Clifton High School

  • Clifton High School serves 3,036 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 14% (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 37% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Clifton High 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 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Clifton High School's student population of 3,036 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 227 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,036 students
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Total Classroom Teachers227 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Clifton High 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 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Clifton High School is 0.59, 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#1876 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
7%
10%
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Hispanic
55%
26%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
33%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Clifton High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.590.43
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Graduation Rate
84%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Clifton High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Clifton High 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Clifton School #2
    Grades: K-5 | 438 students
    0.5 miles
    1270 Van Houten Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07013
    (973)470-2380
    0.5 K-5 438
  • Clifton School #3
    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
    0.5 miles
    365 Washington Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07011
    (973)470-2390
    0.5 K-5 291
  • Clifton Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1202 students
    0.7 miles
    1400 Van Houten Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07013
    (973)470-2348
    0.7 6-8 1202
  • Clifton Christopher Columbus Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1199 students
    0.9 miles
    350 Piaget Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07011
    (973)470-2360
    0.9 6-8 1199
  • Clifton School #13
    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
    0.9 miles
    782 Van Houten Avenue
    Clifton, NJ 07013
    (973)470-2410
    0.9 K-5 479

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