District Information

 

Our Schools

Fast Facts
Mission Statement

Morris School District Community School

Morris Educational Foundation

The Morris School District serves the communities of Morristown and Morris Township (pre-K through high school) and Morris Plains (grades 9-12) by providing a supportive and challenging educational environment for a total student population of approximately 4,800. Within the District there is one preschool, three primary schools (K-2), three intermediate schools (3-5), one multiage magnet school (K-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school.

In addition to our pre-K-12 program the Morris School District operates an innovative Community School that offers an extensive adult school curriculum for lifelong learners. The Community School also provides a nurturing before- and after-school childcare program, Sunrise Sunset, for Morris School District children of busy parents. Housed in each of the District's elementary schools, Sunrise Sunset offers a safe, supportive and supervised environment in which boys and girls can work and play before and after school. The Community School's ever-popular summer program, Summer Plus, provides children with an active, enjoyable, and local alternative to summer camp.

 

Fast Facts

 

Enrollment/Avg. Class Size (as of June 30, 2012):

School/Grades

Total Enrollment

Avg. Class Size

Lafayette Learning Center Preschool

132

Alfred Vail (K-2)
322

18

Hillcrest (K-2)
317
18
Woodland (K-2)
328
19
Sussex Avenue (3-5)
335
18
Alexander Hamilton (3-5)
276
18
Thomas Jefferson (3-5)
305
19
Normandy Park (K-5)
373
18
Frelinghuysen Middle School (6-8)
1073
18
Morristown High School (9-12)
1,458
17
Total Enrollment
4,919

 

Faculty Information/ Faculty to student Ratio

All Morris School District certificated staff members meet the New Jersey standard of "Highly Qualified" teacher. Faculty include classroom teachers, special education teachers, child study team members, guidance counselors, enrichment/"gifted & talented" teachers, nurses, library/media specialists, art teachers, and ELL teachers.

Average Class Size

The average elementary class size is 18. Class sizes at the middle school and high school level vary depending upon the subject. For example, a high school Advanced Placement physics class may have as few as 13 students while a social studies class may have 20 or more.

Morristown High School Class of 2012

  • There were 360 graduates in the Class of 2012

  • 93% of the graduating class were accepted to 4-year or 2-year colleges/universities (72% 4-year colleges/universities; 21% two-year colleges).

  • 8 Students were honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program, including 6 Commended Students, 1 National Achievement honoree, and 1 National Hispanic Recognition scholar.
  • 1 National AP Scholar (average AP score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken and scores of 4 or higher on 8 or more of these exams)
  • 21 AP Scholars with Distinction (average scores of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams)
  • 13 AP Scholars with Honor (a score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.)
  • 29 AP Scholars (attained scores of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP exams)
  • Members of the Class of 2012 were accepted to colleges and universities throughout the country. Included among these are: Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Princeton, Brown, Boston College, Duke, Yale, Columbia, Dartmouth, University of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Holy Cross, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Mission Statement

The Morris School District will:

  • Provide excellent and innovative programs in academics, athletics, and the arts.
  • Create an environment that inspires all students to perform to their full potential.
  • Respect the uniqueness of individual differences.
  • Prepare students for responsible citizenship.
  • Form strong partnerships with the community.
  • Attract and retain talented people.
  • Assure that adequate resources are available and effectively and efficiently applied in fulfilling our mission.