Christopher Columbus School No. 15

511 Third Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
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Bottom 50%
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 serves 658 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 658 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Christopher Columbus School No. 15 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Christopher Columbus School No. 15's student population of 658 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Total Students
658 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Christopher Columbus School No. 15 is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Christopher Columbus School No. 15 is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1966 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
92%
32%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
4%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
62%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Christopher Columbus School No. 15's ranking?
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 is ranked #1966 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Christopher Columbus School No. 15 often compared to?
Christopher Columbus School No. 15is often viewed alongside schools like Abraham Lincoln School No. 14, Benjamin Franklin School No. 13 by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 26% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Christopher Columbus School No. 15?
658 students attend Christopher Columbus School No. 15.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Christopher Columbus School No. 15 students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, and 4% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Christopher Columbus School No. 15?
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Christopher Columbus School No. 15 offer ?
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-8
What school district is Christopher Columbus School No. 15 part of?
Christopher Columbus School No. 15 is part of Elizabeth Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 658 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 26% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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