Morris County School of Technology

Summary:

Morris County School of Technology is a high-performing public high school located in Denville, New Jersey, serving around 820 students in grades 9-12. This school is part of the Morris County Vocational School District, which is ranked 61 out of 615 school districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Morris County School of Technology consistently ranks among the top high schools in New Jersey, currently ranking 24th out of 422 high schools in the state with a 5-star rating. The school's student population is notably diverse, with a racial makeup of 47.56% White, 13.54% Hispanic, and 33.78% Asian students. Academically, the school's students outperform state and district averages on standardized tests, with 91.6% of 9th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 69.2% proficient or better in Algebra I, compared to state averages of 52.1% and 19.2%, respectively. The school also maintains an exceptional 99.5% four-year graduation rate and a 0.0% dropout rate.

When compared to nearby schools, Morris County School of Technology stands out as a top performer. For example, the nearby Academy for Mathematics Science and Engineering, also part of the Morris County Vocational School District, ranked 25th in the state and had a 100% graduation rate. In contrast, some of the other nearby schools, such as Boonton High School and Morris Hills High School, have lower rankings and academic performance. The school's commitment to excellence is evident in its consistent improvement over the years, rising from a 30th-place ranking in 2014-2015 to its current 24th-place ranking.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 400 East Main Street
       Denville, NJ  07834-2516


(973) 627-4600

District: Morris County Vocational School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
24th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,307 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.9 Help
Number of students:  820

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.6%
Asian:
33.8%
Hispanic:
13.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.1% Help


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Compare Details Morris County School of Technology ranks better than 94.3% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks first among 3 ranked high schools in the Morris County Vocational School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.12. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Morris County School of Technology freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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 Morris County School of Technology has the largest high school student body size in the Morris County Vocational School District. Student population at Morris County School of Technology is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47.6%), Asian (33.8%), Hispanic (13.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morris County School of Technology is 10.9, which is the lowest among 5 high schools in the Morris County Vocational School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morris County School of Technology is $13,307, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Morris County Vocational School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Morris County School of Technology:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris County School of Technology 24th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Morris County School of Technology in the ranking list.)

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Morris County Vocational School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris County Vocational School District 61st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Morris County School of Technology

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Rank History for all students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 80.40 48th 357 86.6%
2007 77.13 80th 361 77.8%
2008 88.24 7th 359 98.1%
2009 82.75 32nd 370 91.4%
2010 84.19 15th 371 96.0%
2011 83.68 24th 378 93.7%
2012 83.27 21st 388 94.6%
2013 83.91 19th 396 95.2%
2014 83.75 1st 411 99.8%
2015 80.35 30th 406 92.6%
2016 89.80 18th 409 95.6%
2017 91.56 19th 411 95.4%
2018 90.25 19th 415 95.4%
2019 92.12 16th 416 96.2%
2021 91.60 8th 405 98.0%
2022 84.75 32nd 415 92.3%
2023 87.12 24th 422 94.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 95.27 5th 344 98.5%
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Rank History for Female students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.05 21st 403 94.8%
2019 91.52 16th 408 96.1%
2021 91.02 12th 402 97.0%
2022 79.40 36th 414 91.3%
2023 84.13 24th 416 94.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.36 18th 405 95.6%
2019 93.70 17th 407 95.8%
2021 96.33 13th 402 96.8%
2022 90.78 17th 410 95.9%
2023 92.49 18th 414 95.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.42 16th 198 91.9%
2019 85.58 10th 191 94.8%
2022 72.93 31st 175 82.3%
2023 71.31 32nd 172 81.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.14 9th 368 97.6%
2019 97.79 9th 364 97.5%
2021 99.37 8th 374 97.9%
2022 82.98 33rd 382 91.4%
2023 95.70 13th 385 96.6%
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Rank History for White students at Morris County School of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.42 19th 340 94.4%
2019 90.38 16th 339 95.3%
2021 78.36 24th 336 92.9%
2022 79.47 28th 335 91.6%
2023 82.58 22nd 335 93.4%
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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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Facebook Profile Picture by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, April 17, 2015

Open Quote Update from my previous post: My son finished his 1st year at MCST with a major in Computers. We guessed right in what we thought the school would be like both in the positives and the negatives but overall we are extremely pleased with our choice. The + are that my son totally loves going to school, he loves his major, loves learning, the teachers are excellent, my son has a lot of pride in his school, the drama club is fantastic and there isn't a lot of clicks at the school. The negatives (which we had guessed correctly beforehand) was that the leadership (communication, principal, etc.) is poor and it is hard for the MCST kids to get together outside of school. The school does a poor job of having dances or social gathering. Yes, my son has developed friendships at MCST but not as many as if he had stayed at his home school of Kinnelon ( which is also a very good school). On a positive note about social is that the MCST students appear to be very good kids who don't get into trouble. The best part about MCST is that it like going to college in that MOST kids really care about their education because they are focusing on something they enjoy and again. Close Quote


by a student
Friday, September 12, 2014

Open Quote Lots of amazing, attentive teachers, flexible and encouraging counselors/administration, campus energy, small class sizes, project-based learning style (as opposed to solely testing), technology-integrated assignments, and amazing CTE program... but lacks AP classes, there is inequality in grade weighting between academies, and there are very few extra-curricular programs (ex. no FBLA, NFHS, Academic Bowl, Math team, Art Club, Interact Club, Science Bowl, etc). Close Quote



