77 out of 10GreatSchools

Midland Park High School

Midland Park, NJ
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-12
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  • Enrollment: 442


Midland Park High School
250 Prospect Street
Midland Park, NJ 07432
(201) 444-7400
Midland Park High School is located in Midland Park, NJ and serves grades 7-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Wonderful school. I could have gone to a different school in the area like Bergen Tech or Bergen Academies, but I truly would have missed Midland Park schools. I don’t have a bad word to say about this school district.
I used to be a student here until I transferred to a private school (which many graduating eighth graders do). The administration, methods, technology, and college prep is behind many years. Many people I know still in this school have almost no college direction and it is not uncommon for seniors to take some of their first ACTs or SATs in the fall of their senior year. Many seniors don't go to well respected schools (if that's what you strive for) and the small size often creates petty tension. Overall, this schools does not prepare you well for college and the workforce
Because the school is small, there is a great deal of flexibility. Underclassmen can take courses far earlier in their educational careers than elsewhere. The small class size means that educators and administrators really know their students and have time for them. Relationships built with teachers are deeper, longer and more meaningful here. Kids have the opportunity to test the waters by participating in multiple activities. It is not unusual for a kid to vein in the band performing at halftime and then running onto the field to play football, as well. There is a strong sense of community, too --people here look out for one another's children and parents are very involved in the PTAs and Education Foundation.
Academically, the school is on the upswing. There has been a change in administration and additions made to teaching staff. Performance and enrollment in AP courses has risen considerably. SATs are up and the latest essay scores show how well-prepared the kids are in writing. Mathematics has been a weak spot in the past but has improved considerably. Because of its small size, students here have opportunities to participate in sports, drama, music, broadcasting, etc., that they might be shut out of elsewhere. Teachers and administrators are extremely accessible and responsive to parents and students, open to being creative with course of instruction at all levels. Active PTA, Boosters, etc. Facilities are dated and need improvement.
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