Morris Plains Borough School

Summary:

Morris Plains Borough School is a public middle school serving grades 3-8 in Morris Plains, New Jersey, with a student population of 376 as of the 2022-2023 school year. This high-performing school consistently delivers excellent educational outcomes, particularly in the areas of academic achievement, subgroup performance, and student engagement.

Morris Plains Borough School stands out for its strong academic performance, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics that significantly exceed state averages across all grade levels. The school also excels in supporting its diverse student population, ranking highly for its performance among female students, male students, white students, and students with special needs. Additionally, the school maintains low chronic absenteeism rates, suggesting a high level of student engagement. With a relatively low student-teacher ratio and higher-than-average spending per student, Morris Plains Borough School appears to be providing a personalized and well-resourced learning environment for its students.

When compared to nearby middle schools, Morris Plains Borough School consistently outperforms many of them on state assessments, particularly in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency rates. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were significantly higher than those of Dover Middle School, Frelinghuysen Middle School, and Brooklawn Middle School. Additionally, Morris Plains Borough School serves a more diverse student population compared to some nearby schools, such as Mendham Township Middle School, while maintaining a relatively low percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, suggesting it may serve a more affluent community.


Detail:

Public 3-8

 500 Speedwell Avenue
       Morris Plains, NJ  07950-2134


(973) 538-1650

District: Morris Plains School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
90th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,826 Help


Students who attend Morris Plains Borough School usually attend:

High:    Morristown High School

Feeder schools for Morris Plains Borough School:

Elementary:    Mountain Way School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  376

Racial breakdown:

White:
68.1%
Hispanic:
15.4%
Asian:
10.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.7% Help


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Compare Details Morris Plains Borough School ranks better than 80.6% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 80.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details Morris Plains Borough School ranks better than 88% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.03. (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 (68.1%), Hispanic (15.4%), Asian (10.4%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morris Plains Borough School is 9.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morris Plains Borough School is $12,826.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Morris Plains Borough School:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris Plains Borough School 260th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Morris Plains Borough School in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Morris Plains Borough School 90th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Morris Plains Borough School in the ranking list.)

