Morris Hills High School

Summary:

Morris Hills High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Rockaway, New Jersey, part of the Morris Hills Regional School District, which is ranked 105 out of 615 school districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Morris Hills High School consistently performs well academically, with higher proficiency rates compared to the state average in subjects like English Language Arts, Algebra, Geometry, and Algebra II. For example, in 2022-2023, the school had 73% proficiency in 9th grade ELA, compared to the state average of 52.1%. The school also maintains high graduation rates, ranging from 88% to 94.3% over the past few years, significantly higher than the state average, and very low dropout rates. Morris Hills High School excels in supporting students from diverse backgrounds, ranking highly among New Jersey high schools for female students, male students, Asian students, African American students, Hispanic students, White students, students with special needs, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Morris Knolls High School, Morris Hills High School stands out as a top-performing institution. Despite having a more diverse student population compared to some other schools in the area, like Mountain Lakes High School, Morris Hills High School maintains strong academic performance across all racial subgroups. The school's ability to effectively support students from various backgrounds, including those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, is particularly noteworthy.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 520 West Main Street
       Rockaway, NJ  07866-3799


(973) 664-2301

District: Morris Hills Regional School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
80th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,656 Help


Feeder schools for Morris Hills High School:

Elementary:    Lincoln Elementary School
    Marie V. Duffy Elementary School
Middle:    Alfred C. MacKinnon Middle School
    Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.1 Help
Number of students:  1,187

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
46.0%
White:
38.2%
Asian:
9.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27.4% Help


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Compare Details Morris Hills High School ranks better than 81% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.53. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Morris Hills High School 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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (46%), White (38.2%), Asian (9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morris Hills High School is 10.1. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morris Hills High School is $13,656.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Morris Hills High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris Hills High School 80th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Morris Hills High School in the ranking list.)

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Morris Hills Regional School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris Hills Regional School District 105th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Morris Hills High School

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Rank History for all students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 68.18 126th 343 63.3%
2004 56.64 188th 348 46.0%
2005 62.42 167th 351 52.4%
2006 60.27 188th 357 47.3%
2007 57.27 196th 361 45.7%
2008 75.26 92nd 359 74.4%
2009 75.88 83rd 370 77.6%
2010 73.36 102nd 371 72.5%
2011 78.45 59th 378 84.4%
2012 71.18 122nd 388 68.6%
2013 62.17 197th 396 50.3%
2014 70.23 132nd 411 67.9%
2015 56.93 102nd 406 74.9%
2016 69.00 54th 409 86.8%
2017 66.09 87th 411 78.8%
2018 63.26 98th 415 76.4%
2019 54.66 146th 416 64.9%
2021 54.73 128th 405 68.4%
2022 60.44 106th 415 74.5%
2023 69.53 80th 422 81.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.53 50th 146 65.8%
2019 40.16 66th 138 52.2%
2021 37.00 56th 101 44.6%
2023 25.93 133rd 161 17.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.39 68th 355 80.8%
2019 54.72 114th 349 67.3%
2021 58.29 93rd 333 72.1%
2022 68.15 54th 344 84.3%
2023 74.52 33rd 339 90.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.18 85th 345 75.4%
2019 40.69 180th 347 48.1%
2021 56.41 79th 326 75.8%
2022 69.22 37th 324 88.6%
2023 68.31 41st 344 88.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.33 127th 403 68.5%
2019 50.51 171st 408 58.1%
2021 68.94 80th 402 80.1%
2022 62.46 84th 414 79.7%
2023 68.53 66th 416 84.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.62 108th 405 73.3%
2019 48.21 161st 407 60.4%
2021 51.04 148th 402 63.2%
2022 78.66 49th 410 88.0%
2023 71.26 72nd 414 82.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.95 24th 198 87.9%
2019 70.03 33rd 191 82.7%
2021 70.31 30th 165 81.8%
2022 72.89 32nd 175 81.7%
2023 78.63 23rd 172 86.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.56 100th 266 62.4%
2019 51.67 96th 254 62.2%
2022 70.03 32nd 256 87.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.30 97th 368 73.6%
2019 42.40 175th 364 51.9%
2021 54.74 131st 374 65.0%
2022 59.91 90th 382 76.4%
2023 69.37 63rd 385 83.6%
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Rank History for White students at Morris Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.17 88th 340 74.1%
2019 47.79 138th 339 59.3%
2021 49.99 107th 336 68.2%
2022 63.34 67th 335 80.0%
2023 69.99 49th 335 85.4%
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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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Enrollment information for Morris Hills High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 885 19 21 58 1 n/a n/a 0 984
1989 802 16 27 58 0 n/a n/a 0 903
1990 735 15 31 57 1 n/a n/a 0 839
1991 698 14 31 64 1 n/a n/a 0 808
1992 658 18 28 72 0 n/a n/a 0 776
1993 682 16 30 72 0 n/a n/a 0 800
1994 666 15 19 93 10 n/a n/a 0 803
1995 707 18 41 95 2 n/a n/a 0 863
1996 707 18 41 95 2 n/a n/a 0 863
1998 727 20 43 115 2 n/a n/a 0 907
1999 700 21 55 128 3 n/a n/a 0 907
2000 677 28 48 141 3 n/a n/a -1 896
2001 707 29 45 163 4 n/a n/a 0 948
2002 768 27 45 186 4 n/a n/a 0 1030
2003 768 27 45 186 4 n/a n/a 0 1030
2004 789 28 54 214 3 n/a n/a 0 1088
2005 787 26 58 240 5 n/a n/a 0 1116
2006 798 30 59 280 8 n/a n/a 0 1175
2007 748 40 60 279 5 n/a n/a 0 1132
2008 716 39 53 298 6 n/a n/a 0 1112
2009 714 35 61 311 4 0 0 0 1125
2010 711 33 71 300 2 0 0 0 1117
2011 688 40 73 318 0 2 4 0 1125
2012 666 38 92 290 1 2 6 0 1095
2013 674 41 110 303 1 1 9 0 1139
2014 664 51 0 336 114 0 11 0 1176
2015 653 39 141 352 0 0 17 0 1202
2016 661 45 148 362 0 0 17 0 1233
2017 618 41 141 421 0 0 14 0 1235
2018 633 43 141 465 0 0 18 0 1300
2019 595 52 135 480 0 1 16 0 1279
2020 580 46 123 489 1 1 18 0 1258
2021 532 47 112 497 1 1 27 1 1218
2022 476 44 120 511 0 3 29 2 1185
2023 454 41 107 546 1 3 31 4 1187

