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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
West Milford High School is a public school located in West Milford, NJ. It has 1,040 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.

West Milford High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1170
278 responses
Average ACT
27
60 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$98,333
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,585
National
$949
Median Home Value
$288,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 47 responses
  • Highlander Day
    32%
  • The pep rallies, sports games, and proms!
    30%
  • Rec Assemblies
    19%
  • No-points barbecue
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,040
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.7%
42%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$24,540/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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West Milford High School Reviews

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This school has a lot to offer when it comes to classes, sports, and other extracurricular activities. I’ve been part of the band and taken all honors/ap classes since freshman year and I’ve surrounded myself with people that are as dedicating and hardworking as I am. All the teachers I have had seem to care about their jobs and their students and are willing to stay after to help out those who struggle. The only thing I don’t like about my school right now are the student mass who seems to lack school spirit. Every pep rally gets quieter and lamer because no one is cheering.
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My experience with WMHS was overall average. Most teachers were able to explain their lessons well and prepare us for tests, others seemed to have more difficulty and left me feeling very unprepared for the future. The band is outstanding and I admire their dedication. The performing arts are very good in WMHS and it is easy to get involved if a certain club interests you. One that stands out to me in west Milford is the bagpipes which always give fantastic performances. There is a wide variety of sports offered from football to fencing as well. One thing I do not like is that guidance seems to be unorganized. Emails take a while to get answered, paperwork gets lost, and if you have a question it takes a while to find someone with the answer. West Milford is not a terrible school, but it is certainly not high ranking either.
Some aspects that I liked about West Milford High School are:
- Teachers make learning enjoyable
- Students are lively
- Morale is upheld
- Merit is rewarded
- Safety is a priority
- The fine arts are represented well
- Bullying is strictly condemned
- College readiness is proficient

Some aspects that I did not like about West Milford High School are:
- Board of Education lacks preparedness
- Lack of diversity
- Lack of education regarding culture
- Resources for the disabled could be improved
- Parent involvement is excessive
- Sports teams are well funded, however, student performance lacks