Millburn Middle School Named Best Public Middle School In The United States


MILLBURN, NJ - According to the most recent school rankings, Millburn Middle School is named the best public middle school in the U.S. for 2016.  The final results were tallied from records and statistics comparing 15,656 schools nationwide.

The determining factors that make up the statistics are the strength of academic grades, overall quality of the school district, quality of teachers and student culture and diversity.  50% of the total calculation is weighted on academic grades.  Niche gave Millburn Middle School a grade of “A+” in every category except student culture and diversity.  For that, it received a “C+”.

“Our rankings are different, and for good reason. We believe that the quality of a school or district should be measured, at least in part, by the parents and students who actually go there,” the methodology states. “The most unique thing about our rankings is that they incorporate student outcomes. We go to great lengths to ensure that our rankings represent a comprehensive assessment of each school or district.”

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New Jersey middle schools that were also nationally ranked among the top 50 include; J.Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton (#2), Thomas R. Grover Middle School in West Windsor (#15), Community Middle School in Plainsboro (#24), Montgomery Lower  and Upper Middle Schools in Montgomery (#34/#38), and Mount Pleasant Middle School in Livingston (#50).

In the 2016 Districts With The Best Academics category, Millburn Township Public Schools is ranked number one in New Jersey.  It also took the top slot in the Metro New York City rankings.  On the national level, Millburn Township Public Schools is ranked #2 in the U.S. out of a field of 12,153 school districts.   The number one ranking went to the Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, TX.

Other New Jersey school districts that obtained a top 50 national ranking in the best academic category were Princeton Public Schools (#3), West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District (#16), Montgomery Township School District (#22), The School District of the Chathams (#30), Bernards Township Public Schools (#38), Mountain Lakes School District (#39), Tenafly Public Schools (#46) and Ridgewood Public Schools (#48).


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Millburn Recreation Accepting Memberships for Pool, Tennis and Golf

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Upcoming Events


Sun, February 25, 2:00 PM

Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills

All the Presidents’ Gardens Talk & Book Signing ...

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Mon, February 26, 7:45 PM

Education Center, Millburn

Millburn Board of Education Meeting


Tue, February 27, 8:15 AM

Congregation Bnai Israel, Millburn

JBN Presents: Women's Networking in Millburn

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Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate ...

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The Mall at Short Hills to Host Spring Fashion Preview

February 25, 2018

The Mall at Short Hills to Host Spring Fashion Preview

View the latest spring fashions styled by national fashion expert Gina LaMorte

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Millburn Recreation 2018 Spring/Summer Program Registration Now Open

The Millburn Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for their Spring/Summer programs and SUmmer Camps.  e sure to register your child as soon as possible because space in all programs is limited.

Please see our website at for more information, or you can visit our documents page with all of our registration forms ...

Tullamore Dew Whiskey Dinner at St. James's Gate in Maplewood on Feb. 27

Join Tullamore Dew and St. James's Gate for a 5 course whiskey dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

5 courses with 5 whiskies.

The menu is as follows:

Sea Urchin 2 ways
Scallop crudo in shell
Whiskey injected oysters
Squid ink gnocchi, head on prawn and kobe beef
Whiskey creme Anglaise filled chocolate dipped ricotta doughnut

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