MILLBURN, NJ - A new ranking from Niche.com is great news for people with students in the district.
The ranking placed Millburn Public Schools at number two overall in the state, just behind Princeton Public Schools. The rankings looked at a variety of factors to come to the final decision. 243 school districts made the final ranking.
According to Niche in their overall description of the district, Millburn has a 12 to 1 student to teacher ratio in the district, with 4,860 students across five elementary schools one middle school and one high school.
The district was judged on several factors, with Millburn receiving an A+ grade in all of the following areas; academics, teachers, clubs and activities, college prep and health and safety. The district also received a B grade for diversity.
Niche also took a look at the academic count and found 80 percent of students are proficient in Math testing, and 85 percent are proficient in reading. Additionally, 98 percent of students enrolled in the district graduate, with an average SAT score of 1370.
Along with its overall ranking, Millburn was ranked twentieth nationwide in the same overall category, third out of 377 schools among the best places to teach and number one overall in Essex County.
As a result of the high ranking, each individual school ranked highly as well. Glenwood (sixth in NJ), Deerfield (13th in NJ), South Mountain (14th in NJ), Hartshorn (17th in NJ) and Wyoming (21st in NJ) Elementary Schools all received an A+ grade. The Middle (third in NJ) and High (first in Essex County) Schools were also highly ranked individually.
Niche writes on their website that they come to the rankings from a combination of data analysis, reviews and extra information, which is placed into a formula which determines the ranking of each district.