• Referendum Update:  Wildwood and Briarcliff Phase 1 Bids Rejected

    On May 8, we received bids for Wildwood and Briarcliff Phase 1.  The lowest responsible bid for the combined projects, including the Wildwood restrooms, came in at $5,339,000, which was 32% or $1,295,000 over budget, net of a $150,000 allowance.  The primary reasons cited by our architects for the bids coming in above budget were:  rising material costs and speculation about substantially higher future material costs due to U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports; higher transportation costs due to rising fuel prices resulting from the US’s withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear accord; and some modifications to the design specs requested by building stakeholders before final plans were submitted to the state in March 2018.  At the time, these modifications were believed to be within the cost contingencies built into the budget. 

    On June 4, the Board voted to reject the current bids for Wildwood and Briarcliff phase one and therefore, construction will not begin this summer.

    Currently, we are working with our architect, FKA, to determine if there are measures we can take to reduce costs without changing the scope of the projects in each building.  This includes the high school, which has yet to go out for bid.  FKA will be attending our next Board meeting on 6/26, at which time we will discuss courses of action including the cost reduction measures.




    Links to the 2016 - 2017 School Performance Reports from the NJDOE:

Welcome to Mountain Lakes

  • Welcome to one of the best school districts in the state of New Jersey! The Mountain Lakes Public School District is home to 1,700 students in four schools. We have a strong tradition of academic excellence that flourishes in our caring, supportive community. Our students lead the state in academic achievement, artistic accomplishments and service to others. Our district is proud to have 150 students from over 100 districts around the state in our Lake Drive Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. In addition to those students in the Lake Drive building, students in this program are also included in our three other district schools. We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website, and through your visit, you will come to learn why LAKER PRIDE lives here.


  • Nominating Petition for Mountain Lakes School Board Candidates

    The Mountain Lakes Board of Education will have four vacancies; (3) three year terms, and (1) one year unexpired term for school board candidates in the upcoming Annual School Election on November 6, 2018. 

    Nominating Petition – Pursuant to S-868/A-2030 enacted on May 30, which allows board of education candidates to circulate a nominating petition jointly and to be bracketed together on the ballot, below are two sample petitions: one for an individual filing and one for joint filing.

    All interested candidates must file a candidate petition in order for his or her name to appear on the ballot.  Petitions are available at the Board of Education office located at 400 Boulevard in Mountain Lakes and must be submitted to the county clerk by 4:00pm on Monday, July 30, 2018.


  • Click below for the 2018-2019 User Friendly Budget

    2018-2019 User Friendly Budget


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  • Completed Water Test Results

    Please be advised the water testing program for the presence of lead in drinking water has been completed in all four of our school buildings. The water sampling procedure was carried out by the Mountain Lakes Water Department in accordance with EPA guidelines and under the direction of the Mountain Lakes Health Department and Borough Engineer.

    All drinking fountains, water coolers, ice makers, and sinks used for food preparation, health care, staff break rooms, and school offices were sampled. The water samples were taken to a State Certified Laboratory for analysis using EPA guidelines and standards. The results of the water testing program indicate that all water samples taken meet the safe standard established by the EPA.

    Please click here for the actual certified laboratory reports which include the results of all water test samples.

    MLHS and Briarcliff Results

    Lake Drive and Wildwood Results


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  •  District Phone Numbers
     Board Office  973-334-8280
     Mountain Lakes High School  973-334-8400
     Briarcliff Middle School  973-334-0342
     Wildwood Elementary School  973-334-3609
     Lake Drive School  973-299-0166

     Additional District Contact Information

    Affirmative Action Officers

    Beth Azar 973-334-3609

    Jeremy Davies 973-334-8400


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