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Chester, NJ
Students enrolled: 1,300

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259 Bartley Road
Chester, NJ 07930

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(908) 879-5212
(908) 879-2741
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December 18, 2012
This is a great town, offers great schools, the teachers and academics are wonderful. I'm very pleased

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2011
West Morris has excellent teachers, a welcoming and helpful administration, and a top-notch atmosphere. If your son/daughter graduates from WMC and you do your part as a parent they will be well-prepared for their future. This is one of the top high schools in New Jersey and was recently rated by U.S. News and World Report to be among the top 2% of high schools in the nation. This school fosters a culture of excellence.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
My daughter became ill in sophomore year and without the complete support of the school - especially her guidance counselor, Janice Higgins, she would not be graduating with her class this coming June

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 29, 2009
I am not only a faculty member, but a former graduate of the school and I can tell you that your child will for the most part be getting an outstanding education. Most of the teachers are reliable and well educated and the brass is superior. Our principal is extraordinary and well educated as is our superintendent. The elective program has grown exponentially due in part to semesterization. The IB program pushes kids to new heights and our athletics are very competitive. The facilities are old but the technology the school provides is amazing. Your children will be prepared for college!

- submitted by a teacher

May 29, 2008
I graduated from this High school and I have to say that it was the most unproductive four years of my life. I gained a somewhat substantial education from the music and english departments, however the Math and Science departments severely lacked and it seemed to me that the teachers appeared to know less than the students.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2008
Well I'm a student at this high school and I would say that it is a very good high school with a great academic program. The course offered are challenging and prepare the student well for a college career. There are many choices of classes available in both the AP and IB programs. The students in the IB program are challenged and driven to do their best! ( I would know since I am in the IB program). Even though the high school is great as a whole there are some areas in which it lacks. For example, the art department recently has been downsized and we have only one art room available. The after school buses come only two times a week which makes it hard for students and parents alike in the matter of transportation. Overall, the high school creates a welcoming enviroment for all students and teachers!

- submitted by a student

March 01, 2007
School rated highly by records. Current complaint is the poor use of teacher webpages not being updated daily and not listing class homework. Other schools have on-line report cards and websites where you can follow your student's progress and see if homework is in or not (ie Randolph & Warren Hills) but WMCHS does not have this. I have recommended it. Is WMCHS up to the times? Most teachers makes themselves available after school for help but I have had one who does not this year and I want to believe the teachers want to do the best for the students. No after school late buses except for Tues & Thurs limits kids with working parents to participate in after school activities. My child does participate in extracurricular due to this fact as I work.

- submitted by a parent

November 21, 2006
WMCHS is just OK in every way. Son graduated last year, and daughter is sophomore. Basic academics are fine, AP and IB included. However, drama and art programs uninspiring. Sports and clubs standard. Elective offerings still in the 1950's (i.e. drawing, creative writing, cooking, yearbook) Students are not being prepared for the high tech world they will live in and do not have the opportunity to explore diverse topics. All academic classes and most elective classes are year long which also does not allow students the opportunity to learn from a variety of teacher styles. A student is stuck in the same schedule for one very long and boring school year. Very few social offerings as well; dances are few and far between, no parades, no festivals, no big pep rallies, no spirit days. You get the picture. The nurses are excellent and guidance dept. variable. Safe, fine, just OK.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2006
The quality of academic programs is excellent! Music programs are available but not at the highest proficiency levels. Many clubs available. Parent involvement doesn't exist until project graduation.

- submitted by a parent
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West Morris Central High School
259 Bartley Road, Chester, NJ  07930
(908) 879-5212
Last modified West Morris Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
West Morris Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top