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Morris Plains School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Morris Plains School District 97th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Morris Plains Borough School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.34 315th 1204 73.8%
2004 68.83 477th 1298 63.3%
2005 76.06 293rd 1303 77.5%
2006 79.70 175th 1314 86.7%
2007 77.04 229th 1329 82.8%
2008 78.07 225th 1338 83.2%
2009 83.76 119th 1346 91.2%
2010 85.61 61st 1354 95.5%
2011 82.07 154th 1360 88.7%
2012 78.62 261st 1363 80.9%
2013 78.09 282nd 1367 79.4%
2014 75.99 342nd 1363 74.9%
2015 83.41 220th 1357 83.8%
2016 77.39 315th 1346 76.6%
2017 77.84 317th 1352 76.6%
2018 76.00 343rd 1353 74.6%
2019 78.77 291st 1360 78.6%
2021 63.77 426th 1317 67.7%
2022 64.96 494th 1345 63.3%
2023 80.80 260th 1342 80.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.89 266th 1001 73.4%
2019 83.33 118th 1007 88.3%
2021 77.58 122nd 868 85.9%
2022 46.52 425th 949 55.2%
2023 69.92 203rd 958 78.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 75.01 142nd 863 83.5%
2023 60.10 279th 910 69.3%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.96 339th 1333 74.6%
2019 73.75 353rd 1331 73.5%
2021 61.74 430th 1290 66.7%
2022 57.91 562nd 1326 57.6%
2023 71.85 383rd 1318 70.9%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.74 364th 1334 72.7%
2019 80.98 232nd 1335 82.6%
2021 64.16 409th 1297 68.5%
2022 70.13 394th 1324 70.2%
2023 84.67 194th 1315 85.2%
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Rank History for elementary school Asian students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 87.78 11th 346 96.8%
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Rank History for elementary school Hispanic students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 53.91 330th 896 63.2%
2022 46.74 445th 953 53.3%
2023 66.34 262nd 982 73.3%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.84 314th 1022 69.3%
2019 73.29 229th 1023 77.6%
2021 50.69 441st 964 54.3%
2022 55.74 429th 976 56.0%
2023 75.06 203rd 975 79.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Morris Plains Borough School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.89 49th 574 91.5%
2004 64.66 270th 588 54.1%
2005 87.62 25th 599 95.8%
2006 87.37 21st 615 96.6%
2007 82.07 71st 631 88.7%
2008 81.47 92nd 640 85.6%
2009 87.58 18th 664 97.3%
2010 87.16 30th 677 95.6%
2011 86.86 31st 684 95.5%
2012 87.24 37th 677 94.5%
2013 81.93 104th 704 85.2%
2014 81.84 107th 717 85.1%
2015 88.67 34th 713 95.2%
2016 91.52 18th 713 97.5%
2017 89.62 31st 712 95.6%
2018 88.72 31st 716 95.7%
2019 86.64 51st 745 93.2%
2021 80.99 103rd 652 84.2%
2022 83.67 92nd 745 87.7%
2023 84.03 90th 748 88.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 97.10 8th 492 98.4%
2021 86.28 22nd 401 94.5%
2022 86.20 37th 535 93.1%
2023 88.62 23rd 505 95.4%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.60 63rd 680 90.7%
2019 83.46 93rd 703 86.8%
2021 85.77 61st 625 90.2%
2022 80.56 119th 726 83.6%
2023 80.94 120th 720 83.3%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.54 39th 675 94.2%
2019 89.01 60th 697 91.4%
2021 71.55 148th 635 76.7%
2022 83.98 96th 730 86.8%
2023 83.08 100th 718 86.1%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Morris Plains Borough School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.47 37th 497 92.6%
2019 85.37 44th 504 91.3%
2021 69.71 92nd 435 78.9%
2022 77.30 89th 512 82.6%
2023 81.11 64th 509 87.4%
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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 Plains Borough School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 239 9 1 6 0 n/a n/a 0 255
1989 226 6 7 6 1 n/a n/a 0 246
1990 231 4 6 7 1 n/a n/a 0 249
1991 217 1 7 4 0 n/a n/a 0 229
1992 196 2 10 2 1 n/a n/a 0 211
1993 199 0 11 4 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1994 210 2 16 3 1 n/a n/a 0 232
1995 256 4 12 7 2 n/a n/a 0 281
1996 256 4 12 7 2 n/a n/a 0 281
1998 289 4 17 3 1 n/a n/a 0 314
1999 276 5 19 6 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2000 286 4 20 5 3 n/a n/a 0 318
2001 291 1 24 5 0 n/a n/a 0 321
2002 321 5 19 7 5 n/a n/a 0 357
2003 321 5 19 7 5 n/a n/a 0 357
2004 315 2 33 13 3 n/a n/a 0 366
2005 335 4 29 13 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 315 6 30 17 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2007 331 3 20 17 0 n/a n/a 0 371
2008 316 4 21 27 0 n/a n/a 0 368
2009 345 1 18 20 0 0 6 0 390
2010 356 3 25 19 0 0 0 0 403
2011 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 378 378
2012 374 7 16 22 0 0 3 0 422
2013 360 7 17 24 0 0 2 0 410
2014 354 9 20 34 0 0 5 0 422
2015 339 7 23 36 0 0 4 0 409
2016 317 7 24 27 0 0 5 0 380
2017 304 10 26 24 0 0 4 0 368
2018 299 13 31 25 0 0 0 0 368
2019 291 16 35 27 0 0 0 0 369
2020 287 19 43 34 0 0 0 0 383
2021 272 22 39 49 0 0 0 0 382
2022 257 23 34 56 0 0 1 0 371
2023 256 16 39 58 0 0 7 0 376

