Columbia High School

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

1,856 students

Columbia High School serves 1,856 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 51%.
Columbia 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 1856 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 155 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,856 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 155 teachers
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 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
9%
Hispanic
6%
24%
Black
52%
17%
White
38%
49%
All Ethnic Groups
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 0.42
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.
20%
31%
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%
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 6,600 students has grown by 6% 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 6,600 922
Graduation Rate 89% 92%
District Total Revenue $114 MM $20 MM
District Spending $116 MM $19 MM
District Revenue / Student $18,405 $20,414
District Spending / Student $18,749 $19,395
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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
  • MaplewoodClinton Elementary School
    27 Berkshire Rd
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7686
    0.5 mi | 506 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • MaplewoodJefferson Elementary School
    518 Ridgewood Rd
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7696
    0.6 mi | 506 students | Gr. 3-5                      
  • MaplewoodMaplewood Middle School
    7 Burnett St
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-7660
    0.7 mi | 738 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • MaplewoodTuscan Elementary School
    25 Harvard Ave
    MaplewoodNJ 07040
    (973)378-5221
    0.8 mi | 618 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • South OrangeSouth Mountain Elementary/annex Elementary School
    444 West South Orange Ave
    South OrangeNJ 07079
    (973)378-5216
    0.9 mi | 619 students | Gr. KG-5                      

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