Columbia High School

  • Columbia High School serves 1,913 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 52%.
  • Columbia High School operates within the South Orange-maplewood School District.
  • South Orange-maplewood School District's 90% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 94%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1913 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 146 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,913 students
Columbia High School Total Students (1987-2015)
Gender %Columbia High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers146 teachers
Columbia High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeColumbia High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
Columbia High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Asian
3%
10%
Columbia High School Asian Students (1990-2015)
Hispanic
7%
25%
Columbia High School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
48%
16%
Columbia High School Black Students (1990-2015)
White
42%
48%
Columbia High School White Students (1990-2015)
Hawaiian
n/an/a
Columbia High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
1%
Columbia High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsColumbia High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.590.42
Columbia High School Diversity Score (1987-2015)
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%
31%
Columbia High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2015)
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.
5%
5%
Columbia High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2015)

District Comparison

  • South Orange-maplewood School District's student population of 6,864 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 90% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $17,418 in this district is less than the state average of $19,116. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $18,026 is less than the state average of $19,190. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameSouth Orange-maplewood School District
Number of Schools
Managed
9
2
Number of Students Managed6,864954
South Orange-maplewood School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate90%94%
South Orange-maplewood School District Graduation Rate (1995-2010)
District Total Revenue$118 MM$20 MM
South Orange-maplewood School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending$122 MM$20 MM
South Orange-maplewood School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student$17,418$19,116
South Orange-maplewood School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student$18,026$19,190
South Orange-maplewood School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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