Columbia Senior High School

Tel: (973)762-5600
Grades: 9-12

1,858 students

Columbia Senior High School serves 1,858 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Columbia Senior High School operates within the South Orange-maplewood School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1858 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 160 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,858 students
Columbia Senior High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 160 teachers
Columbia Senior High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Columbia Senior High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
Columbia Senior High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
9%
Columbia Senior High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
4%
23%
Columbia Senior High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
52%
17%
Columbia Senior High School Black (1988-2012)
White
38%
51%
Columbia Senior High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Columbia Senior High School Sch Ethnicity Columbia Senior High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.59 0.41
Columbia Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
18%
29%
Columbia Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
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.
4%
6%
Columbia Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,515 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 99% over five years.
School District Name South Orange-maplewood School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
2
Number of Students Managed 6,515 983
South Orange-maplewood School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 92%
South Orange-maplewood School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $114 MM $20 MM
South Orange-maplewood School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $116 MM $19 MM
South Orange-maplewood School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $18,405 $20,414
South Orange-maplewood School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $18,749 $19,395
South Orange-maplewood School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Students Grades
  • Maplewood Clinton Elementary School
    27 Berkshire Rd
    Maplewood , NJ 07040
    (973)378-7686
    0.5  mi  |  500  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Maplewood Jefferson Elementary School
    518 Ridgewood Rd
    Maplewood , NJ 07040
    (973)378-7696
    0.6  mi  |  503  students  |  Gr.  3-5
  • Maplewood Maplewood Middle School
    7 Burnett St
    Maplewood , NJ 07040
    (973)378-7660
    0.7  mi  |  753  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Maplewood Tuscan Elementary School
    25 Harvard Ave
    Maplewood , NJ 07040
    (973)378-5221
    0.8  mi  |  609  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • S Orange South Orange Middle School
    444 South Orange Ave
    S Orange , NJ 07079
    (973)378-2733
    0.9  mi  |  673  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Essex County, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.00, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Essex County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.