Columbia High School

Columbia High School serves 1,841 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the NJ average of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 51%.
Columbia High School operates within the South Orange-maplewood School District.
South Orange-maplewood School District's 90% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 94%.

School Overview

The student population of 1841 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 157 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,841 students
Columbia High School Total Students (1989-2014)
Gender % Columbia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 157 teachers
Columbia High School Total Teachers (1989-2014)
Students by Grade Columbia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is less than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 13:1
Columbia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
3%
9%
Columbia High School Asian Students (1989-2014)
Hispanic
6%
24%
Columbia High School Black Students (1989-2014)
Black
51%
16%
Columbia High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
40%
49%
Columbia High School White Students (1989-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.58 0.68
Columbia High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
19%
32%
Columbia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
5%
Columbia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2014)

District Comparison

South Orange-maplewood School District's student population of 6,759 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 92% over five years.
The revenue/student of $18,023 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has declined by 14% over four years.
School District Name South Orange-maplewood School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
2
Number of Students Managed 6,759 898
South Orange-maplewood   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 90% 94%
South Orange-maplewood   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2014)
District Total Revenue $118 MM n/a
South Orange-maplewood   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $122 MM n/a
South Orange-maplewood   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $18,023 n/a
South Orange-maplewood   School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2010)
District Spending / Student $18,653 n/a
South Orange-maplewood   School District District Spending / Student (1992-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Irvington High School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Maplewood Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clinton Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MaplewoodClinton Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 555 students
    0.5 miles
    27 Berkshire Rd
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7686
    0.5PK-5555
  • MaplewoodJefferson Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 560 students
    0.6 miles
    518 Ridgewood Rd
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7696
    0.63-5560
  • MaplewoodMaplewood Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 792 students
    0.7 miles
    7 Burnett St
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7660
    0.76-8792
  • MaplewoodTuscan Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 611 students
    0.8 miles
    25 Harvard Ave
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-5221
    0.8KG-5611
  • South OrangeSouth Mountain Elementary/annex Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 604 students
    0.9 miles
    444 West South Orange Ave
    South OrangeNJ 07079
    (973)378-5216
    0.9KG-5604

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