)10097.7
 2.3%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Mendham Township Middle School)10097.9
 2.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Mendham Township School District)10097.9
 2.1%
   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 Students313301
 3.8%
African American135
 61.5%
American Indian00
Asian2221
 4.5%
Hispanic715
 114.3%
Pacific Islander00
White260251
 3.5%
Two or More Races119
 18.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients0%1%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Mendham Township Middle School

Yes! Mendham Township Middle School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 2nd of 748 New Jersey middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 301 students attended Mendham Township Middle School.

Students at Mendham Township Middle School are 83% White, 7% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American.

Students who attend Mendham Township Middle School usually go on to attend West Morris Mendham High School


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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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