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About This School

Midland Park High School is a public high school in Midland Park. The principal of Midland Park High School is Mr Nicholas Capuano and can be contacted at ncapuano@midlandparkschools.k12.nj.us. 526 students go to Midland Park High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.7% of the 526 students here get reduced lunch prices. Class size at Midland Park High School is 21, and the student to teacher ratio is 12:1. Waldwick High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 87%
Hispanic 7% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0.7% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Small town mentality=small school offerings. Having had my kids go to the jr high part of this school then transferring to private high schools (like 25% of all graduating 8th grade classes here that says something in itself) because of the very limited sports AP and honors classes activities and clubs. People who fight regionalization are hurting no one but the kids who live in a "bubble". Since MPHS already has a co-op program in place for football wrestling and cheering they have to recognize at some level the small school environment simply doesn't work. The kids have to suffer from some sort of identity crisis when you have to play for and cheer for the neighboring town's school. The kids that attend Here who keeps in touch with mine are limited in forming new friendships as well. The cliques are formed in grammar school and no one goes outside those boundaries for any reason. The bullies populars jocks etc. remain in tact and that is what you deal with for 6 years here. REGIONALIZE people is the way to go to offer the KIDS the best opportunities to develop academically socially and athletically. Not Doing so only hurts them no one else.

  • (10 months ago)

    Academically the school is on the upswing. There has been a change in administration and additions made to teaching staff. Performance and enrollment in AP courses has risen considerably. SATs are up and the latest essay scores show how well-prepared the kids are in writing. Mathematics has been a weak spot in the past but has improved considerably. Because of its small size students here have opportunities to participate in sports drama music broadcasting etc. that they might be shut out of elsewhere. Teachers and administrators are extremely accessible and responsive to parents and students open to being creative with course of instruction at all levels. Active PTA Boosters etc. Facilities are dated and need improvement.

  • (10 months ago)

    A parent All 3 schools share one common thread.. Caring teachers and Administrators that take the time to know each and every child by name and work with their strengths and weaknesses. There are ample extra curricular activities offered .Very little offered in the way of the arts and languages.Sadly the community is not progressive and does not value academia as much as neighboring towns. As a result budgets include very little extra that would enhance educational offerings . The buildings are old and need extensive repairs . Not uncommon to find leaking ceilings. The teachers do the very best they can with what they have but need more monetary support to become more technologically and academically up to date . There is a lot of potential here .

  • (10 months ago)

    A public school with the advantages of a private school. Caring teachers and administrators as well as involved parents. I have had 4 children graduate from Midland Park HIgh School and go on to college graduate school and careers. They were extremely well-prepared especially in writing and Math. One HS English teacher even reached out to them for feedback on their freshman year of college English to insure she was preparing them adequately. I think the easy accessibility of the teachers which came with a small school translated to college where my kids did not hesitate to approach professors or advisors directly with their concerns. My kids also participated in a lot more activities than they would have had the opportunity to do at a larger school. Coaches and advisors often accommodated each other's schedules because they knew that their programs were "sharing" the same participants.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are advantages and disadvantages to both large and small HS's but MPHS is a clear example of what's good within a small school environment. For the most part the teachers are very good but they could work a little harder compared to other districts. The comment about regionalization is based on ignorance....you really need to find out what's involved and frankly the surrounding districts aren't interested. It can't be done unilaterally.

  • (1 year ago)

    Although the high school is small it has so much to offer. My child has had wonderful caring and highly motivated teachers. The teachers and administration are interested in the success of every child. The school has increased its offering of AP courses has honors classes and many extra-curricular activities. Students in MPHS are not just numbers. They are students that receive individual attention in this small and nurturing environment.

  • (1 year ago)

    Private school attention in a public school. All the teachers/administrators know all the kids whether they've had them in class or not. Makes for a great supportive environment. Many honors and AP classes are offered and kids can participate in more than one extracurricular at a time and the coaches/advisors help them work around time conflicts.

  • (1 year ago)

    Small school with all the benefits of a larger one. MPHS gives kids a great environment to excel including honor/AP courses National Honor Society. etc. Your kid does not get lost but instead can form great relationships with teachers/students. Best Marching Band program around!

  • (1 year ago)

    I personal go to this school. Sadly I find no joy in it. I am saying this as a student who loves to learn and wants to succeed. They are almost giving out As. Its not fun to do something with no challenge. The school itself is unsafe. Everywhere you look you see the need for repairs. Though I know the administration is trying hard their efforts are useless.

  • (4 years ago)

    Small school but offers lots of honor classes clubs sports art etc. Everyone knows everyone. Great teachers

  • (4 years ago)

    My two daughters' experience was comparable to a private school small classes individual attention rigorous coursework. Both have excelled in college particularly in writing skills; 4's and 5's on AP tests. Principal is 'no-nonsense' - runs a tight ship but is open and caring. One weak spot-Spanish program.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers and admin staff pay no atention until it is too late. And only repond to save there own ass... Its terrible to be a kid in high school these days. Is there anyone who cares anymore?.......

  • (5 years ago)

    Safety is poor teaching is fair academics are fair kids are brats system overall is poor

  • (7 years ago)

    Unfortunately the high school is the worst out of the three. the math department is atrocious. Math is one of the most important classes that need understanding and this school does not offer a great department. Yes the school won many awards but those awards were received over 7 years ago and a lot has changed. According to my son though the food is great! All extracurricular activities are ample in fun and knowledge. They also have a very disappointing track made of gravel. People are injured there and when the gravel slides it slows people in track meets down. Overall I give this school three stars because it has the potential to be changed.

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