Columbia High School

  • Columbia High School serves 1,894 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 31% (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 34% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Columbia 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 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Columbia High School's student population of 1,894 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 147 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,894 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Columbia High School
Total Classroom Teachers147 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Columbia 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 increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Columbia High School is 0.60, 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)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
45%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Columbia High School and the percentage of Black students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
45%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Columbia High School and the percentage of White students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Columbia High School and the percentage of students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Columbia High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Jersey by year.NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.600.43
This chart display the diversity score of Columbia High School and the average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Columbia High School and graduation rate of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Columbia High School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Columbia High School and the percentage of 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 NameSouth Orange-maplewood School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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