Christopher Columbus Middle School

  • Christopher Columbus Middle School serves 1,199 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Christopher Columbus Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Christopher Columbus Middle School's student population of 1,199 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 112 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,199 students
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Total Classroom Teachers112 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Christopher Columbus Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Christopher Columbus Middle School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank
59%
29%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
63%
26%
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Black
4%
16%
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White
29%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Christopher Columbus Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.520.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Christopher Columbus Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameClifton Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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