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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Middletown High School South is a highly rated, public school located in Middletown, NJ. It has 1,406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
900 Nut Swamp Road
Middletown, NJ 07748
Telephone
(732) 706-6111
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Middletown High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1210
445 responses
Average ACT
27
56 responses
AP Enrollment
24%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$105,035
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Median Home Value
$402,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Football games
    28%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Prom
    23%
  • Food Truck Fest
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,406
Free or Reduced Lunch
7%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,413
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,687/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.37 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.37 responses
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As a student of Middletown HS South, I am so grateful to have been afforded the ability to attend MHSS. Like any other high school, MHSS has its drawbacks. Yet, the positive experiences I have had at this school far outweigh the negative. I have genuinely never felt without the foremost scholarly necessities and I have always felt grateful for what I have been provided with at this school. At South, I have had the opportunity to challenge myself in the name of AP classes and I have also been able to experience the rigor of standardized testing through the PSAT. In addition, I would say South exudes a sense of school spirit that I believe to be a product of the school's making. I will say though, I do believe that sometimes South neglects certain clubs and often inhibits the individuality and perspective of South students. Overall though, I am grateful to have attended MHSS and truly believe that it will positively impact my future interactions with advanced levels of education.
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New Jersey has one of the best education programs in the country. Middletown HS South has amazing teachers who enjoy what they do. In my four years of coming here, I've never had a teacher that I did not like. The school itself, however, is very focused on sports. I love music and arts but whenever the music or art department requests money or any support, the school disregards it. I wish the school recognized us seriously. I also have a problem with how attendance is run. The people who are in charge are not very helpful. Whenever parents have called, their questions are left unanswered. These issues could be resolved with the right management and I believe they will. The new principle here is very welcoming and says hi to all the students. He makes an effort to remember their names and always come into the classrooms to check on everything.
I have always enjoyed my school. My teachers always have their doors and arms open. They are always willing to help students, whether it be before class during class, or during our extra help block. Middletown South offers many clubs and activities, and I have been lucky enough to take part in 7 of their clubs. They offer many volunteer hours through their clubs as well. Middletown South's academics are top-notch; they offer Advanced Placement colleges with college credits available. School spirit is evident at Middletown South; they have at least 3 pep rallies a year as well as "Midd South Nation" who attends the sporting events and cheers the teams on. The school is also in a very safe area, and security guards are always in the hallways to keep students safe. Middletown South is an all around top-notch school with great opportunities for students.