About Mendham Township
Mendham Township is a township in Morris County, in the central portion of northern New Jersey, United States, located more than 30 miles due west of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 5,869, reflecting an increase of 469 from the 5,400 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 863 from the 4,537 counted in the 1990 Census.
The township was originally formed on March 29, 1749, from portions of Hanover Township, Morris Township and Roxbury Township. After the Revolutionary War, on February 21, 1798, the township was incorporated by the Township Act of 1798 of the New Jersey Legislature as one of the state's initial group of 104 townships. Portions of the township were taken to create Randolph Township on January 1, 1806. Mendham Borough became an independent municipality when it was formed on May 15, 1906.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 18.100 square miles, including 17.871 square miles of land and 0.229 square miles of water.
Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Braddocks Mill, Christopher Mills, Cross Roads, Fairview, Kirbys Mill, Medford Lakes in the Pines, Melrose, Oak Knoll, Oakanickon, Oliphants Mills, Pipers Corners, Reeves, Taunton, Taunton Lake and Wilkins.
The township borders Morris Township to the east, Harding Township to the southeast, Randolph to the north and Chester Township to the west all of which are located in Morris County. Bernardsville lies to the south and Peapack-Gladstone lies to the southwest, both located in Somerset County.
Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Mendham Township Public Schools. As of the 2014-15 school year, the district and its two schools had an enrollment of 1,121 students and 71.8 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 15.6:1.Schools in the district are Mendham Township Elementary School with 332 students in grades PreK-4 and Mendham Township Middle School with 375 students in grades 5-8.
Mendham Township Middle School was one of 11 in the state to be recognized in 2014 by the United States Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.
Students in public school for ninth through twelfth grades attend West Morris Mendham High School, which is located in Mendham Borough and serves students from Chester Borough, Chester Township, Mendham Borough and Mendham Township. The school is part of the West Morris Regional High School District, which also serves students from Washington Township at West Morris Central High School. As of the 2014-15 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,386 students and 105.5 classroom teachers, for a student–teacher ratio of 13.1:1.