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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Mahwah High School is a top rated, public school located in Mahwah, NJ. It has 925 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.
Address
50 Ridge Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430
Telephone
(201) 762-2300

Mahwah High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1260
293 responses
Average ACT
29
91 responses
AP Enrollment
25%

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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$137,768
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,382
National
$949
Median Home Value
$555,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Spirit week
    44%
  • Homecoming and the Prom
    33%
  • Football Games
    19%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
925
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,939
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$22,052/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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At Mahwah High School, I was involved in two different sports teams, several clubs, and excelled in my academics as well. This high school prepared me for college well. I was able to carry my study habits and desire for exceptional grades into my college experience and I found this trait to be monumental. Something I might change about Mahwah High School is the strictness of its' lack of extra credit oppotunities. While I am aware of the fact that the teachers at Mahwah High School are attempting to prepare students for all kinds of college experiences possible for every student, there is definitely room for at least a few extra credit opportunities to be provided. I have only completed one semester in college so far, yet I have had several opportunities to gain extra credit in just about each of my classes. This was something I had not been prepared for or used to having access to yet it made a huge difference in how my experience in each of my classes panned out.
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Mahwah is a strong high school academically and a great community of involved students. Mahwah high school also offers a large amount of different clubs and activities, both educational and fun. The course selection is varied and there are a good amount of honors and advanced placement classes that are offered. Most of the teachers are really strong and all teachers are willing to help the students if they need extra help outside of class. Safety and security of the students and the building is a top concern and Mahwah is very good about maintaining security and keeping parents informed if an incident occurs.
Mahwah high school supplied me with multiple avenues in which I could explore my abilities and create my future. With the hundreds of options of different academic courses with talented teaching staff gives you the opportunity to study what you want. The teachers that I have at Mahwah challenged me as a learner, making me work harder then I have in the past. Mahwah High School has done a great job preparing me for the future ahead.