Enrollment information for Morris County School of Technology

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 47 6 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 55
1989 770 42 5 36 0 n/a n/a 0 853
1990 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
1992 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
1994 276 17 3 26 0 n/a n/a 0 322
1995 507 50 14 71 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1996 507 50 14 71 0 n/a n/a 0 642
1998 516 42 9 72 0 n/a n/a 0 639
1999 512 29 8 71 1 n/a n/a 0 621
2000 237 15 4 27 0 n/a n/a -1 282
2001 261 19 10 28 1 n/a n/a -68 251
2002 106 0 10 8 2 n/a n/a 0 126
2003 106 0 10 8 2 n/a n/a 0 126
2004 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 0
2005 235 18 11 65 2 n/a n/a 0 331
2006 327 14 14 67 0 n/a n/a 0 422
2007 363 19 24 79 0 n/a n/a 0 485
2008 367 22 39 82 0 n/a n/a 0 510
2009 315 18 54 58 0 1 3 0 449
2010 355 14 70 70 2 1 7 0 519
2011 480 21 88 59 1 0 1 0 650
2012 422 14 96 65 0 2 3 0 602
2013 404 13 98 55 0 1 3 0 574
2014 410 16 111 66 0 1 6 0 610
2015 429 16 127 72 0 1 8 0 653
2016 453 16 134 67 1 1 15 0 687
2017 470 12 149 77 0 2 17 0 727
2018 463 10 168 82 2 1 16 0 742
2019 448 9 188 83 2 1 19 0 750
2020 451 7 219 106 2 0 22 0 807
2021 414 7 244 96 2 0 24 0 787
2022 408 10 251 109 1 1 29 0 809
2023 390 14 277 111 1 1 26 0 820

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 Morris County School of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 55 34.0 1.6 n/a
1989 853 36.0 23.6 n/a
1990 0 34.0 0.0 n/a
1991 0 34.0 0.0 n/a
1992 0 36.0 0.0 n/a
1994 322 31.0 10.4 n/a
1995 642 30.0 21.4 n/a
1996 642 30.0 21.4 n/a
1998 639 32.0 20.0 n/a
1999 621 32.0 19.4 n/a
2000 282 30.0 9.4 0
2001 251 30.3 10.5 0
2002 126 35.0 3.6 0
2003 126 35.0 3.6 0
2004 0 29.0 0.0 n/a
2005 331 37.6 8.8 n/a
2006 422 48.5 8.7 4.5
2007 485 53.0 9.2 4.5
2008 510 58.0 8.8 7.1
2009 449 60.6 7.3 9.1
2010 519 58.0 8.9 8.5
2011 650 56.5 11.5 8.6
2012 602 63.4 9.4 8.5
2013 574 68.5 8.3 8.5
2014 610 67.0 9.1 10.7
2015 653 70.0 9.3 9.5
2016 687 72.0 9.5 7.4
2017 727 71.0 10.2 4.3
2018 742 72.5 10.2 3.1
2019 750 72.5 10.3 3.3
2020 807 72.5 11.1 5.1
2021 787 72.5 10.8 3.9
2022 809 73.5 11.0 4
2023 820 75.0 10.9 4.1

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 Morris County School of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 55 34.0 1.6 n/a
1989 853 36.0 23.6 n/a
1990 0 34.0 0.0 n/a
1991 0 34.0 0.0 n/a
1992 0 36.0 0.0 n/a
1994 322 31.0 10.4 n/a
1995 642 30.0 21.4 n/a
1996 642 30.0 21.4 n/a
1998 639 32.0 20.0 n/a
1999 621 32.0 19.4 n/a
2000 282 30.0 9.4 0
2001 251 30.3 10.5 0
2002 126 35.0 3.6 0
2003 126 35.0 3.6 0
2004 0 29.0 0.0 n/a
2005 331 37.6 8.8 n/a
2006 422 48.5 8.7 4.5
2007 485 53.0 9.2 4.5
2008 510 58.0 8.8 7.1
2009 449 60.6 7.3 9.1
2010 519 58.0 8.9 8.5
2011 650 56.5 11.5 8.6
2012 602 63.4 9.4 8.5
2013 574 68.5 8.3 8.5
2014 610 67.0 9.1 10.7
2015 653 70.0 9.3 9.5
2016 687 72.0 9.5 7.4
2017 727 71.0 10.2 4.3
2018 742 72.5 10.2 3.1
2019 750 72.5 10.3 3.3
2020 807 72.5 11.1 5.1
2021 787 72.5 10.8 3.9
2022 809 73.5 11.0 4
2023 820 75.0 10.9 4.1

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 Morris County School of Technology

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $971 (7.3%) $12,336 (92.7%) $13,307

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Morris County School of Technology

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 16th of 416 High schoolsRanks 24th of 422 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Morris County School of Technology)98.691.6
 7%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Morris County Vocational School District)98.192.6
 5.5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Morris County School of Technology)84.869.2
 15.6%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Morris County Vocational School District)73.562.1
 11.4%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Morris County School of Technology)93.670.2
 23.4%
   9th Grade Geometry (Morris County Vocational School District)91.570.8
 20.7%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Morris County School of Technology)83.669.2
 14.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Morris County Vocational School District)7362.1
 10.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Morris County School of Technology)80.670.2
 10.4%
   End of Course Geometry (Morris County Vocational School District)79.770.8
 8.9%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%
End of Course Algebra II (Morris County School of Technology)88.971.4
 17.5%
   End of Course Algebra II (Morris County Vocational School District)90.493.5
 3.1%
   End of Course Algebra II (New Jersey)56.361.7
 5.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students750820
 9.3%
African American914
 55.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian188277
 47.3%
Hispanic83111
 33.7%
Pacific Islander11
White448390
 12.9%
Two or More Races1926
 36.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3.3%4.1%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Morris County School of Technology

Students at Morris County School of Technology are 48% White, 34% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 2% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 820 students attended Morris County School of Technology.

Yes. Morris County School of Technology ranks in the top 5.7% of New Jersey high schools.


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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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