District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Mountainside School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.

Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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District Finances
How a school district allocates funds can reflect its priorities. Learn more about how these decisions are made.
Parent Tip
District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Mountainside School District
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Parent / Guardian
April 01, 2021
Amazing reordering of administration. New leaders have fostered a wonderful sense of community for our students and neighborhood. We are fortunate to have been offered in person learning since... More
Review for Beechwood School
Parent / Guardian
July 15, 2017
School is let down by an inferior curriculum, some very poor teachers, lack of recess after 6th grade. Great improvements have been made to media center (although more books would be welcomed). The... More
Parent / Guardian
September 18, 2016
This is an up and coming school. Working on upgrading and media center is second to none! Teacher's working on programs that will shape and strengthen our students future.
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