#1 Middle School in NJ and #1 in Morris County

Briarcliff Middle School

93 Briarcliff Rd, Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046

How Good is Briarcliff Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Briarcliff Middle School, is a Morris County school. Serving grades 6-8, the school has 315 students and a student–teacher ratio of 9 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Briarcliff Middle School scores are significantly above average. The school ranks 1 for middle schools in Morris County and 1 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to determine the overall grade. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


A number of factors, including New Jersey standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics grade. Briarcliff Middle School received a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Jersey.

Source: NJ Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Excellent

Learning Enviroment

To evaluate the learning environment at a school we compare many factors such as teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. For learning environment, Briarcliff Middle School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in New Jersey and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
NJ Avg. 11
Uncertified Teachers
NJ Avg. 1%
New Teachers
NJ Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Briarcliff Middle School performs above average compared to other New Jersey middle schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Briarcliff Middle School is included below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
NJ Avg. 16%
Free Lunch
NJ Avg. 26%
Econ. Disadvantaged
NJ Avg. 31%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 315
Minority Students 79
Diversity Index 28
Students with Disablities N/A
Economically Disadvantaged 1%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students 2%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Included below are middle schools near Briarcliff Middle School. Grades for each of these schools are listed in the table. For a complete list of schools in Mountain Lakes, go to the Mountain Lakes, New Jersey schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Lake Drive Program for Hearing Impared N/A N/A A+ N/A
2 John Hill School A- A- A B-
3 Valleyview Middle School A A- A+ A+
4 Central Middle School A- A- B+ A+
5 Rockaway Valley School A+ A+ A+ A+

Briarcliff Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Briarcliff Middle School? 315 students.
  • How good of a school is Briarcliff Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Briarcliff Middle School in? The school is located in Morris County.
  • How can I contact Briarcliff Middle School? The school's number is (973) 334-0342.
  • Where is Briarcliff Middle School? 93 Briarcliff Rd, Mountain Lakes, New Jersey 07046

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Lake Drive Program for Hearing Impared
10 Lake Drive Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
John Hill School
435 Lathrop Avenue Boonton, NJ 07005
Valleyview Middle School
320 Diamond Spring Road Denville, NJ 07834
Central Middle School
1620 Route 46 Parsippany, NJ 07054
Rockaway Valley School
11 Valley Road Boonton Township, NJ 07005