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About This School

West Morris Mendham High School is a public high school in Mendham Township. The principal of West Morris Mendham High School is Mr Michael Matyas and can be contacted at mmatyas@wmmhs.org. 1,368 children attend West Morris Mendham High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 0.8% of the West Morris Mendham High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 1% of the 1,368 students here have subsidized lunches.The average class size at West Morris Mendham High School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 12:1. Daytop Preparatory School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% 91%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 0.7%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    West Morris Mendham High keeps getting better. New learning technology helps kids excel and there are new classes and clubs coming on all the time to meet the students' interests.

  • (10 months ago)

    There are wealthy white students at this school. There are also students of color students with disabilities students from across the globe and lots of students who are not wealthy. I think that is called diversity. My youngest just graduated from WMMHS. What's most important to me is that my two children who went there never felt pressure to be something other than what they were. They were involved in sports but also music and loved both experiences. The IB program is great. My kids were not IB students although they did take some classes in honors and IB. They did not experience a preferential treatment for the program students. but I would not be surprised if that were the case. Students pursuing an IB degree are generally more focused and studious. No school is perfectly balanced but this one does a great job of helping students find their own path with a very strong academic structure to prepare them for life beyond high school.

  • (11 months ago)

    Locals say this school offers a private school level education because of all the teacher attention and special activities available. For motivated kids the IB program here is very disciplined and excellent preparation for the best universities.

  • (11 months ago)

    You always have a feeling the school doesn't care about students who are not in IB/Honors classes. Also about half of the school take the higher classes and they are not much more difficult than an academic class. A few teachers are very dedicated and helpful but most just go through the motions. Bullying is huge and noticed by everyone in the school and staff members don't care if the student is wealthy athletic or in higher classes. Cheating is almost encouraged by teachers who will "look away" while a student uses a cheat sheet or a phone. The only good thing about the school is that physical violence is very uncommon but thats about it. The school has a very sad atmosphere and I would never send my kids here.

  • (1 year ago)

    I disagree with the student review about lower level classes. There are excelent teachers at all levels and a lot of resources devoted to special needs as well.

  • (1 year ago)

    As someone who just completed freshman year at Mendham I will say I was a bit disappointed. I took 3 honors courses in Biology History and English. After a month I had to move out of the Biology class. My history teacher was not very good. My English teacher however was excellent and I can never thank her enough for what she taught me. The school truly does focus on the IB students and honestly has a horrible sense of school spirit starting with admin. The principal is NOT actively involved and does sets a horrible mood upon the teachers who set it upon students. You will learn alot from Mendham but you will have to work. In the long run Mendham has taught me alot so far but DESPERATELY needs a better sense of unity and school pride inside the building. Mendham also has an overcrowding problem with 75% of students having to eat lunch on the floor. Overall Mendham is worth it but desperately needs some help. A new attitude within Mendham staff and admin is desperately needed and the building itself could use major updating (not eating on the floor? The bathrooms?). With the help of better administration and a few changes Mendham could easily become a 5 star school.

  • (1 year ago)

    All white wealthy school. They really do only care about the IB program and focus all their energy on it. Students in lower level classes are left to fend for themselves without school resourses.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school only cares about the students in the IB program. Being a student at this school with a learning disability I can personally say that I am not happy at all with the education that I am currently getting at WMMHS. They always tell the students that they should always move up in their classes and challenge themselves.Whenever I wanted to challenge myself they always told me that I shouldn't because I "wasn't ready'. Well why don't you actually try to prepare me! I am glad I didn't listen because I was able to move up into a level which I succeeded in. Isn't their jobs to inspire me to challenge myself? They were not even looking at my strengths. Oh and they fail to tell you that studies classes actually do not prepare you for college. So here I am in my senior year trying to cram four years of a few subjects into a college prep class so I can do well in college. They don't even care.. As long as the IB kids do well they will do whatever it takes to help them and treat the rest of us like garbage.

  • (2 years ago)

    students relations are not good. Teacher have different standarts between studients . We did not happy. It does not safty pleace.

  • (2 years ago)

    Students at Mendham are well prepared for future academics. I attended a top-25 private liberal arts college and from day one I was ready for intense reading assignments and a large workload because I had already been doing that kind of work in my G&T classes at Mendham. My classmates at my undergraduate school included students who attended Oak Knoll and Kent Place and a few New England boarding schools. I never felt like I was less 'ready' than they were to succeed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to Mendham High School and it was a terrific experience. Students are able to excel academically in a safe comfortable environment. Curriculum is challenging and teachers are always willing to help. Athletics are great as well.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child who is now working on a PHD received as good an education at WMMHS as any private school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently attending MHS as a senior (2012) (I'm also new!) So far I have really enjoyed my experience here! The teachers are very kind helpful and nice people. Academics are very good too! I am taking all AP and IB classes. Also you have some bad teachers (as with any school) but they are mostly very good teachers. Also I love the block schedule! It makes life so much easier for me. Basically it is what the student makes out of MHS. They can either choose to excel or not (most students choose to excel) Most students go to top universities. It's pretty common to hear that someone got into Columbia or BC. It's almost an everyday thing! As for me I will be attending Lehigh next year. I LOVE MENDHAM!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is Great. My son went here and to be quite honest enjoyed it quite a bit. The school offers whatever you need academically and has an appreciable extracurricular schedule. Go Patriots!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is very clean and has lots of activities but their learning program is not so great and that is what school is al about

  • (6 years ago)

    My child just finished their freshman year. Academically I think the students get a great education at this school. Faculty and principals are very approachable.

  • (8 years ago)

    excellent school system - my two children went through all the schools. My daughter went to Northwestern U. and our son went the U. of Colorado at Boulder

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