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 Hills High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 984 73.0 13.4 n/a
1989 903 73.0 12.3 n/a
1990 839 72.0 11.6 1
1991 808 67.0 12.0 0.9
1992 776 65.0 11.9 2.8
1993 800 63.9 12.5 4
1994 803 68.8 11.7 5.7
1995 863 69.6 12.4 5.9
1996 863 69.6 12.4 5.9
1998 907 68.5 13.2 5.7
1999 907 69.0 13.1 3.7
2000 896 69.2 12.9 8.7
2001 948 69.5 13.6 8.2
2002 1030 83.0 12.4 9.6
2003 1030 83.0 12.4 9.6
2004 1088 91.0 12.0 11.3
2005 1116 94.0 11.9 n/a
2006 1175 95.0 12.4 11.7
2007 1132 95.0 11.9 13
2008 1112 85.0 13.1 13.6
2009 1125 98.5 10.6 15.6
2010 1117 91.0 12.2 20.2
2011 1125 85.4 13.1 21.9
2012 1095 100.3 10.9 22.6
2013 1139 103.7 10.9 13
2014 1176 107.7 10.9 23.9
2015 1202 108.0 11.1 23.3
2016 1233 108.0 11.4 23.1
2017 1235 113.8 10.8 25.1
2018 1300 120.3 10.8 24.3
2019 1279 118.4 10.8 27.2
2020 1258 116.8 10.7 26.6
2021 1218 119.7 10.1 26.7
2022 1185 117.7 10.0 20.3
2023 1187 117.3 10.1 27.4

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 Morris Hills High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 984 73.0 13.4 n/a
1989 903 73.0 12.3 n/a
1990 839 72.0 11.6 1
1991 808 67.0 12.0 0.9
1992 776 65.0 11.9 2.8
1993 800 63.9 12.5 4
1994 803 68.8 11.7 5.7
1995 863 69.6 12.4 5.9
1996 863 69.6 12.4 5.9
1998 907 68.5 13.2 5.7
1999 907 69.0 13.1 3.7
2000 896 69.2 12.9 8.7
2001 948 69.5 13.6 8.2
2002 1030 83.0 12.4 9.6
2003 1030 83.0 12.4 9.6
2004 1088 91.0 12.0 11.3
2005 1116 94.0 11.9 n/a
2006 1175 95.0 12.4 11.7
2007 1132 95.0 11.9 13
2008 1112 85.0 13.1 13.6
2009 1125 98.5 10.6 15.6
2010 1117 91.0 12.2 20.2
2011 1125 85.4 13.1 21.9
2012 1095 100.3 10.9 22.6
2013 1139 103.7 10.9 13
2014 1176 107.7 10.9 23.9
2015 1202 108.0 11.1 23.3
2016 1233 108.0 11.4 23.1
2017 1235 113.8 10.8 25.1
2018 1300 120.3 10.8 24.3
2019 1279 118.4 10.8 27.2
2020 1258 116.8 10.7 26.6
2021 1218 119.7 10.1 26.7
2022 1185 117.7 10.0 20.3
2023 1187 117.3 10.1 27.4

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Morris Hills High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $364 (2.7%) $13,292 (97.3%) $13,656

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Morris Hills High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 146th of 416 High schoolsRanks 80th of 422 High schools
 16.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Hills High School)58.173
 14.9%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Hills Regional School District)63.675.5
 11.9%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Morris Hills High School)44.444.9
 0.5%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Morris Hills Regional School District)41.742.2
 0.5%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Morris Hills High School)74.572.5
 2%
   9th Grade Geometry (Morris Hills Regional School District)7766.6
 10.4%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
9th Grade Algebra II (Morris Hills High School)10090.9
 9.1%
   9th Grade Algebra II (Morris Hills Regional School District)10090
 10%
   9th Grade Algebra II (New Jersey)77.665.8
 11.8%
10th Grade Algebra I (Morris Hills High School)11.314.3
 3%
   10th Grade Algebra I (Morris Hills Regional School District)8.211.1
 2.9%
   10th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)7.813.2
 5.4%
End of Course Algebra I (Morris Hills High School)34.242
 7.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Morris Hills Regional School District)32.340.3
 8%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Morris Hills High School)31.372.5
 41.2%
   End of Course Geometry (Morris Hills Regional School District)34.965.9
 31%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%
End of Course Algebra II (Morris Hills High School)78.488.2
 9.8%
   End of Course Algebra II (Morris Hills Regional School District)78.889
 10.2%
   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 Students12791187
 7.2%
African American5241
 21.2%
American Indian01
Asian135107
 20.7%
Hispanic480546
 13.8%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White595454
 23.7%
Two or More Races1631
 93.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.2%27.4%
 0.2%


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Morris Hills High School ranks 80th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,187 students attended Morris Hills High School.

Students at Morris Hills High School are 46% Hispanic, 38% White, 9% Asian, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.


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