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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 1,565 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Middletown High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
554 responses
Average ACT
27
61 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+
Median Household Income
$110,148
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,361
National
$949
Median Home Value
$411,600
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.23 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Football games
    30%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Food Truck Fest
    5%
  • 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
1,565
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,926
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.8%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$19,078/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Middletown High School South Reviews

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Middletown High School South is a welcoming school for all types of students. The school allows people to feel they are appreciated and an important part of the community. There are many opportunities for students to challenge themselves academically whether it be Honors or Advanced Placement courses, or dual enrollment courses at Brookdale Community College, each student at Middletown High School South. There are so many clubs to join and many opportunities for students to branch out to achieve their personal goals. The teachers and staff are hard-working and dedicated to creating a positive learning environment. MHSS provides so many student-based programs such as Peer Leaders which is offered to juniors and seniors to help new students adapt to their new environment. In addition, during all seasons of sports, students of all grade levels band together to generate support for their sports teams which creates a sense of community while making a positive impact on student-athletes.
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Overall I have had such a memorable, fun, and exciting educational experience because of Middletown High School South. I made so many friends, loved attending the football, basketball, and hockey games and made so many close bonds with my favorite teachers. Along with that I really enjoyed being apart of clubs like FBLA, and the diversity club. My teachers and administration are always so helpful too whenever I need. There are countless amounts of electives as well to choose from such as art, child development, anatomy, nutrition, computer science, etc. To be honest I would not change much about Middletown South. The one thing I can think of that has always bothered me is I would love if more people included students at lunch if they saw them sitting alone.
Overall a good HS experience. Academics are what you make of them - you can be enrolled in up to 6-7 AP courses per year, or take all "CP" (on-level) classes. Schedules are very flexible and can be tailored to your interests. The extracurricular offerings are somewhat lacking - there are lots of different clubs to join, but most are underdeveloped and pretty uninvolved. The school atmosphere is pretty good, and most students are kind/accepting. Most teachers and administrators are good people and care about their students.