Mount Olive, New Jersey
Mount Olive Township, located in western Morris County, is home to Budd Lake and Flanders, NJ.
MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP
Mount Olive Township is approximately 31 sq. miles and has a population of approximately 28,000. Routes 46, 80 and 206 run through the township, which makes it an ideal location for commuting. Without traffic it is about an hour ride to NYC. In town there is a train station which with a connection will bring you to Penn Station in NYC.
Mount Olive is home to Budd Lake, which is the highest elevation navigable lake in New Jersey. Years ago it was a summer community, now it is home to year round homes. Though major arteries run through town, much of the township is rural in nature. Mt. Olive has many recreational opportunities for its residents.
Mount Olive Township has a mayor-council form of government. Most of the township offices are located at the Township Complex on Flanders-Drakestown Road.
Mount Olive Township has a K-12 school district. There are several elementary schools, a middle school and Mt. Olive High School. Mt. Olive High School has a nationally renown robotic program. There are many fine private schools in the area.
MOHS named a 2019 top High school
Mount Olive High School was recently named one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The school received a score of 92% and was ranked 61st in New Jersey. The scoring criteria included college readiness, the percentage of students completing AP courses, the graduation rate, and the percentage of students proficient in math and reading.
Earlier in the year, the school was honored by the College Board for its outstanding AP scores and participation rate. MOHS and the Mount Olive School District as a whole were also recognized with “A” grades from Niche, a website that compiles data to determine the nation's best places to live, work, and learn.
“There are a wide variety of external school rankings from a wide variety of organizations,” said Dr. Robert Zywicki, superintendent of schools. “Because they have different criteria, each individual ranking should always be taken with a grain of salt. However, when examined as a whole, it’s clear that Mount Olive High School and the entire Mount Olive School District provide children with tremendous opportunities and a world class education. The dedication and support of parents, faculty, students, and the community are all to thank.”
Kevin Stansberry has shepherded the school’s curriculum and culture for the past 16 years as principal. Added courses, two major facilities improvement projects, creation of a state-of-the art makerspace, and a diploma program that recognizes students for specialization in certain subject areas are some of the initiatives completed during his tenure that have shaped MOHS into the school it is today.
“It’s really been an incredible journey to be a part of the high school’s evolution,” Mr. Stansberry said. “We’ve performed well on standardized tests and AP exams, but ultimately it’s not about numbers or awards. Mount Olive High School provides a wealth of incredible opportunities and experiences so that all students can explore, find their place in the world, and be successful. Hands-on, minds-on college and career readiness is something our amazing team here prides itself on.”
U.S. News and World Report also honored MOHS last year.
The Goddard School https://www.goddardschool.com/nj-ny/flanders-route-206-nj
Fun N Friends Nursery School www.funnfriends.com
Kindercare of Mt. Olive www.kindercare.com/our-centers/hackettstown/nj/301722
Little Learners www.littlelearnernj.com/LittleLearnerAcademy/Welcome.html
Mt. Olive Childcare and Learning Center www.mtolivechildcare.org
Mount Olive Township is a community that encourages resident involvement. It has many opportunities to become involved in the community and meet fellow residents. It has a wonderful recreation program for its residents.
Girl Scouts www.gsnnj.org
Moms Club of Mt. Olive www.facebook.com/MOMSCLUBOFMOUNTOLIVENJ
Mt. Olive Chamber of Commerce www.mountolivechambernj.com
Mt. Olive Baseball and Softball Association www.leaguelineup.com/miscinfo.asp?menuid=32&url=mojbsa
Mt. Olive Kiwanis www.mtolivekiwanis.org
Mt. Olive Lions Club www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/mountolivenj/index.php
Mt. Olive Municipal Alliance www.mopd.org/momac.html
Mt. Olive Robotics www.mort11.org
Mt. Olive Rotary Club www.rotaryclubofmountolivenj.org
Mt. Olive Soccer Club www.mountolivesoccer.com
Mt. Olive Historical Society www.mtolivehistory.com
Mount Olive Township is covered by several publications. These are excellent resources to find out more information about the community.
Mt. Olive News www.mtolivenews.com
Our Town NJ www.ourtownjersey.com
Daily Record www.dailyrecord.com
Mt. Olive Chronicle www.newjerseyhills.com/mt_olive_chronicle
Mount Olive Township there are several options for public transportation.
NJ Transit https://www.njtransit.com/
Martz Trailways www.martztrailways.com/departures-from-new-jersey
Lakeland Bus Lines https://www.lakelandbus.com/
Mount Olive Township has many fine religious organizations in town.
Abiding Peace Church www.abidingpeacechurch.org
Budd Lake Chapel www.buddlakechapel.com
Christ Episcopal Church www.christchurchbuddlake.org
Crossroads Community Church www.crossroadsmtolive.org
Hope Baptist Church www.usachurches.org/church/hope-baptist-church-flanders.html
Mt. Olive Community Bible Church www.mtolivechildcare.org
Temple Hatikvah www.templehatikvahnj.org/flanders
Saint Judes Church www.stjudeparish.org
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church www.stelizabethschurch.org/
United Presbyterian Church www.unitedpcf.com/index.html