Midland School, North Branch, New Jersey
Midland School, located in North Branch (in Branchburg Township, New Jersey), in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, is a non-profit special education school serving the individual social, emotional, academic and career needs of children with developmental disabilities. The school serves 245 students, ranging in age from 5 to 21 years old, from central and northern New Jersey. With 245 students and 36.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), the school has a student–teacher ratio of 6.6.
The school was founded in 1960 to meet the educational needs of two “brain injured” children for whom no educational program could be found.
Students are placed in Midland School by their home school districts, which pay tuition for their students to attend. Additional operating funds are provided through the fund-raising programs of the Midland Foundation.
Awards and recognition
During the 1989-90 school year and again during the 1996-97 school year, Midland School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
- Get to Know Us - The Midland Story[permanent dead link], Midland School. Accessed July 30, 2007.
- Data for Midland School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed July 30, 2007.
- The Midland Foundation Archived 2007-04-17 at the Wayback Machine, Midland School. Accessed July 30, 2007.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF) Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
- CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department Archived 2007-08-19 at the Wayback Machine, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."