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 Plains Borough School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 255 27.0 9.4 n/a
1989 246 28.0 8.7 n/a
1990 249 30.0 8.3 1.2
1991 229 25.0 9.1 0
1992 211 23.0 9.1 n/a
1993 214 23.4 9.1 0
1994 232 22.8 10.2 2.2
1995 281 28.9 9.7 0.4
1996 281 28.9 9.7 0.4
1998 314 30.3 10.4 0.3
1999 306 31.6 9.7 1
2000 318 31.6 10.1 0
2001 321 31.8 10.1 0.3
2002 357 31.0 11.5 0
2003 357 31.0 11.5 0
2004 366 32.0 11.4 0.8
2005 381 31.0 12.3 n/a
2006 368 31.0 11.9 0
2007 371 31.0 12.0 n/a
2008 368 24.0 15.3 2.4
2009 390 29.9 10.3 3.3
2010 403 25.0 16.1 3.2
2011 378 n/a n/a n/a
2012 422 35.9 11.7 1.4
2013 410 38.2 10.7 2
2014 422 38.0 11.1 4.3
2015 409 42.0 9.7 3.2
2016 380 40.0 9.5 2.4
2017 368 40.8 9.0 3.3
2018 368 40.3 9.1 6
2019 369 40.5 9.0 7.9
2020 383 40.5 9.4 9.4
2021 382 39.5 9.6 10.5
2022 371 45.2 8.2 10.8
2023 376 40.0 9.4 7.7

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 Plains Borough School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 255 27.0 9.4 n/a
1989 246 28.0 8.7 n/a
1990 249 30.0 8.3 1.2
1991 229 25.0 9.1 0
1992 211 23.0 9.1 n/a
1993 214 23.4 9.1 0
1994 232 22.8 10.2 2.2
1995 281 28.9 9.7 0.4
1996 281 28.9 9.7 0.4
1998 314 30.3 10.4 0.3
1999 306 31.6 9.7 1
2000 318 31.6 10.1 0
2001 321 31.8 10.1 0.3
2002 357 31.0 11.5 0
2003 357 31.0 11.5 0
2004 366 32.0 11.4 0.8
2005 381 31.0 12.3 n/a
2006 368 31.0 11.9 0
2007 371 31.0 12.0 n/a
2008 368 24.0 15.3 2.4
2009 390 29.9 10.3 3.3
2010 403 25.0 16.1 3.2
2011 378 n/a n/a n/a
2012 422 35.9 11.7 1.4
2013 410 38.2 10.7 2
2014 422 38.0 11.1 4.3
2015 409 42.0 9.7 3.2
2016 380 40.0 9.5 2.4
2017 368 40.8 9.0 3.3
2018 368 40.3 9.1 6
2019 369 40.5 9.0 7.9
2020 383 40.5 9.4 9.4
2021 382 39.5 9.6 10.5
2022 371 45.2 8.2 10.8
2023 376 40.0 9.4 7.7

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 Plains Borough School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,826

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Morris Plains Borough School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 291st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 260th of 1342 Elementary schools
 2%
Ranks 51st of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 90th of 748 Middle schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)70.762.6
 8.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)70.762.6
 8.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)7767.9
 9.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)7767.9
 9.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)73.275.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)73.275.6
 2.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)57.281.4
 24.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)57.281.4
 24.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)70.874.3
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)70.874.3
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)75.363.2
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)75.363.2
 12.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)64.359.4
 4.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)64.359.4
 4.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)67.843.5
 24.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)67.843.5
 24.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)87.785.2
 2.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)87.785.2
 2.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)62.965.5
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)62.965.5
 2.6%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains Borough School)9280.3
 11.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Morris Plains School District)9280.3
 11.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains Borough School)81.641.7
 39.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Morris Plains School District)81.641.7
 39.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Morris Plains Borough School)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (Morris Plains School District)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Morris Plains Borough School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Morris Plains School District)100100
   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 Students369376
 1.9%
African American1616
American Indian00
Asian3539
 11.4%
Hispanic2758
 114.8%
Pacific Islander00
White291256
 12%
Two or More Races07
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.9%7.7%
 0.1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Morris Plains Borough School

In the 2022-23 school year, 376 students attended Morris Plains Borough School.

Students at Morris Plains Borough School are 68% White, 15% Hispanic, 10% Asian, 4% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Morris Plains Borough School ranks 90th of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Morris Plains Borough School usually go on to attend Morristown 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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