The Millburn Township School District consists of seven schools— five elementary (grades K-5), one middle school (grades 6-8) and one high school (grades 9-12). In addition, the district runs an integrated preschool program for both special needs and regular education students. Approximately 4,900 students attend the district’s schools, which are known for their challenging curriculum and academic excellence.
Millburn High School has been consistently recognized as one of the most outstanding secondary schools in both the state and the nation. In September 2010, it was, for the second consecutive time, named the best high school in the state in New Jersey Monthly Magazine’s biennial rankings. In 2007, the high school received the prestigious Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education, and was named one of the nation’s top 100 high schools in U.S. News and World Report’s inaugural ranking of public high schools. Ninety-eight percent of graduating seniors attend four-year colleges, and, in recent years, the average combined SAT score for the school has been the highest in the state among public high schools. The school’s program of studies currently features 27 Advanced Placement (AP) courses and a wide range of academic electives. These electives are taught on four levels of instructional demand: Accelerated, College Prep A, College Prep B and Non-Ranked.
Millburn High School students are also extensively involved in extracurricular activities. Roughly 70 percent of students participate in the athletic program, which includes 29 varsity sports. In addition, a majority of students participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental groups, as well as more than 60 school clubs and organizations.
Millburn Middle School has been selected as a New Jersey Benchmark School by the Business Coalition for Educational Excellence, based on the school’s consistently high performance on state proficiency assessments. Students in sixth and seventh grades are arranged on interdisciplinary teams; eighth graders have a variety of departmental teachers to help prepare them for a high school environment. Academic studies are supplemented by courses in art, music, public speaking, leadership, writing and technology, as well as by a number of elective courses in the eighth grade. Millburn Middle School’s program promotes leadership skills and provides many opportunities for students to participate in service-learning activities that benefit both the school and community.
Millburn’s five elementary schools (Deerfield, Glenwood, Hartshorn, South Mountain and Wyoming) consistently perform at the highest levels on New Jersey standardized tests. Each school focuses on the best instructional practice in reading and writing, problem solving and the application of technology. The schools are communities dedicated to the development of the full potential of each student.
There are also numerous private, parochial and special needs schools in Millburn and Short Hills that offer excellent educational opportunities. In addition, there is a wide assortment of preschool facilities in the area, providing early learning environments as well as high-quality daycare.